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How far can I take this OC?

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October 6, 2007 10:26:33 PM

I have a e6750 at 3.0 Ghz on an Arctic Pro 7 with the default paste (which IMO isn't much worse than AS5). How far do you think I could successfully overclock?

Speedfan reports 16C in both cores after mild use (which is, for my system, around 26-28C).

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October 6, 2007 10:57:52 PM

16C is not true unless you live in an igloo. Use Coretemp or TAT to check your temps. Everest is good too.
October 6, 2007 11:00:50 PM

I said in the parentheses that it was around 26-28 at idle. For the record, though, I do get 16C after a cold boot (although for a very short period of time.)

Do you have a temp monitoring program that works in 64-bit Vista? All three listed don't.
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October 6, 2007 11:03:12 PM

it's not all about temps what about voltage and stuff. But if you have a decent case to go with that i'd say 3.6 maybe 3.7
October 6, 2007 11:09:27 PM

For starters, I would simply set your RAM for a FSB of 400 and 1:1 memory. That will get you close to 3.2Ghz.

Look at your Temps/Volts and go from there.
3.2 would still be a light OC.

It comes down to if the extra Mhz actually gets you muc.
I know I everntually clocked my C2D back just a tad from my highest OC (Which likely was not even as high as I could take it) just so my fan ran more quiet and never noticed a performance difference.
October 6, 2007 11:13:38 PM

So the e6750 can go much farther than Q6600?

I was more wondering how far I could take it, than actually intending to use it at that speed. I like it right now at 3.0 Ghz, which is 8x 370.

About the RAM, how can I tell if it is 1:1? I think it is running at 888 with the settings I have above.
October 6, 2007 11:56:34 PM

Yes, it can go further. (Less Cores - Less Heat)
Some people have gotten it past 4.0 on air.

Mind you I expect that was outside of a case and a better air cooler.

October 6, 2007 11:58:41 PM

There will be something like a "Memory Ratio" in your Bios.
It will have a Value of something like 4:5 or something like that.

If you don't adjust this back down to 1:1, you will start running into memory limits far before you hit your CPU limits.



October 7, 2007 12:43:48 AM

nukchebi0 said:
My bad. You don't need to be so rude, though.


Not need to even make the slightest apology.
You are not the person that owes one.
October 7, 2007 1:39:15 AM

zenmaster said:
Not need to even make the slightest apology.
You are not the person that owes one.


True, I do owe him one, I should not have been so abrupt and rude:

Please accept my apology, it was wrong of me to be like that.
October 7, 2007 3:36:55 AM

Thanks for the apology, and also thanks for alerting me about the OC section. I didn't ever use it, so I completely forgot about it.
October 7, 2007 7:20:00 AM

nukchebi0 said:
I said in the parentheses that it was around 26-28 at idle. For the record, though, I do get 16C after a cold boot (although for a very short period of time.)

Do you have a temp monitoring program that works in 64-bit Vista? All three listed don't.


Huh? Everest works perfectly, I have it installed. Rivatuner with the right plugin will monitor your temps appropiate.
October 7, 2007 8:16:00 AM

Oh, okay. I'll try.
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