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hey guys

i just built my system (you can see it below in my stats)

i was just wondeirng

my CPU's FSB is faster than my RAM's

My CPU"S FSB is 1066 and my RAM's is 1000

should i over clock my RAM to 1066 so that it runs correctly with my CPU??

thanks


i was also wondering if anyone knew a good program for monitoring my CPU's temperature, operating system is windows vista (computer details are below)

thanks
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post #2 of 14
1066 is a figure that confuses a lot of ppl, it's actually x4 the FSB.

Your FSB is 266, times that by 2 and you have 533Mhz which would be the ram speed required to have a 1:1 ratio (ideal). In your case your memory is good to support FSB as high as 500Mhz.

So start bumping up that FSB and get the most out of your memory.
 
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post #3 of 14
Coretemp is a good program, monitors all your cpu cores' temps.
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post #4 of 14
yeah, you should do that.

if you have vista, you can use everest ultimate to show temps and volts from just about everything in your sidebar. otherwise, if its the 32bit version, you can use coretemp, which is really only usefull for, well... core temps.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
1066 is a figure that confuses a lot of ppl, it's actually x4 the FSB.

Your FSB is 266, times that by 2 and you have 533Mhz which would be the ram speed required to have a 1:1 ratio (ideal). In your case your memory is good to support FSB as high as 533Mhz, not that you'll ever get near that. So start bumping up that FSB and get the most out of your memory.
actually, 1:2 is ideal. this runs effective FSB at the same speed as the effective mem freq. though since FSB freqencies go higher at a faster rate than memory speeds, RAM is often run at 1:1 as a compromise. DDR3 now has the potential to run OC'd CPU's in 1:2 mode again.
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actually, 1:2 is ideal. this runs effective FSB at the same speed as the effective mem freq. though since FSB freqencies go higher at a faster rate than memory speeds, RAM is often run at 1:1 as a compromise. DDR3 now has the potential to run OC'd CPU's in 1:2 mode again.
I know this my friend, but since he's using DDR2 i didn't think there was a need to bring up the 2:1 ratio as it's rather rare to get anyway near it even with the highest clocking DDR2 modules out there. Unless of course he wants to stay at stock speeds and run 2:1, but i don't think that's his intention..
 
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
1066 is a figure that confuses a lot of ppl, it's actually x4 the FSB.


So start bumping up that FSB and get the most out of your memory.

sorry im not too great with computers can you tell mewhat you mean

then tell me how to do it lol

thanks for the help guys



p.s i use the 32bit version

someone told me that coretemp has problems with nforce chipsets?
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post #8 of 14
sorry, i've never even heard of Albatron. this should be a fun OC if the mobo is up to the task.

EDIT: let's start by getting your temp monitoring software set up. it will be very important to keep an eye on your temps at all times while you're going through your OC process.
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sorry, i've never even heard of Albatron. this should be a fun OC if the mobo is up to the task.

EDIT: let's start by getting your temp monitoring software set up. it will be very important to keep an eye on your temps at all times while you're going through your OC process.
what program do you recommend?
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post #10 of 14
your mobo probably came with nTune software which has temp monitors in it. or you can download CoreTemp or Everest.

after you read through one of this site's overclocking guides, you'll have a better idea what we're talking about when we start throwing around all the abbreviations and acronyms.

make sure you look in your manual where the CMOS jumper is on your motherboard. you'll probably end up having to reset the CMOS memory at least once before this journey is over

a good start for your setup would be to set your FSB at 400. i believe in the 680i mobos like yours it's actually listed as QDR (Quad Data Rate) - in that case, you'll set it to 1600. make sure it says QDR or 1600 will definitely not boot. beyond that, i'll just give you a couple quick areas to set.

VCore should be at 1.325. you may be able to lower it a bit later, but we'll start there. manually set your PCI-E at 100MHz and your PCI at 33.33MHz. you can leave your memory at DDR2 1000 for now, as that will be a 4:5 ratio, which works.

you also want to make sure you manually set your memory's voltage to whatever the manufacturer recommends (usually 2.0V or 2.1V) as most current motherboards don't properly recognize its default.

i guess this is a good start? you can try that and come back and tell us how it's going after you get those things set.
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