I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40Ghz 65nm 4MB CPU that I want to overclock to about 3-3.2 GHz. And I'm new to overclocking so I'm not 100% sure about what I need to have in mind to know how much I can overclock my CPU(how much my system can handle)
Your CPU temperatures are much too high, what does the BIOS health monitor show the temperatures as after you have been running at full load for a while? You need to find out what the true temperatures are before you begin to overclock.
Something just camp up. Since the CPU temperature was so high I decided to get the HSF of and blow some dust of it and install it back again. OK, so I did that and plugged everything in BUT after about a minute or so my computer shut down without warnings.
Does that mean that my CPU is fried?
Or did I install the HSF incorrectly on? (Pretty sure I didn't)
Or what could be the problem?
I reseted the BIOS (even thought I don't recall making any changes to it) and managed to get my computer running for a little while. So I loaded up CoreTemp to check out my core temp and what I saw was that it didn't even show the temperature for one of the core's and the one that it did show the temperature for was at 80°.. :S
Also one other question:
Could this have harmed any other components?
yes it other componet over heating maybe less than 2years you must buy New
this max temp for other component :
CPU : 70 C
CORE : 65C (Stock Cooler) 57C (HSF / overclocking above 4Ghz)
VGA 100~128 (Nvidia) for Boil Egg
all component Mobo : 90~112
HDD temp : Max 50 ... 47C still Ok
check your temp1, temp 2 temp 3 if under my list All Ok, no problem
Temp1 : CPU , Temp2 : Mobo, Temp3: Nortbridge
your Oc can run 4Ghz with HSF Overclocking see: Noctua,SunBeam not Stock Cooling
The CPU should throttle back its clock to prevent damage to your CPU. Your CPU is overheating though, you can’t have fitted the heatsink correctly. Before you begin overclocking you must sort this problem out.
First, if you removed the heatsink, you need to clean off the old thermal compound and add more. And you need to be sure that the heatsink is installed properly.
Second, the practical limit for the stock cooler is about 3.0 GHz. Anything more will require better cooling.
Third, you have a higher than average VID. VID is sort of the "stock" voltage that the CPU programs the motherboard power regulator to produce. Lower is better. Lower gives you more overclocking headroom. Average is around 1.26 volts. That .06 volts will make a big difference.
Fourth, there is absolutely no way you are going to come anywhere near 4.0 GHz.
Next stop should be a guide for your particular motherboard. Google is your friend.
Go through the guides. Then go into the BIOS and change the System Memory Multiplier (or whatever your BIOS calls it) from AUTO to 2.00, 2.00B, or 2.00D - whichever you need to set the Memory Frequency to twice the FSB. If you are at a stock 266 MHz, your memory clock should be at 533 MHz before you start increasing your FSB frequency.