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Small overclock, looking for some suggestions.

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March 20, 2009 3:00:22 AM

Hello all,


I recently built my first computer, and just finished adding in a new CPU cooler.

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E7400
Ram: 4gigs of mushkin DDR2
OS: Vista Business 64bit

Anyways, i just finished doing an inital OC (my first) from stock 2.8ghz - 3.0ghz. Yes i know, wooptiedoo .2ghz. All I did was increase the FSB to 333 and the multiplier to 9x. Also increased the voltages to 1.325v

I just started to run OCCT, The temps coming back are very good. Here is the list:
Temp1: 36c
Temp2: 45C
Core0: 42C
Core1: 42C

The one thing I don't think i have researched enough of are the voltages, here is whate speedfan is reporting:

Vcore1: 1.26V
Vcore2: 2.19V
+3.3V: 3.30V
+5V: 4.95V
+12V: 2.43V
-12V: -16.31V
-5V: -8.48V
+5V: 5.24V
Vbat: 3.22V

If anybody could just look over the voltage and tell me if it is all working alright I'll be very appreciative, but anyways.

There are just a couple things i'm wondering. Ive been reading up on OCing for a while now (kinda new to the computer buiilding crowd). I'm just wondering what I can do to push this CPU farther, and how far you people think it can go safely on air. I understand all Mobos and CPUs are different, and the quality of the OC depends on the skill of the OCer, I'm just wondering what a normal, newbie should be able to achieve (Soon to be not newbie) on this mobo/cpu combo.

Any and all input is greatly appreciated, thanks for reading!

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March 20, 2009 3:55:42 AM

First OCCT test at 3.0ghz went perfectly fine, core temps almost never went up once.

Just bumped the clock multiplier up to 10x, running at 3.33mhz, first 10 minutes of the OCCT test is going fine as of right now, not really any increase in temprature so my new CPU cooler is doing a great job (its running at 100% speed also)
March 20, 2009 7:18:11 PM

Pigbearman said:
Anyways, i just finished doing an inital OC (my first) from stock 2.8ghz - 3.0ghz. Yes i know, wooptiedoo .2ghz. All I did was increase the FSB to 333 and the multiplier to 9x. Also increased the voltages to 1.325v

The one thing I don't think i have researched enough of are the voltages, here is whate speedfan is reporting:

Vcore1: 1.26V
Vcore2: 2.19V
+3.3V: 3.30V
+5V: 4.95V
+12V: 2.43V
-12V: -16.31V
-5V: -8.48V
+5V: 5.24V
Vbat: 3.22V

If anybody could just look over the voltage and tell me if it is all working alright I'll be very appreciative, but anyways.


Don't increase CPU voltage unless necessary. Read the How To sticky if you haven't already.

Software voltage readings are next to useless.