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- first try at overclocking
November 28, 2006, 12:05 am
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I have built a few systems for myself and friends over the years but never
tried overclocking, as the speed increases just didn't seem to outweigh the
instability problems. I've recently put together a new system using a Core 2
Duo and from what I've been reading this chip can be overclocked to
substantial speed gains with little or no instability problems. My system
CPU Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13G
MB ASUS P5B-E
MEM G.Skill DDR2 800mhz 2 X 1 gig
Video ATI All in Wonder 2006 256mb pcie
Everything is up and running a new copy of XP Media Center right now at
stock settings running the latest bios. Could someone give a newbie a
pointer or two as to where would be the best place to start? I don't want to
push things too far but I'd like to give overclocking a try. My thought was
to push the clock speed to 2.4 or 2.5. I'm still using the stock
heatsink/fan so I don't want to start overheating things. Thanks in advance
for any help.
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Re: first try at overclocking
Google for an overclocking FAQ, read that and you should be ok,
personally and I take no responsibilty for this, bad practice, system
may die etc etc... I'd just rack it up to 400 fsb, see if it starts, I
like to live on the edge :P might need a bit of vcore increase though,
usual rules apply, small incrememnts at a time and no more than about
10% total increase, which is around 1.45.
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