Overclocking for Beginers?

filthy_beava

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Sup guys.

Finally got my Comp up and running.

MB: Asus p5n-e sli
Ram/Memory: Corsair DDR2 800 pc6400 1gx2
Cpu: Intel E6300 1.86 GHz
Gfx: ati 1900GT ( yes, New cards will be coming soon)
Psu: Ulta 550w Atx
Case: Ultra Aluminus Full Tower
Keyboard: Razer Tarantula
Mouse: Razer Copperhead
Headset: Razer Piranha
I worked at Fry's Electronice for a while and everyone knew alot about computes except me, this is my first build and i love it. Everyone at work was talking about O/C potential for the e6300 and this board and somehow o/c the Ram also. i have no clue how to do these things and if its even worth it. could someone tell me the pros and cons of this? and maybe some steps on how to do so?
i use this comp for gaming, and i plan to get 2x Nvidia 9600's in a couple months.
but im not sure about this whole O/C craze and if i could really benifit as a gamer . .

any feedback/comments would be inviting. Thanks in advance.
Danny.
 

filthy_beava

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Man . . i have no clue what you just said to me . .lol. like i said i dont know all that much about computers . . i mean i did build mine, but any knuckle head can build a computer . .lol
 

ausch30

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I have the P5N32-E SLI and a E6300 and it's not the best combination for overclocking. I have had mine stable at FSB1600@2.8Ghz, it took a lot of work to get there, and I've had it as high as FSB1900@3.325 and it booted and ran but when tested it failed. The E6300 is a good chip at 2.8 but one day my system failed to boot and I couldn't get it to overclock again, it runs fine at stock but the slightest increase causes instability.

The problem is the 7x multiplier combined with the poor power handling of the P5N. You need to use extremely high FSB speeds to get good performance out of the chip which is why most at this time suggest something like the E2160 or E2180 which are both very inexpensive and have a 9x and 10x multiplier which makes overclocking easy.

I'll let you know from first hand experience that there is a night and day difference with that CPU between stock and overclocked. The E6300 stock is a fairly slow chip (sometimes frustratingly so) while overclocked it is a good performer.

Give it a shot and I hope you have better luck than I did.
 

iluvgillgill

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you need to boost the voltage quite alot.dont be scare to do it.


ausch30 i guess you didnt other voltage apart from vcore and ram?because i have done it so many times way over 1600 with different high and low multiplier.maybe you got a poor board?
 

ausch30

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I played with all the voltages and yes I think I might have gotten a poor board or chip.

filthy- One thing to look at is the stepping of your CPU, mine is L2 which many have said is not as good at overclocking as the B3. Download and run CPUZ and look under Revision and it will tell you.