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Newbie Overclocker: Help with E5300!

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April 8, 2009 1:37:42 AM

I am a complete newbie with overclocking, haven't overclocked a single chip in my life...however, I would like to start. The new(ish) Pentium Dual Core E5300 CPU from Intel is apparently quite a good overclocker and stable with that. I was planning on building a system using an E5300 for a complete rebuild of my home's PCs. Does anyone know a decent clock to OC this chip to? How about the FSB? I was planning on putting it on a GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L Board.

You can see the board here:

The CPU:

Any advice would be nice. I am planning on doing a moderate overlclock, nothing too damaging. Thanks.


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April 8, 2009 12:42:39 PM

Hi there,

First of all read this

OC is really easy, and i guess you chose a very good cpu-mobo combo to learn it. But you need to know what youre doing in order to do it safely, and that guide i linked is a great crash-course.
Thats another OC guide, based on gigabyte p35-ds3l, older board but bioses are almost identical so it will also help you understand whats what.

Once you know the basics youre good to go. Any problems or doubts - just ask :) 
April 8, 2009 3:11:53 PM

Oh, thank you very much. I did not even know where to start, but this is great info. Thank you. =)