1st time OC'er. H2O cooled but i need to over clock now.

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1st time OC'er. H2O cooled but i need to over clock now.

Postby oil_injected » Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:33 pm

You can see my budget rig in my sig. Is it possible to OC it?

My mobo is a Mach Speed PT88AS,

The PT88AS motherboard is based on the VIA PT880 Northbridge chipset and the VIA VT8237 Southbridge chipset.

I know nothing about overclocking, so i am turning to you knowelable folks to answer questions.

Where should i start? I know that this little celleron isnt going to break any records, but i would like to speed it up a little.
CASE - Antec 900 Gamer Case
MOBO - ASUS Stryker Extreme
CPU - Q6600 2.4Ghz 1066mhz quad-core
RAM - 2GB corsair xms2 1066mhz
VIDEO CARDS - 2 x 8800 GT in SLI
HDD Raptor - 75GB
OPTICAL - Sony DL DVD/RW/R
KEYBOARD - G15
MOUSE - G5
SOUNDCARD - Soundblaster Exteme Gamer
OS - Windows 7 64bit
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Postby oil_injected » Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:56 am

Ok, i read the over clocker 101 sticky. And i have a pretty good idea as to what needs to be done.

I just downloaded the 3dMark06 program and restarted the computer to adjust the FSB from 133mhz to 139mhz. Doing this increased my CPU from 2.93 to 3.06. I then ran the 3dMark06 and didnt have any errors. I will continue doing this untill i get errors.

But what do i do then?
CASE - Antec 900 Gamer Case
MOBO - ASUS Stryker Extreme
CPU - Q6600 2.4Ghz 1066mhz quad-core
RAM - 2GB corsair xms2 1066mhz
VIDEO CARDS - 2 x 8800 GT in SLI
HDD Raptor - 75GB
OPTICAL - Sony DL DVD/RW/R
KEYBOARD - G15
MOUSE - G5
SOUNDCARD - Soundblaster Exteme Gamer
OS - Windows 7 64bit
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Postby Southwind25 » Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:33 am

Back it down to the last settings that produced no errors and run Memtest86+ to make sure you're not getting memory errors. Watch your temps to make sure they stay in the accepatable range under load.
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Postby oil_injected » Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:24 pm

Ok, I have topped out at 143mhz FSB. this is yeilding a 3.19GHz processor speed. When i tried 145mhz my computer would not post. Does this mean that i need to bump my voltage a notch and then try 145mhz again?

Also, i installed and ran the MemTest86+, i let it cycle 3 times and was error free.

CPU temps are still holding at 28 degrees celcius.
CASE - Antec 900 Gamer Case
MOBO - ASUS Stryker Extreme
CPU - Q6600 2.4Ghz 1066mhz quad-core
RAM - 2GB corsair xms2 1066mhz
VIDEO CARDS - 2 x 8800 GT in SLI
HDD Raptor - 75GB
OPTICAL - Sony DL DVD/RW/R
KEYBOARD - G15
MOUSE - G5
SOUNDCARD - Soundblaster Exteme Gamer
OS - Windows 7 64bit
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Postby Southwind25 » Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:33 pm

Yes bump the vcore voltage a little. Keep running Memtest at each successful post and boot to check for errors and watch temps. When you get to the point that it's your RAM holding the overclock back by errors back the RAM timings off a little which really shouldn't happen because you have PC3200 and lots of headroom.
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Postby oil_injected » Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:51 pm

Well, i guess this is where i kick myself for buying the cheap combo deal on tiger direct.

I cant get the vcore options to unlock in my bios. have any ideas? i show an "Pheonix-Award Workstation V.A03" Bios. is there a trick to unlocking the settings? i can see the settings but they are obviously locked.
CASE - Antec 900 Gamer Case
MOBO - ASUS Stryker Extreme
CPU - Q6600 2.4Ghz 1066mhz quad-core
RAM - 2GB corsair xms2 1066mhz
VIDEO CARDS - 2 x 8800 GT in SLI
HDD Raptor - 75GB
OPTICAL - Sony DL DVD/RW/R
KEYBOARD - G15
MOUSE - G5
SOUNDCARD - Soundblaster Exteme Gamer
OS - Windows 7 64bit
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