Can't overclock my e6300...
I have a e6300 on a asus p5b vanilla mobo and I can't figure out how to overclock this processor for the life of me, just updated the bios and that has no effect. Any help would be great!
This should be your first stop.
HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - Guide v1.6.1
This should be your second stop. You need to know something about thermal management or you can fry your CPU. It's actually kind of difficult to fry a modern CPU, but it is possible.
Core 2 Quad and Duo Temperature Guide
Then look for a guide for your specific motherboard. Many "vanilla" motherboards hve limited OC capabilities.
If you are running the stock cooler, you will need better cooling. Here are two under $50 heatsinks that are pretty popular:
Xigmatec Dark Knight
They both require a somewhat different approach to applying thermal compound.
Suggestions for applying thermal compound:
And they are pretty large, so they might not fit inside your case.
Go through the first two threads. Do not do anything until you have a good idea about what you are trying to do. Once you have definite questions (you will, you will ), come back and ask.
Keep in mind that these are guides, not cookbooks. YMMV. Your Mileage May Vary. Because of all the variables, you may not do as well as someone else with a similar system. Or you might do better.
Overclocking since 1978 - Z80 (TRS-80) from 1.77 MHz to 2.01 MHz