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Overclock E6550 gf7050vt-m

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January 9, 2010 12:26:11 AM

how do you overclock (in general)?

I have an Intel E6550 going into a ECS GF7050VT-M m/b with a Kingston KVR667D2 2G memory chip

E6550 & memory (DDR2 -- 2 x 667 - correct?) will both run at 1333 - is overclocking still possible (max board fsb is 1333) or by some sort of mutiplier available or make sense (?)

learning....

Thanks
January 10, 2010 1:11:26 AM

Well there are many stickys on the general overclock process.
But to be honest your gonna need a better motherboard to make overclocking even worth the trouble.
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January 10, 2010 2:29:10 PM

Yep. ECS motherboards are generally poor overclockers. My ECS motherboard (a GF7100PVT-M3 which I suspect from the part number is a little more advanced than yours) has no overclock capability at all except for being able to select the FSB.

I was able to to get a 2.4 GHz E6600 to run at 3.0 GHz by selecting the 333 MHz FSB.

I'm not complaining. Mine was a freebie, part of a package deal from Frye's. Well, actually, it was about $200. And Frye's threw in a free Q6600. :) 
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January 11, 2010 10:36:46 AM

Thank you everyone

...read about overclocking but didn't know if I would see much, if any, improvement in cpu or memory

...again, thanks.
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January 13, 2010 12:23:44 PM

Gigabyte and Asus motherboards OC like a dream. But I do not recommend buying one. Save your money for i5.
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