Originally Posted by kharner92
any tips on how to get my overclock higher?
all the voltages are stock except for vcore @ 1.5
clock speed is at 3.725ghz at 18.5 multiplier, havent had much experience with the fsb, black editions have spoiled me
At you current voltage do the following:
bring the "fsb" up in small amount see if you get any results. right down the max Stable OC with the 18.5 x 2XX multiplier.
Try dropping the multiplier down to 18. Start to bring the "fsb" up. right down the max stable OC with 18 X 2XX.
Repeat with a lower multiplier, as necessary
see where you are getting the best results, and go with that.
If you start getting up there with the "fsb" around 215, lower your default ram speed ie 667mhz to prevent your ram from causing stability trouble, You can always fine tune the Ram higher later. When you raise the "fsb" it also brings up the ram freq, NB, HT. But usually your max effect results are well below 250 which would bring the NB to 2500. At the fsb that high you may need to add more voltages to the NB, etc, or drop the NB/ht multiplier down.
It may be much simpler to keep the "fsb" <240. But if you are getting better result at the same voltage with the method above then keep going. Usually a NB of 2400 doesnt require any volts.
Try to keep the HT around 2000 - 2200 with its multiplier.
"fsb" notes to remember
None of it really matters too much from 200 to ~214
At that speed the ram may need to be lowered or timings loosened up.
then your next spot is above 240, then the NB may need more volts and your HT is wayy high if you havent adjusted it.
These are just some guidelines that I think will help you from the point you are, everyone does it different. You are looking for a trend in the multiplier/ "fsb". You may get a lot better results with the multiplier lower and the fsb higher. Once you find the best combo settings at the fixed voltage you can work up from there with even more volts if you like,
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