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So I have began my OCing adventure and have taken some screen shots from CPU-Z to see whats going on. I can get the processor to 4.0ghz no problem, but when I look at cpu-z it shows my ram and cpu at a 3:5 ratio... I am having trouble understanding what that exactly means, and why I cant set it to 1:1 anywhere in the bios. At least the setting is not jumping out at me. From what I have read on here is I want to keep the ratio at 1:1 until I see some abnormalties, then take it from there. But I havent even gotten that far it seems, thusly I dont know what my next step is.

I also see that my multiplier is x17. Is that high or wrong? I see alot of cpu-z screen shots with the multiplier at 16x. Wondering if that is or could effect my pc overclocking.

Any help would be great, I'm total noob at this point and really trying to understand. Expect alot more posts from me


Here's some CPU-Z screen shots for your viewing:

 

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wow that has to be the ugliest start bar setup i have ever seen.. oh my god.. and to answer you question.. you want to go into the bios options and look for your dividers.. it will either be listed in one of two ways.. either 1:1 3:5 and so on or you will see.. a list of speeds like 200 333 and so on.. this is where you set your divider as for your multi.. dont worry about that you have an intel... sometimes a lower multi is better so you can get a higher fsb clock.. but its no big deal.. just look around your memory options for the divider option you might have it set to auto and it wont show the choices till you flip it to manual
 

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wow that has to be the ugliest start bar setup i have ever seen.. oh my god.. and to answer you question.. you want to go into the bios options and look for your dividers.. it will either be listed in one of two ways.. either 1:1 3:5 and so on or you will see.. a list of speeds like 200 333 and so on.. this is where you set your divider as for your multi.. dont worry about that you have an intel... sometimes a lower multi is better so you can get a higher fsb clock.. but its no big deal.. just look around your memory options for the divider option you might have it set to auto and it wont show the choices till you flip it to manual

THanks man, I actually figured this out shortly after my post
Its listed as several different memory speeds.

And I love my start menu look
. It looks better at my pc's native resolution too, those pics I turned the resolution down so the pics would be big, thus everyone could see the numbers.
 

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Another question... is a 2:3 divider bad? or is there any divider I should be concerned about? I tryed upping the cpu speed a tad since the cpu temps are like 52-54*c now at the current speed (4.35ghz), and my vcore is set to 1.385v. I changed my memory's setting and in turn the divider is now 2:3. PC seems stable, no problems booting or anything. But is it a better precaution to stay away from a certain divider setting. I'm assuming right now its not as long as temps, voltages, and the system is stable. If I'm right/wrong let me know please.
 

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The divider is not bad, though it's a bit unnecessary. If it's stable, then your fine. If you really want to find the top limits of your CPU, than set it to 1:1, and upping the FSB. Later when you found your processors max OC, you can set the devider to 4:5 or 2:3, and play with the timings/voltages. A good combo of timings and FSB is what you want.
 

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alright awesome, thats what I was figuring was the case. Since I can get the cpu higher speeds with a 1:1 ratio.

Finally understanding all this stuff
 

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actually with a divider you will be able to get your cpu to higher clock rates.. the trick is to find the best over all performance for your system.. sometimes running a divider to get the massive OC .. is actually a little better then sticking to the 1:1 .. ill take a 4.5ghz with a 2:3 ratio over a 3.9 at 1:1
 

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Yep... once I get my CD-ROM working again I'm going to see what my memories limits are along with the cpu limits, then run 3dmark to see where I stand and adjust for the best scores in that benchmark. I'm guessing thats the best so I will see how well my rig performs with games
 
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