E8400 @3.2Ghz / can't push it more .. why ?!

my pc

Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT G41 Chipset
Core2Duo E8400 @3Ghz/6M
2GB Kingston

cannot push it more than 343*9.5 = 3.250Ghz

DRAM timing and cpu voltage are still on default

any help ?!
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  1. if my memory serves me right, the e8x00 series does not OC well. the e9x00 was the better overclocker. so, with that, sorry bro. you can still try of course
  2. If you have proper cpu/case cooling and a reliable power supply, you can try to increase the cpu voltage in small increments. This should allow for a little more OC headroom, but be VERY CAREFUL. Improperly setting the voltages can physically damage your hardware.
    Also, you can try dropping the overall RAM frequency a little bit. This will help to stabilize the memory controller and the overall system. However, this will reduce the speed of your RAM, but it is unlikely to be noticeably slower in normal system operation.

    What I have found personally is:
    Higher overclock = more CPU voltage + lower RAM frequency.
  3. e8400 has no problems overclocking. http://valid.canardpc.com/kz8mzl
    g41 chipset usually tops out on fsb below 400.
    So @ 343..you're about at that chipset's limit.
    see if there's jumpers..
    If you want to overclock with 775,you need a p35,p45,x38, or x48 chipset.
    G41 will do it a little..but not much.
  4. Cons29 said:
    if my memory serves me right, the e8x00 series does not OC well. the e9x00 was the better overclocker. so, with that, sorry bro. you can still try of course


    its ok bro but i really dont know what e8x00 and e9x00 is ..
  5. risaccess1 said:
    If you have proper cpu/case cooling and a reliable power supply, you can try to increase the cpu voltage in small increments. This should allow for a little more OC headroom, but be VERY CAREFUL. Improperly setting the voltages can physically damage your hardware.
    Also, you can try dropping the overall RAM frequency a little bit. This will help to stabilize the memory controller and the overall system. However, this will reduce the speed of your RAM, but it is unlikely to be noticeably slower in normal system operation.

    What I have found personally is:
    Higher overclock = more CPU voltage + lower RAM frequency.


    thnx for the info-rich reply .. i'll try ur method
  6. schmuckley said:
    e8400 has no problems overclocking. http://valid.canardpc.com/kz8mzl
    g41 chipset usually tops out on fsb below 400.
    So @ 343..you're about at that chipset's limit.
    see if there's jumpers..
    If you want to overclock with 775,you need a p35,p45,x38, or x48 chipset.
    G41 will do it a little..but not much.


    very disappointing knowing dat :(
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