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I was recently using setfsb (because my bios are locked by hp) and i noticed that as i turned up the FSB, the ram clocks and the pci-e bus clocks were increasing also....i could only get to 2084mhz (used to be 1867mhz) and my pci-e slot went from 100mhz to 111.7mhz and the ram went from 533.3 to 595.3, however i did notice a huge fps increase in cs:s with these settings. Is it bad to keep the settings at 2084/595.3/111.7? Can it break components on my pc? The fps increase is just so...tempting....


I should probably mention my specs

2gb of samsung PC2-4300
Intel E6320 @ 2.084? :S
Asus p5lp-le (leonite2)
Edited by consume - 12/24/08 at 7:48am
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If the temperatures are fine, PSU is adequate, and overclock stable... there shouldn't be any major damage to your system or data.
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Increasing the PCIe clock could damage any components on that bus. I would lower it down to 105Mhz. I have heard stories of it damaging things higher than that.
    
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Increasing the PCIe clock could damage any components on that bus. I would lower it down to 105Mhz. I have heard stories of it damaging things higher than that.
I'd like to move the clock down, but i think its like that because i can't lock my pci freq through bios, since its an HP bios :S
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Lower the PCI-E Bus a little bit. I raised mine a while back from 2300--->2700 and I always had driver crashes while playing Crysis and CSS.

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I'd like to move the clock down, but i think its like that because i can't lock my pci freq through bios, since its an HP bios :S
nTune?
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Lower the PCI-E Bus a little bit. I raised mine a while back from 2300--->2700 and I always had driver crashes while playing Crysis and CSS.



nTune?
I don't have nTune downloaded but i'll download it and try to see if i can lower the pci-e bus that way, i'll report on what happens.
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I don't have nTune downloaded but i'll download it and try to see if i can lower the pci-e bus that way, i'll report on what happens.
Ok...i'm checking ntune and i dont see an option to increase/decrease the pci-e frequency.
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nTune?
You need to have an NVIDIA chipset to use nTune for overclocking. Being a locked HP mobo, it is doubtful it is one.
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You need to have an NVIDIA chipset to use nTune for overclocking. Being a locked HP mobo, it is doubtful it is one.
Yeah it can't even report my cpu settings to me so i guess thats a deadend. So...i only use those clocks when im gaming, so should i be ok?
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