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Re: noobie o/c'ing

Discussion in 'Overclocking' started by ~misfit~, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. ~misfit~

    ~misfit~ Guest

    Somewhere on teh intarweb "Dumbo" typed:
    > I have previously had a couple of AMD PC's which I toyed with, an
    > Opteron144 (ran at 2.6GHz) and an FX55 (which just wouldn't run above
    > 2.6GHz), and I decided to try an Intel based system. I bought
    > an Asus Striker Extreme mobo and Q6600 (been assured it ran at 3.5GHz
    > on air in a P5K board) with a Freezer 7 Pro cooler and 2 Gig of DDR2
    > 800 ram (Corsair PC6400 TwinX). I bought this mobo because it was an
    > ROG board and thought it would overclock with ease. How wrong I
    > was. I tried upping the memory, FSB and vcore voltages but it all
    > still fails above 2.8GHz. I so wanted a 3GHz System for gaming
    > etc.... My vista score is 5.3 because of my slow Hitachi 500GB SATA
    > hard drive but memory is good for 5.8 (915 MHz overclock at standard
    > voltage).
    > How do I figure out What is holding me back? The CPU goes to 2.8GHz
    > at standard voltage but no higher (except temp) when I increase
    > vcore! Even after lowering the memory ratio and increasing the FSB
    > the whole lot bogs down. Is it a dud board or bad BIOS version (1305)
    > for overclocking. I thought spending extra on the mobo would mean
    > better overclocking than a p35 Gigabyte or the likes.


    P35 is the best chipset for overclocking Intel CPUs. Check all the 'world
    records' and see what chipset they use....
    --
    Shaun.

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    ~misfit~, Aug 4, 2008
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