Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Noob needs help with overclocking an e5200


  • Please log in to reply

#16
edge2022

edge2022

    Member 2k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,117 posts
2.75 is about as much as you will get without raising the voltage.
Remember to not exceed 1.3652V.

When overclocking, you'll often hit a point of diminishing returns. For example, you may reach a point where you'd need an additional 0.1V+ just to get the CPU stable at a speed 100mhz faster. 100mhz isn't worth all that extra voltage which will decrease the lifespan of your CPU.

That is true... if you raise your voltages too much, you can drive down your processor's life.

Your CPU is cool right now... overclock it until you reach your desired speed (it should be easy)
  • 0

Advertisements


#17
dcross64

dcross64

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 12 posts
right now my fsb is at 250 so the max i can get is 3.125 ghz wich is what im running now, but with the standard voltage which is kindof wierd. if i turn the fsb any higher i get a blue screen when windows boots (probably because of the memory being clocked too high like you said earlier). i dont want to mess with those settings to get the cpu higher though because 3.1 is pretty good and im happy with that. So ill stick with 3.1, thanks for the help.
  • 0

#18
stettybet0

stettybet0

    Trusted Tech

  • Technician
  • 2,579 posts
Being able to boot into Windows is not the same thing as being stable. In fact, given that setting the FSB just a bit higher gives you a BSoD, I'd guess that your overclock is very unstable. I'd look into this now, otherwise you'll be back in a few days asking, "why does my computer keep freezing and crashing?"

Run OCCT's CPU Linpack test for an hour. If it fails, bump up the CPU voltage an increment and try again. Keep doing this until it is stable for an hour, then run the test overnight to ensure complete stability. Of course, don't go over 1.3625V, but you shouldn't need anywhere near that for your overclock.
  • 0

#19
dcross64

dcross64

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 12 posts
okay i dropped it to 3.0 ghz and ran the stability test and it passed and also played gta 4 for a few hours and nothing went wrong.
  • 0

#20
edge2022

edge2022

    Member 2k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,117 posts
If 3 Ghz is all you need, then you can stop at that... it looks like a stable overclock.
Check your temps and make sure that they are not critical under load.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP