Hey guys -- amazing thread! I've learned a ton, but I want to get some advice before I try overclocking my setup. First time overclocking but I have built a few systems in the past. My current rig has given me some issues (mainly in regards to corsair 1066 ram not posting) so I want to double check things before I knock my computer offline for a period, again. I tried to find a good baseline to go off in this thread but most people were going for much more aggressive OCs, and even though I think I have the cooling to possibly get to 4ghz that is not my current goal.
My goal here is to get to 1:1 by simply overclocking the fsb to 400, while manually setting my voltages so that I can get away from letting the p5e "auto" over-do everything.
I am fine with 400x9 for 3.6 or even 400x8 if that might produce a more consistent setup. Here are the settings I am prepared to try if I get the "ok" from you experts
Ai Overclock Tuner: Manual
CPU Ratio Setting: 08.0 or 09.0
FSB Frequency: 400
FSB Strat to NB: 266-400 (333?)
PCIE Frequency: 100
DRAM Frequency: DDR2-800MHz
DRAM Command rt: 2T
DRAM Timing: Manual 4-4-4-12 (should I loosen?)
VCore Voltage: 1.2-1.3 (auto is setting 3.0ghz at 1.200 so should I try 1.22 for this tiny OC?)
CPU PLL Voltage: 1.55-2.00 (What should I try here?)
FSB Termination Volt: 1.2-1.4 (?)
DRAM Voltage: 1.8-1.9 (set to auto currently)
North Bridge Voltage: 1.35 (?)
Loadline calibration: disabled
Northbridge GTL Ref: 0.67x
Should I leave AI Clock Twister and Transaction Booster Auto for now?
CPU TM function: enabled
Exe disable bit: enabled
Thanks in advance guys...