Just thought I'd jump in here...Pretty new to the forum but I've been lurking for a while now trying to learn a few things.
I picked up a Gigabyte EP35-DS4 and a BFG 8600GTS from a couple of members on here and finally finished my build a few days ago (specs are below in sig). I'm new to OC'ing so if you can offer any insight, it would be greatly appreciated!
Right now I am just working on finding the max speed this E5200 has. I set the vcore to 1.36 and started bumping the FSB up in small increments with the multi still set @ 12.5 and the ram @ stock settings to see what I can get under Intel's recommended voltage limit.
Currently, I'm running OCCT on it @ 3.687Ghz (295 x 12.5), temps are around 52c in OCCT and 47c in realtemp. Once I find the max OC, I'll drop the multi down and find the max FSB for the mobo/cpu combo. I didn't mess around with it too much, but last night I got it to post with 340 FSB but it wouldn't @ 350, so I assume this is my limit? That was with the multi set @ 6 and the NB and FSB voltages bumped up to a few notches under max.
I'm curious to know what I should have my ram setting at? I have 2x2gig of Corsair DDR2-800. I left them on auto in the bios and it has them @ 5-5-5-17 and the stock voltage on this board is 1.8? I believe the specs on the ram is cas 5, timings 5-5-5-18, and voltage 1.9...so should I make these my settings in bios?