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November 19, 2009 7:13:05 PM

hey guys:p  i want to over clock my cpu

Info:
processer - intel core 2 duo - e6420
motherboard - asus p5q se plus
eh,
got windows 7 ultimate . 32 bit

if u need to know more please just tell me.
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a c 197 K Overclocking
November 19, 2009 8:55:43 PM

This should be your first stop.
HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - Guide v1.6.1
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] uals-guide

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
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ture-guide

Third stop will be a guide for your particular motherboard. Google is your friend.

For anything higher than about 2.8 - 3.0 GHz, you will need better cooling. Here are two under $50 heatsinks that are pretty popular:
Sunbeam
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835207004
Xigmatec Dark Knight
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835233029

They both require a somewhat different approach to applying thermal compound.
Suggestions for applying thermal compound:
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index. [...] mitstart=5

And they are pretty large, so they might not fit inside your case.

And here's a pretty good budget cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835186134

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.
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Overclocking since 1978 - Z80 (TRS-80) from 1.77 MHz to 2.01 MHz
November 20, 2009 8:39:21 AM

bad links. none of the newegg.com worked and the benchmark one dident work aswell
the tomshardware one was just to the forum. not the "HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - Guide v1.6.1 "
as i guess u wanted to give me a link to.
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a b å Intel
a c 197 K Overclocking
November 20, 2009 11:42:38 AM

GAAH! :( 

OK. Let's try again.

This should be your first stop.
HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - Guide v1.6.1
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240001-29-howto-overc...

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
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/221745-29-sticky-core...

Third stop will be a guide for your particular motherboard. Google is your friend.

For anything higher than about 3.0 GHz, you will need better cooling. Here are two under $50 heatsinks

that are pretty popular:
Sunbeam
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Xigmatec Dark Knight
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

They both require a somewhat different approach to applying thermal compound.
Suggestions for applying thermal compound:
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

And they are pretty large, so they might not fit inside your case.

And here's a good budget cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 20, 2009 4:28:47 PM

if i just want to oc my cpu to 3 gigs. would i need a new cooling system?
atm i just got a normal intel fan spin for my cpu+ Raidmax Sagitta thingy.
November 20, 2009 5:36:55 PM

thx1992 said:
if i just want to oc my cpu to 3 gigs. would i need a new cooling system?
atm i just got a normal intel fan spin for my cpu+ Raidmax Sagitta thingy.


Depending on where you live.....

Because it depends on the ambient temperature where your PC is. If you live in a tropical climate, you'd probably get 65C at 3.0+ GHz, farther up north it'd be lower.

By the way, 65 Celsius is the max recommended temperature for your 6420.

Though you'd never really know until you try. Try to clock it up higher until you reach 65C (at load) or start crashing your PC because you don't want to increase the voltage anymore (probably because you've reached the maximum safe voltage). Whichever comes first.
November 20, 2009 6:24:52 PM

well i live in denmark.
and arcording to core temp 0.99 my core temp is around 35
a b å Intel
a c 197 K Overclocking
November 20, 2009 9:01:53 PM

When you are overclocking, you are juggling 5 balls named:
Motherboard capabilities
CPU capabilities
Memory capabilities.
CPU maximum temperature limits
CPU maximum voltage limits.

You very likely can reach 3.0 GHz with the stock cooler and with little or no CPU voltage increase.
a b å Intel
a b K Overclocking
November 21, 2009 1:31:17 PM

Demark - On the cool side this time of the year

Effectiveness of the HSF is based on the delta between the ambient temp and the core temps of your 2 processor Core 0 and core 1.

The temp you indicated is with the proc pretty much at idle. 35 C, depending on your room temp may be a little high, BUT the temp you want to look at is How high does it go when you load the proc up.

Ex: I have the 6400 @ 3.2. Right now my Idle temp is approx 30 C Room temp is about 18 C. When I run TAT @ 100% load my core0/1 go to about 50 C, This is the temp you want to look at to determine if your HSF is OK. Case cooling and GPU play a big part in CPU temps. If you put a toaster in your Case (OOPs I mean a High end GPU), you need very cook case cooling. My self I monitor case temp, Which normally runs 4 to 5 F above ambient room temp.

Download for TAT (Only need to run for 5 to 10 Mins.)
www.pureoverclock.com/download.php?det=6

An alternative ito TAT is to run Prime95 using small FFTs for about 10 to 15 mins (Not Prime 95 will not load procs to 100%, probably 90%)

My take on the stock Intel HSF - NOT THAT good. There have been many posts, back in the E6300/E6400 era, complaining about the Stock HSF, Many because they could not / did not install properly. That aside, its still poor.
November 22, 2009 4:01:21 PM

when i use prime 95 and my cpu runs 100% - my temp is 36 c - and my gpu temp is 38 c

tat dont work for me, dont know why
November 23, 2009 12:45:39 PM

thx1992 said:
when i use prime 95 and my cpu runs 100% - my temp is 36 c - and my gpu temp is 38 c

tat dont work for me, dont know why


Well I guess you could try, that's the only way now to know when and if you'd need a 3rd party hsf.
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