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By how much can we overclock with the Intel stock CPU cooling?

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August 18, 2008 5:43:10 PM

I'm not an overclocker but I'm eager to know if we can overclock a CPU like the E8400 to 1600 MhZ FSb using the stock Intel Cooling on an Asus P5Q-E.

I don't have the CPU from now on but will save some money it?
I'm also want to buy a very good CPU cooling like Zalman Max Orb and the Artic Cooling Freezer 7 pro or some other good cooling.....
August 18, 2008 5:50:22 PM

The stock coolers on the 45NM CPU's are soo wimpy its ridiculous. But if you have good case cooling you should be fine. Just dont expect to get too high.

I would spend some money on some quality cooling to get a higher OC. And safer one too.
August 18, 2008 6:07:26 PM

lee-gamer said:
I'm not an overclocker but I'm eager to know if we can overclock a CPU like the E8400 to 1600 MhZ FSb using the stock Intel Cooling on an Asus P5Q-E.

I don't have the CPU from now on but will save some money it?
I'm also want to buy a very good CPU cooling like Zalman Max Orb and the Artic Cooling Freezer 7 pro or some other good cooling.....


Xigmatek HDT-S1283 + retention bracket kit = $30 of nice air cooling (matches Thermalright 120 Extreme performance for less than half the price)
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August 18, 2008 7:41:29 PM

The stock cooler, at least on the 65nm models, is good for a moderate overclock. I wouldn't say 1600MHz FSB is out of the question.
August 18, 2008 7:48:49 PM

^Thats true. But have you seen the 45NM ones? Its ridiculous I mean come on its about HALF the size of the 65 NM ones no joke. How cheap can intel get eh?
August 19, 2008 7:12:28 AM

E8400 easily overclocks up to 4GHz with only changing FSB speed (all voltages are auto).
CPU-Z reported that at 4GHz vCore was 1.3V which i think is high.
Tho 4GHZ is not recomended with stock cooling as mine was getting really hot, reached 70C+ very fast with everest stress test.

It is possible to overclock up to 390FSB (+18%) with ASUS EPU, this is at default voltages. System is stable and not as hot.

I should also say that my mobo is P5Q.

As 1,36V is something like a safe voltage for CPU, i think its possible to get 4,2GHz out of it with good air cooling (maybe even more?).
August 19, 2008 10:06:22 AM

not good.45nm stock cooler is half the good 65nm cooler.wont get much higher i would say.but 3.5Ghz seems possible.MAYBE?
August 22, 2008 11:06:37 AM

Q6600 stock should be able to reach 3.0 GHz if its a good chip and doesnt need a voltage change
August 22, 2008 11:09:01 AM

unless he gets a new batch otherwise all retail chip is 1.325VID
August 22, 2008 11:31:02 AM

get the OEM ones :)  they pwn
August 22, 2008 1:04:52 PM

V3NOM said:
...pwn


you love that word dont you?lol :pt1cable:  :lol: 
August 23, 2008 1:52:35 AM

wat da! i didnt write that you - you - bad-quoting son of a mother!
August 23, 2008 4:45:49 AM

Not too sure about this CPU with the stock CPU, but my best I've got a Pentium processor to overclock off the stock CPU was about double with the Pentium Overdrive. Anyone remember those? :non: 
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