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Overclocking a Intel Core2 Duo?

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March 19, 2012 5:17:55 PM

Ok,
I am need of a little help on overclocking my CPU.
I just want to tweak it a bit so that it will have a faster ghz.
My specs are:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz
3GB DDR2 ram
600 WT PSU
MCP73M01H1 (Napa) motherboard
I was hoping to bring my 2.4ghz processor up to maybe 2.6-2.8 or higher, and im not sure what to do.
I know i also gotta increase the power to it as well.
So i was hoping if anyone could possibly help me on it.
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March 19, 2012 10:14:02 PM

I'm afraid that since this is a HP OEM board, it will not be easy to everclock or may not even be overclockable at all.
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March 19, 2012 10:26:55 PM

Yeah i know already, ill have to put my newer motherboard in when i get a bigger case.
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March 19, 2012 10:32:23 PM

775 socket (yours) are getting hard to find. If you already have one, definitely use it. I have never seen an off the shelf PC (such as dell or HP) where the BIOS supports overclocking.
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March 19, 2012 10:41:23 PM

Its not hard to do. In the bios set the multiplier to 10 and the bus speed to say 300. That will get you a speed of 3.0. You may have to change the memory settings also. You can tweek the O.C up or down by adjusting multiplier and/or the bus speed. You may not have to touch the power. My e7300 is running at 3.49 with ddr2 800 ram set to 844. I did not change my power settings. You may need a new heatsink and fan if you are going to try for a heavy o.c. but my e7300 was fine on the intel cooler up to appx 3.0. It ran a little loud though. Im using a Xigmatic Loki cooler now. $22. when I bought it . What new motherboard do you have?
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March 20, 2012 8:32:36 PM

Atx mobo, either will do. But you are spending money on an outdated tech when you can get a Sandy Bridge Pentium cpu and mobo for appx $125. I can tell you if you game my overclocked c2d rig will only get 40 fps max on a game such as Skyrim. It will start up windows quick and run multi task ops ok. If you are going to buy a new case, overclock, and perhaps buy a heatsink/fan, you may be better off with a matx mobo that fits in your case now and a new non overclocked pentium cpu and ddr3 mem.Then use the psu and internal hardware that you have.
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March 21, 2012 4:24:27 PM

40 max?
I already get that just running my settings in High.
Im also running a GTS 450.
So my video card makes up for half of it.
Not everything in my computer is made by HP.
I replaced my, Ram, CPU, Video card, PSU.
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March 21, 2012 6:52:18 PM

Evolution0521 said:
40 max?
I already get that just running my settings in High.
Im also running a GTS 450.
So my video card makes up for half of it.
Not everything in my computer is made by HP.
I replaced my, Ram, CPU, Video card, PSU.

So with a good overclock you may get more fps. The C2Ds are good overclockers.
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