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Will G41M-combo be fine to overclock E7200 with?/Are these settings fine to use?

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June 6, 2014 9:57:56 AM

Hello guys!
I've never overclocked before so I'd just like to check with the professionals that I'm good to go. I would like to OC my old intel E7200 to between 3.0 and 3.5 ghz, here are my specs:

Mobo: G41M-combo
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7200
RAM: 8 Gbytes DDR3
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
PSU: 240V
Cooling: Stock cooler (I'm not sure of the brand but it looks like this; http://www.quietpcusa.com/Assets/images/zm-9900.jpg )

These are the settings I got from another thread regarding overclocking this CPU:

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a) FSB from auto or 266Mhz => 333Mhz
b) CPU multiplier from 9.5 => 9
c) CPU voltage from auto => 1.35v
d) Manually set the RAM speed, timings and voltage as specified from CPU-Z
e) Save and exit the BIOS


Are they good to use with my setup?

Thanks!

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June 7, 2014 12:00:24 AM

Your Processor's base clock speed is just around 2.5 Ghz so going as far as 3.3 - 3.5 will be a difficult task and you might encounter some crashes or BSOD.
Btw your cooler isn't a stock cooler. You will be fine overclocking the CPU up to 3 Ghz and after reaching this mark, go with very small increments and run stress test to determine stability of the system.
And dont jump the FSB from 266 to 333 directly, just go in small increments and check temperature/stability etc.
And also 1.35v is the MAXIMUM for your processor, so would recommend you to stick around 1.2v
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June 7, 2014 12:51:25 AM

Thanks for your answer!
Do I HAVE to change the voltage if I'm just OCing to 3.0 ghz?
If I understand everything correctly, the mobo will be fine to overclock with and my cpu will reach 3.0 without any problems?

Something I forgot to add in my post was about the stress test I did. I ran IntelBurnTest for 30 minutes to stress the cpu and the temperature never went above 58C when both cores were running at 100%. Intel says the maximum temperature for my cpu is 74C, will overheating be an issue for me?

Thanks!
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June 7, 2014 7:51:00 AM

Bezod said:
Thanks for your answer!
Do I HAVE to change the voltage if I'm just OCing to 3.0 ghz?
If I understand everything correctly, the mobo will be fine to overclock with and my cpu will reach 3.0 without any problems?

Something I forgot to add in my post was about the stress test I did. I ran IntelBurnTest for 30 minutes to stress the cpu and the temperature never went above 58C when both cores were running at 100%. Intel says the maximum temperature for my cpu is 74C, will overheating be an issue for me?

Thanks!


For the voltage, i would say that you go upto 2.7 or something and if you encounter crashes/freezing, increase the voltage.
You wont be requiring voltage bump if you go upto 2.7 or 2.8
From my experience, i would say that you will not have any problem upto 2.8 and after that you have to go in very small increments, remember, small increments make the perfect overclock.
If you are currently running at 58, then overclocking upto 3.0 will add about 7-8 degrees of temperature and you will be fine.
But remember, every chip's overclock potential is different, so take my measures as an approximate with 80% accuracy.
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June 7, 2014 12:25:04 PM

I overclocked it to 2.7ghz and it was stable.

I moved on to 3.0ghz with a voltage of 1.2 and did a 2 hours intelburntest, the temerature never went above 62C. I used RealTemp to measure the temp.
This sounds too good to be true, I moved up almost 0.5ghz and the temerature increase was only 4C. Do you think there is something wrong?

I will run a stress test for a few more hours tomorrow and if everything is good I will try to overclock it to 3.5 or less. Considering the good results from my last tests, do you think it's a good idea?

Thanks for the answers, really helpful!

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June 7, 2014 10:33:33 PM

As i said that every chip is different, your chip is a very capable one. I recommended an increase of about 7-8 degrees but your chip managed to do it within 4C.
And there is nothing wrong in this. You are doing it perfectly. One more thought, if you are able to go to 3.0 with just 4C increase, dont waste your time in stress time at this point, go upto 3.15 or 3.2 and then do a complete stress test.
And the good idea would be to go to 3.2 or 3.3 first before jumping to 3.5
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June 8, 2014 8:02:01 AM

If I pass FSB above 340 (3.1 ghz) my computer restarts twice and use the default cpu settings, FSB 266. Is there any way for me to overclock more than that?
Is it because of voltage shortage? I use 1.2V.

I also noticed a significant temerature increase when I moved from 333 to 340, about 5C.
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June 8, 2014 8:30:18 AM

Try increasing the voltage but if the computer is unstable, stop at 3.1Ghz and keep an eye on temperatures.
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