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post #1 of 42
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So I read through the documentation in the threads above and was left a bit confused. First off here are my specs.

Asus P5B Delux Mobo
Intel e6600 Core 2 Duo
Aftermarket CPU Fan 120mm...cant remember brand.
2 gig Corsair 800 Ram 4-4-4-12 timing.
Nvidia 7950 GX2 XFX card
SB Audigy Sound

Anyway...I tried to overclock my CPU last night and ended up having to pull the BIOS battery after it wouldnt boot. I cant seem to get the right settings. Whenever I change my voltages I go in to see if the speed has changed and the Bios reports no change at all? Am I doing something wrong or is that just not going to report a change? Do I have to wait till im booted into windows using CPU-Z to see if it worked? Anyway...im trying to get between 3.2 and 3.6 out of it. Playing Vanguard I noticed that I am running the minimal requirement for the CPU on speed as the game does not utilize dual cores. Is there anybody with this same board and proc that can tell me exactly what settings I need to change and what to change them to? Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.
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post #2 of 42
Hi.

I have the same Mobo, but paired with an Allendale.

Can you tell us what you have done so far?

I would leave Vcore at Auto (stock) for now until your system is unstable, then start raising it if needed. You ought to be able to get a fairly decent OC w/o cranking on the Vcore.

Have you done any testing on the RAM and the CPU seperately to see how high each will OC while the other remains at or around stock settings?

It is advised that you follow a methodology, not enter settings to take you directly to 3.6GHz (or thereabouts). This will take some time, but it is worth the effort in perfomance gain and safety for your hardware.

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post #3 of 42
First, please go HERE to fill your stats.

First off, start by setting your voltage to 1.35V. then, set your memory timings to 5 5 5 14, Unlinked. After that, start upping the FSB slowly and let it boot into windows.
My bios doesnt show the Frequency change on the POST screen, it only shows the stock 1.86Ghz so i cant tell if the OC kicked in.

Edit: when the pc becomes unstable or wont boot after a certain increase, then up the voltage to 1.38, 1.40 etc.. up to 1.49 max (going higher than that didnt get me anything more soooo...)
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Problem is I really do not want to fry my Proc right now but I do need the extra juice out of it. The RAM is fine I do not believe I need to OC that at all but the proc for sure.
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post #5 of 42
If I am correct you seem to be a little confused on what overclocking is. Increasing the voltage of your processor will not increase your clock speed.
This article here I think will help clear some things up for you.

Just remember we were all n00bs at one point.

EDIT* And welcome to overclock.net. Hope you enjoy your stay
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Ok...so if im not mistaken what I should be increasing is the Clock which is at 266 by default. And just start increasing it by increments of 10 or so untill I find a stable point? And adjusting the voltage allows me to increase that a little bit more and remain stable?
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post #7 of 42
Exactly.
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Originally Posted by Vertisce View Post
Ok...so if im not mistaken what I should be increasing is the Clock which is at 266 by default. And just start increasing it by increments of 10 or so untill I find a stable point? And adjusting the voltage allows me to increase that a little bit more and remain stable?
Yup

Don't forget to run stress tests to make sure you have a stable system.
I suggest prime95 or Orthos for doing that.
post #9 of 42
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I foresee many a reboot for my PC this weekend...

lol. Does anybody have any recommendation for me to start with on the voltages?
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post #10 of 42
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Originally Posted by Vertisce View Post
I foresee many a reboot for my PC this weekend...

lol. Does anybody have any recommendation for me to start with on the voltages?
First start off with setting your memory 1:1 with the cpu. So at 266FSB you need to set your memory to 533mhz, now if you start raising the FSB you will notice that the speed of the memory starts clocking up automaticly also. 333FSB will put you at 3.0Ghz and 667mhz memory.

Here are some settings you have to set:
PCI-e: 100mz
PCI: 33.33mhz
FSB Termination voltage: 1.4v
NB Vcore: 1.45v
SB Vcore: 1.5v
ICH voltage: 1.215v
Cpu voltage: 1.325 (default, this vcore is good up to at least 3.0Ghz)
Spread spectrum: disabled
C1E support: disabled
Max CPUID limit: disabled
Cpu TM function: disabled

Good luck
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