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Old 21-03-07, 12:33 PM
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Overclocking my E4300

I just got my hands on a E4300, Abit AW9D Max and 2GB OCZ pc2-6400 with the plan of overclocking it.

After having a bit of trouble getting the thing to boot (i was shorting the mobo due to having missing spacers on my mobo plate!) i started to look at pushing the E4300 as far as i could on the stock cooler.

Sadly i have always had trouble figuring out my RAM settings when overclocking, am i right in thinking that i should quite easy hit 3ghz on this CPU without pushing this Ram???

FSB = 333

RAM = DDR533 (666mhz??)

I didnt change any volts which may have been the problem

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Old 21-03-07, 12:43 PM
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To start with I put the memory on the lowest divider and see how much I can crank the CPU.

Then I lower the ratio and test the RAM

Then see what compromise is the best.
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Old 21-03-07, 12:45 PM
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Yeah, that what i more or less did but it just didnt boot :/

Guess i best read up on these Intel boards and see what little nigglers stop you from pushing the CPU.

Im right in thinking that aslong as i get the Ram running at 1:1 then the speed will always be 2xFSB?
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Old 21-03-07, 12:49 PM
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yes m8 very easy just apply a ram divider via the bios

look something like this :



ok now you see the cpu:dram ratio well that what you have to change to get the right speed for your overclock
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Old 22-03-07, 09:23 AM
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Sorted, looks like i need to disable some of the CPU SpeedStep options in the bios.

Now got the chip running @ 3ghz with ease, could easy push this to 3.6 without stressing my RAM
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Old 22-03-07, 10:48 AM
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well done m8 post some pics of cpu-z so we can see what you get after some tweaking
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Old 22-03-07, 11:06 AM
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Push it further
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Old 22-03-07, 11:12 AM
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Nah, not without another cooler - currently running on the stock intel fan and the temps sit around 35-40c idle.

Plus tbh, im getting great FPS in game even after bumpin 4xMSAA and 16xAF at 1280x1024.

Been getting the following;

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CS Source 101fps (locked) constent on any map + HDR on!

Warsow 999fps constent LOL!

COD2 150-300fps in DX9 250-600fps in DX7!
Im so glad this upgrade has actually shown some performance increase, i've been through two graphic cards in the last 3 months (x1950 pro and 7950GX2) after moving from my x800xt pe AGP to PCIe and didnt see any improvment, infact things got WORSE!
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Old 22-03-07, 11:17 AM
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Good to hear mate, a Core2Duo is a great upgrade for a gaming machine
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Old 22-03-07, 11:20 AM
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Tbh the stock c2d cooler is pretty good. My temps havn't really changed after switching back to my water.
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