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    Default First time serious over clock e8400

    So I have done some small over clocking ( changings the fsb in the bios) but nothing drastic. i am using the Gigabyte ga-g31m-s2l Motherboard, the e8400 wolfdale intel processor, G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500), and my psu i believe is the XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S8P4 850W ATX12V / EPS12V. Right now I have the cpu frequency set to 400x9, which clocks it at 3.60ghz. The memory frequence ( which is on auto) is set to 800 960 respectively. Everything is set on auto. Temperature wise, it stays very cool, I have a after market fan on it, and a very cool case ( also an xclio) so I would like to push it allot farther. I have never done any voltage changing or anything like that, if i push it past 400x9 then it locks up, or windows will not boot. The memory from what i understand should be able to be clocked higher, but clocking that any higher causes it to crash as well. So anyway, if you could help me that would be awesome.

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    Default Re: First time serious over clock e8400

    I am not so sure if G31 will even hit 400 FSB or above and be stable, this is a very limited chipset on a even more limited board. I think if you want to go much higher you need a much better board such as P35 or P45

    If you want though, I can give you a set of settings to try for 425 or 450 FSB, but I really have to say again your board will be the limit here not anything else.

    Can you please post a link to your memory or the model #

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    Default Re: First time serious over clock e8400

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    If You wanna stay with Gigabyte get this board

    Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

    But This Board Holds the Record for Overclocking the E8400

    BIOSTAR :: News

    Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

    You got good Memory but a bad Platform to oc with I have the E8400 myself had it on my Biostar I45 and it done real well,But you need to change boards,What cooler you using? and the Batch# on your cpu? also I would jump up on a PSU also if your planning on gaming as well using a Radeon HD card..

    Few good psu below

    Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
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    switching around cpu below
    Biostar I45 with my (E8400 EO)
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Rev 1.6
    With My Q9550 on the Biostar T-Power I45
    Gigabyte EP35C-DS3R Rev 2.1 With the Quad in!

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    Default Re: First time serious over clock e8400

    I appreciate the advise will but i'm just wanting to see what I can get out of the current system, this is a pretty good PSU isn't it? When I buy a new motherboard I will be buying a new processor and ram, upgrading to ddr3. So for now I just want to see what I can get out of the system I have ;).

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    Thanks for the link, please give me your full current settings and what FSB you want to try out and I will advise back.

    This is Just a template I use to ask people their settings, pay no attention to the numbers in it, replace with yours

    CPU = Model #
    Motherboard = Model, Revision #
    BIOS Version =
    Ram = Brand, Model#, Part#, And or Link

    Code:
    Robust Graphics Booster___________ [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ____________ [8] 
    Fine Clock Ratio ____________[0.5]
    CPU Host Clock Control_ [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)__________ [450] 
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)_______ [100]
    C.I.A. 2__________________________ [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)____ [2.00]
    DRAM Timing Selectable_______ SPD __ [Manual]
    
    Performance Enhance = [Standard]
    
    CAS Latency Time________________ 
    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay_________ 
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay_______
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)__________ 
    
    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)_________ 
    Rank Write to READ Delay________ 
    Write to Precharge Delay_________ 
    Refresh to ACT Delay______________ 
    Read to Precharge Delay__________
    Static tRead Value_______________
    Static tRead Phase Adjust________ [Auto]
    
    
    System Voltage Control____ [Manual]
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control__ [+0.300V] 
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control_ [+0.1V] 
    FSB OverVoltage Control___ [+0.1V] 
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control [+0.1V] 
    CPU Voltage Control_______ [1.25]
    
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Disabled] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect___________________[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB

    Not sure about the PSU as I have never used that brand. But the wattage should be good, concerns me about re-certified though... Keep in mind your PSU is the single most important thing in your system, so don't go cheap on it or you will regret it later on.

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    No worries, the one that i got wasn't recertified. It was one of the highest rated when I bought it. I think that it probably just got replaced by a newer model. Anyway.
    Gigabyte ga-g31m-s2l Rev 1.0
    Bios Version 2.4

    CPU e8400, model#not sure

    memory: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Desktop Memory

    Robust Graphics Booster_____auto______ []
    CPU Clock Ratio __9 X__________ []
    Fine Clock Ratio _____+0.0_______[]
    CPU Host Clock Control [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)_____400_____ []
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)____auto___ []
    C.I.A. 2__________________________ [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)____ [2.00]
    DRAM Timing Selectable_______ SPD __ [auto]

    Performance Enhance = [Standard]

    CAS Latency Time__________5 auto______
    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay____5 auto_____
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay___5 auto____
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)_____15 auto_____

    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)____3 auto_____
    Rank Write to READ Delay_____3 auuto___
    Write to Precharge Delay____6 auto_____
    Refresh to ACT Delay_______52 auto_______
    Read to Precharge Delay_____3 auto_____
    Static tRead Value________7 Auto_______
    Static tRead Phase Adjust_____29___ [Auto]


    System Voltage Control____ [auto]
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control__ [normal]
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control_ [normal]
    FSB OverVoltage Control___ [normal]
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control [0.636]
    CPU Voltage Control_______ [normall]
    normal CPU vcore 1.22500V


    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [enabled]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [x] not listed
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [x] not listed
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [enabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [enabled] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect______Enabled_____________[] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from US

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    Default Re: First time serious over clock e8400

    What BIOS, please check on the MAIN Page of the BIOS press F9 or look in everest (Motherboard section) or CPU-z Mainboard tab. 2.4 is not it, it will be Fxx Like F10 for example

    .6 MCH, that is not an option is it? Does not sound right at all. Should be +0.1-0.3, ect not .636 ect.

    What speed are you wanting to try 425 or 450?

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    Default Re: First time serious over clock e8400

    Please go ahead and update your BIOS using Qflash, here is a guide >>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

    And here is your latest BIOS F10f
    GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS - GA-G31M-S2L


    Please also post a image of easytune open to the voltage tab, since you are using auto for all that we need to see what is set right now. CPU-z image of the main tab also so we can see actual vcore in use

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