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I'm new to the over clocking scene and want to get my e7200 up to 3.2ghz possibly higher!!! But I have no clue where to start and read voltage problems with my board ... I can use any help you guys throw at me, guides and such. Only thing I recall knowing is having the cpu and ram in a 1:1 ratio, but don't know how. ALL ADVICE NEEDED!!!
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Here's a good starting point for you. Hitting 3.2 shouldn't be a problem, even without changing your volts.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ing-guide.html
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just set the multi to 8 and the fsb to 400 and leave everything on auto except for the vcore and the ram. set the vcore to 1.25 and ram to whatever it is stock.
    
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with that board and that cpu hitting 4Ghz wouldnt be that hard. but i dont see a cooler anywhere on your sig rig.
    
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I am using an Arctic cooler 7 with mx2 paste... idle temps with real temp show 35-38c and with speedfan show 43-45c. Also real temp shows the cpu only running at 1600mhz right now ( obviously power saving setting ) what is that called in bios so I can shut that off?
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post #6 of 52
It's known as C1E Speedstep. Something like that. Just disable it and it'll stop dropping your multiplier.

EDIT:

Just as a general notice, if you start OCing higher, those new 45nm wolfdale chips can't take too high voltage. You can fry your chip easily only using 1.45 (most Q6600s can take 1.45 24/7). Stay below 1.36 and you should be fine.
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post #7 of 52
Hitting 3.2 is easy you can do that with a slight if not any v core adjustment don't go wacking you cpu to 4 gig staight I've tried this and yes its stable but it's not good if you are a noob to it all i would just do small oc

My OC is 1400QDR 350FSB x 9.5 = 3.33gig Vcore at 1.22

Once you done this just play about on your pc for about a week running all your games then bump her to 3.6 Vcore of about 1.26 1.28 and the same again. but please don't going bumping her right to 4 gig you'll just end up having to reset CMOS and BIOS and everything
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Ok just did 8x400 and 1.248v... couple things are worrying me thought. Speed fan says temps idling at 50c and real temp says 45c, they seem high. Also loading time seemed longer for vista and loading my profile took a lot longer too.
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post #9 of 52
ditch both and use coretemp.
    
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post #10 of 52
core temp

How much Goop did you put on (T/Paste) I hope it was only a grain of rice
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