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Overclocking E660 First time! -> I've read the guides! Need opinions!

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December 11, 2008 1:54:31 AM

Hey everyone, let me start off by saying I have read all the guides, and feel very comfortable overclocking my system..
My question to all you is, how far should I go!


Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) ->> means i can make my FSB 400mhz!
MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA 640-P2-N825-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Rosewill RP550-2 550W ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply

I just bought a Zalman 9500 and am ready to overclock my CPU..
Just wanted to get some feedback as to how far you think I can go.. (obviously I will test it and look at my temps/voltages)

And I am curious as to what you all have gotten your Conroe's E6600 to!

Thanks so much guys
(forgive me, im excited!!)
Brad
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December 11, 2008 2:21:34 AM

If you've read the Guides, then you already know that the answer to you question is as follows:

Since every processor is unique in it's overclock potential, voltage tolerance, and thermal behavior, overclock as far as safe voltage and temperatures allow. The limit for the E6600 is 1.5 Vcore, 60c CPU temperature / 65c Core temperature, which typically yields 3.4 to 3.7 Ghz with high-end cooling. Your Zalman 9500 is a mid-range cooler, so don't expect to reach much more than 3.5 Ghz.

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December 11, 2008 2:38:12 AM

That was the perfect response! Thanks, sorry (can't help but get some expert advice, it's my first time, kinda scarey)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/17779871@N00/3098905031/si...

Those are my temps after taking it from 1066 to 1200 FSB.. aka 2.4 to 2.7 imma try to slowly work my way to 3.3 ill post back later!
Thanks!
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