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Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 CPU.

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November 6, 2007 11:48:30 PM

I just purchased the Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 CPU. I'm a little confused here. I haven't found very many solid or concrete benchmarks on OCing, which is what I plan on doing with my CPU. Also, I was wondering if this product is recommended by anyone. Just asking for a little info that people could possibly find or suggest. Thanks in advance.

I bought all of this, this morning...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Also any comments on the Motherboard would be nice. :) 
November 6, 2007 11:58:22 PM

E4500 should hit 3.0 at least. Great mobo for the price
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November 7, 2007 12:39:30 AM

I have that exact same motherboard as chookman suggested to you with a e4300 and it oc's to 3.6ghz
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November 7, 2007 1:22:40 AM

I've seen the E4500 go to 3.8+ on air I think it was. Got pretty warm though. It's based on the M0 stepping so it uses a lower vcore and runs cooler than the other Allendale L2 chips, so it's good in quiet machines.
November 7, 2007 7:46:17 AM

randomizer said:
I've seen the E4500 go to 3.8+ on air I think it was. Got pretty warm though. It's based on the M0 stepping so it uses a lower vcore and runs cooler than the other Allendale L2 chips, so it's good in quiet machines.


Must have been quite an exceptional chip to hit such speeds, then again it may have been just using a LOT of voltage. I've noticed that Allendales (and all C2Ds for that matter) respond well to extra voltage, generally as a rough rule of thumb each 0.1V brings an extra ~200MHz of headroom, as long as the cooling can keep up of course.

My E4400 L2 hits 3.35GHz @ 1.42V on the stock HSF (lol yeah I'm cheap :p ) so perhaps with 1.5V and a better HSF I have a shot at 3.5GHz...
November 7, 2007 8:42:22 AM

you wont be able to hit 3.5 stable in all apps even with your pants down - stable for an hour idling or running a game at most - but burn it man - burn it in on yur bum and see what happens - i promise the chip will get damaged and will reach lower stable overclocks -

the thing is freezes dont occur every hour or so but per day or 5 hours - corruption you dont notice - ......

did you guys ever wonder why you need more voltage in order to oc to these speeds?

The chip is dramatically diffrent from the x6850 in many many ways - but what ever - go play with you pups and keep pimping them with pink

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November 7, 2007 8:46:16 AM

What memory do you reccomend for this board if one want to overclock with the E4500 CPU?
November 7, 2007 8:54:17 AM

These will work just fine

OCZ Gold GX XTC Gaming Memory - DDR2-1000MHz - 512MB

or if you have some buck

OCZ Reaper HPC Edition Gaming Memory - DDR2-1066MHz - 2GB Kit
November 7, 2007 8:31:24 PM

wernerdb2 said:
These will work just fine

OCZ Gold GX XTC Gaming Memory - DDR2-1000MHz - 512MB

or if you have some buck

OCZ Reaper HPC Edition Gaming Memory - DDR2-1066MHz - 2GB Kit


Thats way overkill for a budget OCing machine... a good set of 800mhz will be grreat Crucial, OCZ, Patriot...
November 7, 2007 11:13:30 PM

Well I enjoy the replies. I'm not going to OC the thing to extreme levels, just enough to get better performance for my dollar. I figure a 2.2GHz to 3.0GHz is an easy OC and won't require much vCore. Growing impatient for my parts to arrive. :D 
November 10, 2007 2:46:41 AM

Ok my parts arrived today! Having some interesting Over-Clocks and what not.

So far I'm stable at 3.01GHz @ 1.408v. I was able to achieve 3.41GHz accidently, I changed the multiplier to 10 but it still registered as 11 in Windows (although CPU-Z stated 10 as well) and I hit 3.41GHz @ 1.42v.

I was able to boot at 3.2GHz @ 1.45v but it crashed upon a 3DMark06 run. (I use 3DMark06 for stability) At the time however I wasn't running a ratio of 1:1 on the RAM, so that may have been it. Not to sure.

After about an hour and a half of tweaking I got it to run some stuff and perform fairly well @ 3.01GHz with 1.408 volts at the core.

EIST, TM2, and C1E are all disabled, so that's good. I might do some tweaking again to see if I can hit 3.2GHz. We'll see. I've also set the Warning Temps to 70C, as a max temperature was listed as 73.3C on Intel's website.

Any tips would be nice. The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-P31-DSL3.
November 10, 2007 10:10:25 PM

To get higher overclock you may have to lap the CPU and get a better cooler for it. What CPU cooler are you using?
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