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Overclock problem!

By Computer~freak~
Mar 12, 2007
  1. hello,
    I recently overclocked my E6400 to 3.00Ghz and ran some benchmarks and I noticed that the overall results were poorer than my 2.4ghz overclock and know its killing me not knowing why the results are poorer on the higher overclock

    System specs:
    Mobo:Gigabyte 965P-DQ6
    Proccesor:Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 (2.1ghz stock)
    Ram/Memory:OCZ Platinum edition 6400 (800mhz) dual channel (2x512mb)
    PSU:Ultra X Connect 500wat
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    I'm assuming there isnt a bottle neck problem with these processors as there were with the old p4 models, or maybe I'm wrong. Not sure
     
  3. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 206

    well when i purchased this processor i did some homework on it and i didnt read any article or forum that said anything about a bottle neck problem.
     
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    what are the timings on your ram, try switching them up then overclocking, I find with some ram kits when you overclock you need to increase the timings some to compensate for stability
     
  5. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 206

    I cannot locate the place were you see the ram timings only the multipliyer
     
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    ram timings should be under chipset I believe. what board are you using?
     
  7. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    What benchmarks did you run? If you ran memory bandwidth, nothing would have changed, or it may have gotten lower. Also, if you ran video benchmarks, they wouldn't have been THAT much higher because that's more dependant on the video card. What may have happened also, is that you increased the system bus, and then the motherboard automatically decreased the multiplier so instead of having 430x7 = 3010MHz, you might have had 430x4 = 1720 MHz or even 430x3 = 1290MHz.
     
  8. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    metalx always comes and cleans up the mess:)
     
  9. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 206

    i ran all the benchmarks avalible in the program named "performance test" this can be found in the download section and i was doin some home work on if the core 2 duos get bottle necked and they do when the multiplyer is set to x8 it is suggested that it is set to x7 ...................... a DQ9???? theres no such thing lol
     
  10. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I'm not aware of DQ9s....
     
  11. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 206

    Ive just overclocked it using the x7 multiplyer and it is making a giant dinfrence in the benchmark results thx 4 ur suggestions MetalX and Supersmashbrada on mabye it was being bottle necked ! i finaly found wat was going wrong with the overclock..............lol a DQ9
     
     
  12. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Lol, I try my best :D

    Glad I could help, Computer~freak~
     
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