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Ok, I've just overclock my cpu by 100mhz, its my first try ever. I set the multi to 10x and put the fsb to 210, thats it. But I want to reach about 2.6 by today. So can someone tell me what to do? Like what settings to do next.
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Ok, I've just overclock my cpu by 100mhz, its my first try ever. I set the multi to 10x and put the fsb to 210, thats it. But I want to reach about 2.6 by today. So can someone tell me what to do? Like what settings to do next.
Throw in a memory divider, up your Vcore to 1.45 or 1.5, and see how far you can push your processor. At first you just want to take the memory out of the equation as to what might be limiting your overclock. Set a divider to 166MHz or similar and let your processor fly. Once you found you processors max overclock bring it down to a point where you get the most out of your memory and your cpu.
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my ram can do 260mhz 1:1 tho. Carnt I just stick the multi to 10x up the fsb to 260 and raise the vcore and vdimm accordingly? Also whats that ftt multi all about, people keep saying set it to 4x.
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my ram can do 260mhz 1:1 tho. Carnt I just stick the multi to 10x up the fsb to 260 and raise the vcore and vdimm accordingly? Also whats that ftt multi all about, people keep saying set it to 4x.
Is your memory DDR500 or DDR400? What is your memory configuration, you just say 2GB of Ballistix. If you have 4x512MB this might cause and issue, your memory controller will be working double time.

The FTT multi is your HyperTransport of your processor and yours is 1000MHz. What you ideally want to do is get this up to 1000MHz without going over. So if you want to run with a 260 HTT you better switch it to 3x (or 600MHz however you bios is set up).

If you have DDR500 which I do not know to exist in Crucial Ballistix (As Santa Claus said in the M&M commericial, "They do really exist". Pardon my incompetence), then yea set it to 260 HTT with a 1:1 ratio. Since it might be DDR400 you might just want to throw in a moderate divider to see how far you can push your processor. Once you have found this out then start bumping you memory up to find your max configuration in relation to your cpu and memory.
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Very nice memory. Where did you get that anyhow? That memory will definitely pair well with that processor. A little jealous here!


Edit: Must not be available in the United States yet in the 2x1GB kit.
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