Overclocking e8500, how do i know the right v-core

liascm

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hi all

i recently got a new 780i motherboard and a coolermaster v8 cooler too be able too achieve high results whilst overclocking my dual core e8500, im new too overclocking so not sure of everything, i know about raising the fsb will give you a higher clock speed, but whilst raising this i know im gonna need too raise my v core,how do i know what too put it up too or what too put it down too, how do i know when its stable and in-stable, i was looking too get around 4ghz maybe 4.2ghz, i have the p5n-t deluxe motherboard, should i set my fsb, boot into windows, run a stress for a few hours and then what, if the computer crashes should i set the v core up slightly until the computer dosent crash

thanks everyone
 

liascm

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i've read this guide, i couldnt find the answer i was looking for, is it possible you could please answer the question instead of giving me a link, would be very much appreciated
 

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OK, if you've read the OCing guides you will know about stress testing your system for stability and what programs you need to run (prime,OCCT,ITB) and how to run them. You will also know that you will need to lock your your PCIE to a given value and you need to manually set the Ram timings, Dramv, FSB, Vcore, VTT, PLL, GTL Ref voltages, NBv, SBv, FSB Strap, Etc. to OC your system.

OH yeh, your question can't be answered because your system could be crashing because of your Ram, your vcore, your NB voltage, Etc. Without all this Bios information no one can say for sure WHY your computer is crashing. SO, it might be a good idea to look over a couple of OCing guides and get a good handle on all the Bios options.

If you are doing this for the first time your best bet is to load all voltages in the Bios to there default values and work your way up, changing only one thing at a time and testing after. Slow, long process but you will learn what needs to be changed and when.

As for the processors specs:
http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLAPK

For more info you have to download the Data Sheet.

Good Luck