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im planning to overclock to 3.8ghz on my E8400.
with the 2/N ratio on i can get a multiplier to 9.5
all i need is 1600 FSB.

so should i have the RAM at 800Mhz? 4-4-4-12 timing? (not sure on timing...)
2v

the stock specs is 1000Mhz but by default its 800...so should i have it at 800 when overclocking or at 1000?
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800 will be 1:1, but I'd run 4:5 so you end up with DDR2 1000 speeds.... faster = better.
    
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good luck getting 9.5 multiplier on that e8400 =o)
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yeah, the E8400 has a multi of x9
    
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with the N/2 Ratio enabled its 9.5...
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You have CPU-Z to prove that (not BIOS, since it'll be likely reset to x9 when rebooting).
    
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i'll see if it shows up on CPU-Z

i manually set the memory to 1000 but the timing changed to 5-7-7-19...
should i change it down to 5-5-5-15? at 2v?
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i'll see if it shows up on CPU-Z

i manually set the memory to 1000 but the timing changed to 5-7-7-19...
should i change it down to 5-5-5-15? at 2v?

Yes, and set 2T and tRC to 22 - 25, (lower tRC higher bandwidth) but tRC should be greater than tRP + tRAS or you might get corruption. In your case, 5 (tRP) + 15 (tRAS) = 20, set tRC at 22 and you be fine.
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post #9 of 10
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i have the settings just like what your said. everything seems fine. did the SuperPi pretty fast. almost 2x the stock speed.

only i have my computer back up i'll do a 24 hour stress test. and then a few hours a day to give it the 200 hour curing time.

need some more huge fans..
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just adding more fans won't help. You need to make sure your fans are configured properly (front intake, back exhaust... maybe top exhaust, I hate side fans since they mess up airflow (unless you have a giganormous pair of GPUs than benefit from a side fan)). More fans don't add much (if any) benefit and likely will just mess up airflow.
    
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