Originally Posted by silkstone
Bump up the voltage in small amounts - i'd only go to 1.30v max tho as you have a kinda small cooler, and raise the FSB. you may have to lower the Ram divider.
You might not be able to get 4ghz with that small a cooler
read throught the overclocking guides on this forum. It should give you a good idea of what to do.
The only 3 settings you should touch are CPU voltage, FSB and Ram Frequency.
It's not a bad cooler imo, but okay. I've tried to read a few guides on here, but most of them are a bit outdated and it's hard for me to understand them(not only that, but I've read different 'guides' and have heard different ideas on what exactly I should touch)
But thank you, I can try some of that. If I can run stable at a higher fsb, do I need to raise volt? Or can i even try to LOWER the volt as long as I can boot?
EDIT: okay, so I just changed my FSB to 420x9=3.8ghz. I have left everything else at auto and I am assuming that that means the bios is basically selecting the best numbers for me, correct? When I booted, it was fine(obviously), and during the early loading of windows 7, I opened up HWmonitor and CPU-Z to check the vitals. CPU-Z verified that I changed the BIOS info correctly and HWmonitor was saying that the CPU was running at 54c. When I saw this, i was freaked out, but then realized "oh yea, I'm still loading all the startup junk". About 10 seconds later, the temps dropped to a reasonable 41-42c. I'm thinking of doing some kind of stress test real fast to test stability and see what goes down. 3.8 is pretty cool imo. It loaded through all the grub/boot menu a lot faster than the previous 3.6(probably also because I just now disabled C1E). I have another question for you gurus though: I've read of other people doing something like.. 480x8 instead of my 420x9. What is the major difference? I mean, I know my version puts less stress on my RAM and other components, is that it?