Originally Posted by AJLarson
tactical, am i going to have issues? i tried a 10% OC from the phoenix bios AI OC, and it gave a me a big elongated beep and i had to shut off and go back 5%, any thoughts?
Start off by checking whether you have the latest BIOS for your motherboard by visiting Asus's support homepage
. If you need to flash your BIOS simply extract the downloaded BIOS ROM file and put it ono a USB flash drive. You can then use the EZflash feature of the P5N-E, which you can find within the BIOS under the Tools option, to flash to the latest BIOS. Useing the EZflash feature itself is fairly self explanitory, but you can find further information in your motherboard's manual if you need it.
I never use the automatic BIOS overclocking features as I prefer to set my frequencies and voltages manually, plus auto features are about as useful as a bottle of crisps. The P5N-E is certified to run 1333FSB CPU's, so simply select the manual overclocking options, raise the FSB from 1066 to 1333 and change CPU voltage from AUTO to 1.425v. Afterwards stress test with Orthos
. If Orthos fails kncok CPU voltage up a little more. If all is good in Orthos then try lowering the voltage in an effort to reduce excess thermal output until you encoutner instability.
That will give you a nice easy 3.0Ghz. Afterwards aim for 3.2Ghz if you want, bu anything over that will require you to play with other voltages as well as the CPU voltage.