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Hello all. I am new to the forum and hoping to get some advice.

A few days ago I got a E8400 and thinking of overclocking it as the game I play most is Flightsim X and it seems not fast enough. I have been searching for E8400 overclocking guide and the result I got was to increase the FSB to 400 and the ram voltage to 2.1v. Any setting else needed?

I only have a Coolermaster Eclipse as CPU cooler and do not have any sort of cooling for ram. The GPU fan is running at stock rpm.

Is FSB 400 already the maximum for this CPU?

Sorry for asking lots of questions but i am very new this overclocking. Thank you very much in advance for any advice.
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post #2 of 6
FSB 400 will bring it up to 3.6 GHz, which is fine. You want to make sure its stable, so run OCCT or Orthos to make sure. If its not, then bump the voltages a bit. You can go higher than 400, but thats more risk. I'm at 434 myself, but i've seen them go even further than that, al the way up to 500 when water cooled.
    
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You can monitor you temps with CoreTemp, as long as the temps are under 70 it should be okay, and keep the vcore below 1.36.
http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
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thanks a lot. Oh, since I just got my MB and CPU for a few days, do I have to run in the hardware for a bit before i OC? or it doesnt matter?

thanks!
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post #5 of 6
Always good to wait a day or so for your Thermal paste to cure a tad, and to make sure you don't have any stability issues that might require an RMA before you start increasing the voltage.

"Enjoy it BEFORE you destroy it! "
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post #6 of 6
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I increased the FSB to 400 and seems like the it is quite stable. However, it still shows in the CPUZ that its 3.0. Is it normal? It does show 3.6 in the bios screen tho. (and the 800 DDR2 became 960?)

Also, not sure if I am being over worried but seems to me when I run Flightsim X, the graphic card got a bit hotter than before. Do i need to beware of it or to get any cooling device for it? or it should be a too big of a problem?
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250GB Window XP 2theMax Coolermaster 
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