First of all, i am really new to overclocking so sorry if i ask stupid questions..
Since a few weeks i want to upgrade my pc with a new CPU because i really have the idea that it's the bottleneck of my PC, but since a few days i have read some articles about overclocking and about how suitable the Intel Core 2 Duo is for this. Only problem is that i can't really find what configuration i could safely use in my PC. I have the following hardware:
no problem, i should have put some more information here i guess. but i already read some guides about it, like this one:
but it doesnt really show where i can expect difficulties for example. like the memory-speed, it is currently set to 800 but the manual tells me that it should be addepted too. even though i have no idea what i should set it too. is there some kind of tool i can calculate all the values i need to change?
I am unfamiliar with the MSI BIOS. Raising the FSB from the stock 266 MHz. to 333 MHz. should be OK with stock cooler. I wouldn't go over about a 20% - 25% OC with the stock cooler without keeping a very close eye on the temperatures. Because the E6300 has a relatively low internal multiplier (X7), 2.5 GHz. may be overdoing it with stock cooler.
I ran an E6600 with the stock cooler at 3.0 GHz. Worked fine, especially since it ran without overvolting. An Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro took me to 3.3 GHz. Anything higher requires serious air cooling.
To run the memory at a 1 to 1 ratio, set your memory clock to twice the FSB.
This may be a little difficult because different BIOS' define the terms differently.
Thnx for your replies, i have tried a couple of things but i think MSI doesnt really support it. As soon as i increase the FSB my PC doesnt really start anymore. or i just dont see anything. I have read in the guide that i need to change the speed of the GPU PCIex because otherwise this will just go up with the CPU but my BIOS doesnt support this option. I guess its just not really possible on MSI.