Automatic OC utlity changes my OC settings?

Hi there,
I have a Biostar TP-43 that came with several OC tools.

I've been running my E6300 (1.86 stock) at 2.1 GHz fine for a couple months (with my PC6400 800MHz RAM
clocked at 750MHz)

Today, when I went to OC it in BIOS a bit more, I changed the FSB to 320 (to get 2240 MHz) and my
RAM to ~780MHz

However, when I went to the desktop, I used the OC program's "test" feature, and my OC program changed all my settings to 333FSB and changed the RAM to 800MHz. I rebooted, saw that the BIOS was still the the changes were from the program itself after BIOS bootup.

My CPU temps are around 42'C w/ ~1.25-1.3Volts.

Should I let the program just OC my comp or should I disable it and do it manually?

I see.
Is 2.3 a safe OC range for the E6300? I've looked up articles where people OC anywhere from 2.1 to over 3GHz for it.

I've had the comp for a while so it's an old cpu (3+ years old) so I don't want to stress it too much and let it last as long as possible
The system with the E6300 has a P43 Biostar mobo, 2GB DDR2 800MHz PC-6400 RAM (1x2GB stick running at single channel), and a slightly OCed ATI 4650 version GDDR2

(although for some reason, the memory clock for the 4650 is under clocked at 400Mhz, as opposed to most versions which have it at 500Mhz)

The PSU is a 305watt Dell power supply with 18amps on the 12v rail.


Apr 16, 2009
It should overclock fine in the BIOS, funny how my friend's system has a P43 motherboard aswell. Is the 4650 showing 400Mhz in AMD Overdrive? If it is it'll jump to 500Mhz when something 3d kicks in. ie,. game or video.

Leave it at 1:1. Even if RAM runs slower, real world performance is not affected.