Originally Posted by caldoll
Hi Omari & everybody else here! I don't know if this the place to put forward my query, or if I should start a thread of my own. If that's the case, just let me know & I'll do so.
Here are my system specs ---
CPU : E5300 - Idle temps - core 0 : 31, core 1 : 37 - (CPU-Z) @ stock 2.6
After a few minutes of Prime95, the temps go up to the 60's. Is it normal?
Mobo : ASUS P5KPL-AM/PS
RAM : 2GB DDR2 667 (Single channel) - I'm thinking of getting another 2GB stick.
HDD : Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB
PSU : 450 Watt Frontech (15A on +12V1, 16V on +12V2)
Now, I wanna OC my 5300 to 3.0 on stock. I tried to go through the postings on this thread & on other sites as well, but I'm new to these things & I really am not getting everything. I really dunno nothing 'bout FSB's & Multipliers. Can somebody pleeeze be my Knight in shining armor & guide me through? I'll be really grateful. Thanks a lot
The FSB is the Front Side Bus: its the communication line between the processor and the chipset. Multipliers and their opposite, dividers, control the clock speeds in a computer. They take the base clock (the FSB) and speed it up or slow it down to make that part that they affect work. For example, i have a 200mhz FSB, and i want my processor to run at 2.6ghz (exactly the same setup as your current rig, the 800mhz FSB is the rated
speed, the real speed can be found by dividing the rated by 4). I would set my CPU multiplier at 13. 13x200=2600. Dividers work the same way except in reverse: they slow parts down (most of the time). Using your rig, your FSB is 200mhz, and your rated ram clock is 667mhz. The real clock of the ram is 333.5. The memory divider would be set at 3/2 to get that speed (i think).
You said you want to overclock to 3ghz. Go into BIOS (either F2 or delete or some other key), and look for the advanced settings. Look around until you find something that says FSB, Host clock, base clock, or something similar. This is the FSB control. Increase it to 231mhz. however, your ram wont like that since it is tied to the FSB. Find either the voltage settings for it and increase to 1.900v, or find the divider settings and drop the ram speed lower. If you have vcore control, drop the CPU voltage to 1.08V or as close as you can get to it. e5300s can run @ 3ghz at this voltage, with my core being proof. If everything has been set right, when you boot up next time, your core speed should be 3ghz, and the temps should not get as high.