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Old November 6, 2012, 03:40 AM
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Hello, im new to the forum and this is my first post, sorry for my English

Im zion00 and i have a question about my First true overclock.

This is my gaming box.

AsRock p45x3 deluxe
Intel e6300 Wolfdale 45nm
2x4GB 1600 Crucial Ballistix Tactical cl8
Cooler Artic (i dont remember)
Power Corsair Modular 750W


3 years ago i purchased a e6300 wolfdale 45nm and i runned since the first boot from 266fsb to 333fsb, and from 2.8ghz
to 3.3ghz. Stock vcore. Custom cooler.

Now i decide is time to a true overclock. xD

My Linpack 2h stable overclock is:

FSB: 370
Mult: 10x
Clock: 3700mhz
vCore: 1.38
Ram: 7-7-7-24
Temperatures Load: 62/64degree
Temeperature Idle: 36degree

Now the question. Why sometimes the pc doesnt want to boot? He stacks after 3 seconds. No signal into monitor.
If i switch off and on, he boots with no issues. 2h linpack OCCT i read is quite stable.

Any suggestion?


And i have another question.

I start to overclock cause i wanted to do some bench on single thread and compare my CPu with new FX 4300/6300 AMD, for understand
how much in terms of performance i can have doing the upgrade. (is a gaming box, i play League of Legends, is single thread).

And the result is, didnt want to believe, that my CPU need 15.6 seconds for 1M SuperPI 1.8, when fx6300 needs 22,5 seconds.

(AMD Vishera FX-6300 & FX-4300 Review)

I do something wrong or my old 2009 intel Wolfdale pentium e6300 perform better?

Thanks for the reply.
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Old November 6, 2012, 04:00 AM
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It's very hard to troubleshoot an OC problem without actually having hands on, but the first thing I'd look at for an intermittant no-post would be bumping the NB voltages up a little bit.

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It's very hard to troubleshoot an OC problem without actually having hands on, but the first thing I'd look at for an intermittant no-post would be bumping the NB voltages up a little bit.

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hey thank you very much.

The issue is solved when i bumped Vtt (0.02), PLL (0.02), NB (0.06).

Now i have a question about ram:

my rams are 1600mhz ddr crucial ballistix 8-8-8-24
But if i run them at 7-7-7-24 my system is more stable. Is there any reason? do i lose/gain performance?

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Old November 7, 2012, 06:38 PM
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For daily task/games ram won't make much of difference, you can run them 800mhz@4-4-4 or 1866mhz 9-9-9. Extremely small performance difference. It all comes down to the CPU.

Might be able to clock higher with Load Line Calibration enable.
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About your SuperPi result, that looks about correct:
Overclocking the Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Processor - Super Pi 1.5 and ScienceMark 2.0 - Legit Reviews
AMD's single-thread performance is in some cases behind the Core2 line, and the fact that SuperPi is an older benchmark doesn't play well with AMD's Piledriver architecture which posts embarrassing performance levels on older instruction sets: AMD Trinity A10-5800K APU Review
That said, an overclocked FX-6200 should beat your older CPU in newer applications.

I'd recommend more than 1 stress test to check. Linpack is RAM-heavy as well as CPU-heavy, so a test to complement it would be something that fits in cache, like OCCT Small Data Set or Prime95 Small FFT.

As mentioned, you won't notice an RAM speed bumps in gaming, especially on older Intel architecture. If you dig up an old memory benchmark, you'll find RAM speeds and timings didn't even matter when the C2D is paired with cheap DDR2-800 RAM. Timings matter in real-world applications only if you're using integrated graphics (e.g. AMD Llano and Trinity).
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