Originally Posted by FireGunz
I was planning for the OC my PC but not sure whether possible to do it... also I did read through that most of them CPU is x10 or x13 but my is x6 also my MB is Biostar (AMI BIOS) G31-M7 TE as for the Ram is 2GB DDR2 667Hz (Single)... if able to OC it also not sure where should I start begin 1st to try.
I don't to damage the whole thing...
Also right now I haven't got the Stock Cooler yet (which planning to get AMA Phantom CPU Cooler
but not sure can fit in the casing
)! as I know it a MUST for OC due to the CPU temperature. So now the CPU is using the normal FAN (which coming alone the packet when bought the CPU), does it able to do the small test OC which the normal CPU FAN...
Click the below link PC info, if you wanted to know my spec.
welcome to the thread mate
1- Your CPU multiplier is set to 6x because you have C1E C2E or Intel EIST Enabled in the Bios, the purpose of these settings is to decrease your CPU speed when you are doing nothing (PC is ideal) and jump the muliplier back to 13x when your CPU is needed, so they are energy saving features that you can Disable to make your CPU stay @ 13 x 200 = 2600Mhz
2- IF you are overclocking to increase your gaming performacne then this won't happen because your GT220 is crap (its about the same performance of the 8600GT/9500GT) so overclocking won't help...as a matter of fact, overclocking didn't help me get better FPS even when i had the ATI HD3850 which is 2x more powerful than your GPU, it only helped when i switched to the new HD5770 which is 2x more powerful than my old GPU and 4x more powerful than what you have right now
3- IF you are overclocking for something other than gaming, for example, you edit (encoding/decoding) HD/ Full HD content or multitask a lot then Overclocking will help you in this regard, but i have to check your MB options tomorow and tell you the settings you just set your Bios to
4- most E5300 CPU can reach 3.6Ghz with extreme ease 100% stable using the stock Intel cooler and a 50USD MB provided that this MB has good overclocking options, so don't worry about that unless you want 4Ghz+ speeds in which case you need a decent HSF cooler to reach them
anyway, i will check your MB bios tomorrow and get back to you on the matter, but just a reminder, if you are overclocking to game using your GT220, don't even bother