Looking to overclock a new Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3.0GHz) using stock cooling.
I have heard that you can go up to 3.6GHz using the stock cooler, but I'd rather not......lol
My question is:
Can I go to 3.2GHz without messing with the voltages? (or other settings other than the clock speed itself)
***I am using a Gigabyte EP45-UD3L motherboard***
I'm new to overclocking and you like any advice I can get from the community, it's VERY much appreciated!
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My recommendation is to do some reading on how to overclock core 2 systems. Even with a relatively small overclock like .200ghz, there are a lot of things worth knowing. There's a basic core 2 overclocking guide here in the forums as well as the almost endless info elsewhere.
That said you can mot likely just raise the FSB and leave most everything else on Auto to make it to 3.2ghz. You will want to set pcie to 100, and make sure your ram stays withing specs. Max cpu temperature for you chip is around 70c and 100c for the cores. Personally I would use Realtemp and keep the distance to Tjunction higher than 20c. Overclocking gets kind of addicting so you might as well read up on how to do it.
As always, thank you sportsfanboy
I will try for the 200mhz with auto settings.....wont go any higher unless I get a WC system.
NP, you don't need WC, just a good after market fan. Hey you never know you might be able to push it higher than 200mhz on stock cooling.
So I have been crazy busy over the holidays and have yet to try anything with my 3.2GHz OC
I should have time to mess around with it later tonight, but wanted to make sure I'm changing the correct fields.
Going for a small OC like 3.2, i have been assured that leaving voltage settings on AUTO should be fine....
So the only 2 setting I should have to change will be:
FSB to 200(?) and PCIE to 100 ?
I just want to make sure before I mess with anything :P
Your mobo should default to FSB of 333 and 9 multiplier to make 3.0ghz. So you will need a FSB of around 355 to get 3.2ghz. Make sure to set the ram to 1:1 or 710mhz and proper ram timings and voltage.