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Risks of overclocking Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz

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June 8, 2014 10:36:07 PM

Hello guys,
I recently learnt that I can overclock my CPU, Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz to a pretty good frequency since it is a good for overclocking. The thing is, I don't know if my MB or cooling system can take it. I've got an Intel DG41RQ and the stock cooling. Can it get stuck at POST? I've already read in some places that it can cause severe damages if anything goes wrong.

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June 8, 2014 11:12:06 PM

Core 2 duo has high temp even when it's idle, imagine what will happen if you overclock it with stock cooler and try to run a demanding application. I would not recommend OC in this situation
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June 15, 2014 11:43:31 PM

Check your temps at full load when you are not overclocked..if its under 60 celsius proceed to overclock with stock cooler.. it's not only about overclocking but also the air ramming into the cpu from the cooler... if your pc is new there wouldn't be problems ,but if its full of dust do not even try overclocking anything...Clean the whole system and apply new thermal paste over cpu just to be 100% sure about NOT frying your cpu...

Now the overclock part...
Your chip is safe with stock cooler in the 0.8500V-V1.3625 voltage range by factory
that means you can up your true voltage up to 1.3625..check readings from cpu-z its the true voltage
I never overclocked with such a chip ,im running with my e4500@2.2 ghz at an overclock of @2.6 ever since 2009 24/7 and haven't had stability problems after some final settings done through BIOS
Your mobo as i can see through google,is just a single atx,without overclocking capabilities..
this means that it can't overpower the cpu with your bios..which also means you should buy an aftermarket mobo to overclock with hardware...
There is the solution to software overclock but you shouldn't use stuff like that on a motherboard that is not designed to overpass standar voltages and frequencies .
Apart from that, just to let you know,the core 2 duo e series are designed to run steady on the next level of e with overclock...im trying to say that your 2.93 can reach 3.07 without effort,but is a sad overclock not worthing at all..
You can off course overpass 3.40 ghz in my opinion with increases in voltage,but as i told you...only with a mobo designed to overclock...
Anyways good luck in whatever decision you will make :D 
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June 16, 2014 9:48:13 AM

So I guess it's time to get a new motherboard, and less possibly, a new CPU, and more RAM as it's only 2GB.
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June 16, 2014 10:27:53 AM

darkx132 said:
So I guess it's time to get a new motherboard, and less possibly, a new CPU, and more RAM as it's only 2GB.


Yeah totally agreed... but if i was in your shoes i wouldn't buy new ram if it was only 2 gigs..nowdays i asume 64bit windows and 8gb are the standar profile...
Anyways good luck with whatever decision you make...if you don't mind to mention whats the ram brand you have already so i can tell you if it can be overclocked(even the most shity rams are easily going +10% of their max FSB)
my system specs are
3x1gb DDR3 RAM @1600mhz running at a 667 mhz speed with my intel e4500 at stock
And this ram is up one division,,my e4500 was originaly on ddr2 rams but with my new mobo i got these speeds
To sum up, get either one or two sticks of ram (at least 1x4gb)...my triple channel is useless with a core 2 duo.
Also don;t get crazy about stuff that 32bit windows read only 3,3 GB,, it allocates the 700mb for system so you have 3,3 gb to use,thats enough for video rendering and quality games at high settings...
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June 17, 2014 8:58:02 PM

theguyisback23 said:


if you don't mind to mention whats the ram brand you have already so i can tell you if it can be overclocked(even the
most shity rams are easily going +10% of their max FSB)



I've got 2 slots for ram and I'm using 1x2 GB Kingston. I'm guessing I should either get 2x4 GB ram or one stick of 4GB when I upgrade so that I get 6GB or RAM and I MUST upgrade the motherboard... I hear intel's motherboards are very shitty and bottom of the barrel. Btw will my specs bottleneck an R7 240x 1GB GDDR5? I might sell my GT 610 and get a used R7.
For the motherboard, I'm thinking of getting AMD or Asus but I don't know which model I should get.

Note : lol this thread turned for CPU to RAM to upgrading XD
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June 18, 2014 4:58:28 AM

I just realized that I have lots of space dedicated as Virtual RAM so now i'm wondering if the VRAM isn't being used due to having a 32-bit OS.
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October 7, 2014 4:06:28 PM

I have that exact same motherboard and processor with 4gb of DDR3 RAM clocked at 1333mhz. I've got a Cooler Master K380 and a 400 watt power supply. I'm getting a tonne of free parts from my brother's friend as he has a $7000 tri-monitor setup. He says he may give me a watercooling kit incl. radiator. Should I proceed with overclocking with the watercooling?
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April 29, 2015 3:53:34 AM

lol sorry for 1 year later reply but i think u shoyld buy x99 mobo and a i5 or i7 for a good start
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July 1, 2015 5:08:06 AM

theguyisback23 said:
Check your temps at full load when you are not overclocked..if its under 60 celsius proceed to overclock with stock cooler.. it's not only about overclocking but also the air ramming into the cpu from the cooler... if your pc is new there wouldn't be problems ,but if its full of dust do not even try overclocking anything...Clean the whole system and apply new thermal paste over cpu just to be 100% sure about NOT frying your cpu...

Now the overclock part...
Your chip is safe with stock cooler in the 0.8500V-V1.3625 voltage range by factory
that means you can up your true voltage up to 1.3625..check readings from cpu-z its the true voltage
I never overclocked with such a chip ,im running with my e4500@2.2 ghz at an overclock of @2.6 ever since 2009 24/7 and haven't had stability problems after some final settings done through BIOS
Your mobo as i can see through google,is just a single atx,without overclocking capabilities..
this means that it can't overpower the cpu with your bios..which also means you should buy an aftermarket mobo to overclock with hardware...
There is the solution to software overclock but you shouldn't use stuff like that on a motherboard that is not designed to overpass standar voltages and frequencies .
Apart from that, just to let you know,the core 2 duo e series are designed to run steady on the next level of e with overclock...im trying to say that your 2.93 can reach 3.07 without effort,but is a sad overclock not worthing at all..
You can off course overpass 3.40 ghz in my opinion with increases in voltage,but as i told you...only with a mobo designed to overclock...
Anyways good luck in whatever decision you will make :D 


are you saying that the intel core 2 duo cant run over 3.4 GHZ without changing the vcore, wrong man... i OC mine to 3.67 GHZ via BIOS, without changing Vcore nor cooler
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