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Hello,

New to the forum and was reading the in depth help given to newbie overclockers. I was wondering with my current setup :

E7400
Asus P5Q SE PLUS
1066 DDR2 Ram OCZ Fatality
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

If someone could tell me settings in my bios to use in order to overclock to a stable to start off with.

Any help is much appreciated thank you !

Update:


Edited by armixia - 8/12/10 at 7:09am
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Your board is different than mine, so your mileage may vary with what I'm going to tell you.
Would you happen to know what revision your CPU is? Load up CPUz to find out. My E7300 was a C0, and those can get up to 3.6 with a tad bit more vcore. Anything past that will pretty much make you cry though
Your CPU cooler also will not cool much more than 3.6, so try for 3.4 to start with!

What I've done

There you can see all the overclocks that I've pulled off with my E7300. I would suggest staying under 1.36v vcore for now, and just watch your temps (Real Temp works best IMO). Use Orthos Small FFTs to stress test for about 8 hours, and if it does that, your CPU is stable. Then run Blend for 8 hours and if it passes that, you're fine (although what you get in stress tests and what you get in real life usage can vary greatly).
Keep your RAM around the 800 mark until your CPU is stable. Don't want to bite off more than you can chew

If you know the VID of your chip (Core Temp tells you iirc) that would be great as well.
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Update:

Set FSB to 333
Mult to 10.5
FSB Strap to 333
vcore at 1.25
Ram at 1066 managed stable 8 hour run of blend in prime 95
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Nicely done.
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Thanks for your quick response and help Dilyn!
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Sorry to bring this dinosaur back from the dead, but this is relevant to me snooping about and seeing what I had lying around.

What is the highest OC on the E7400?

Running at 3.5ghz stable, vcore at 1.2875
FSB at 333
10.5 muti

I want to increase the FSB but I keep getting blue-screens and lock ups.

The voltages in the BIOS I don't understand are the FSB Termination voltage/NB and SB voltage - what should these be set to?

update: Vcore at 1.3v
FSB at 350x10.5 multi ~3.67ghz

put the SB/NB/VTT voltages at their lowest, can't remember at the moment but will update with something later this week smile.gif
Edited by darkphantom - 4/7/12 at 11:50pm
 
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