I am running on Auto Overclock via Bios setting @3.4 GHz for a few years already, quite happily, and need help to push it even further with manual settings. My proudly self-essembled rig :
Asus P5G41C-M LX (Intel G41)
E8400 @3.4 GHz with Arctic Cooler 7 Rev.2 air fan
PNY GTX 460 @820 MHz OC
4GB DDR3 - 1066 (7-7-7-20CR1) (2GB Kingston and 2GB G Skill)
OCZ 600W SXS
LG 42" LCD via HDMI
I am using my PC mostly for gaming - Skyrim, W40K Spacemarines, Crysis 2, Civ5, ect... which all increasingly require high-performance CPU - most reccomend Quad Core CPUs. So I decided to pump up the aging E8400 to @4 GHZ ( or as high as possisble as long as I do not have to upgrade to water cooling - max 75-80* C) as far as I know) before buying the new generation i5 in 8-12 month (once the prices are down).
The problem is that after reading various E8400 overclocking tutorials, I cannot relate most terms (e.g. V Core) to my BIOS settings, and I cannot find overclocking instructions for my specific board with E8400 capabilitties (open multiplier, etc..).
My BIOS manual overcloking options are in full below:
CPU Frequence (200-800 range)
DRAM Frequence ("Auto" or varios multiple choice options which auto-change after the CPU Frequency value is changed)
PCI Express Frequency ("Auto" or 90 - 150 range)
Memory Voltage ("Auto" or 1.2000V - 2.4450V)
NB Voltage ("Auto" or 1.12500V - 1.51875V)
VTT Voltage (""Auto or 1.20000V - 1.29375V)
SB 1.5V Voltage (1.5V or 1.6V)
Auto PSI (Enabled/Disabled)
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated....