Solved how do i overclock my intel dual core e5200

July 8, 2011 at 08:07:55
Specs: windows7 ultimate, intel dual core e5200 @2.5ghz
Any help on how i could overclock my e5200 from 2.5ghz to like 3.0ghz. On factory cooling without any additional cooling method introduced. Is there any danger in overclocking so as not to fry my cpu.

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July 8, 2011 at 10:31:27
"overclocking will give you very little if any more performance and the danger that comes with it is much greater"

100% incorrect. Overclocking can reap HUGE performance benefits & as long as you know what you're doing & are sensible about it, there's little or no danger. All modern CPUs (both AMD & Intel) have built-in thermal protection. It's virtually impossible to overheat a modern CPU to death, however, you CAN kill a CPU by overvolting. Once again, if you're sensible about it, you will have no problems.

Unfortunately, your board is based on a crappy VIA chipset. The BIOS doesn't support all the overclocking features you need to get the most out of your CPU, but you can at least overclock it somewhat. The 2 main things you need to keep in mind are: 1.) the faster the FSB, the better the performance, 2.) always try maintain a CPU:DRAM frequency ratio of 1:1 or 1:2 .

One good thing about the E5200 is that it has a high default multiplier of 12.5x meaning that you have numerous possible clock configurations. The settings you need to tweak will be found in the Performance Booster Zone menu. Your board offically supports up to 1066MHz FSB (266MHz frequency), so with any luck, you should be able to hit 3.067GHz (11.5 x 266MHz) without any problems & without increasing the CPU voltage. Unfortunately there is no CPU voltage adjustment or you would be able to clock the CPU much higher. Make sure to adjust the RAM to run at 266MHz (DDR533) as well, even if you have DDR2-667 or DDR2-800. Lock the PCIe at 100MHz & disable Spread Spectrum.

It would help to know the speed of your RAM because there are other possibilities. For example: 3.167GHz (9.5 x 333MHz) with RAM at 333MHz (DDR667) or 3.2GHz (8 x 400MHz) with RAM at 400MHz (DDR800).

EDIT: I just noticed something. The E5200 is NOT on the CPU support list:

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb...



#1
July 8, 2011 at 08:14:11
overclocking used to be good for computers from before 2005, nowadays processors are being built for maximum output. overclocking will give you very little if any more performance and the danger that comes with it is much greater.

the easiest way to speed up your PC is to give it more RAM.

in regards to overclocking - this depends on your BIOS(motherboard) capabilities.


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#2
July 8, 2011 at 08:15:29
and for my mob, i use a biostar p4m890-m7 fe.

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#3
July 8, 2011 at 09:32:43
i heard that the e5200 has a 45nm core, it runs cooler and its a great overclocker. It could hit 3.8ghz. My mob supports intel dual and core 2 duo cpu. Its a biostar p4m890-m7 fe.

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#4
July 8, 2011 at 10:31:27
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"overclocking will give you very little if any more performance and the danger that comes with it is much greater"

100% incorrect. Overclocking can reap HUGE performance benefits & as long as you know what you're doing & are sensible about it, there's little or no danger. All modern CPUs (both AMD & Intel) have built-in thermal protection. It's virtually impossible to overheat a modern CPU to death, however, you CAN kill a CPU by overvolting. Once again, if you're sensible about it, you will have no problems.

Unfortunately, your board is based on a crappy VIA chipset. The BIOS doesn't support all the overclocking features you need to get the most out of your CPU, but you can at least overclock it somewhat. The 2 main things you need to keep in mind are: 1.) the faster the FSB, the better the performance, 2.) always try maintain a CPU:DRAM frequency ratio of 1:1 or 1:2 .

One good thing about the E5200 is that it has a high default multiplier of 12.5x meaning that you have numerous possible clock configurations. The settings you need to tweak will be found in the Performance Booster Zone menu. Your board offically supports up to 1066MHz FSB (266MHz frequency), so with any luck, you should be able to hit 3.067GHz (11.5 x 266MHz) without any problems & without increasing the CPU voltage. Unfortunately there is no CPU voltage adjustment or you would be able to clock the CPU much higher. Make sure to adjust the RAM to run at 266MHz (DDR533) as well, even if you have DDR2-667 or DDR2-800. Lock the PCIe at 100MHz & disable Spread Spectrum.

It would help to know the speed of your RAM because there are other possibilities. For example: 3.167GHz (9.5 x 333MHz) with RAM at 333MHz (DDR667) or 3.2GHz (8 x 400MHz) with RAM at 400MHz (DDR800).

EDIT: I just noticed something. The E5200 is NOT on the CPU support list:

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb...


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#5
July 8, 2011 at 11:08:51
May be because e5200 use the same architecture as core 2 duo.

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#6
July 9, 2011 at 03:29:51
great! How do i adjust the ram to run at that value, and i jst checked d performance booster zone the cpu can b clock from 200min to 400max, what value do i enter so as to hit 3.0ghz. It feels great to knw dat there is no need 4 additional cooling system.

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#7
July 9, 2011 at 07:22:02
Enter BIOS then Advanced BIOS Features -> CPU feature -> disable CIE Function, use Esc key to go back to BIOS main menu.

Perfomance Booster Zone -> set CPU clock to 333 and reduce CPU Clock Ratio to 9x.
Make sure this the value of Async PCIE CLOCK stays to 100, disable Spread Spectrum.
Enter DRAM Clock/Drive Control and change DRAM Clock to 333mhz. Save changes and exit.

If the system post CPU will run at 3.0ghz.

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#8
July 9, 2011 at 08:16:31
i found all those values but couldnt find the cpu clock ratio. Where wil i find and set it to 9x?

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#9
July 9, 2011 at 08:39:17
From BIOS menu find Peformance Booster Zone.

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#10
July 9, 2011 at 19:39:29
CPU clock ratio, also called: CPU multiplier

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#11
July 10, 2011 at 02:06:38
i hope i can still go back to the original values anytime i want? Incase the need arises.

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#12
July 10, 2011 at 02:23:13
Yes

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#13
July 10, 2011 at 05:12:31
If you ever need to you just use the feature 'Reset Defaults' or 'Set Optimal Settings' (or similar) Save and Exit. And you will be at your original settings or what the BIOS reads from the CPU and RAM and it's defaults as the 'best' settings.
You probably should write down the settings anyway and keep a log of all settings you try and notes on the results, temperatures, and stability testing.
Some 'tools' you should have (if you don't already) are:
Speedfan (or similar): for reading internal temperatures and fan speeds
CPU-Z: for reading the results of your overclocking
Prime95 (or similar): for stress/stability testing
Memtest: to test your memory in case instability is not fixed by a small voltage increase

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#14
July 10, 2011 at 09:37:39
i don't have those tools, i was told earlier that overheating my cpu wil not be a problem that i can run it at 3.0ghz with factory cooling. But if those tools are necessary how do i get them?
Most expecially the prime 95, cpu-z and memory. I surely hope i dont need additional cooling devices because that might b a problem. I am 4rm nigeria.

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#15
July 10, 2011 at 15:03:42
At those settings you should be just fine, but it is always good to monitor your temperature just after you set an overclock just to be sure.
Downloads:
CPU-Z: http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/cpu-... (Ignore the advertisement at the top and look at "Download Now".
SpeedFan: http://www.almico.com/speedfan443.exe
Memtest86: http://www.memtest86.com/ (download ISO image and burn to CDr as bootable disk)
Prime95 you can Google as easily as I just did these others, there is a 32bit and 64bit version you will have to select.

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#16
July 10, 2011 at 16:05:35
I believe OP is scared to oc his CPU.

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#17
July 10, 2011 at 20:29:11
He should should read up and learn more about overclocking. Google will bring the world to him if he reaches out.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#18
July 11, 2011 at 15:20:13
i might not really be a 'guru' lyk u guys. But wit d right directions i think i wil b able 2 make out something. Nobody is dat perfect, the overclocking was sucessful! I wil let u guys knw wen i download those softwares.



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