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January 14, 2007 2:18:46 AM

Hello there people!
I recently upgraded my rig to a E6300 processor and would like to try a bit of overclocking with it.

My specs:
Intel C2D E6300 with stock cooling;
Intel DG965SS motherboard;
2x Kingston DDR2 512Mb 667MHz memory;
Seventeam ST-420BKV 420 W Power Supply ;
((XFX GeForce 7600GT XXX Edition)) <- nothing to do with it but worth mentioning.

Would it be possible to overclock my E6300 to at least 2GHz with only stock cooling and without messing with Vcore and exploding my memory?

Thanks!

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January 14, 2007 3:54:11 AM

There was a discussion of this in my thread in the "general" page.

You can, with stock cooling, safely take a E6300 to 2 gigahertz. In fact, although I do not know this for sure, I think the E6400 is just a factory overclocked version of the E6300, but actually not any different structurally or even on the fan. Do not base a decision to overclock on that, because I am not sure, but it is a discussion piece.
January 14, 2007 9:33:50 AM

Thank you, I'll stick to that Topic!
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January 14, 2007 12:01:17 PM

An E6300 with a properly attached stock heatsink can reach 3GHz, much higher than that and you'll run into dangerous temperatures but 3GHz is certainly possible.
January 14, 2007 2:11:48 PM

2ghz should be no prob. I got mine to 3ghz on stock cooling easily.
January 14, 2007 2:41:42 PM

personally i only see two options. (1) go to the e6600 hundred only if you thinking of buying the e6400 -- if you have the extra to spend on the e6400 over the e6300, you surely could come up with extra to buy the e6600 over the e6400; (2) if you can't reach a max oc on the e6300, what makes you thing you'll be able to do it on the e6400?

In other words, budget oc'ers will tell you e6300 all the way. otherwise its a no-brainer to do the e6600.
January 14, 2007 2:41:57 PM

While I agree with everyone that the E6300 should overclock very well even with stock cooling, there still may be a problem. Your Intel branded MB is likely to have few, if any, overclocking options.
January 14, 2007 8:52:16 PM

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While I agree with everyone that the E6300 should overclock very well even with stock cooling, there still may be a problem. Your Intel branded MB is likely to have few, if any, overclocking options.


Yeah, actually there is no chance to overclock the processor with this motherboard since it has absolutely NO options to change Bus and Memory speeds...
Oh well, guess I'll have to stick with this motherboard for some time...

Thanks for the help tho guys!
January 15, 2007 4:19:22 AM

I hope you guys dont mind me jumping in here to ask for advice but Im considering the E6300 with the Gigabyte GA 965P DS3 after reading recent Toms articles and various threads and stickies in here. I also have read the first two parts of the ongoing overclocking guide so I dont expect any smart remarks from some of the less friendly forum members pointing me to read all these first. All in all there are some inconsistancies so I would like a little clarification if possible please? :) 

1 The Gigabyte GA 965P DS motherboard is definitely a good overclocker?
2* If I can overclock the E6300 to about 2.8 GHZ whats the mimimum amount of time I should be able to rely on getting from it before it may fail?

*As a college technician I have seen many old cpus do well for up to 5 years and more on stock clock speeds (obviously running the same software for much of that time). I dont expect to have my next computer that long but I hope I can get at least 3 years if overclocked as I mentioned.
January 15, 2007 5:04:42 AM

If you want a better chance at longevity go with an e4300 instead of the e6300. To get to 2.8ghz on the 6300 you will need an FSB of 400mhz. To get to 3ghz on the 4300 all you need is an FSB of 333mhz. The lower fsb will put less strain on your MB and give you longer component life. 8)
January 16, 2007 8:49:38 AM

Let's be honest now, a 2.8GHz E6300 will run for years. The core voltage is the real damage but the max stated by Intel for the lifetime (something like 10 years I believe) is 1.5v. If you get lucky with your stepping you can get by with little more than stock voltage for that low speed and maybe even a bit less than stock. Even at worst you shouldn't be needing much more than 1.4v to reach a 400MHz FSP
January 16, 2007 7:35:32 PM

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Let's be honest now, a 2.8GHz E6300 will run for years. The core voltage is the real damage but the max stated by Intel for the lifetime (something like 10 years I believe) is 1.5v. If you get lucky with your stepping you can get by with little more than stock voltage for that low speed and maybe even a bit less than stock. Even at worst you shouldn't be needing much more than 1.4v to reach a 400MHz FSP


That is pretty reassuring then. Thanks
January 18, 2007 9:02:44 PM

Would the MSI P965 NEO-F ATX LGA775 Conroe perform as well for overclocking as the Gigabyte equivilant?
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