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E2160 - Stock OC potential

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Last response: in Overclocking
May 11, 2008 5:52:32 AM

Does anyone know how high a stock e2160 can be overclocked while remaining stable and at reasonable temperatures? (W/o additional case fans - I assume having more case fans or a purchased cpu cooler would increase OC potential further)


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May 11, 2008 6:12:02 AM

2.9 on stock cooling would be about your max. 3.3 would be about right with a bad ass cooler. Depends on the chip mostly. My e2180 didnt like to run stable over a 333FSB and with the same Mobo my e7200 runs 421 stable. Everything exactly the same except for PSU's.

If you tossed the idea around about a better cooler , dont. For the price of the cpu and a cooler you could buy a retail e7200 and get better results.
May 11, 2008 7:14:25 AM

Ok...and is the clock speed of the CPU what bottlenecks the video card? (overclocking reduces bottleneck?)
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May 11, 2008 7:58:14 AM

An OC should reduce or eliminate bottleneck, yes.
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May 11, 2008 8:09:01 AM

If your video card sucks, then OCing won't remove any bottlenecks.
May 14, 2008 3:37:58 PM

3.0GHz Is a nice medium for overclocking it as the temp does not shoot through the roof and is stable.