Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › Question on overclocking ASUS P5NSLI
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Question on overclocking ASUS P5NSLI

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Just joined the forum after reading several articles online about overclocking. Decided to seek some advice before pushing too far.

ASUS P5NSLI
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz
XFX GeForce 7600 GS 256MB PCIe (x 2)
Maxtor 160 GB HD SATA-3G
Ultra 1024MB PC4200 DDR2 533 MHz (x 4)
Ultra Socket 775 CPU fan
Ultra Mid Tower Case w/ fan
Ultra 500Watt Xfinity SATA/SLI Ready Power Supply

Thus far I've used the "Overclock by x%" option in the Jumper Free Configuration/AI Tuning section of the BIOS and found that the system is stable at +5% and +10% - but I'm not sure what all this BIOS option does. The MB manual describes the selections as "overclocking proviles with optimal parameters for stability when overclocking."

When I run NVIDIA ntune it gives me the following stats (with the +10% overclocking BIOS option selected)...

CPU Core: 2637 MHz
FSB: 1172 (QDR) MHz
Memory: 703.200 (DDR2) MHz
PCI-E: 2500 MHz
GPU core (3D): 401 MHz
GPU memory: 351 MHz

I tried to run the 15% overclocking option but the system would not boot. Eventually the MB provided a message saying it was resetting frequencies to their default - then the system did boot, with original settings.

Given the hardware I have and these results, does anyone have a recommendation on how to use the manual overclocking options to push the system further?

I should mention, thus far the system is staying cool - I am using the ASUS PC Probe II to monitor MB and CPU temps.

Thanks!
GameBox
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz ASUS P5NSLI XFX GeForce 7600 GS (dual SLI) Ultra DDR2 1024MB 533MHz (x 4) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Maxtor 160 GB SATA 3G Windows XP SP2 Philips 23" LCD HDTV Ultra X-Finity 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
GameBox
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz ASUS P5NSLI XFX GeForce 7600 GS (dual SLI) Ultra DDR2 1024MB 533MHz (x 4) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Maxtor 160 GB SATA 3G Windows XP SP2 Philips 23" LCD HDTV Ultra X-Finity 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 3
Do not use Ntune...very unstable and its crappy...that is one of the ten rules we got here in someone sig but I forget it ><

but anyways, if you want to overclock more please refer too this thread on Intel Overclocking

And please Fill in your System specs in your User Control Panel so other people on this forum knows what kind of hardware we are dealing with.

CoreTemp and RealTemp are good Programs to read the Temperature for your CPU

Orthos is good for Overclocking Stability Program that stresses your CPU

Code:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/1567-intel-overclocking-guide.html
post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info. I will give the guide a read and repost. PS. I just added my system info.
GameBox
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz ASUS P5NSLI XFX GeForce 7600 GS (dual SLI) Ultra DDR2 1024MB 533MHz (x 4) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Maxtor 160 GB SATA 3G Windows XP SP2 Philips 23" LCD HDTV Ultra X-Finity 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
GameBox
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz ASUS P5NSLI XFX GeForce 7600 GS (dual SLI) Ultra DDR2 1024MB 533MHz (x 4) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Maxtor 160 GB SATA 3G Windows XP SP2 Philips 23" LCD HDTV Ultra X-Finity 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › Question on overclocking ASUS P5NSLI