Hi all. I'd like some help (in the way of advice or links to other sources) on my first overclocking attempt. I've read through numerous forums and guides.
Here is my hardware:
G. Skill 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 800 F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231087
Abit AB9-Pro Socket T Intel P965 Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127004
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Processor Stock Cooling http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005
Hiper 580w power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128001
My other hardware that probably doesn't matter:
XFX Geforce 8800 GTS 640MB Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150204
Soundblaster X-Fi XtremeGamer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102006
Samsung Spinpoint P 250GB hard drives (2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152025
Wireless ethernet card (sorry no link)
Help with any of these questions would be very appreciated:
An overclocking guide that uses my mobo (AB9-Pro)
An idea from people with similar setups of what settings worked for them
Some good values to start with
An idea of what NOT to do
What range to play with voltage on the CPU and the memory (I gather that is the easiest way to fry things)
One guide I read recommends rebooting as a fast way to figure out if a setting is worth testing more, ABit has a windows based overclocking utility. What's the equivalent way to perform a fast (not 2 hour) test as I change settings?
Any preference on using the uGuru windows utility over using the bios?
Should I be worried about affecting my other PCI cards?
Here are some of my thoughts after reading up on this:
I shouldn't try timings other than 4-4-4-12 on my memory, they won't work.
I should raise settings and then boot windows over and over to get an idea of what I can achieve.
Only after I have a setting that boots should I try running more rigorous tests.
I'm planning on overclocking my videocard only after getting the CPU/Memory in order (I'll head over to the videocard forum for that I guess). If you have any good links for that I'd still love to see them....
Thanks for any and all help or suggestions,