Originally Posted by BongWizard
first up... you've got speedstep enabled, which is great if you wanna keep cool, but for benchmarking i always turn it off (disable C1E and EIST in the BIOS)... thats a wicked VID... you should be able to push that thing fairly high... you'll obviously need some more voltage to get higher tho, so try increasing it to 1.325-1.35V in the BIOS (it'll come out around 1.28-1.3V after droop)... also, you'll want to increase the voltage on the NB (to between 1.2 and 1.3V)... make sure you've got your RAM up to its rated voltage (on the sticker on the DIMM) as well
try just bumping up the FSB with 1.325V on the core and see how high you can get it (monitor the temps of course... i usually let it get up to 70°C at full load)...
at high FSB and RAM clocks you might be able to stabilise it with a bit of clock skew (usually in Advanced Timings Controls)... if need be, try adding 100ps to the MCH and MAYBE 50ps to the CPU (only if the MCH skew doesnt stabilise it)
if you need any more help, you know where i am!!
Wow, Hussien was right to wait for you to post.
So my most basic question is do I KNOW that my base vcore is 1.100? And if so when u say to bump it up to 1.325 I would use +0.225 correct?
Same question for the NB, its on auto right now. How do I know my base voltage on it?
Would you suggest that I just dial in my ram for the rated voltage and timings and speed (taking it off auto completely)?
And finally should I take the vcore up to 1.325 right away and then just progressively increase the FSB while it stays stable? Or should I be slowly increasing the voltage as I go?
Thank you so much.
Oh, do my temps look ok to you?
(I feel like I had a pretty good baseline knowledge from doing research, but as this is my first O.C. I would love to just run all of this by you.)