How to complete computer overclock

November 21, 2010 at 20:08:09
Specs: Windows Vista
Hey guys,

I wanna overclock my entire PC or what ever I can.

Here are my specs

PCU-Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @2.66
MOBO-Asus Striker II Extreme

If you have any tutorials or can explain how to OVERCLOCK my pcu and graphics card. that would be great thanks!

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November 21, 2010 at 21:31:08

4GB of what?

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November 21, 2010 at 23:04:22
4GB of Kingston ddr3 thats all my sticks say. If you know of how I can find exactly what i got please help!

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November 22, 2010 at 00:33:44

650w psu is meaningless, we need to know the +12V Rail Amps

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November 22, 2010 at 04:58:23
"4GB of Kingston ddr3"

DDR3 what? 1066? 1333? 1600? etc? It makes a difference with the overclock settings.

As X86 pointed out, you should also list your power supply specs. You can find the amperages listed on the label.

example of power supply label

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November 22, 2010 at 11:57:05
speed is 666.7 MHz
Module Size 2048 MB
PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM Kingston


there are so many numbers i dont know what you need. So i found the specs online.

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November 22, 2010 at 15:01:27
You just Paste: Max Output:

+3.3V@30A, +5V@54A, +12V1@20A, +12V2@20A, -5V@0.5A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.5A

I read online that some had problems with your board, but the ones that didn't were happy with it. Your power supply should handle OC your CPU. Your Graphics card is already 'OC' as per your description so leave it alone. Your RAM will be fine, just keep it running within its limits (1333DDR3).
Since I am not as familiar with DDR3 or your board, I will let others supply you with more details, but your CPU should run well at 400MHz x 8= 3200MHz or 3.2GHz.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.

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November 22, 2010 at 18:28:59
"+3.3V@30A, +5V@54A"

The +5v rail is probably the most underused rail of the main three (+3.3v, +5v, +12v). There's no need to have 54A on the +5v, but by doing that, the manufacturer can falsely inflate the wattage rating. 24A would be much more reasonable leaving the other 30A basically useless. 5v x 30A = 150W, so your PSU is closer to be a 500W unit than a 650W unit.

Yes, a lot of problems with that board. Look at the rating & check the feedback.

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November 22, 2010 at 19:30:00
Could you explain how to OC it to 3.2GHz?

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November 22, 2010 at 21:02:02
First you will need to read up on overclocking to get familiar with the terms and what is reasonable and what is not reasonable to expect. Second you will need a few 'Tools': CPUID and SpeedFan are needed to monitor your overclock including what it is running at as well as the temperatures (a sign of a problem if you are getting abnormally high temperatures). You will have to read up on what is normal here so you might realize problems before they can damage hardware (Yes this is possible). You will need a stress tester (Prime 95 64bit is generally recommended here) to test for system stability. If you have not yet,download your manual from ASUS and read the BIOS settings section and compare what you have learned with what is shown. I DO NOT have experience with this board, so everything from this point on is from what I understand of your manual. There are others here who have a lot more OC experience here than me, so if they disagree with me, I may very well be off on something. That said, here is what I think should work for you:

AI OverClock Tuner: Manual
Overclock Options: Disabled
CPU Multiplier: 8
FSB Memory Clock Mode: Linked
FSB Memory Ratio: 1:1
FSB (QDR) MHZ: 1600 (On most boards if I am correct here I would use '400' MHz as the base freq. which is multiplied by 4 to achieve the FSB of 1600, but I believe they are asking for the FSB number here which would be 1600)[Anyone jump in if I am wrong here]
PCIe Bus Slot (All): 100
Voltages: Auto (for now)
C1E: Disabled
SpeedStep: Disabled

If it will not run stable here, try backing down on the CPU multiplier to 7 and see if you can get it stable there first (If so, then a minor VCore Voltage adjustment (+) may be needed).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.

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November 23, 2010 at 11:38:22
After i do all that, where do i look to see that it says my cpu is now at 3.2?

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November 23, 2010 at 17:48:30
Right click on 'Computer' of 'My Computer' and select properties....Or....Run CPU-Z.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.

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November 28, 2010 at 02:36:35
hello guys pls help me with this

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93Ghz
MSI G31-TM P31 (MS-7529)
1GB PC2-6400(400MHz)Kingston
1GB PC2-6400(400MHz)Patriot
timing table at CPU-Z


Core Speed 2006.8 MHz - 3679.8 MHz
Multiplier x6.0 - x11
BUS Speed 334.5 MHz
Rated FSB 1337.9 MHz

Freq. 266mhz 333mhz 400mhz
CAS# Latency 4.0 5.0 6.0
RAS# to CAS# 4 5 6
RAS# Precharge 4 5 6
tRAS 12 15 18
tRC 16 20 24
Voltage 1.8 1.8 1.8


DRAM Freq 418.MHZ
CAS# Latency(CL) 5.0 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 5.0 clocks
RAS# Precharge(tRP) 5 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 15 clocks
Row Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC) 44 clocks
Command Rate 2T

Graphics Card NVDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB,Core 550MHz,Shaders 1400MHz,Memory 400MHz,Bus Width 128bits

Dude whats your opinion in here.......tnx alot

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November 28, 2010 at 05:33:56
Hijacking someone else's post is bad manners and not likely to get you the information you want.
The most I will say until you repost yourself is:
Get a matching set DDR2 800MHz Dual Channel RAM
Run your Base Freq. at 400MHz with CPU Mult. at 8 (later try 9 if stable) (Try Mult 7 if you have posting problems)
400*8=3200MHz=3.2GHz - - - 400*9=3600MHz=3.6GHz
run your RAM at 800MHzDDR2 (400MHz x memory multiplier 2.0) Ratio 1:1
That gives you FSB 400*4=1600FSB
PCIe at 100
Disable Speedstep, C1E state, etc.
And watch your temperature in Speedfan while testing stability.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.

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