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My rig are newly bought, so the next thing after overclocking my graphics card, must be the CPU, i really dont have a clue how im going to overclock in BIOS, but I hope you all will help me trough it.
My rig:
Processor: Intel E6600 2.4 GHz, cooled with a Scythe infinity CPU cooler
Ram: Corsair XMS2 800 MHz 2x1GB
GPU: Inno3D Geforce 8800GTS 320MB overclocked to 600 MHz core, and 965 Memory
OS: Windows XP 32Bit and Windows Vista 64Bit (Dualboot)
Motherboard: ASUS P5N-E SLI
The BIOS is called Phöenix i think, or something close to that.
I have seen many youtube videos where people are overclocking in the BIOS, and it looks so easy, but when I see the settings they are going in to, and try's to find them in this BIOS, they arent there, its like many settings arent there, or else they have been renamed, but if anyone will ever could help me I think it would be you guys, so how am im going to overclock it?


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Best info can be found in the intel section of this forum it will cover everything you want to know. You have a great combo and should be able to get to 3.2 or higher with that cooler.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ing-guide.html
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...rclocking.html
    
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Take a look at them Overclocking guides posted above, read then a FEW times and then if you still have any questions post em up here.

Ill be checking now and then
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Take a look at them Overclocking guides posted above, read then a FEW times and then if you still have any questions post em up here.

Ill be checking now and then
Okay I have now read them trough some times now, and I have some questions...

1. How high can i go without changing the voltage? Im alittle afraid setting the voltages to high or something and then burn something off on the motherboard.

2. What about my RAM am im going to set those to a specific number or MHz?

3. How big is the chance that im going to damage my motherboard?

4. I have already set a spot where I wanna reach, 3.2 GHz but will that be a pain in the ass to reach?


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Okay I have now read them trough some times now, and I have some questions...

1. How high can i go without changing the voltage? Im alittle afraid setting the voltages to high or something and then burn something off on the motherboard.

2. What about my RAM am im going to set those to a specific number or MHz?

3. How big is the chance that im going to damage my motherboard?

4. I have already set a spot where I wanna reach, 3.2 GHz but will that be a pain in the ass to reach?


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1) http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=384756
2) Set your divider
3) Virtually none.
4) Not really...
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Hey again,

1. Most CPU's are different. You will have to just slowly up your FSB and boot into windows and run a stress test like prime 95 or OCCT. Aslong as you get no errors, and the CPU stays relatively cool, you can keep going without having to up the v core. But remember when you up the vcore it is a very significant heat increase as opposed to simply upping the clock speed of your processor, so BE CAREFUL! Id hate to see a lovely build like yours wrecked cause of too much voltage

2. To start with you should be able to run your RAM at a 1:1 divider, that meaning if your FSB is 200 your RAM speed would be 400 (it is technically 200 but DDR means its 400 effective) The RAM you have should be great for overclocking and i doubt you will need to run a divider because you would need your FSB to be at 401 for your RAM to be running faster than factory speeds. With that said be careful and once you start pushing your RAM over its recommended speed, run a program called memtest to make sure your RAM isn't having errors and stuff.

3. As above, there is very little chance your motherboard will get damaged. I'm not really too familiar with problems cause to motherboards from overclocking so maybe someone else can tell you things to look out for on your Motherboard while overclocking.

4. Shouldn't be too hard, the C2D's run much cooler than the P4's and that HSF you have is a nice choice.

Good luck with your overclock, post back any other Q's you might have.
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then tell us ure progress
    
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post #8 of 15
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Okay im not hoping you are waiting for my results, cause I havent started overclocking yet, I have question more...
What is 1:1 Ratio? How do i set 1:1 ratio in my BIOS?


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Check what your FSB is, If it is for example 200FSB then your RAM needs to be at 400MHz for a 1:1 ratio.
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Check what your FSB is, If it is for example 200FSB then your RAM needs to be at 400MHz for a 1:1 ratio.
If it is 200FSB on what? I dont think I understand what you mean...
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