Originally Posted by The Computer Guru
hi again erm could you tell about the voltages and how they affect overclocking
Voltages help in overclocking by letting the processor go to the next level. The more volts you pump through your core the higher you are going to go....up to a point. That point depends on environmental conditions and most of all, HEAT. To get a stable overclock you're going to definately have to up the voltage, but by doing this you can fry your processor, but there are simple and unharmful steps so this won't happen.
Before you overclock, you need to make sure your computer is stable at default or stock conditions. You can run a benchmark test such as "3DMARK05" or "Super PI." If these programs finish completely with no locking up, then you can overclock. You should run disk defrag and disk check along with spyware and virus checks before you go any further. If all goes well, then you are ready to overclock.
First, get into the bios. Note all the features...wow there are alot, lol. Your objective is to get the processor as fast as it will go WITHOUT upping the voltage....YET Bump the FSB up in small steps such as 5MHz at a time. Note that when you do bump the FSB, every component takes a bump upward. Since this happens, you need to take the memory speed down. Now, as your bio says, you seem to have 667MHz memory and your motherboard only uses 533MHz memory. Check to make sure that default settings in your bios say your memory is running at 533MHz, OR use the prorgam CPU-Z http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
and send some screen shots of each tab so i can check. If your memory is indeed running at only 533MHz and it CAn run at 667MHz then you have good headroom. You can bump up the FSB with no worry about hurting your memory. However, if your motherboard runs your memory at 667MHz right now then you need to bump your Memory speed DOWN to 533Mhz so as to not hurt it.
Send me some screen shots and we will find out what you can do. Use CPU-Z and post some pics up on here.
To keep going....Say your memory does run at only 533 now and can run 667. You can bump up your FSB in increments of 5MHz like i said above and test stability. Makre sure that you can safely boot into windows after each upping of the FSB. It is not required that you do a benchmark test each time, but be sure to at least boot into windows. Use a program such as "Speedfan" or "CPUCool" to find out what your processor core temp. is. As long as you are under we'll say 64 degrees Celsius while running a benchmarking program then you should be ok. If it goes over that, then you will either need to stop overclocking, or get a water cooler.
You will notice after a few uppings of 5MHz at a time that the computer might not boot or will boot but will lag. Either this means you are overheating, or you need to up the voltage. This is also done in the bios. Your bios is straightfoward and has a menu dedicated to overclocking so it shouldn't be hard to find. Up the voltage 1 step and then up the fsb 5Mhz and boot into windows. Benchmark test and moniter temps. Up the fsb 5mhz more....if needed up the voltage one more increment...do this until you get to about 62 C while under load. DON'T go to the maximum voltage..or really anywhere near it. It will definately fry your processor. While doing all of this, moniter what your memory frequency is. Don't let it go over 680Mhz or so. If it does, then just bump it back in the bios by going lower like you did earlier.
If you need any more help just ask and i'll try to answer
Just don't strive to go too far! you don't want to mess anything up by overclocking too far. And remember, it may be time consuming to go at only 5Mhz at a time, but it will pay off later. I'd benchmark using 3DMARK05 or Super PI every time you bump the voltage up one notch and moniter temps. Have fun and be safe and Tell us how it goes!!!