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    Default E8400 + Asus 5PKE OC

    Hi all,

    Im new here and im an absolute idiot when it comes to overclocking (more of a software guy). However I would like to get the best from my system before I upgrade the whole system. I really wouldn't know anything, not even where to start nor how to check if I have all the prerequisites for overclocking. My full specs are in the profile but I will post them here too:

    MBO: Asus 5PKE-Wifi
    Proc: Intel Core2Duo E8400
    Mem: 2xKingston KVR800 2G + 2xKingston KVR800 1G
    PSU: Corsaid VX450 W
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M
    GPU: ATI Sapphire HD4470

    I'm not sure about the memmory, is everything compatible for an OC and is it even worth it?

    thank you very much in advance.

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    Default Re: E8400 + Asus 5PKE OC

    So... do you know how to enter your bios? From there, you should be able to increase the CPU multiplier. You have different multipliers relating to different stuff, and you also have a base multiplier. The base multiplier increases all other overclockable unit, and you don't want to mess too much around with that unless you are aware of what it changes. For starters, if it's the first time you ever overclock, you should only push the CPU multiplier. You do not want to crank it up too far though, maybe just by 15% of original value.

    How much you can overclock depends on a numerous number of factors, one of them being the cooling provided to the desired unit. Another factor to think about is the voltage for that device. When it comes to the CPU, you do not want to play around with voltages (unless you can afford a fried computer or two).

    The last thing that comes into play when it comes to overclocking, is how lucky you were with your specific product... That is something you can not control, you either get lucky or you get unlucky - there is nothing you can do about it. Intel (and all the others) basically makes 1 chip design. After they have made the finished product, they run tests on each of them giving various results. If a chip turns out "bad" they simply clock it down because it cannot handle the higher clocks, and they just name that chip after the lower end series. Some of the CPU's will have ended up being right beneath the requirement for the higher end product name, and if you get one of those you are basically a lucky guy. If, however, you end up getting a chip that barely made the test, you are one really unlucky guy.

    Try entering the bios, and look for CPU Multiplier. It may be locked, but come back if you have sorted out and understood the basics of your specific BIOS.
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    Default Re: E8400 + Asus 5PKE OC

    You should be able to get to around 4ghz with that setup but a lot will depend on how much voltage you can give the cpu and what memory straps your motherboard supports/how much you can overclock that ddr2 800mhz ram.

    There really is to much to overclocking than you can expect someone to explain in one post, especially on an older platform. I would suggest using Google to search for overclock guides for your motherboard/cpu and start from there.

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    Default Re: E8400 + Asus 5PKE OC

    Quote Originally Posted by ib0rg View Post
    Hi all,

    Im new here and im an absolute idiot when it comes to overclocking (more of a software guy). However I would like to get the best from my system before I upgrade the whole system. I really wouldn't know anything, not even where to start nor how to check if I have all the prerequisites for overclocking. My full specs are in the profile but I will post them here too:

    MBO: Asus 5PKE-Wifi
    Proc: Intel Core2Duo E8400
    Mem: 2xKingston KVR800 2G + 2xKingston KVR800 1G
    PSU: Corsaid VX450 W
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M
    GPU: ATI Sapphire HD4470

    I'm not sure about the memmory, is everything compatible for an OC and is it even worth it?

    thank you very much in advance.
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