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I want to overclock my CPU to 3.0ghz because I have read it is easy to do with stock cooling. I know you can increase the FSB, but I don't know how far, and I don't know what VCore does and how high to put it. I am running on an MSI P965 Platinum, which probably sucks, but it was the best I could afford and said it supported 1066mhz FSB, which I knew had something to do with overclocking. I also don't know what effect it will have on my memory. As of now I have 1GB Patriot Extreme memory which, according to the box, is 667mhz "Low Latency". Help, Anyone ?
    
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Greetings and welcome to OCN.

Vcore: Set to Auto (1.3525V is the stock) This is the voltage that is being fed to the CPU.

Watch the temperature of your CPU using TAT

Your RAM should be just fine - I think it is the same that I have.

Take a look through This sub-Forum and do some reading. It is unadvisable to simple enter the BIOS and start making changes without understanding what the changes pertain to and what the outcome may be.

Read the manual on the motherboard and know how to reset you CMOS.

Have a copy of your BIOS in case you need it.



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I was expecting a serious flaming for asking a noobish question. Thanks for the help.
And I don't really want to fill in my PC specs because looking at all of yours, mine sucks.
    
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I was expecting a serious flaming for asking a noobish question. Thanks for the help.
NP

I asked the same questions, so did the majority of the people on this forum at one time or another.
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well if we dont know what your trying to overclock with what hardware it is kind of hard, also if you run in to a problem it will also be hard for us to find
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+ 3Ghz on Conroe is easy but with stock cooling you really should check your temps.

Aftermarket coolings also an option
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Greetings and welcome to OCN.

Vcore: Set to Auto (1.3525V is the stock) This is the voltage that is being fed to the CPU.

Watch the temperature of your CPU using TAT

Your RAM should be just fine - I think it is the same that I have.

Take a look through This sub-Forum and do some reading. It is unadvisable to simple enter the BIOS and start making changes without understanding what the changes pertain to and what the outcome may be.

Read the manual on the motherboard and know how to reset you CMOS.

Have a copy of your BIOS in case you need it.



oh!... and filling in your system specs under the User Control Panel (UserCP) will pay off.
FYI: 1.35 is not necessarily stock voltage. They actually have a whole range of VIDs, they can range anywhere from 1.23 up to 1.36. How can you tell what yours is? Just run Core Temp, and check under startup VID. Mine I think is 1.23, which I can run all the way up to 3.2GHz.
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FYI: 1.35 is not necessarily stock voltage. They actually have a whole range of VIDs, they can range anywhere from 1.23 up to 1.36. How can you tell what yours is? Just run Core Temp, and check under startup VID. Mine I think is 1.23, which I can run all the way up to 3.2GHz.
erm..ya...sorry

I should have been more specific: The rated range is 0.850V-1.3525V (per specs)

I run my E6400 @ 1.39 (after droop).

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agreed, i would set mine at like 1.25 to start and bump it up if need be. i have my 4300 @ 2.4 on stock cooling at 1.275v.
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Right, I just went into the bios and had a look around and...erm...chickened out. Could someone give me an FSB speed to try because I really don't want to blow up my new processor.
    
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