Should i overclock my e7600 intel cpu.??

can i easily overclock my cpu from 3.06ghz up to 3.4 or 3.6ghz without any problems,should i just open the bios to change it and monitor the temps??

NZXT apollo case

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L, Intel P45/LGA775/ATX

4GB KIT(2x XMS2 2GB) Corsair 'XMS2' [TWIN2X4096-6400C5], DDR2/PC6400/800MHz..

550W Greatwall - 12cm Fan

500GB Seagate ‘Barracuda’ [ST3500418AS], 7200.12/SATA/16MB CACHE

Intel® Core™2 Duo E7600, 3.06GHz/FSB1066MHz/3MB Cache/LGA775

XFX HD 4770 512MB 128Bit,
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  1. If you want oc to 3.6 use aftermarket cooler, it safe and no problem for health hardware
  2. i have a zerotherm cpu heatsink,
  3. The Zerotherms are not the best heatsinks around. OTOH, the C2D's do not present a heavy thermal load.

    You will need to do a little more than increase the FSB freq. This should be your first stop.
    Core2 Overclocking Guide

    Shadow's Gigabyte motherboard OC guide:
    It's for an EP35-DS3L but all the Gigabyte Core2 BIOS's are similar.

    Go through the guides. Then take your core voltage off Auto and set your memory voltage to factory recommended values. Change the System Memory Multiplier from AUTO Then when you increase the FSB, the memory clock will rise in in proportion with it. At an FSB of 266 MHz, your memory clock should be at 533 MHz.

    Keep your core voltage under 1.45 volts and your load temps under 70 C.
  4. I have that exact same cpu on another computer and it can handle most things I throw at it (can not do what my i7 can) You also need to ask yourself what do I use it for? For what I use it for does it lag or does it do okay. You can over clock but unless you render videos or other cpu intense stuff, then do not need to. Also if you want to over clock. Make sure to get an after market cpu cooler. If you do not already have thermal paste I would recommend Arctic Silver 5. Make sure you know exactly what you are doing when/if you attempt this.
  5. My E7500 is running at 4.11 GHz in a GA-EP35-DS3P motherboard with a Xig Dark Knight cooler.
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