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(Noob!) Trying to get more out of my Pentium D 930

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Hi I've search around here and elsewhere and it seems I have a **** ass Mobo for overclocking so I need some help.

I started overclocking for the 1st time yesterday after reading guides here and elsewhere.

I hit the wall as soon as I started has I couldn't push my FSB above 205 (mobo will just reset). Looked around here and vry few had the same mobo or setup as me so I googled. Found an article on a reviewer clocking the 930 to 4.15 GHz on stock corev and heatsink fan (so I kinda tageting 3.60-3.80GHz).

Read from some oth OC forums and some post said updating the bio ver could help. So I updated from ver 3.6 to 3.7 and it brought the wall down.

So here are my current Mobo OC settings

DDR v 1.80
NB v 1.65
CPU v 1.320
CPU FBS 230
PCI-E f 110
PCI f 32.0

This setup runs fine, tested it with Orthos Blend and Small FFts and both passed with no errors.

Idle CPU temp 37-40C
Idel System temp 46-50C

Load CPU(during Orthos) 43-58C
Load System(during Orthos) 53-58C

Now I'll List the diff FSB I used and what I noticed

230 - boots into windows, stable

234 - guessing game btw booting into windows or a blackScreen before login screen.

237 - BlackS before login screen

241 - Mobo resets

I'm also kinda worried bout my Rams I hav 4x512MB Value Cosair PC2-5300 (333MHz stock) at 5-5-5-15

but they are running at 383.4MHz after my OC, they don't have heatsinks or anything....=.=

So now I need some help getting my CPU above my current 3.45GHz with my stock cooling or maybe a few suggestion for cooling parts for some1 on a very tight bugget.

Because I from Singapore the price and what parts available could be very diff from you guys so below here I'll include my local price watch sites and a link to manuals and parts of my Pc so you guyz can browse through easily and help me soon!

Refer to pricewatch to see prices
Parts that are available in Singapore
MSI 945P Neo 2-f Spec and Manual
My Ram Spec
My CPU
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium D 930@3.675 MSI 945P Neo 2-f PowerColour HD4850 CORSAIR ValueSelect(4 x 512MB) 667 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250GB SATA/Maxtor 80GB IDE LG GSA-H10N Mac OSX Kalyway 10.5.3 / Win XP Pro ViewSonic 19" VA912 
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ViewSonic (Freebie) AcBel PS2/450W CoolerMaster Centrion 5-WSP Razer Diamondback (Blue) 
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Razer eXactMat 
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Intel Pentium D 930@3.675 MSI 945P Neo 2-f PowerColour HD4850 CORSAIR ValueSelect(4 x 512MB) 667 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250GB SATA/Maxtor 80GB IDE LG GSA-H10N Mac OSX Kalyway 10.5.3 / Win XP Pro ViewSonic 19" VA912 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
ViewSonic (Freebie) AcBel PS2/450W CoolerMaster Centrion 5-WSP Razer Diamondback (Blue) 
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Razer eXactMat 
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sry double post! please delete
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium D 930@3.675 MSI 945P Neo 2-f PowerColour HD4850 CORSAIR ValueSelect(4 x 512MB) 667 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250GB SATA/Maxtor 80GB IDE LG GSA-H10N Mac OSX Kalyway 10.5.3 / Win XP Pro ViewSonic 19" VA912 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
ViewSonic (Freebie) AcBel PS2/450W CoolerMaster Centrion 5-WSP Razer Diamondback (Blue) 
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Razer eXactMat 
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Intel Pentium D 930@3.675 MSI 945P Neo 2-f PowerColour HD4850 CORSAIR ValueSelect(4 x 512MB) 667 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250GB SATA/Maxtor 80GB IDE LG GSA-H10N Mac OSX Kalyway 10.5.3 / Win XP Pro ViewSonic 19" VA912 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
ViewSonic (Freebie) AcBel PS2/450W CoolerMaster Centrion 5-WSP Razer Diamondback (Blue) 
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Razer eXactMat 
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you are on the right track. You should read up on a term called a "memory divider".

Long story short, a memory divider allows you to underclock your ram, so when you overclock your CPU, your ram speeds will even out to close to stock speeds. This is not a user defined setting like setting the FSB mhz, but there will be a small handful of predetermined settings that should get you close to where you want to be.

That chip runs way hot when overclocked, so i would say do not play around with increasing the vcore settings unless you get a nice aftermarked cooler.

When you are running budget ram, and want to OC your CPU, you want to find the best possible settings to max your CPU's OC abilities, and limit your ram clocks to as close to stock as you can get. Your focus should be on learning the memory divider.

Good luck.
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