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What can i OC my core 2 duo e6600 2.4ghz to?

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January 10, 2008 5:13:39 PM

Hi guys

heres my pc spec, what/how do i OC my CPU to something like 2.8ghz or whatever it takes to notice a difference for gaming ? and is there software to test my my CPU limits, much like ATItool does for graphic cards?

ive seen the guides but i'd feel safer knowing the exact limits of my own pc. Thanks

Processor(s)
Number of processors 1
Number of cores 2 per processor
Number of threads 2 per processor
Name Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Code Name Conroe
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
Package Socket 775 LGA
Family/Model/Stepping 6.F.6
Extended Family/Model 6.F
Core Stepping B2
Technology 65 nm
Core Speed 2448.4 MHz
Multiplier x Bus speed 9.0 x 272.0 MHz
Rated Bus speed 1088.2 MHz
Stock frequency 2400 MHz
Instruction sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T
L1 Data cache (per processor) 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache (per processor) 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache (per processor) 4096 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Chipset & Memory
Northbridge Intel i975X rev. C0
Southbridge Intel 82801GB (ICH7/R) rev. A1
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Size 4096 MBytes
Memory Frequency 340.1 MHz (4:5)
CAS# Latency (tCL) 5.0 clocks
RAS# to CAS# (tRCD) 5 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 5 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 15 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 21 clocks
System
System Manufacturer
System Name
System S/N
Mainboard Vendor http://www.abit.com.tw/
Mainboard Model AW9D-MAX (Intel i975-ICH7)
BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
BIOS Version 6.00 PG
BIOS Date 09/15/2006
Memory SPD
Module 1 DDR2, PC2-6400 (400 MHz), 1024 MBytes, Corsair
Module 2 DDR2, PC2-6400 (400 MHz), 1024 MBytes, Crucial Technology
Module 3 DDR2, PC2-6400 (400 MHz), 1024 MBytes, Corsair
Module 4 DDR2, PC2-6400 (400 MHz), 1024 MBytes, Crucial Technology
Software
Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP x64 Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 3790)
DirectX Version 9.0c

More about : core duo e6600 4ghz

January 10, 2008 5:39:01 PM

There are no "exact" limits.

Read the temp guide, read the overclocking guide and start from there.

If you have a more specific question we'd be happy to help.

Edit: No chips are exactly the same.
January 10, 2008 6:59:34 PM

give google a try and search: e6600 abit aw9d-max overclock, and maybe u will find other people's overclocking results to see where more or less you can get it, id reckon you can hit 3.4 on that mobo on air if nothing goes wrong, be sure to get adequate software for testing your system's stability after uve oced it like orthos or prime 95

although as cnumartyr said, no processor is exactly the same, and mobos also differ in some cases, anyway goodluck and happy ocing
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January 10, 2008 11:58:59 PM

That depends on what cooling you have. I didn't see it posted.

Normally 3.2Ghz is doable on that cpu.
January 11, 2008 1:34:56 AM

Just get a good CPU cooler, like the Zalman CNPS9500 and you can get it over 3Ghz running stock temps.
January 11, 2008 3:18:25 PM

I had 3.5Ghz stable out of it before my DFI mobo went night night. Could easily had more but i had pin moded it to 1.5 vcore from previous mobo's lacking. Didn't do anything special to get that so im sure anyone can get there with a decent cooler.
January 11, 2008 6:35:08 PM

found this on google, any comments, what should i test first?


ABIT is well known for its overclocking abilities, so we had some pretty high expectations for the AW9D-MAX motherboard. After setting the Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C4 memory to run at DDR2-533 MHz mode and using an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 processor, we began to raise the motherboard's FSB.

Starting at 200 MHz the FSB was increased in 5 MHz increments. The 300 MHz barrier came and went by easily, at 320 MHz the processor voltage needed a slight tweak to 1.4V to keep things stable. The motherboard experienced another issue at 350 MHz, and here the MCH voltage had to be increased to 1.7V.

Unfortunately the ABIT AW9D-MAX motherboard seemed to hit an imaginary wall at 385 MHz. Nothing we did would allow the motherboard to go any further than this. A speed of 385 MHz isn't too bad, but we were expecting a bit more from ABIT. Get it... A BIT... ;-)
January 11, 2008 6:48:52 PM

with the this standard cpu cooler, whats a safe speed to oc my cpu to?
January 11, 2008 6:54:21 PM

Marku said:
with the this standard cpu cooler, whats a safe speed to oc my cpu to?


2.5 GHz.

Read the temp guide and the overclocking guide.
January 11, 2008 8:00:27 PM

i jsut tried to OC and my pc screwed up, i had a black screen , so i resetted motherboard's CMOS and the pc started up incredibly slow, i checked CPU-Z and everything seems to still be alive, i really dont understand what is broke.
January 11, 2008 8:02:52 PM

Marku said:
i jsut tried to OC and my pc screwed up, i had a black screen , so i resetted motherboard's CMOS and the pc started up incredibly slow, i checked CPU-Z and everything seems to still be alive, i really dont understand what is broke.


What did you OC to, what did you change?
January 11, 2008 8:17:33 PM

FSB to 320(from 272) and then voltage for cpu to 1.4 from 1.3250

i just did a system restore and it seemed to fix me somewhat, before the restore, anti virus like avast would not run/respond and everything was very slow(not my mouse pointer but software i tried to run and the start menu was abit slow to respond)
January 11, 2008 8:21:48 PM

Marku said:
FSB to 320(from 272) and then voltage for cpu to 1.4 from 1.3250

i just did a system restore and it seemed to fix me somewhat, before the restore, anti virus like avast would not run/respond and everything was very slow(not my mouse pointer but software i tried to run and the start menu was abit slow to respond)



Change it in smaller increments. Don't just go nuts. See what goes wrong where.
January 11, 2008 9:48:50 PM

something seems up with my ram, all 4 chips i bought are meant to be 800mhz but in bios appear to be 667mhz, when i tried to change this it made my pc go funny.
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