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Old 07-18-2008, 12:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well basically i just ordered a new computer. parts come in tmw. And i was wondering if i will be able to overclock my cpu and ram with my build.

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I will be using the stock intel fan/heatsink for now. Also I will need to know how much voltage and change in the cpu speed for my system to run stable and faster than stock settings.

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depending on your VID, which is the lowest voltage your cpu will stably run at, you should be able to take it up to 3.0~3.2 without voltage increase. If you have a low vid you might be able to hit 3.3ish without voltage, but i doubt that, and you do not want to put too much voltage into the cpu on stock cooling because stock cooling is designed for keeping temps stable at stock voltage.
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thank you peter il tell you my VID tmw.

Hmm on my CPU retail box it says BATCH#: L806A633 and under it, it says 1.35v max.

Okay it appears my CPU Voltage is 1.224 on deafult in BIOS settings installing Vista 64 bit atm but anyone know how much to overclock and how? =P Thanks!

Also my cpu runs at 42 C on idle im using stock heatsink and 5 120mm fans and 1 200m fan
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go into the bios, and go to the FSB and increase it a bit, then stress test it.
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superpi (32million) prime95, orthos, 3dmark06, occt.
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np. if you have any more questions feel free to ask.
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Well this is the new RAM im getting Newegg.com - OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory. 1. Is this running at 800MHz?
2.If i raise my FSB to 400MHz how will it affect my RAM?
3. Also do you think I can hit 3.6 (400x9) on air cooling? my VID is 1.224 and I have a stock intel heatsink 5x 120mm Fans All set on high and 1x 200mm Fan set on high also.
4. And any ideas on how much voltage I will have to increase for RAM and CPU?
5.If my mobo says the max FSB supported is 1600 MHz is this really the cap or can I go higher than this

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1. yes
2. it will oc your ram
3. you'll need an aftermarket heatsink
4. for 3.6 anywhere from 1.4-1.5 usually. It varies alot.
5. No, just means it natively supports 1600mhz. It'll oc higher w/out a problem.
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