Should I push my E8400 a bit futher?

Furious1988

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I bought AC Freezer 7 PRO.. and overclocked my E8400 to 3740mhz.. I noticed whenever I try to go higher than 3800 the pc has boot issues and when it resets again the overclock just resets.. so I was wondering if it's an issue of voltages..

My motherboard is EP43-S3L.. the minimum voltage I can add is 0.5v at a time.. it's at 1.25 currently.

Is it safe? I want to reach about 3.9ghz..

I ran prime95 for 7 hours with this overclock and had 0 errors and warnings.. peak temprature was 55 degrees celsius

FSB:DRAM ratio is 1:1.. DRAM Freq is currently 415mhz (400 originally) so is there going to be an issue for the memories too?

 

theAnimal

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Did you read the OCing guide? Have you changed any other voltages?
 

calinkula

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Do you mean you can only add 0.05V at a time? 0.5V would be a huge jump.

I think you have a little more room on the CPU if you really wanted to push it up some.

The RAM will be the one to manage. Not sure what type of memory you are using, but good RAM should be able to OC to what you would need. Probably have to relax the memory timings and/or bump up the voltage a step to get it stable.