I have been reading about overclocking the past days, and I am interested to start overclocking.
Below are the specs of my PC:
CPU: Intel® E5200 2.5GHz, 800FSB
MoB: Intel® Desktop Board DG31PR (G31 Express Chipset)
Mem: Kingston 2GB 256M x 64-bit DDR2-800 CL-6 200-Pin SODIMM
VC: Inno3D 9400GT 512 DDR2 DVI 128bit
Casing: Azzura 2000: 450 Watts, Front Fan : 1 x 90 mm, Back Fan : 1 x 90 mm, Air Duct System : Yes
OS: Vista x64 Ultimate
I have no other cooling hardware, except an additional 90mm Fan installed at the lower side.
I don't want impressive overclocked system, I just want to gain additional performance improvement.
A little above 3.0 GHz would already be heaven for me.
From there, he mentioned on paragraph entitled Overclocking Intel's Pentium Dual-Core E5200, on the third paragraph, that he having the FSB set to 266MHz alone has improved the CPU speed to 3.32 GHz.
I know that by merely increasing FSB will increase CPU speed as FSB x multiplier = CPU speed. MY question is, do you think my system will be fine if i change my FSB to 266 MHz, and do nothing else?
With this minimal change (of course I have to actually run test to get the a quantitative value), do you think I would still have to buy another cooling hardware?
I know I have to test this to actually know, but I thought it's better to get an experts initial view on things before I even start.
I hope you don't mind my question, in spite of the many post on overclocking. I get too overwhelmed with all the data being mentioned. I just want the simplest, probably one-setting twek to improve my system's performance.