Hey guys, just got my new system built (with the exception of the RAM, will be here tomorrow
). I was just wondering if you guys could give some tips on where to start? My goal is to get 2.8 out of this puppy, but I thought I would start at around 2.6 or so and run that for a few weeks till the RAM gets broke in and try and push a little more out of her. I am pretty new to overclocking but have been researching like a mad-man the last coule of weeks to try and get the best setup I could afford, and learn all the terminologies and slang to overclocking
So if you guys would be so kind as to give me some tips of where to start I would appreciate it!!
Well got my Memmory yesterday, installed it and got the "blue screen of death"
Ran memtest and returned with multiple errors, reinstalled old, ****ty RAM and computer boots fine. Damnit!! Ordered from Newegg, now I gotta pay shipping back and they said they'll ship as soon as they receive the product back. And I paid for overnight too!! This sucks, now it'll be Wednesday or so before my replacement mem gets here....oh well, whatcha gonna do huh...roll with it, guess I'll be back here next week, assuming the new ram isn't defunct
Well I made some progress. I am still a noob however so lemme' know what you guys think? I started by upping my FSB, but hit a wall with the memory at around 233-235, and I can only give it 3.2v, and I have heard that this memory is a volt hog, but I set it to 3.2v and that was the highest FSB I could acheive.
But I only got to the CPU to 2.5GHz at that FSB and I wanted higher
So I put my memory on a diver to see how hight my CPU/MB would go, well I got to 265 FSB and everything was stable! And my CPU was at 2.9GHz
I didn't think I would get that high, but my memory was only running at aprox. 218MHz, so I decided to try and down my multi. and up the FSB a little more, so I am now running a 276 FSB, with a 10x multi. and the RAM is on a 5/06 divider so it is around the 230 that it likes, and I got my CPU to 2760MHz.
Ran Prime95 last night for 14 hour or so with no errors, my CPU idle is at 34c, and load 40c, and the Northbridge is at around 36c idle and 39c load. I know that I don't have the "best" PSU, but it is pretty decent. It's a 450w and I didn't get alot of flctuation in volts, most was maybe 2% on CPU.
So do you think all this looks good? My main questions was whether I was putting to much stress on the MB running it at such a high FSB? This set up seamed to yield the best results in the Sandra benchmarks, and the PCMark tests for me. And it seams really stable, I will see after it has been going for a little longer, but three days so far without a hiccup.
Here is a screen of Prime, CPU-Z and Smart Guardian (only temp. monitor I could get to run on my MB, MBM gave me all kinds of trouble).
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could
be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
A forum community dedicated to overclocking enthusiasts and testing the limits of computing. Come join the discussion about computing, builds, collections, displays, models, styles, scales, specifications, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!