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Old 08-23-2008, 12:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help optimizing new build please.

I've searched the forums here, the manufacturers forums and did the regular google searching but I am still unsure of how to get the most out of my new system I just built. I've tried a few things and it seems that I kept messing up my system and screwing up the settings. I really don't want to fry my new build, so I thought I would be cautious and consult the experts.

I'm not looking to significantly overclock anything, I just want to make sure I am at least getting the most out of my stock hardware. The only thing I would probably like to overclock is the CPU E2180 to 2.2 or 2.4 ghz.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

My basic hardware rundown:

Intel e2180
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Rev. 2 updated bios
Western Digital WD6400aaks
Antec Earthwatts 500
8600gt 256
4gb (4 x 1gb) OCZ SLI-Ready DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel 5-5-5-15 timing 2.1v-2.3v #OCZ2N1066SR2GK

I couldn't take a screen shot of my bios so I wrote the important (at least I think) information currently set into my bios. They are in order per menu. Please let me know if you need any more info:

IDE Channel 3 - WDC WD6400aaks
IDEChannel 4 - NEC DVD
Nothing on 0-3 Channel

HDD Smart Capability - disabled
Limit CPUID - disabled
Execute Memory Protect - enabled
CPU Enhanced Halt - enabled
CPU Thermal Monitoring - enabled
CPU EIST Function - enabled

Sata AHCI Mode - disabled
ata Port 0-1 Native Mode - disabled
Parallel Port Mode - SPD

ACPI Suspend Type - S3 (STR
HPEI Support - enabled
HPEI Mode - 64 bit

Vcore - 1.348v
DDR18v - 1.840v
+3.3v - 3.376
+12v - 12.048v

Robust Graphics Booster - auto
CPU Clock Ratio - x10
CPU Frequency - 2.00 ghz (200 x10
CPU Host Clock Control - disabled
CPU Host Frequency - 200
PCI Express Frequency - auto
CIA2 - disabled
Performance Enhance - Turbo
System Memory Multiplier (SPD) - auto
Memory Frequency (MHZ) - 667 and 667
*****System Voltage Optimized*****
System Voltage Control - auto
PCI-E Overvoltage Control - normal
FSB Overvoltage Control - normal
(G)MCH - Overvoltage Control - normal
CPU - Overvoltage Control - normal
Normal CPU Vcore - 1.32500v

Please, any help would be greatly appreciated and would be a learning opportunity for me.
DDR2 Overvoltage Control - normal
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