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hi oc's can some 1 help me with my setup here's what i got

i got the mobo & cpu combo from fry's lol is it possiable to oc ??

is the ECS PT890T mobo and the E6600 cpu i also have 2 gig 533 DDR2

2 wd asata 2 250 gig drives and a ATI x1650 PRO 512 DDR2

i try to oc by goin in to bios is an option to anable OC so i set it up to 280 freq so now i got my cpu running at 2516 but if i try setting it to 300 my mobo lock's up i have the stock fan and right now my temp is @ 31 and lower can some 1 give me a hand plz ( this is my first time OC's )
post #2 of 13
Can you increase the voltage to your CPU?

You need to be careful when you are doing this. Putting too much voltage to your processor can hurt it a lot.
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If the computer fails to post after you increased it means that the CPU is unstable and thus won't boot..., so as lavieinjuste said, you could increase the voltage to the processor, but I wouldn't recommend that unless you have a decent handle on how everything works...
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ECS motherboards do not overclock very well. Typically most of the OCing options in the Bios simply are not there.
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I thought you needed to have fairly high speed RAM to overclock C2D's? is 533 gonna be enough?
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Please use actual English in your posts/threads/titles. It's hard to read and hurts my eyes when I see "1" replaced for "one". It doesn't save any time and will only get negative comments like this one.

You need more voltage running through there. There should be a place to manually set the FSB and such. Don't go over 1.425v until you have a strong understanding of your system.
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by rsfkevski View Post
ECS motherboards do not overclock very well. Typically most of the OCing options in the Bios simply are not there.
Uggh, yeah, he's right. I used to have a really cheap ECS PM-800 MB from ECS and it was completely worthless for OCs. They tend to use VIA Chipsets which are not really set to OC.
post #8 of 13
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i haven't increase the voltage is @ normal setting

here's a pic of what i have and thanks for your help
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post #9 of 13
And to add on to that...I'd be wary of increasing voltage with stock cooling. Aside from its own heat issues, it'll allow the processor to go further (obviously) And thus that'll make the heat rise on its own. Even if you have decent temps whilst idle, try that OC while on Orthos and watch the temps fly out the roof...
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Please use actual English in your posts/threads/titles. It's hard to read and hurts my eyes when I see "1" replaced for "one". It doesn't save any time and will only get negative comments like this one.

You need more voltage running through there. There should be a place to manually set the FSB and such. Don't go over 1.425v until you have a strong understanding of your system.
ROFLMAO! I had my CPU running at 1.7V for about a week. I have pulled it down since then to about 1.55V because my ram can't keep up. I only have 512MB too...
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