Originally Posted by Hob
I have a 780i and E8400, SLI-READY PC8500 memory and would love to over clock. Could you post the setting you used to get to your AWESOME 4.27 GHZ with the E8400.
I'm running stock CPU cooling right now but suspect I can safely OC to about 3.5 or 3.75. A starting point for good settings would be appreciated.
A newbie oc
Suggestions on a good CPU Oc: Drop your multiplier to 7x, unlink the RAM so it stays at its stock speed (manually set it) then set your CPU volts to 1.29 (actually, not BIOS, this may require setting as much as 1.35 volts to get 1.29) Then raise your FSB to 1600-1800 depending on what you want as a MAX OC. Since you are running PC8500, I suggest running a higher FSB, 1800 will get you a max OC of 4.05ghz which should be decent enough. After you stablize your FSB settings, (before even raising your multi) start stress testing. if it passes, then bump multi up 1 number. if it fails, drop down to 6. If it fails again - this means your NB or RAM is unstable. if your RAM is stock, bump NB voltage 1 level untill it gets stable. if that doesn't work, be sure your RAM isnt defective.
when it passes, slowly bump up the CPU multipliers. once you hit a point where something is not stable,
hope this helps
if you get more issues, start a new thread in the Intel section and PM me a link to it so I can come by and help
EDIT: and yeah, Im skipping P05b BIOS, too many issues... I have a great OC and have no bugs. Even if there is a PCI Improvement...whatever