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How can I OC just my CPU?

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March 11, 2007 4:29:46 PM

Well I think I want to OC my E6400. Currently my temperatures are extremely low or just decent - even on load. I am thinking of mildly OCing it to like 2.6 or something with the stock cooler (stock cooler does an amazing job surprisingly). I've heard people can get it higher on stock coolers, but I just want to mildly OC this baby till I can afford a Zalman fan - then I can really push it.

I ONLY want to OC the CPU though, all I've found so far are guides which talk about OCing the RAM and Vid card too. I don't want this. So, anyone got any articles on OCing a E6400?

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March 11, 2007 5:02:40 PM

You have to go in to the BIOS and bump up the CPU's FSB. Just take it slowly and stress test it.
March 24, 2007 9:15:19 AM

In your BIOS is a menu item for system clock or FSB clock speed
K, I looked in my BIOS - in every menu - and there isn't any items which say system clock or FSB clock speed. What do I do?
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March 24, 2007 9:35:45 AM

What kind of mobo do you have? In fact, just give us your complete system specs.
March 24, 2007 10:09:32 AM

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Conroe) E6400 2.13GHz
RAM: 2GB Corsair DDR2 667MHz
HDD1: 250GB WD Caviar SE16 Serial ATA II 16MB 7200RPM
HDD2: 250GB WD Caviar SE16 Serial ATA II 16MB 7200RPM
Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon X1950Pro 256MB DDR3, 36 pixel shaders
Mother Board: ABIT IL9 Pro
Cooling: Intel & ATI stock coolers + HDD & Rear 120mm case fans
PSU: Xclio Greatpower Modular 550watt
March 24, 2007 10:45:48 AM

go to bios> Cpu... (something about CPU)> is there is anything like System Bus or FSB or any thing which have a frequency of 1067 or 266
March 24, 2007 11:05:39 AM

Nope, nothing. I will have a look again, just to check, but I assure you, there isn't anything like this. There is just a bunch of options for Enable/Disable.
March 24, 2007 11:15:54 AM

i was just googling about this mobo but every website said that you can't OC it except your ram timing, u can also adjust the NB voltage. try downloading Soft FSB/ Clockgen and overclock.
March 24, 2007 11:33:38 AM

Right, well that's that then. I won't be OC'ing.

Thanks for researching, waleedhk. I checked out some of those apps, but mehhh, said might damage my hardware or somthing.. ect, ect not worth the hasstle. I will just get a new mobo.
March 24, 2007 12:19:21 PM

I pretty much agree no OC on that MB. I did find this:

abit IL9 Pro Motherboard Review :: BIOS and Overclocking

This board is not designed for the high-end enthusiast; abit therefore did not include overclocking capabilities on the board. The multiplier on a unlocked CPU is changeable from 14x to 19x (Intel 670), but there is no option to overclock the FSB. NorthBridge and memory voltage can be set higher, but there is no memory overclock available with this board.
March 24, 2007 1:57:16 PM

sometimes you have to adjust the ram and up the voltage to overclock the cpu or stability will be a problem. Just a thought. Im not sure how far you can push a c2d until you need to make those adjustments since i dont have one