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If you look at my specs below The is a new Cyber Power System PC I had built for me. (I know I probably could have built it cheaper, but hey its a gift from my lady and she didn't want me to sweat over building it) I know nothing about overclocking except that I OC'd my Nvidia 6800 in my last PC through one of the Driver Apps. I like the performance gain through that, so I figured since everyone tells me these E6600s are the easiest thing to OC, I figure, Heck I am willing to give it a go. I have no clue which bios settings I should change. So any assistance would be much appreciated. I don't think its a good Idea for me to OC the Video card as there really isnt a good cooling option for the 7950GX2 for the moment. I don't think I want to try installing any addtional water cooling in the machine at the moment as I am paranoid about me putting a system together. Right now Cooling the machine is taken care of by a Cooler Master Aquagate Mini R80 Liquid Cooling System for the CPU. 2-80MM Fans (one on the front panel an intake, the other on the top exhausting air) and a 120MM Fan on the Side Panel (Also Exhaust). All the wiring is round cable and very neatly tied to give the best airflow in the case. Currently the Idle Temp. for the CPU is 34c according to the LCD on the front panel.<br><br>
Any help would be great thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
OSHA aka Dave <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/gunner2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gunner2">
 

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well look around your bios for opstions that have to do whitht the fsb and voltages and rais and lower them as you need rais your fsb by 5 at a time untill you are nto stable and then increse your voltage ect. thers an faq on how to oc here somewhare once u get down like 3 basic things its a pice of cake
 

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raise the FSB, and test it for stability by running that dual core prime program..I forget what it's called...somebody will let you know...or you can use two separate instances of SP2004.<br><br>
Anyways...once it's not stable no more...you increase vcore by the smallest increment and go some more....<br><br>
Keep your load temps under 55C
 

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that nForce chipset isn't the best overclocker, expect to see about 20%-30% gain. The cpu's running a little warm for watercooling, but that WC system is probably no more efficient than a tuniq tower. Anyway, just start by raising your fsb like sideburns said, and your vCore will have to be increased eventually, unless you hit a fsb wall before 3ghz, which is more than likely.<br><br>
good luck and happy overclocking
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">that nForce chipset isn't the best overclocker, expect to see about 20%-30% gain.</div>
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You're a little too generous, in fact is about half that, 10%-15%. High FSB is not a forte on any nForce 4 chipset nor will ever be IMO.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You're a little too generous, in fact is about half that, 10%-15%. High FSB is not a forte on any nForce 4 chipset <b>nor will ever be IMO</b>.</div>
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That part of the comment is yet to be seen. As long as nVidia just uses AMD technology on the Intel platform, then yes, it won't perform. However, now a large part of the enthusiast community seems to switch to Intel, they might actually develop something that works with Intel<br><br>
We'll just have to wait and see.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">raise the FSB, and test it for stability by running that dual core prime program..I forget what it's called...somebody will let you know...or you can use two separate instances of SP2004.<br />
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Anyways...once it's not stable no more...you increase vcore by the smallest increment and go some more....<br />
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Keep your load temps under 55C</div>

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</div>I am going to Start with the FSB Clock (Finally found it with trial and error Bios selection <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> )<br />
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But I really Don't have a program to tell me if the settings are stable.. Please advise and I truly appreciate the help.
 

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I have an LCD Temperature Window on the front of the case.<br />
Not sure if this is the best way. (Again I know squat about this stuff) Anyone tell me a better way???<br />
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Would like to know the best utils for this kind of stuff.<br />
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Thanks,<br />
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In order to test stability you can use a variety of programs including<a href="http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft.htm" target="_blank"> Prime95 </a>, <a href="http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=36" target="_blank">Super Pi </a>, and <a href="http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika/" target="_blank">OCCT</a>.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">In order to test stability you can use a variety of programs including <a href="http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft.htm" target="_blank">Prime95</a> , <a href="http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=36" target="_blank">Super Pi</a> , and <a href="http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika/" target="_blank">OCCT</a>.</div>
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OK I DLed TAT and According to it these are my Idle Temps<br>
CPU0 40C CPU1 33C<br><br>
That is just turning on the computer and running TAT.<br><br>
I then hit Start on the 2 CPUs Control things and these are the Corresponding Temps after 5 mins.<br>
CPU0 55C CPU1 50C<br><br>
After 10 Mins<br>
CPU 57C CPU1 53C<br><br>
These Temps were What I came up with by Raising the FSB by 5Mhz.<br><br>
Something I noticed was that in Green it says that the "Thermal Monitor Idle" (No idea what this means) and the Frequency for both Cpus are 2387 Mhz.<br><br>
Now I am going to DL Prime and OCCT to do the stability Test. Which Test and for how long should I run the to confirm stability?<br><br>
Progess is slow for me but I am moving along <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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Ok, to test for stability you will want to run 2 iterations of Prime95. Follow this guide on how to set it up to do so.<br><a href="http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16446" target="_blank">http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16446</a><br><br>
You will want to monitor temps with TAT, and as of now most people would agree that your core temps are safe up to 60c as read in TAT or Core temp.
 

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My Initial FSB was 1056<br>
Got it up to FSB of 1101<br><br>
According to TAT<br>
CPU Max temps are CPU0 51C CPU2 46C<br>
Both at 2475MHz<br><br>
These Temps were arrived at after 2 Tests of iterations.<br>
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OK Should I run both copies of Prime for a longer time before I adjust the voltage?<br><br>
Also here are some more questions....Where should I start on the voltages?<br><br>
At the moment in Bios its set on Auto. It warns if I set it to low It can cause instability, to high of course cause damage. I ran Speedfan v4.31 and it tells me Vcore1 is @ 1.28v and Vcore2 is @ 3.3v<br><br>
Only in Bios I only have one setting for CPU VCore Voltage.<br><br>
Other Voltages are<br>
FSB Termination<br>
Memory Voltage<br>
NB Chipset<br>
SB Chipset<br><br>
Can someone advise me what voltage I should start at?<br><br>
The Lowest Voltage is 1.225v Max Voltage is 1.7v<br><br>
The voltage can be increased in 0.0125v increments in the bios.<br><br>
So far everyone has been so helpful and I am gratetful. I figure I am 1/2 way there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb"><br><br>
Thanks again.<br><br>
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Download the program called sp2004 orthos. Forget Prime. It's the same thing, but it doesn't make you do so much work...lol.<br><br>
Those temps aren't very good IMHO.<br><br>
start with 1.3v I'd say....and see where your temps are at.
 
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