Real quick, I just updated my kid's computer to a quad core and I dropped his old E8500 into our spare computer. I was running the 8500 at 3.8GHz but I put an Asus Royal Knight HSF on it and bumped it up to 4.2 GHz and it is running Prime95 for 8 hours and not breaking 55C. I will get BSOD @ 4.25GHz so I just backed it down to 4.2 to be safe. Is anyone else getting these kind of OC's out of their 8500 on air?
More aboute8500 2ghz
Don't have an E8500, but my E8400 runs at 4.165 GHz at 1.28v on air (Ninja+) mid 50's.
No Kidding? I should have pushed this thing harder sooner! I had a Zalaman on it when I was running 3.8GHz.
what the prossedure you did to get this gain on it . i cant get it more that 3.6