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Can this reach 4ghz?

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November 16, 2006 5:00:12 AM

CPU: Intel Core2Duo E6700 Conroe 2.66ghz
Motherboard: Asus P5B Deluxe
Video Card: PNY GeForce 7900GS 256MB
Ram: Crucial Technology 2gb(2x1gb) DDR2 (CL3 3-3-3-12 timing)
Hard Drive 1: Seagate Barracuda 320gb
Hard Drive 2: Seagate Barracuda 320gb
PSU: Thermaltake ToughPower W0128RU 650W.
Case: Antec Performance 1P180B Black
HSF: Tuniq Tower 120
DVD-RW: Samsung DVD Burner
Additional fan in front of the lower hard drive case on P-180.

Post what I need to change to reach that if it can't do it already.

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November 16, 2006 5:11:07 AM

on tuniq tower?
November 16, 2006 5:32:44 AM

It is easy to overclock E6700,but for reaching 4Ghz it would work on a higher volt like 1.5V,It's not a safe volt for daily use
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November 16, 2006 5:42:29 AM

Yeah.

Do I need to switch out the ram?
November 16, 2006 5:51:38 AM

The thing you will be running into is temperatures. Also, what memory are you using? You just gave the timings on it.
November 16, 2006 5:52:05 AM

E6700 at a high mutiple :twisted:
November 16, 2006 6:35:50 AM

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At that price, get DDR2 800 for a lot better performance.
November 16, 2006 7:07:51 AM

Well, would water cooling the PC keep it at stable temps to run at 4ghz? I have never really liked the idea of water-cooling, just because of it springing a leak, but if it would be extremely low temps, no noise, and not overly priced, I may consider it. I would want something stable that wouldn't need to be upgraded/repaired in 2years though.
November 16, 2006 11:31:58 AM

If that's the Crucial Ballistix, then you should be fine ram wise. Hmmmm, water-cooling would add approx 200 bucks to that cost... since most entry-level watercoolers do marginally better than top-end air coolers. A swiftech or DD solution would be optimal.

You might be able to hit 4 ghz, depends on a lot of things... might want to get a 680i or P5B-E instead since they're better OC'ers then the current P5B (not by much, but every little bit helps)... although the 680i does have problems OC'ing the 4mb Conroe's...

Shrug, give it a shot and pray, a lot of this will be up to the cpu you get also... can't do anything about that.
November 16, 2006 3:45:52 PM

Why is 4ghz such a needed goal to achieve? A 3.8ghz CPU with the Core 2 Architecture is a force to be reckoned with. Overclocking is free performance!
November 16, 2006 4:16:29 PM

So he can say his e-Penis is > yours...

Or thats why I OC... shrug
November 16, 2006 11:54:46 PM

haha,upstair is so funny
November 17, 2006 2:56:17 AM

Not all E6700 are going to reach 4GHz and even then water cooling or phase is your best bet.
November 17, 2006 5:34:27 AM

I'd be more concerned about the mobo, as DOUGHBUY stated earlier. Check and see.
November 17, 2006 6:43:08 AM

On the motherboard, I heard that the P5B-E is a good motherboard, but you really want a specific version. I don't remember which that is, but one isn't as good and I didn't want to take a chance and buy one from newegg if it wasn't as good as the deluxe.
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