Overclock e4300 1.8 Ghz with stock cooler

I am about to get an xfx gts 250 1 gb. My cpu will surely bottleneck(core 2 duo 1.8 Ghz)(e4300). By how can I overclock it with a stock cooler on an intel d945gccr motherboard?
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  1. Check to see if you can change FSB in BIOS on the Intel mobo. You wont't be able to change vcore tho. With stock vcore an E4300 usually tops out @ ~2.6Ghz (290x9).
  2. wuzy said:
    Check to see if you can change FSB in BIOS on the Intel mobo. You wont't be able to change vcore tho. With stock vcore an E4300 usually tops out @ ~2.6Ghz (290x9).



    My motherboard is intel. Not xfx, asus etc. Will I be able to overclock the cpu?
  3. Probably not much.
  4. saiyanajay said:
    My motherboard is intel. Not xfx, asus etc. Will I be able to overclock the cpu?

    As said, you'll have to go into your BIOS and find out what options are available then report back.
  5. I think think Intel's overclock well or at all. Yes you'll need to go into the BIOS and check what CPU options are available.
  6. There's a few pin mod for the E4300 to have a FSB of 266mhz or 333mhz and a vmod to increase the cpu voltage.

    That'll take you to 266*9= 2.4Ghz or 333*9= 3.0Ghz... but with stock cooler I'd get the 266 FSB pin mod just to be safe. I have a E4300 OC to 3.0 Ghz but with AC pro 7 + AS5.

    edit: with the pin mod you don't need to change anything in the MB bios.
  7. nocteratus said:
    There's a few pin mod for the E4300 to have a FSB of 266mhz or 333mhz and a vmod to increase the cpu voltage.

    That'll take you to 266*9= 2.4Ghz or 333*9= 3.0Ghz... but with stock cooler I'd get the 266 FSB pin mod just to be safe. I have a E4300 OC to 3.0 Ghz but with AC pro 7 + AS5.

    edit: with the pin mod you don't need to change anything in the MB bios.


    Do you have the details of the pin mod for both 333FSB and the various VID values?

    Back then I was only able to find 200->266FSB mod for E4x00 documented here.
  8. I will be getting a 550 watt powersupply.
    One more thing... Is it safe to overclock?
    What problems could I face?
    How much will a good cpu fan cost?
  9. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134 = $30-35

    I have this cooler and my E4300 OC to 3.0Ghz with no problem.

    You'll need a case with good air flow.
    Make sure the temps don't go too high.
    Overclocking is safe as long as you're carefull not pushing the CPU too high over its limits. What's dangerous with overclocking is if you give too much volt to your CPU.

    The PSU must be a very good brand with stable 12v rails.
  10. 92-class HSF is outdated. You can get a Xigmatek S1283 for same/less price now: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003&Tpk=S1283

    Quote:
    I will be getting a 550 watt powersupply.

    A modern 550W PSU should have at least 36A (combined) on 12V. Check that you're not getting last gen. ones which are still floating around on market.
  11. thanks u guys... u r d best...
    Will surely post if I overclock the cpu...
  12. Hi
    I thought that buying a new cpu will be more subtle... I am looking at Q9550(quad core 2.8 GHz). Only thing is that I don't know if my zebronics realwatts 500W pro series can take it. Right now with the XFX gts 250 core 1 gb and e4300 things r goin smoothly.

    here is the info on the psu, graphic card and cpu..

    input
    Item name- Zebronics realwatts pro-500
    Voltage- 115/230Vac
    Frequncy- 50/60Hz
    Input current- 10A/5A

    output
    22A(+3.3V) and 15A(+5V) combined gives 130W
    19A(+12V1) and 19A(+12V2) combined gives 384W
    0.3A(-12V) gives 3.6W
    2A(+5Vsb) gives 10W
    Total max output 500W

    All have reg +/-5% except 3.6W which have +/-10%

    Min power for my graphic card XFX gts 250 is 450W
    power required for the processor I have now(e4300@1.8GHz) is 65W
    power required for q9550@2.8GHz is 95W

    Till now most of friends tell it will be fine.
    What r ur opinion?
  13. Zebronics? Congrats, I can't think of a less reputable PSU brand. Get a Corsair.
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