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    Overclocking - i'm so confoosed! :(

    heyhey folks i'm looking to do some overclocking on muh rig but i'm stuck on a few things
    basically i understand the multiplier stuff and all that, its the FSB to CPU ratio thingybobber thats got me bamboozled

    the thing is i have PC8500 RAM (2x11gig OCZ), but on CPU-Z its showing up as PC2-5300 on the SPD tab
    is this because its set to run at this speed in my bios ?
    my CPU is the E6750 333x6 (about to bump to 8)
    so do i need to change my FSB to get my RAM running up to the speed its rated at ?
    sorry for the newbie questions just a lil stuck on all this

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    P5K-E, E6750, 2x1024mb OCZ 5-5-5-15 PC2-8500

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    Re: Overclocking - i'm so confoosed! :(

    Clunk's the man you need.

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    Re: Overclocking - i'm so confoosed! :(

    yeah read those guides but couldn't get the info i needed from em..or didn't read it properly ha

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    Re: Overclocking - i'm so confoosed! :(

    I think, if you arent understanding the stuff in those guides, its probably best that you arent tinkering in the bios. Please dont take that the wrong way

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    Re: Overclocking - i'm so confoosed! :(

    prolly quite surprisingly i used to do a lot of system building and upgrading and overclocking
    but been away from it all for years and i've forgotten so much **** its annoying as hell
    anyway boosted it to 400fsb and 8x multiplier, still only 30c on full load

    a quick Q about CPU-Z - the SPD tab reports it as PC2-5300, is this reading it from the RAM itself or can it be a mistake ? just i bought PC2-8500 so hoping its a mistake with CPU-Z otherwise i'ma take a midget and go beat up some ppl at micro direct

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    Re: Overclocking - i'm so confoosed! :(

    ignore last post, found the info i need in your guide

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    Re: Overclocking - i'm so confoosed! :(

    Seek and ye shall find

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