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Ok so I bought this combo not too long ago and at 2.4ghz the processor is a bit sluggish and I wanted to overclock to maybe 2.8 or somthing that i can run stable 24/7. I know this motherboard does not support OCing but appearantly there is some software such as setFSB that will allow this. I have never OCed anything myself and was hoping someone could walk me through this.
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Well this is a tricky one.

Using software you won't get too far. That leads to instability and other bad issues down the road. I would wait it out and get a better motherboard so you can use the BIOS.

I suppose i could lead you though it if you really needed me to, because I overclocked my Intel 945 a while back. Not too much but almost got to 4GHz from 3.46.

PM me if you would like

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well do you think it is dangerous? I have never used a software overclock and im not looking for a huge jump but I was just trying to get a bit more performance because Im use to my dual E8500 at work and well this kinda dissapoints me having a quad core that is considerably slower. i figured at 2.8 would be a good speed. I dont want to perminantly mess up anything so is there a way to reset everything to default if my system crashes???
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Okay:
- Using software isn't dangerous, just isn't recommended because it's not stable
- You can't permanently mess anything up (unless you fry something but that's overkill)
- If your system locks up or doesn't boot, simply pull the plug from the PSU and pull out the battery on the motherboard and let the light go out. This resets everything to default settings. Put the battery back in and the power plug and try again. You will have to set the system time again and stuff though.

Software is just discouraged because a real overclock is obtained from the BIOS. So there is no danger, but you need your PLL!!!

Here check this out on where to find it:


It's a chip that says ICS ######. This is your clock generator. This is what you are setting with that software (ClockGen, CPUCooL, SetFSB etc...)

So if it locks, shut it down, and if it doesn't start power it off, pull the plug and the battery, wait a minute or so and put it back together and try again.



P.S. I didn't get a big jump because I was restricted by voltage. Can't change that except in the BIOS, and with your board you won't be able to. Also, when you OC with software, do SMALL steps at a time then some sort of stability test (SuperPI) then go for some more. Once it freezes up, you know your limit.

Hope this helped.

For the record, BIOS is the safest way to overclock. But because you are limited to software this is all you can do for now.
Edited by se7en56 - 6/2/08 at 12:41pm
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Thanks, your helping out alot. I really expected some snide remarks from people telling me to go get a REAL motheroard and all that stuff. Keep an eye on this thread and ill tell you how it goes. Do you think a stock fan is enough to raise it 400 mhz?
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Hahaha. Na I never give out snide responses. I don't like that on forums, this is to help people not insult them

Anyways, a stock cooler? I dunno, you can go for a bit. You have a G0 stepping Q6600? Your thermal threshold is about 71°C.

http://processorfinder.intel.com/det...px?sSpec=SLACR

So I wouldn't go much above 60-ish°C.

So just use a temperature monitoring program (Everest, Speedfan, CoreTemp etc...) and keep an eye on it during load (Orthos, Prime95 etc...)

Glad I am giving you a positive experience here at OCN

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I was planning on upgrading my cpu cooler anyways later. I just wanted to see if it would work first. I do alot of 3d modeling and rendering (architecture intern) and some of the renderings take all day so i would buy a really good cooling system.
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What do you think about this???? http://forums.nvidia.com/lofiversion...hp?t58361.html

Sounds kinda ghetto but who knows, maybe it works.
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Well if you do a lot of 3D rendering maybe a higher powered quad. Q6700 or an extreme if you have the money
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Well if you do a lot of 3D rendering maybe a higher powered quad. Q6700 or an extreme if you have the money
Im still in college and cant afford a machine like that right now but you can bet once i graduate and get a full time job then i will be getting an Octocore workstation computer, maybe a macpro. maybe next year they will have 16 core computers or more. ANYWAYS, i tried the tape thing and it worked!!! I didnt leave it running long enough to really test it but knowing that it works helps out alot. My motherboard does support a 1333 FSB so i dont know how it could cause a problem other than overheating. Like i said, i need it to run for a long time so what is the best cooler i can get. I never even tried setFSB but at 3.0ghz i think thats enough. I know nothing about fans and coolers so any help would be great.
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