Originally Posted by 2thAche;12568155
Just set 1:1 for now and get your CPU finished. Then work on RAM after you know your CPU is at a stable OC.
this ^^^^ always oc the cpu first and then the ram.
i have an older Q6600 B3 stepping cpu and they are not as good for overclocking as the G0 stepping cpu's.
as said above, i unlinked my ram, so it stayed at 800mhz.
then i overclocked the cpu to 413 x 8 = 3.3GHz. (i couldn't get past 300 with a x9 multiplier)
i tested this, and it was stable.
then in the bios, it gave me options at what speed i wanted to run the ram at. (dram frequency)
i chose 995mhz and it tested stable.
also 2 sticks of ram is easier to oc than 4 sticks.
i did have to add more cpu vcore, but just a couple of notches
good guide here, different mobo, but most of the options are the samehttp://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclocking/2-c2d-overclocking-guide-beginners-p5k-add.html
a few tips.
if a mobo says it supports a fsb of 1066mhz then you divide this by 4 for the cpu fsb.
eg. 1066/4 = 266fsb then x 9 = 2.4GHz or 1333/4 = 333 then x 9 = 3.0GHz
with the ram you double it or divide it by 2
my ram in cpu-z is 495MHz which is 990 mhz (495 x 2 ((dual channel))Edited by j.col - 3/1/11 at 1:29pm