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Well my understanding so far of overclocking the E8600 on a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P mobo is to set the multiplier to 10x, front side bus speed to 10% of my desired overclock frequency, then adjust the core voltage slightly to accomodate the increased fsb speed. Set the ram frequency to fsb ratio to 1:2 initially, which on this mobo is 2.00B, and then set the ram voltage to whatever the ram is rated to run at, in my case 2.1-2.2 volts.
Then after testing stability, adjust the fsb:ram freq ratio to a setting that results in ram speed of 1066. Also set the ram to 5/5/5/15 rather than leaving them set to auto.

Am I missing anything?

I want to run the cpu at 4.2 ghz, would these settings be correct for this?:

cpu muliplier 10x
fsb 420 mhz
cpu voltage 1.3
fsb:ram ratio initially 1:2, then a setting that results in 1066.
ram timings set to 5/5/5/15
ram voltage 2.00 (it seems to want a setting below 2.1)

Anything else need tweaking?

I'm a beginner, any advice is appreciated thank you,
- neith
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post #2 of 4
RAM ratio to 1:1. Set C1E and Speedstep disabled, and you're done.
post #3 of 4
yeah that's basically all you need to do. Although 1.3V will probably get you above 4.2ghz, if you are staying at 4.2ghz then there's not much point in having an E8600. Get 4.2ghz stable, then once you are comfortable with everything I would work towards pushing for a higher clock.

Keep an eye on temperatures as well using CoreTemp or RealTemp.
    
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post #4 of 4
looks good but i think you can get more the 4.2ghz. i was able to get 4.4ghz on a cheap board.
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