Solved Overclocking an E6550 (Software OC)

February 28, 2012 at 05:07:56
Specs: Windows 7, E6550 C2D / 3GB
I Need to know my options for overclocking my E6550 Core 2 Duo @2.33 GHz (65 Conroe) on stock coolers. Using Software OC such as ClockGen since my motherboard is completely Locked ( DG33FB) So if you do decide to help me give me a detailed info (please) on the FSB , Clockrates etc (Tested hopefully) via ClockGen. (My IDLE Temperature is Given)

Heres the stats

My Power Supply is a stable Xigmatec 430 W 80+

GFX: GTS 250 XFX Core Edition

CPU: ntel Core 2 Duo E6550
Cores 2
Threads 2
Name Intel Core 2 Duo E6550
Code Name Conroe
Package Socket 775 LGA
Technology 65nm
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz
Family 6
Extended Family 6
Model F
Extended Model F
Stepping B
Revision G0
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T
Bus Speed 332.9 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 1331.5 MHz
Stock Core Speed 2333 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 333 MHz
Average Temperature 43 °C
Caches
L1 Data Cache Size 2 x 32 KBytes
L1 Instructions Cache Size 2 x 32 KBytes
L2 Unified Cache Size 4096 KBytes
Core 0
Core Speed 2333.1 MHz
Multiplier x 7.0
Bus Speed 332.9 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 1331.5 MHz
Temperature 43 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID 0
Core 1
Core Speed 2333.1 MHz
Multiplier x 7.0
Bus Speed 332.9 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 1331.5 MHz
Temperature 43 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID 1

RAM: Memory slots
Total memory slots 4
Used memory slots 2
Free memory slots 2
Memory
Type DDR2
Size 3072 MBytes
Channels # Dual
DRAM Frequency 332.9 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 5 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 5 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 5 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 15 clocks
Command Rate (CR) 2T
SPD
Number Of SPD Modules 2
Slot #1
Type DDR2
Size 1024 MBytes
Manufacturer Kingston
Max Bandwidth PC2-5300 (333 MHz)
Part Number 9905316-005.A04LF
Serial Number 6B0C8E70
Week/year 28 / 07
SPD Ext. EPP
JEDEC #3
Frequency 333.3 MHz
CAS# Latency 5.0
RAS# To CAS# 6
RAS# Precharge 6
tRAS 16
tRC 21
Voltage 1.800 V
JEDEC #2
Frequency 266.7 MHz
CAS# Latency 4.0
RAS# To CAS# 4
RAS# Precharge 4
tRAS 12
tRC 16
Voltage 1.800 V
JEDEC #1
Frequency 200.0 MHz
CAS# Latency 3.0
RAS# To CAS# 3
RAS# Precharge 3
tRAS 9
tRC 12
Voltage 1.800 V
Slot #2
Type DDR2
Size 2048 MBytes
Manufacturer Kingston
Max Bandwidth PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Part Number
Serial Number 8E06B289
Week/year 20 / 10
SPD Ext. EPP
JEDEC #3
Frequency 400.0 MHz
CAS# Latency 6.0
RAS# To CAS# 6
RAS# Precharge 6
tRAS 18
tRC 24
Voltage 1.800 V
JEDEC #2
Frequency 333.3 MHz
CAS# Latency 5.0
RAS# To CAS# 6
RAS# Precharge 6
tRAS 16
tRC 21
Voltage 1.800 V
JEDEC #1
Frequency 266.7 MHz
CAS# Latency 4.0
RAS# To CAS# 4
RAS# Precharge 4
tRAS 12
tRC 16
Voltage 1.800 V

Motherboard: Manufacturer Intel Corporation
Model DG33FB
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model P35/G33/G31
Chipset Revision A2
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801IH (ICH9DH)
Southbridge Revision 02
BIOS
Brand Intel Corp.
Version DPP3510J.86A.0216.2007.0502.1916
Date 05/02/2007


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#1
February 28, 2012 at 05:48:59
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Software overclocking rarely works well. It doesn't offer enough control over the necessary settings. And the fact that you have a mis-match of RAM doesn't help your chances. Ideally, you should jack up the CPU frequency from 333MHz to 400MHz, that will clock the CPU at 2.8GHz @ 1600MHz FSB. The DDR2-667 you have in slot # 1 is going to hold you back though. All you can do is experiment by raising the CPU frequency in small increments until the system becomes unstable, then back it off a bit. You might want to consider buying a motherboard that supports BIOS overclocking instead. Intel chipsets are great for overclocking, but boards manufactured by Intel generally are not.

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#2
February 28, 2012 at 20:13:50
Unfortunately your MB supports only up to FSB1333 (333Freq) which you are already running so your software OC will be even less than most appear to experience. If you get anywhere at all, it will be very little and then you will become unstable. You need a motherboard with a P43 or P45 chipset (supports FSB1600/Freq400) from a manufacturer known to make overclockable motherboards like Gigabyte, Asus, and a few more.
Sorry.

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


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