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Can it be done?!

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Im trying to wring the last bit of stable performance out of this thing ... an INTEL MOBO! So my BIOS is locked pretty tight but I hope adjusting some values will help.

Heres the system I'm working with:

I have a Gateway GT5408 with a D945G MoBo and upgraded to an E6700 Conroe. Also, 4 gigs of mem Kingston PC2-4300 and a GeForce 9500 GT 512MB DDR2. MoBo specs Almost everything else is stock.

I understand that software is really the only/main way to OC this thing but I have access to some Memory control in the BIOS: Mem Freq, tCL, tCRD, tRP, tRASmin.
Current settings are 533MHz, 4, 4, 4, 12 respectively.

How can I use this my advantage? I've been searching but haven't come across a clear answer (at least that I understand).

This system is being replaced in the next year once I have time to get framiliar with current tech and have the cash. I plan on running this thing to its stable(somewhat) limit until then.

I would like to take all advice and see what I can get this thing to do and post it up!

THANKS Overclock.net !!!!

SPHINX

PS soft OCing is evil but Im gonna anyway LOL any suggestion on what to use?
post #2 of 4
I wouldn't imagine there's much you can wring out of that PC.
With a 9500 GT and 533 RAM it's a bit behind the times/lowend..

You could always try loosening the RAM to 5-5-5 and bumping the FSB, but I imagine you won't get inherently far with simple software overclocking.
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Pinmod it.
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate 500 GB 7200.12 (near dead) Hiachi Coolspin 2 TB (storage) (near dead) RAID0 2x Westren digital Caviar Blu... OCZ arc 100 240 GB SSD 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Xiggy dark knight Windows 7 Ultimate x64 23" ASUS VH236H 1080p QINX QX2710LED 1440p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Kinesis advantage  XFX TS550 Antec 900 Razer deathadder 
Other
USB 3.0 PCIe card 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-3210M HM77  GT 640LE  4GB soldered+ 8GB SO-DIMM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO Slot loading Stock W7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPower
1600x900 13.3" LCD Backlit 4200 mAh internal and 4800 mAh extended battery. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Turion ML-40 with heatspreader attached HP laptop socket 754 motherboard with RS480M ch... IGP that I don't use 512 mb ddr 
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4 GB patriot USB 2.0 flash drive None, don't need it. Scythe Ninja Mounted with zip ties.  Pfsense 2.0.2 nanobsd 
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post #4 of 4
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It is lowend and old shtuff and thats why Im trying to massage it kindly LMAO!

Ive been a bit of a wuss to pinmod ... Any other options? If its worth the risk Ill entertain it again.

Thanks OCN
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