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need help with overclocking, please need tips.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

im new to pc building, i managed to build my setup at around $100. i want to overclock my cpu, its a core 2 quad q8400 paired with asrock g41c-gs and 8gb ddr3 1333 ram. there is no core voltage option in my mb only fsb speed and pcie . without understanding what i did i just incrementally increased the fsb until i got 360 and 105 on the pcie ,i got 2.87 ghz . 

is there anyway to increase this? 

if i change the pcie back to 100 the screen is just black, and if i even increase the fsb by 1 point the same happens.

 

in the bios however it did state that before you use ddr3 memory pls use the jumper settings 2-3 instead of 1-2. and i i did that, only what happened is that my cpu benches got halved, and in task manager only read 2.66ghz the stock speed, but in cpu z read 2.88.

 

is there anything im missing here? i mean the cpu is 1333 fsb and my ram is 1333, and if there would be any difference in overclocking if the jumper setting was placed on 2-3?.  i also get a flash on my screen on boot that cmos settings wrong when i place the jumper.

 

any input, pls. i dont have access to ebay or amazon as im in asia so i cant order specific things.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, UltraVires said:

im new to pc building, i managed to build my setup at around $100. i want to overclock my cpu, its a core 2 quad q8400 paired with asrock g41c-gs and 8gb ddr3 1333 ram. there is no core voltage option in my mb only fsb speed and pcie . without understanding what i did i just incrementally increased the fsb until i got 360 and 105 on the pcie ,i got 2.87 ghz . 

is there anyway to increase this? 

if i change the pcie back to 100 the screen is just black, and if i even increase the fsb by 1 point the same happens.

 

in the bios however it did state that before you use ddr3 memory pls use the jumper settings 2-3 instead of 1-2. and i i did that, only what happened is that my cpu benches got halved, and in task manager only read 2.66ghz the stock speed, but in cpu z read 2.88.

 

is there anything im missing here? i mean the cpu is 1333 fsb and my ram is 1333, and if there would be any difference in overclocking if the jumper setting was placed on 2-3?.  i also get a flash on my screen on boot that cmos settings wrong when i place the jumper.

 

any input, pls. i dont have access to ebay or amazon as im in asia so i cant order specific things.

 

 

Going from 2.6 to 2.8Ghz will yield zero real world performance gain.  Only benchmarks will show a few FPS more.  Not worth it my friend, that processor is dead chip walking.  Its time you upgrade instead of trying to get 200Mhz overclock which does nothing in the real world.  OC it to 4Ghz now were talking.. and you can even go higher.


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GO to BIOS and choose optimal defaults and save it, this time it should boot up hopefully.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

thanks for the quick response dude, yeah, i definetly need an upgrade, but this is what i got now, until i get the x58 board and the xeon x3470. i dont need anything fancy tho as i only play dota. i can almost run it at ultra settings at 60 fps, but im at 45-50 something, so i thought i could squeeze a few more.

 

il try the bios defaults tho. i was terrified that i screwed it up because after setting the jumper it literally gave me half the fps in dota. even after removing the cmos battery it didnt go back to stock. but somehow removing 1 stick of ram and resetting the bios did? 

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56 minutes ago, UltraVires said:

thanks for the quick response dude, yeah, i definetly need an upgrade, but this is what i got now, until i get the x58 board and the xeon x3470. i dont need anything fancy tho as i only play dota. i can almost run it at ultra settings at 60 fps, but im at 45-50 something, so i thought i could squeeze a few more.

 

il try the bios defaults tho. i was terrified that i screwed it up because after setting the jumper it literally gave me half the fps in dota. even after removing the cmos battery it didnt go back to stock. but somehow removing 1 stick of ram and resetting the bios did? 

I have no idea why the RAM is now giving you issue.  Drop both in and get into BIOS and set to optimal defaults,, boot back up and don't OC the video card and tell us what happens.


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