Safe Overclocking P5B/E6600

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Hello,

I just got a E6600 and a P5B DX.

Memory:- Geil 2GB CAS 4 PC6400 at 800MHZ
Case: Antec P180
Video: x1950xtx

I am using the intel stock fan and the 3 Antec fan in the case are at low level.

I want to safely overclock just a little bit my CPU.

Could you please let me know what would be your recommendation?

I'm really not looking into breaking a new OC record but just getting a bit more from my kit.

Thanks,
David
 
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Set your pci to 33.33mhz
Set your Dram as close to 800 as possible
disable speedstep
Disable C1e
set memory (chipset) to 4-4-4-12
set CPU vcore to 1.35
Set Vdimm to 2.1
 
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Thanks w3bbo - I really appreciate your help and will try what you suggest.

Do you think I could increase the PCI Frequency as well?

I have the bios version 614. I think the speedstep option was removed. Am I right?

Thanks again.
 
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esieens said:
Thanks w3bbo - I really appreciate your help and will try what you suggest.

Do you think I could increase the PCI Frequency as well?

I have the bios version 614. I think the speedstep option was removed. Am I right?

Thanks again.

You can up the pci frequency, I have mine set to 110 which allows me a slightly higher overclock on the graphics card. Be carefull though and take it one step at a time.

It sounds like you have caught the overclocking bug!..GL :)
 
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Hello All - made the changes recommended.

You can find the CPU-Z results there: http://www.perrault.eclipse.co.uk/untitled.jpg

Is everything ok? Any recommendation?

Finally i have not changed the pci express frequency as I read it ihas very little impact on performance.

Also my ideal CPU temperature is 49C and under load i'mgoing in the 56C territory is it safe?

Thanks
 
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Yeah it's safe into the 60s although you don't want to be going too far into them if poss. With the stock cooler that's excellent.
 
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BTW - after playing FEAR for an hour I got a warning in PCProbe - MB temperature at 45C. Is that really a problem?

BTW - dows anybody know what the Asus aacenter.exe is useful for? It is loaded on boot.

THanks
 
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I get similar temps (and a warning). I was a bit concerned as well so I checked the Asus forums. It seems that's a normal temp but there's also a lot of threads on bad sensor readings so it could be wrong. I'm going to leave it a while and if there's any instability i'll remove the NB heatsink and stick some AS5 on.
 
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esieens said:
BTW - after playing FEAR for an hour I got a warning in PCProbe - MB temperature at 45C. Is that really a problem?

BTW - dows anybody know what the Asus aacenter.exe is useful for? It is loaded on boot.

THanks

My motherboard was at 53-56 degrees prior to cleaning it up and inserting some fans for airflow.
 
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