Question E8400 in retro build...won't overclock

TechBloke

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Hi all. Got this retro build for some old games I picked up at a charity sale. Changed cpu 3.00ghz clock speed in bios to 3.1 to test. Pc does not post on first attempt then after 2nd time does boot into Windows but clock setting is ignored. Any ideas? No other settings changed. Would have thought vcore or anything else would be ok on default settings to achieve 3.1. Temps, benchmarking, ram, gpu....all good.
 

Kurtisdede

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To get to 3.1GHz, you had to increase the FSB, right?
Increasing the FSB also increases the RAM speed. It might be that your RAM is not capable of running faster than what it is rated for.
Try toning down the RAM speed.
 
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TechBloke

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Reduced ram speed without success. Really bugging me now! Will try again at weekend and report back. I know the cpu is old but it's all my retro gaming pc needs.
 

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