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Old 10-17-2008, 07:05 AM   #1
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Default Overclocking Help (Sorry for all my threads!)

My X3350 is currently running @ 3.6ghz with a BIOS set voltage of 1.4125 V...which translates into about 1.368V according to CPU-Z, due to V-drop.

My RAM is @ 2.1V running @ DDR2 900. My NB (X48) is at 1.41V- BIOS set...

I went through a lot of posts, and saw a lot of people running the X3350 @ higher clocks, with a lot less voltage being pumped through:


Is there anyway I could raise the clock of mine more? What if I lowered the multiplier and upped the FSB? What about changing my NB's voltage and RAM's voltage? I have no idea where to start with RAM/NB voltage...and no idea what my RAM and NB can take.

This is my RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145197


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Old 10-17-2008, 12:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: Overclocking Help (Sorry for all my threads!)

Every CPU is different. For example, I used to have two Q6600's, one did 3.6GHz with 1.35V, the other with 1.45V. The others hitting higher clocks with lower volts have "gems"... and P45's

My memory reaches it's max clock speeds with stock 2.1V, so I doubt increasing that would get you any more headroom. But your RAM should be able to keep up with the FSB fine, so it shouldn't be a problem.

You could try increasing the NB voltage to 1.55V, but I doubt it's the limiting factor. A lot of the 45nm quad cores have "FSB walls", they're not so much walls, more like a thick hedge of thorns once you reach a certain FSB speed, meaning you have to hugely increase the Vcore to get any further.
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