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ok but is 5-5-5-15 the loosest? because thats what it is set at right now....
It probably isn't as loose at it will go...you would have to check in your BIOS...I think mine will go to like 6-6-6-25 or even looser
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So when I try to overclock, just go in there and change each one to a number higher....?
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So when I try to overclock, just go in there and change each one to a number higher....?
Well, here is what i did when i first started overclocking....

Went in and manually set my Memory voltage to it's stock. In my case that was 1.8volts. In your case, it might be higher....just go on a website like Newegg.com and look up your memory and it should list it's stock voltage...

Then, i went in and set my processor to its stock voltage, which you can find on the manufactorer's site...
Then, i went in and set my memory to it's almost loosest settings, which were 6-6-6-25 or something like that. Then, I overclocked the FSB...had to up the voltage on the processor a bit....had to lower my memory's speed because it was over its stock 667MHz...then, when you get the processor to its fastest speed you think it can go, dial back just a bit...like 5 or so on the FSB....make sure your Vcore isn't too high...temps aren't too high.

Then, you can start getting your RAM to where it needs to be. I know people have been told to do a 1:1 ratio for memory and fsb, but if you can get your RAM to go a bit faster, it never hurts, since you would have higher memory bandwidth this way. But if you are happy with 1:1, then it is time to get the timings down from their loosest setting. You'd start off by sticking with the stock memory voltage, and bump each number down by 1. Say you were at 6-6-6-25, you would go to like 5-5-5-15 (the last number i take pretty far down....) If that runs fine, then you can tweak a bit more....maybe like 4-5-4-12 or something...just read that memory guide to find out which is best to have lower. You will almost certainley have to bump your memory voltage up to get tighter timings, but don't go too high. I'd only go 1-2 bumps higher than stock voltage.



EDIT: Also, it sometimes helps to give your FSb an extra voltage bump...sometimes gives you a bit higher and more stable overclock. Don't go past one voltage bump, though. Wouldn't be worth burning the northbridge out.
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