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Hey guys, I'm new to overclocking but not to building pc's. I was hoping someone on here could give me some solid numbers so i could squeeze a tiny more performance out of my gaming set up.

Specs:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E7200
(3M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

Mobo: Asus P5N-D 750i SLI

RAM: Patriot PC2-6400 800mhz Low Latency (4-4-4-12), total of 8GB's

Graphics: EVGA 8800gt 1gb card, soon to be SLI'd

Case/Cooling: Antec Skeleton (huge fan on top), and thremal take CPU heat sync

OS Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

Looking for some solid numbers to get a litte more peformance out. Nothing extreme. Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 10
Fill out your system specs in your signature.

Also it's important to not which cooler you have on the CPU. If it's the stock intel cooler, you will probably be limited to about 200-300 mhz gain (if you're lucky) on the CPU before you run into heat issues.
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There sig edited.
Edited by mr.1300 - 12/21/10 at 1:28pm
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post #4 of 10
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According to my logic I guess and intels website

the highest temp for this cpu is 65c and the safe voltage range is 0.8-1.36

My ave temp is between 37-40c under full load at a bios V of 1.21 and CPUZ reads 1.168-1.20

I'm running my NB at the lowest V I can with this mobo, 1.20

My ram is set to the manufacturers settings on the package, 4-4-4-12 2.1v being DDR2 800mhz it's rated for 400mhz dram freq. And mines running at 350mhz

So far with no errors for the last 4 hours in prime98 and as long as no errors occur I'm assuming I have my settings stable and safe?

BTW I have crashed a few times and that is how I arrived at the settings I am at currently
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post #5 of 10
A couple of things to start off with:
1. Manually set the timings and ram voltage in the bios to the factory recommendations.
2. Idle temperatures really aren't too important. The main concern is if the temperatures are fine under load. To do this, stress the system by running Intel Burn Test or Prime95. Also RealTemp (calibrated) will give you a much more accurate reading.
3. Find a forum discussion for your board or chipset to get an idea what the tolerances and preferred settings of the board are.
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post #6 of 10
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See my above post, all stats are a result of running prime95, CPU-Z, and Core Temp.

My mobo's rates FSB is 1333 and Im running it at 1400 currently.
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post #7 of 10
Running your OS and games from a 90Gb-120Gb SSD would be the best upgrade IMHO

The price has really came down recently too btw
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post #8 of 10
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I agree about the solid state. As far as the windows rating goes with the over clock I bumped ram and cpu from 6.2 to 6.8 which i am happy with. My lowest number is my HDD at 5.9. I dont remember the RPM off the top of my head but it is just a standard Seagate 280gb nothing real fancy.
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post #9 of 10
Id say your PC is sweet overall. Wolfdale is the shiz.
The way I see it is SSD or Intel P65 in Jan. Either way your in a good spot. I wish I had a legit reason to go to P65... =-(

The ONLY weak component is your HDD and its weak for real.
SSD will give you an upgrade that you will actually be able to feel/see.
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post #10 of 10
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Haha I know...gets me by for now. Im about to SLI my graphics so I'm excited to see what that does for me.

My over clock raised me RAM and CPU rating in windows by .6 so that isnt bad for no $$
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