I ve got a pentium D 2.66ghz processor .... I wanted to overclock it a bit say make it reach upto 3ghz on each core.... I have heard that its a pretty good overclocker .... so cud i hope to reach 3ghz without ne xtra cooling?? Also since i am new to overclocking cud u tell me the basic steps to overclock this ?
1. Go to bios.
2. Set cpu and ram to manual/expert settings.
3. Lower ram frequency from 533 to 400, 667 to 500, etc. Don't change timing
4. Make sure ram have 1.8-1.9 voltage
5. Add voltage to FSB usually +.3 volts is max. Add .3v
6. Cpu voltage to 1.4v
7. Increase cpu frequency by 10 increments
9. Test for stability
10. Monitor temps.
11. Repeat until achieves 3Ghz or max stable setting.
You should have no problem going from 2.66 - 3Ghz. Assuming you have a good motherboard, ram and power supply.
Why? It took me less than 5 minutes to get the toms article by simply using the search function (the miracle thing noobs are afraid to use for some odd reason). There are 100's of threads about the 805 and ocing it and almost all of them refer back to the article. Next time I'll give him this link
I was wondering what'll be his next question. I hope it won't be "In reply to Chuckshissle : Yeah...there's so many steps, i know that, but how do i go into BIOS ?" or maybe "Should i open my case to go into BIOS ?"
well guys, i can give u a little piece of info,
i`m running Pentium D 805 @ 3GHz wih stock cooler
my mobo is MSI P965 Neo, well I found that it's not a good mobo for overclocking that much, as I got that it's support for FSB is 166MHz (max for this CPU may be and it can't adjust voltage), but I`m running fine, stable, max 56C temp,
I think I`ll rest in it for the winter, than i`ll buy a tharmal tek cooler and max the processor at 3.32. Than I`ll buy a Core 2 Duo 6600 after may be 1 year, than the price`ll be lower