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Full overclocking guide for Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad - socket 775(socket T)

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Hi there,
in this video tutorial you will learn essential information for safe overclocking Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors on socket 775. This overclocking guide was recorded for total beginners and can be used at any time with any Asus, EVGA, DFI, Foxconn motherboards and any Intel Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad. Keep in mind that same method and technique can be used for Pentium 4 (P4) processors - only voltage should be a little bit higher. However if you have one of the motherboards listed above - it is highly recommended at least Core 2 Duo processor.

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Suggested Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors list for good overclocking results:


Core 2 Duo E4300 ~ 2.8-3.4 Ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.
Core 2 Duo E4500 ~ 2.8-3.6 ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.
Core 2 Duo E6300 ~ 2.8-3.6 ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.
Core 2 Duo E6600 ~ 2.8-3.6 ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.
Core 2 Duo E6700 ~ 3.0-3.6 ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.
Core 2 Duo E7200 ~ 3.0-3.8 ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.
Core 2 Duo E8400 ~ 3.8-4.0 Ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.
Core 2 Duo E8500 ~ 3.8-4.2 ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.

Core 2 Extreme X6800 ~ 3.2-3.6 ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.
Core 2 Quad Q6600 ~ 3.2-3.6 ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.
Core 2 Quad Q6700 ~ 3.2-3.6 ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.
Core 2 Extreme QX6700 ~ 3.2-3.7 ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.
Core 2 Extreme QX6800 ~ 3.2-3.8 ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.
Core 2 Quad Q9300 ~ 3.2-3.7 ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.
Core 2 Quad Q9400 ~ 3.2-3.7 ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.
Core 2 Quad Q9650 ~ 3.6-4.0 ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.
Core 2 Extreme QX9650 ~ 3.8-4.2 ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.
Core 2 Quad Q9700 ~ 3.6-4.0 ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.
Core 2 Extreme QX9770 ~ 3.8-4.2 ghz stable overclock on Air with Good After Market Heatsink.

Great overclocking chipsets for motherboards:
Intel P45 Express Chipset by Asus
Intel X48 Chipset by Asus, Foxconn
Nforce 8 and 9 by EVGA (watch out for Nforce northbridge a lot of motherboards dies because overheating the northbridge during good cpu temps.)

Intel X48 Chipset was the last revision of chipset for Core 2 Duo/Quad and considered to be the best and safest Overclocker for the Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad.

Keep in mind that motherboards that were manufactured by Intel - not overclockable or can not be applid with this video tutorial.
Thank you very much for watching. Hopefully you will squeeze good extra 50-75% of performance out of Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad. I personally running E8400 @ 4Ghz 24/7 with 2000 Mhz FSB till these day on my gf PC. Safe and still do the job. For myself I have Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.8 GHz 24/7. Have a nice clocking and keep your eye on CPU temperature during Idle and during maximum 100% CPU load!
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