Core 2 Duo E6400 Overclocking

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  1. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    EDIT EDIT..

    My chip is an E8400 not e8600...my bad spelling...doh



    Hi all...

    Thinking of squeezing some more juice out of my oldish chip.
    Never done any overclocking before so if anybody can offer me some tips and advice I would be very greatful.
    I have looked at some guides on YouTube but a little bit confusing really.

    I dont have a stock fan/heatzink but a Zalman is in there.forget whch model to be honest.
    Was looking at the Corsair Hydro H80. This could cool things down nicely.

    Does RAM matter,is it the more the merrier. I have 4gig DDR2 but my Abit AW9D max can handle 8 gig.

    Cheers for any help on this...
     
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  3. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Thanks for that link...

    I will give that a good reading..
     
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    Well I read all sorts of guides and looked at the vids some more.

    What was throwing where to change the clock speed. Found it under the Abit Guru. Even that was different to what i have seen in the tuts. There didn't seem to be all the options ?

    So the one option I could change was the "334" ----Now I know you cant see what I'm on about but I think its the FSB clock speed.

    334 x9 ( the muliplier) = 3060

    so I upped it just slightly to 355

    355 x9 = 3.2ghz

    Upped the CPU CORE,CPU FSB and memorry voltages slightly and saved my settings to CMOS and re-booted..

    Well it didn't blow up cause here I am

    My system is now showing my 3gig chip running at 3.19 ghz

    So I guess I did it...

    Easy really.

    Now I'm not known for being patient and I resisting upping it any more just yet.
    Recon i will give it a few days to see if owt bad happens..

    Hope i got this right
     
  5. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Run that app for a good couple of hours and there were no errors and all the way down it said "PASS"

    I take it then that my chip is happy performing at 3.2.

    I may crank it up a little more than and see what happens....

    Later though. ( gunna mess mith Kalaway )

    cheers
     
  6. tnx

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    Thanks once again..

    Logged that link...

    Yes, a little bit at a time. I read that somewhere...Top tip,thanks..
     
  7. tnx

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    Well after finally getting CoreTemp to run. ( Silly me trying to use x32 app on my x64 machine ) I am getting temps as :-

    Core #0 = 38 °C
    Core #1 = 37 °C

    See attached pic

    At first I got quite worried looking at TJ Max of 100 °C. Then after a quick google i found it it's the temp where my system would protect itself.

    Another quick search tells me that the temp is good.

    This is not under load though.All it's been doing is web browsing. To be honest though I dont know what does constitute putting the chip under load...

    Happy though..
     

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  8. tnx

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    #10 tnx, Nov 5, 2011
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    Hi...

    Well my impatance got the better of me...damn..

    I upped the game a bit more and clocked it to 3.5ghz - 389 x9 = 3501

    Running ok. So i decided to run the prime test..But bottled it..

    Had Prime ,cpuz and core temp running.
    Put prime under full load.
    at zero load the temps were

    41°c
    41°c

    Under full 100% load the temps rose to
    61°c
    61°c

    I only ran the test for ten minutes then lost my nerve and quit it...
    I thought those temps were too high.

    I did a quick search and found that the e8400 can happyly go to 72°c.....

    I think I will drop back down to std and wait for better cooling...

    Just run coretemp now and the temps are at 37°c. exactly the same for the 3.5 OC as was the 3.2 OC..

    happy again...
     
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