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post #1 of 10
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Total noob when it comes to overclocking... I played around in the bios, but I don't really know what I am doing, so I am here to ask for your help. I want a nice and stable 3.2 to 3.4 on my air cooliing, so here are my specs:

E6600 current voltage via CPU-Z 1.288v 9x266.7 bus speed
Thermaltake Big Typhoon with Panoflow 114cfm fan
eVGA 680i mobo 122-CK-NF68 bios date 4-1-2007
RAM: Dual Channel Muskin PC2-6400 (800) 266@ 4-4-4-12-16/400@ 5-5-5-18-23 showing 2:3 FSBRAM

nVidia Monitor Voltages (everything is on auto in bios)
CPU: 2400 @ 1.325v
FSB: 1066.927 @ 1.2v
RAM: 800.218 @ 1.85v

I don't know what else to post.

So far, all I did in bios before was increase FSB to 1338 to see what it does. It gave me a FSBRAM of 5:6 which, from what I read, was crap. It was 5-6-5-18.

So treat me like a noob, and hold my hand and walk me through the process. What else do you need to know to help me. I thank you in advance for any and all help!
post #2 of 10
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Some other info from the bios
CPU CORE 1.28v
CPU FSB 1.2v
RAM 1.85v
nForce SPP 1.2v
nForce MCP 1.5v
HT nForce SPP<->MCP 1.2v

RAM Timing
tCL 5
tRCD 5
tRP 5
tRAS 18
2T Timing
tRRD 3
tRC 23
tWR 5
tWTR 9
tREF 7.8uS
post #3 of 10
Well, your going to want at least at 1:1 ratio when you overclock.

Start by upping your FSB in small increments.

When it becomes unstable, add more vcore, or vram if needed....
You may have to up the NB voltage along the way as well, may not.
might also have to change timings, depending on your ram.

Test for stablility with orthos
post #4 of 10
well first off turn every thing in bios to manual, vcore, ram div, and vdimm. i'm not familiar with you mb or bios so not sure where the settings are but but vcore to 1.3 and try a 350/1400 fsb, and ram timmings i'm not too sure about but try 5-5-5-15 and set div. so they run about 800mhz.
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post #5 of 10
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So explain to me what the FSB:RAM ratio means. I mean, if I set FSB to 350/1400, what would make my ram timings to 1:1?
post #6 of 10
no, to have 1:1 you want to set your ram div. to like 400 fsb and 400 ram speed or depending on how your bios reads the ram 400 fsb and 200 ram, a 1:1 ratio is typically more stable when trying to find your max fsb. it depends on what options your bios has to set the ram div., like me i cant set my ram to run uder 400 mhz so i cant run a 1:1 ratio unless i set my fsb to 400 or above.
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post #7 of 10
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O.k. I am going to mess with it for a bit and let you all know, thanks for the help!
post #8 of 10
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O.k. I set fsb to 350/1400 and vcore to 1.3
I set ram timings to 5-5-5-15

Showing in CPU-Z that I am FSB:RAM 7:8

Also in nvidia monitor I am getting red blocks on FSB voltage with 1.4v and PCI-E voltage at 1.4v

So what is next?
post #9 of 10
be sure to lock your pci-e at 100mhz, and use orthos to check stability. put a screeny up, not sure what you mean by red blocks??
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post #10 of 10
update your bios from evga.. ur mobo is evga correct?
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