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Hey there,

I recently came into possession of an E8400, and am pretty new to overclocking CPUs. I was wondering what kind of speed I could get, i've been running on stock speeds for a few years, and now that my cousin has passed some decent hardware onto me, I was looking for some advice, CPU-Z screens enclosed below.

I've researched 1:1 FPS/DRAM ratios and memory timings, but it's all still a bit confusing, can anyone help me out a little bit with what I should be going for here?



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What cooling tower do you have?
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Q6600 stock ASUS P5Q Pro Sapphire 4870 1GB 4x2GB G.Skill 800Mhz 5-5-5-15 
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250GB & 4x 640GB in Raid5 Vista 64-Bit 22'' Samsung 226BW & 17'' CMV 1280x1024 PC Power & Cooling S75QB 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
250GB & 4x 640GB in Raid5 Vista 64-Bit 22'' Samsung 226BW & 17'' CMV 1280x1024 PC Power & Cooling S75QB 
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Show us a screenshot of the Mainboard tab in CPU-Z. Then we can help you fill in your system specs.

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6850K ASUS X99-AII eVGA GTX 1060 32Gb Team Vulcan DDR4 3000 Cas 15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 EVO NVME Crucial M500 Seagate HDD Samsung F3 
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Samsung 960 EVO NVME Crucial M500 Seagate HDD Samsung F3 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H100i Windows 10 Pro 64 Samsung KU6300 40" Corsair K70 Vengeance 
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First, if you would go to the top of the page click where it says UserCP and fill in your system specs. It is much easier to help you if we knew what you're working with.
First you need to go into your BIOS and disable Speedstep, C1E, EIST if they apply to you. That's why it shows you running at 2.0 instead of 3.0.
Here's a great guide for overclocking for Intel for beginners.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ing-guide.html
You may be able to get anywhere from 3.6-4.2 depending on your chip. Some are better than others.
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WD 320GB 2 X Sony DVD combo Vista ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm 22-inc 
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I managed to get my CPU running fine at 3.8ghz, but now i'm wondering how to adjust the memory timings and DRAM to match the processor overclock.

Is it even possible to reach the 1:1 ratio I hear so much about with 1333mhz DDR3 RAM without underclocking it heavily?
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