After doing a bit of research on how to overclock I decided to give it a shot. Just in case I'm doing something terribly wrong I would like if you could tell me what to fix and also what could be improved. I reached a 3.6Ghz OC but my goal is reaching 4Ghz. Checked with OCCT the CPU's temperature and it won't go over 64º, also tested games like crysis warhead,far cry2, batman for quite a while without any kind of problems.
I have this same chip, I got it OC'ed to 3.8ghz, multiplier was x9.5 though (780i motherboard). I also have ddr2 800 mhz ram. I don't know how to get it past 3.8 ghz though with the ram that I have because I'm not sure on how to OC the memory, anyone know how to do this?
I realize this post has been dead for a while but I started messing with an e8500 cpu on and asus P5QL-PRO mobo and figured I would post what i was able to get just in case there is someone out there wanting to juice up their core2 cpu.
AI overclock Tuner: [Manual]
FSB FREQUENCY: 
PCIE FREQUENCY: 
FSB STRAP TO NORTH BRIDGE: [400MHZ]
DRAM FREQUENCY [DDR2-1066MHZ]
DRAM TIMING CONROL [AUTO]
1st information: 5-5-5-15-3-52-6-3
2nd information: 8-3-5-4-6-4-7
3rd information: 14-5-1-6-6
DRAM STATIC READ CONTROL [AUTO]
DRAM READ TRAINING [AUTO]
MEMORY OC CHARGER [AUTO]
AI CLOCK TWISTER [AUTO]
AI TRANSACTION BOOSTER [AUTO]
c/p: A1 A2 A3 | B1 B2 B3
lvl : 13 13 13 | 13 13 13
CPU VOLTAGE: [1.26250]
FSB TERMINATION VOLTAGE: [1.30]
MEMORY VOLTAGE: [2.00]
NORTH BRIDGE VOLTAGE: [1.40]
SOUTH BRIDGE VOLTAGE: [1.50]
LOAD-LINE CALIBRATION: [ENABLED]
CPU GTC REFERENCE [AUTO]
CPU SPREAD SPECTRUM: [AUTO]
PCIE SPREAD SPECTRUM: [AUTO]
CPU CLOCK SKEW: [AUTO]
NB CLOCK SKEW: [AUTO]
CPU MARGIN ENHANCEMENT: [OPTIMIZED]
CPU RATIO SETTINGS: [09.5]
C1E SUPPORT: [DISABLED]
MAX CPUID VALUE LIMIT: [DISABLED]
INTEL (R) VIRTUALIZATION TECH: [DISABLED]
CPU TM FUNCTION: [DISABLED]
EXECUTE DISABLE BIT CAPABILITY: [DISABLED]
and finally this is what I get from cpu-z
Now I haven't had a chance to really put a load on the cpu but I have spent some time playing games like Crysis2, Left4Dead2, BFBC2 with good stability and I reached a max tjunction temp on core#0 @ 57c core#1 @ 52c using a thermaltake TMG i2 cpu cooler.
Well I hope someone out there finds this useful.