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Hi,

I am a complete noob at overclocking and have only recently been apprised of the awesome potential of this chip. It runs at 2.53GHZ at 1.008 core voltage. My specs are as follows:

Motherboard: Gigabyte Ga-G31M-S2L
RAM - 2GB OCZ Gold Extreme Gamer's edition (running at 5-5-5-15)
PSU - EA380 Earthwatts

I have fiddled around with the bios menu for the motherbard and have managed to overclock to 3.15ghz at a 1.120 core voltage after increasing fsb to 333 running stable after 5h orthos at max 63 degrees. This is all on stock cooler by the way. I want to upgrade the heatsink after a couple of weeks. Anyways i have currently set the motherboard to auto my voltages as i do not know anything about them. I have heard that it can easily overclock to about 3.5ghz at core voltage. I am a bit reluctant to set the default volatage and set the control to manual as i am afraid it will affect my other stuff in the voltage section such as ram and others. Can someone please look at the bios menu in my motherboard and tell me the best way to SAFELY overclock my cpu?? Am i doing it right. I want to take it even further to around 3.5ghz but am afraid to manually set the voltage. Can anyone please give me specific instructions to safely overclock my pc to about 3.5-3.8 ghz with around a 1.1 core voltage.

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So..... can anyone please help me??

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post #3 of 16
In order to overclock you are going to have to raise your voltages some. Here's a great guide for overclocking Intel chips. And you can raise your CPU voltage to about 1.36 safely.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ing-guide.html
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but i have been able to hit 3.15ghz on automated motherboard voltage of 1.12 I had no part in configuring the auto voltage of the motherbard. Are you saying this is bad?? If so, can you give detailed instructions pertaining to my motherbard and how to set the voltage manually and if it would effect the voltage of the memory and pci as the system manages all of these in the auto setting.

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The E7200 is an amzing chip. you'll need to raise your V/core to 1.25 to achieve speeds of 3.5 or more. I ran my E7200 at 3.33 on a 1.21 V/core. get HW monitor search it on google this a good v core reader and temp reader i use this to monitor my load and vdroop when under load my vcore droped to 1.16 min and maxed at 1.21
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My question is if i can safely just manually set my vcore to whatever and not effect my other memory and other core settings. My motherboard has an option to manually configure those things or just let the motherboard do it. I fi set it to manuall and just change my vcore around, will my other settings be automatically optimized or will i have to set them in junction with the vcore

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My question is if i can safely just manually set my vcore to whatever and not effect my other memory and other core settings. My motherboard has an option to manually configure those things or just let the motherboard do it. I fi set it to manuall and just change my vcore around, will my other settings be automatically optimized or will i have to set them in junction with the vcore

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Changing the Vcore by itself should not affect any other voltages. The gigabyte board I ran set voltages all over the place and wasn't really right for much of them. There are not too many that really need to be set so don't worry too much about all the choices. If you want to overclock avoid "turbo" or other performance settings, set to std.

normally Vcore will have to be set. Vddr should be set for your memory as rated by your memory mfr, my board set this too low and memory errors went away when it was set right (a little over actually).

do not count on any setting to optimize very well in auto. they are easy to set and check, read up on some basics.

Vfsb usually won't need to go up if you are not using a very high fsb(under400) and Vmch may need a little bump if you have 4GB memory or more or run them OC.

That's normally the only voltages you'll need to mess with so do some reading and after only a few brain cramps it will make sense. You can boil it down to a few tasks to be done in the right order and see what you results are. DO NOT rely on the bios to check your voltages and temps, they are wrong. hwmonitor and cpuz are much better and free. there are other free downloads that will help.

I like to get my memory right first then I know any crashing is usually the cpu after that. post your system specs for more help.
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sorry look below for full post
Edited by gohan_d1 - 6/23/08 at 1:24pm
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You are going to need after market cooling check google shopping there are tons of good coolers. get some good jizz paste as well OCZ Freezer / AS5 they seem to be the best. once you have all this you'll be ready to overclock the beast. I would not dear overclock it yet if you did only do a 5% oc something like 1100 QuadDataRate or 1150QDR
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Hi,

First of all, Thanks for Replying

Now my computer is set to normal right now as i didn't want to mess around with overclocking if i wasn't sure of what i was doing. My Vcore is 1.008 right now and as i have a stock heatsink, my core temp is 42 degrees according to HWMonitor. I have run orthos and Prime95 for a couple of hours and have passed all the tests at the blend setting. CPUID reports my Ram frequency to be 400mhz and my fsb to dram ratio to be 2:3. Now for my specs

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo e7200 at 2.53ghz with 3mb Cache
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L
RAM : 2GB OCZ Gold Extreme Gamer's edition 800mhz (running at 5-5-5-15) although it is rated at 4-5-4-15
PSU: EA380
Graphics: Integrated

Now these are the options i get in the bios overclocking section with the options currently selected:

CPU Clock Ratio: [9x]
Fine CPU Clock Ratio [0.5]
CPU Host Clock [Disabled]
x CPU Host Frequency [333] grayed out as i disabled the above option

PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) [Auto]
Performance Enhance [Extreme]
System Memory Multiplier [auto]
Memory Frequency (mhz) 800 800

System Voltage Control [Auto]
xDDR2 Overvoltage Control [Normal] with options like [+0.1v to +0.4V]
xFSB Overvoltage Control [Normal] with options like [+0.1v to +0.3V]
xCPU Voltage Control [1.08] with many other options all the way to 1.3V

Now to safely overclock to about 3.15GHZ what are the optimum settings particularly voltage related. Also how do i make my ram 4-4-4-12?? Oh and i also have speedstep enabled. Is this advisable or not?


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