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OCing E7200

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October 1, 2010 12:32:35 AM

I came over hear after a recommendation to get some more power out of my CPU.

It is an E7200 Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz. I read somewhere else that changing the Frequency to 333 is a natural overclock. So I did that. (not sure if thats a real OC)

The motherboard housing it is an ASUS P5GC MX-1333 with a 500W Basiq PSU.

Memory is Super Talent 2x2GB

Heatsink is a Coolermaster Hyper TX2.

I was hoping I could get some help getting a true OC on this.
I've read the OC guide but I really have no idea where to start.

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October 4, 2010 6:03:14 AM

What you are seeing for CPU speed is Intel's SpeedStep decreasing the internal multiplier from 9.5 to 6.0 during periods of light load. Assuming the rest of your settings are stable, under heavy load, your CPU speed will automatically increase to a little under 3.2 GHz. You will need better cooling (if you don't already have it) to go farther.

The basic idea is simple. You increase FSB, test for stability and temperature, increase voltages if necessary, repeat. The rest of it is a balancing act between core temps and voltage. Keep your core temperatures under 70 C. I use a program called CoreTemp to monitor temperatures. Do not exceed 1.5 volts on the CPU.