safe pci-e frequenncy?

Microsoft Windows vista home basic
November 22, 2009 at 11:57:46
Specs: ubuntu 9.10, core2 duo E4300 1.8 ghz/1gb ddr2 800 mhz
i want to know what a safe pci-e frequency is. as you can see, i have a E4300 and want to perform the pinmad found here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/2...

would this step up my pci-e frequency? i was just wondering, because i don't want to lose another OS (although i did back up this time) doesn't increasing the FSB also increase the pci-e frequency?

just thought i would play it safe and ask.


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#1
November 22, 2009 at 12:35:39
"doesn't increasing the FSB also increase the pci-e frequency?"

Yes, but most boards have a BIOS setting that allows you to lock it down. Set it to 100MHz & leave it.

Did you try overclocking your E4300 yet? The pin mod may not even be necessary.


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#2
November 22, 2009 at 12:45:27
i have a dell board, so the pin mod is the only overclocking i can do. so, i dont have a setting to lock it.

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#3
November 22, 2009 at 14:00:27
i think that moving my bus speed from 200 to 266 would make my pci-e jump to 133... is that right? im new to this kind of thing...

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#4
November 22, 2009 at 15:45:55
Do you even know if your motherboard supports 1066MHz FSB?

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#5
November 22, 2009 at 18:36:21
i know it supports a couple processors that have 1066mhz FSB (i went to the dell site and had upgrades for my computer, one was a Xeon with 1066mhz FSB) i really like overclocking, and really want a way to do it with a dell mobo. i finally found it, and need to know if the data on my HDD is safe...

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#6
November 22, 2009 at 19:03:30
First of all, the data on a hdd is never safe; that's why backups and disk images exist. To further risk loss of data that is not backed up by modifying a system is simply moronic.

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#7
November 23, 2009 at 14:39:36
my data is backed up in a .tar.gz file.

i just want to know if my pci-e frequency would go up. and if it does, would it be safe for my HDD and my video card?


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#8
November 23, 2009 at 14:59:56
"i just want to know if my pci-e frequency would go up"

I honestly can't answer that for sure. My guess would be that if the board officially supports 1066MHz FSB & the mod converts your CPU from 800MHz to 1066MHz FSB, you *probably* won't have a problem. Personally, I wouldn't do it.

"and if it does, would it be safe for my HDD and my video card?"

If it did, neither your data nor your video card would be safe.


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#9
November 24, 2009 at 19:41:28
ok, thats what i wanted.

i think i will do it anyway, because, like you said, it probably wont go up. i think it is worth the risk.


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