OC'ing my E7500 Tags: Intel Overclocking Product Last response: January 15, 2010 9:54 PM in Overclocking Share Outlawed January 13, 2010 4:40:20 AM Hello community. I'm pretty much a noob when it comes to OC'ing, never done it before. I have the Intel E7500 and the EP43-UD3L. I have a standard heat sink and fan on my CPU and 2 other fans on my case. What are the steps I need to take to OC safely and optimize the system? Help is much appreciated. Thanks. More about : ing e7500 jsc a b å Intel a c 197 K Overclocking January 13, 2010 10:01:01 AM 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... Next stop should be a guide for your particular motherboard. Google is your friend. Shadow's Gigabyte motherboard OC guide: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-245679_11_0.ht... It's for an EP35-DS3L but all theGigabyte Core2 BIOS's are similar. For a serious overclock, you will need better cooling. Here are three 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... I've added this one, because it is starting to get really popular: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... They all require a somewhat different approach to applying thermal compound. Suggestions for applying thermal compound: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten... Outlawed January 13, 2010 2:09:25 PM Thanks for the quick reply. I'll check those threads out. Also do I have to have a cooler if I want to pump up my 2.93 ghz to a 3.3 for example? Related resources Core2 Duo E7500 Overclocking Advice - Forum Core2 duo E7500 Oc ? - Forum What's a good GPU match for Intel E7500 ? - Forum Will I notice an upgrade from an e5200 to a e7500 ? - Forum Intel core 2 duo e7500 probleme - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jsc a b å Intel a c 197 K Overclocking January 15, 2010 8:32:34 AM You may be able to get by with the stock cooler for what is basically a 10% overclock. Keep your CPU load temperatures under 70 C. iluvgillgill January 15, 2010 9:54:59 PM Just oc the fsb and DO NOT increase your vcore than your stock cooler will do its job just fine.again 65C is the hottest you should allow your 45nm cpu to go. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources E7500 only showing 2.4 ghz instead of 2.93 ghz Forum Thinking about upgrading CPU to E7500 Forum Will this support my E7500 ? Forum Intel E7500 on 3.3ghz Forum E7500 versus E6600..? Forum Best $53 Heatsinks Forum New CPU Day! E7500 Content and PICS Forum Overclocking E7500 Forum [Solved] Good speed to OC E7500 for my config?? Forum E7500 pros/cons Forum Overclocking E7500 with DDR2 800MHZ Forum OC e7500 w/ msi p43 Forum [Solved] Stock e7500 temps and voltages Forum Can I overclock Intel E7500 using intel DG31PR? Forum Help with E7500, Asus P5Q, and 4Gb Corsair XMS PC6400 1066Mhz Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !