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School me on RAM overclocking

nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
Ok so I'm not finding and up-to-date info on this so I've just ask here.

I have this RAM:

Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145043


and this Mobo:

ASUS P5K PRO LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131275

I know this RAM is supposed to be able to be overclocked pretty easy but am a bit intimidated by timings, voltage and all the settings. Anyone know a good guide or basic set of guidelines to follow when tinkering with it? If I do toy with it what's a good way to verify any performance increases?

Right now I've got it running at 5-5-5-15 at 2.1V as the instructions provided. My temps right now are CPU: 45C and Mobo 39C.

Thanks in advance guys.

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Raise the timing to 6-6-6-18 and see what the highest speed that will boot into windows is. On the stock voltages. Then bump the volts to 2.2 and see if you can get it higher. After you get the highest speed that will boot into windows run a memtest86 boot disc. Run test 5 for like 300% or more. If it is stable you're good to know.

    What proc to you have? You can always try to get the most out of that as well. If you have good cooling that is.

    edit:

    CPU temp is 45c? Is that idle or load? If it is idle then that is way too high for any newer chip. For reference my e6750 is at 3.6ghz with a vCore of 1.41 after vdroop and it idles at 28-30c depending on the ambient temp atm.

    edit:

    Forgot to add that you can lower the timings and check for stability once you have reached a stable overclock.

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  • Pham NuwenPham Nuwen Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Do you know of any links to some good overclocking FAQs in plain english, or video tutorials? I'm not interested in ancillary information, like proper cooling or which new processor is the bets to overclock. I'm more interested in BIOS configuration, what ratio of voltage to FSB multiplier you should do, things like that. I mostly just made those terms up because they sounded right, too, so if that's wrong, sorry. This is why I need that FAQ.

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Pham Nuwen wrote: »
    Do you know of any links to some good overclocking FAQs in plain english, or video tutorials? I'm not interested in ancillary information, like proper cooling or which new processor is the bets to overclock. I'm more interested in BIOS configuration, what ratio of voltage to FSB multiplier you should do, things like that. I mostly just made those terms up because they sounded right, too, so if that's wrong, sorry. This is why I need that FAQ.

    This
    one might help. Assuming that you have a newer Intel based system.

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