I have E8400 with Asus P5Q motherboard.
I was hoping to bump the speed from 3.00 to 3.5 or 3.6 with stock cooling. (The cooling is CoolerMaster tower with a fan on the back and 2 additional to the side)
I have zero knowledge of OC and would just rather you guys tell me what to change and to what values to achieve either 3.5 or 3.6ghz.
Download CPU-Z and look at it. Is your multi 7x or 9x? If it's 9x, then your OC is failing and it's just going back to stock. If it's 7.5, then it's changing to 7.5.
You're not going to hit 3.6 just by changing the FSB though, but set it to 9x if you want 9x.
Says its 6-9 multiplier. I left the multiplier CPU option to Auto.
THe core speed is jumping between 2399mhz to 3599mhz. Is this good? I mean I dont want permanent 3.6ghz speed. Its only when I need it (when the program or task is too demanding).
you're at 3600. put a load on it and it should go up to 3.6.
Run Prime95 and see if it's stable. It's probably not, and if it isn't play with vCore and vDIMM since you (probably?) didn't set a RAM divider or adjust voltages. keep an eye on temps. if you can't get it stable with voltage, use a RAM divider to bring your RAM speed back down.
Nope, you are right. Everything is set to auto voltage and timings. Like I said I have no idea how to do any of this. I am just looking for some increase of speed and to achieve it by the least complicated way. Im not exactly a rocked scientists nor will I ever OC another CPU. This is a computer for a family member who asked if this is possible.