Hi, I am new to these forums. I have been having some difficulty with my overclocking adventures.
Here is my current setup. I have all my BIOS settings set to auto for voltages and such. The only values I have changed are the FSB (400) and setting the memory multiplier to 2.00.
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When I run Prime 95, temps go up to around 60-64C. I just reapplied (by spreading out, not doing a line) some Arctic Silver 5 on my Q9450. On top is a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme with a Sythe S-Flex 120mm fan. Does this temperature seem high, even thought it is at 1.3v? (I also have to allow time for the paste to cure, so it should come down a bit)
Also in the box:
Samsung DVD Burner
EVGA 8800 GTS 512mb
2x2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 RAM at 5-5-5-18 1.8V
Asus Xonar DX
WD Caviar 640GB HD
My problem is when I try to set the voltages manually, I left everything except the vcore on normal(auto). At 1.175v I was able to get the FSB up to 370, which was around 3.0ghz. When I tried to up the FSB further, I would freeze up at the Vista loading screen. Increasing the vcore to 1.3 didn't help either. When I set voltage to auto, I was able to reach 400FSB, but now I am stuck there.
I know about vdroop, but I am not sure how high I should overvolt certain components. Should I get setting the DDR, northbridge, or FSB to a certain level to achieve stability? Can I push the vcore up a bit further to account for vdroop? ( I was a bit hesitant to do this because I don't know the extent of the vdroop so I wouldn't want to put too much juice into the processor)
Thanks for any help.
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