OVERCLOCK E6550+ASROCK G41M-S3+8GB(4GBx2) CORSAIR RAM

February 17, 2012 at 11:36:20
Specs: Windows 7, e6550
Hello to all of you guys.I would appreciate your help cause i m completely noob,in overclocking my cpu.
As i write i built a system with this configuration E6550+ASROCK G41M-S3+8GB(4GBx2)1333mhz CORSAIR RAM.
All just fine.Except..i want to overclock my cpu but i m completely noob.
I tried this with octuner utility from asrock.
I see a pcie frequency at 100,a ratio at 7(i cannot increase it,only decrease it at 6.
And cpu frequency at 333.I m starting with 2-3 digits each time but when i reach 345 computer freezes.
I tried several different position of jumpers but with no result.
Can you help me do an overclocking through bios?
Thank you in advance experts!

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#1
February 17, 2012 at 12:17:12
Software overclocking rarely works well. Overclocking should be done thru the BIOS but I don't know how successful you're going to be with that setup. Make sure you have BIOS version 1.40.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.a...

The board only officially supports 1333MHz FSB (333MHz) but should be able to clock higher. The problem is the RAM is going to hold you back. You're going to have to underclock the RAM to be able to overclock the CPU, which means the CPU:DRAM ratio will not be optimal.


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#2
February 17, 2012 at 15:20:58
Thanks for your reply my friend.Please can you me more specific?As i told im completely noob!

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#3
February 17, 2012 at 21:13:54
He is saying your board is rated as a maximum FSB1333MHz which is a Frequency of 333MHz which is exactly what your CPU normally runs at. If you had an FSB800 CPU (200MHz freq.) or an FSB1066 CPU (266MHz Freq,) then you would have some headroom for overclocking it. I had a similar problem with an E8200 with a G41 board but I switched that CPU to another machine I built with a P43 board and got an E7500 at a good buy and I have been running that E7500 on the G41 at 3.54GHz and the E8200 on the P43 board at 3.2MHz FSB1600 for roughly a year and a half now.
It is unlikely you would get much more out of that set up, but if you wanted to try you would need to increase slightly your VCore (CPU voltage) by a notch or two and your chipset voltage by a very small amount (if it is going to support a higher FSB than 1333). Understand that overvolting is more dangerous to your CPU and motherboard than overclocking is and adds to your thermal load so you need to watch your temps too. IF you decide to go forward, you still will not be able to get much more out of it speed wise, your risks will be higher, and you will need to read up quite a bit more on overclocking and overvolting.
I would advise you to look for a good buy on a lower FSB CPU with a high multiplier like the E7500 I found or a P43/P45 motherboard which support FSB 1600. Remember that your memory is 1300 so if you go over on that (overclocking your memory) you will have another factor effecting your stability so for that to work you would probably need to increase your memory voltage by a tenth and loosen up on your memory's timings (which I doubt you want to mess with). Too much to try at once anyway...
Note that your Frequency setting multiplied times 4 is your FSB number.

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


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#4
February 17, 2012 at 23:33:53
Respect Fingers ...You saved me grom a lot of effort without a reason.I would start reading about overclocking and find another cpu to make some experiments.For one more time thank u both.

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#5
March 9, 2012 at 08:00:43
i also have the same cpu,motherboard and ram(E6550+ASROCK G41M-S3+8GB(4GBx2)1333mhz CORSAIR RAM)...not overclocked and don't want to...
but...when i use only one dimm of ram everything is ok!
if i use 2 dims(2x4gb)i get a blue screen! why is that so? what can i do?
thnx

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#6
March 9, 2012 at 10:18:16
@tsakirakos,

Start your own thread in the hardware forum.


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#7
May 31, 2012 at 20:25:55
Hello friend, I'm from Brazil my name is Marco Paulo, I am expert in oververclock, your overclocking does not work because its components are already working at maximum, you need a processor that the FSB is 1066 or less so as the board and the memories will be running at 266 x 4 = 1066 in this case you can increase the FSB to 333 x 4 = 1333 so I think you'll understand. Let's make an assumption in the case of a Pentium E2200 with FSB 800 11X multiplier will show in the bios 200 FSB x 4 = 800 clocked at 2.2GHz you can put your FSB 233x11 = 266x11 = 2.5 Ghz or 2.9 Ghz, if you put the FSB to 333x11 = 3,6 Ghz but such an increase would require more energy and your board should possiri function to increase the V-core so you can make this increase without the computer blue screen, I have helped if you want more information contact mpgnew@hotmail.com.

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#8
June 1, 2012 at 05:10:49
@ mpgnew,

Based on your response, you are NOT an expert at overclocking.


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