I have an E8500 on a GA-EP45-UD3P running 8GB ram (I do photoshop and a lot of multi tasking so I just recently upgraded to 8GB from 4GB)
I've been interested in learning how to overclock and give a lot of repect to those that know a thing or two.
When I first built my computer the CPU was 3.16GHz and 4GB ram at 1066Mhz (5-5-5-18 ) all stock.
I have slowly tried different things and this is what I'm at right now:
CPU OC to 4Ghz - 9x 450Mhz
8GB Ram running stable at 900Mhz
Auto timings are 5-6-6-17 according to CPUZ
Sys Multiplier 2.00D
CPU at 1.3V and Ram at 2.1V
Idle temp for CPU is about 43C and under load seems to not go over 60C to much.
My MCH latch speed is 400Mhz (if that means anything to you all)
I have a 1:1 ratio with my FSB/DRAM.
I found out that this OCZ ram that I have does not like to run on my board at 1066 with 8GB ram.
I should have just bought 8GB of PC6400 800Mhz ram in the first place and saved my money.
I'd love some input on my set up here and some help in understanding timings.
Thanks for you time!