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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
OK... So my OCZ Vendetta 2 is coming in on July 7th and I'll be ready to overclock then. However, I have no idea how exactly to overclock... I know it involves upping the voltage, though I have no idea how to do so. I noticed something in CPU-Z... in the "Clocks (Core#0)" it reads the core speed as 1600 MHz... which is odd, because shouldn't an E6600 run at 2400 MHz?
post #2 of 18
Intel speedstep in your bios and Enhanced halt state are two options that lower your speeds when you idle and also lower your power consumption.
You have to disable them when you start to OC.
Also remember oc'ing isnt just upping your voltage. You dont want to do that unless your system becomes unstable or requires more power.
OC'ing is as easy as upping your FSB, to have your cpu follow to keep up with the speed. So.... you just increase the speed.

I highly suggest reading about it.
Try starting here:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ing-guide.html
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
OK... is there a thread that tells me exactly what to do in detail?
post #4 of 18
For your gigabyte board.
This one is pretty in detail lol:

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1169366

Remember all boards and chips are differnent so there isnt 1 single guide for all of them.
Just basics for all of them. Will have to read and learn to OC and what is best for your own motherboard and processor bro.
post #5 of 18
If you can find a thread here at OCN for your board i would recommend starting there. I've been looking but only found this one:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...3r-thread.html
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
I looked on the Gigabyte website like you suggested and EasyTune6 seems to be the program to use for overclocking... though its taking forever to DL (max 8.5 KB/s)
post #7 of 18
Copied from link above... Cut out all the reading and blah blah and got to the meat and potatoes for the GA 965P. I ran one with an E4300 for about a year, great board for OC'n the C2D


Advanced BIOS Features

CPU Hyper-Threading________ [Disabled]

Limit CPUID Max. to 3______ [Disabled]

No-Execute Memory Protect__ [Disabled]

CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)____ [Disabled]

CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2)_ [Enable]

CPU EIST Function__________ [Disabled]

Virtualization Technology__ [Disabled]

PC Health Status

Smart FAN Control Method__ [Disable]

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) ---- Highlight over this and press "ctrl+F1" to unlock hidden features

Robust Graphics Booster___________ [Auto]

CPU Clock Ratio (Note)____________ [XX] <<<----CPU Multiplier

CPU Host Clock Control_ [Enabled]
CPU Host Frequency (MHz)__________ [266] <<<----FSB Speed (Front Side Buss)

PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)_______ [100]

C.I.A. 2__________________________ [Disabled]

System Memory Multiplier (SPD)____ [2.00]

DRAM Timing Selectable_______ SPD __ [Manual]

CAS Latency Time_____________ 5 ____ [4] <--use your rams values, (CL)
Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay______ 5 ____ [5] <--use your rams values (tRCD)
Dram RAS# Precharge Delay_____5 ____ [3] <--use your rams values (tRP)
Precharge Delay (tRAS)________15 ____[12] <--use your rams values (tRAS)
ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)_______4 _____[auto]
Rank Write to READ Delay______3 _____[auto]
Write to Precharge Delay______6 _____[auto]
Refresh to ACT Delay________42 ______[0]
Read to Precharge Delay_______4 _____[auto]
Memory Performance Enhance__________ [Normal]

System Voltage Control____ [Manual]
DDR2 OverVoltage Control__ [+0.300V] <-- default is 1.8V, 1.8 + 0.3V = 2.1V set this to add up to your ram's voltage requirement.
PCI-E OverVoltage Control_ [+0.1V] <--- a little extra for stability
FSB OverVoltage Control___ [+0.1V] <--- a little extra for stability
(G)MCH OverVoltage Control [+0.1V] <--- a little extra for stability
CPU Voltage Control_______ [No higher than 1.4875] Id suggest starting at 1.325 til unstable than bump it up as needed

You will want to set a multi of 9 and up the FSB 10 at a time and stress in between with OCCT 2.0 or orthos (cpu test/small FFT's)... once errors occur, bump voltage up.... You should be OK to 3.0 on stock cooling

Max temp for that chip is 70c, Id stay below 65
Edited by 10acjed - 7/4/08 at 6:17am
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post #8 of 18
Please my friend, dont use software to overclock.
Use your Motherboards Bios.
Restart your PC, and spam F2 until you get into your bios.
Then adjust the settings to what 10acjed has above.

However he posted the easy gravy and correct options.
For a first time overclocker i extremely recommend reading up on everything bro, because you NEED to know what your doing and be able to take care of your board and chip, and what have you.
Edited by Arakasi - 7/4/08 at 6:23am
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
10acjed, thank you very much for that response... +rep.
Are all those values what you suggest I use or just what you did?
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
And how exactly do i bump up the FSB by 10? How do I even change the FSB?
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