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overclocking an e6700 intel conroe

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July 1, 2006 11:48:55 PM

what exactly would i need to overclock that to about 3-3.5 ghz?
July 3, 2006 10:54:41 AM

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what exactly would i need to overclock that to about 3-3.5 ghz?
You aren't going to get an exact answer, as it isn't even out to the public yet. But, judging by reviews to date as well as the results of some of the guys on XS forums, if you get a B0 stepping chip...you should get between 3-3.5 with air cooling, although not likely stock cooling. You will need a good motherboard as well, though 300FSB shouldn't be a problem on most. It's all still conjecture at this point.
July 3, 2006 11:38:51 AM

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July 3, 2006 12:22:51 PM

A phase change cooler located outside your winter igloo in Antarctica.
July 4, 2006 9:18:39 PM

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A phase change cooler located outside your winter igloo in Antarctica.


No need.... that's totally overkill.... the Zalman CNPS9500 should be able to easily handle the overclock the OP is asking about..... unless of course you were only joking.
July 5, 2006 7:17:32 PM

Good air to water cooling.
July 5, 2006 10:21:14 PM

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It's safe to say you'll need at least good air cooling.

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Good air to water cooling.


Uhh... you guys, the E6700 only uses 65W at stock settings.... it won't put out NEARLY as much heat as earlier Intel chips did. TBH, even the CNPS9500 is overkill.
July 5, 2006 11:28:49 PM

You believe you'll hit 3.5GHz on the stock heatsink? That's very wishful thinking, but still sounds a bit high, but I guess it’s possible. Also Intel rates their TDP differently than AMD so it's not exactly the same, it should actually be higher.
July 6, 2006 12:13:15 AM

3.5 on stock? No, not even for a Conroe chip. What I was saying, was that the Conroe chips won't need water cooling of even large copper based air coolers, at least not to the extent that previous generations needed them. Yes, going to 3.5 will definitly need a better cooler, and getting a CNPS9500 to be safe isn't a bad idea, but my point was that expensive, complex water cooling setups won't be needed for that kind of overclock.
July 6, 2006 2:47:00 AM

I would say you would need an e6700 to start off with...
July 6, 2006 4:51:15 AM

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Remember, all I said "good" air cooling, not great, or awsome, or best available. I don't think watercooling will be needed though, unless you're going for like 4.5.


Ok.... fair enough.
July 6, 2006 5:39:27 AM

I believe the E6600 will overclock within 50MHz or so to the same as the E6700 will...
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