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November 26, 2009 2:56:58 AM

I have a fee pc as a gift but I hit a roadblock by finding out that what I first thought wasn't rtrue I thought I was getting a C2D but in reality I'm stuck with a pentium dual core e2100 I don't know what's left to do with it. The builder I hate to say this doesn't know anything about new computers he's from the athlon xp days, and even then he wasn't as top notch as cracked up to be, stock intel heatsink and no thermal paste! I'm about to start my own buisiness because I want to sell my work I know alot so I know this pc is a speedbump for me. I'm low on cash and low on luck at the moment so I can't scrap it I'm gonna keep it but I don't know what to do. I want to know what knid of overclocking I can do and what gaphics cards won't be bottlenecked. I don't want to poor alot of money into this this right now becase I don't have it right now. Next summer probably I'll throw an amd setup together. so anyone have some advice? :non: 
November 26, 2009 3:17:10 AM

It is a C2D they just gave it a Pentium name and with a good cooler it can easily do 3.0ghz .
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November 26, 2009 3:26:21 AM

whats the difference in the architecture between this and the e8000 series cpus?
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November 26, 2009 3:34:02 AM

Bus speed, multiplier, cache, price....etc.

If you want more advice on the system, we need the hardware specs on it.
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November 26, 2009 3:41:07 AM

xfx motherboard geforce 7300 igp, 2gb ram not sure of specs yet on ramI didn't buy it so I don't know until I actually get around to setting up the computer it'll be up by friday, but I know the processoer is 1mb L2 cache and 1.6 ghz frequency. I want to say the memory is patriot but I'm not sure about speed. The case is an old one for free I'm gonna mo it as soon as I get a new dremel. Stock hetasink which bohers me the most because they are loud and have terible heat dissapation. when I get the computer all set up I'll post more info.
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November 26, 2009 3:29:30 PM

HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - Guide v1.6.1

There's a good read-up on overclocking Core 2's.

Though you'd need to check a few things about your motherboard. The FSB and CPU VCore needs to be adjustable, if they both aren't modifiable then you're pretty much stuck with 1.6GHz. If only the FSB is adjustable then you can probably reach 2GHz+. If both are adjustable 3GHz with a proper cooler, probably 2.5GHz or less with the stock cooler.

Pentium Dual-Core's are architecturally the same with Core 2's, they just have an 800MHz FSB compared to 1066 or 1333, and the cache is less 1MB compared to 3MB+. Also the Core 2's have VT support which is only important if you are using a virtualization app or XP mode on Windows 7.
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November 27, 2009 12:17:13 AM

amnotanoobie said:
HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - Guide v1.6.1

There's a good read-up on overclocking Core 2's.

Though you'd need to check a few things about your motherboard. The FSB and CPU VCore needs to be adjustable, if they both aren't modifiable then you're pretty much stuck with 1.6GHz. If only the FSB is adjustable then you can probably reach 2GHz+. If both are adjustable 3GHz with a proper cooler, probably 2.5GHz or less with the stock cooler.

Pentium Dual-Core's are architecturally the same with Core 2's, they just have an 800MHz FSB compared to 1066 or 1333, and the cache is less 1MB compared to 3MB+. Also the Core 2's have VT support which is only important if you are using a virtualization app or XP mode on Windows 7.

I'm gonna overclock it tonight so I'm worried about the stock heatsink beause I don't want to overvolt it and the heaqtsink can't handle it so I'll let you know the results
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 27, 2009 12:31:07 AM

When you reach a stable overclock, download speedfan or realtemp to monitor your temps.

Increase the voltages in small increments as necessary and you should be ok.
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November 27, 2009 12:34:06 AM

Here are my basic set of overclocking links:

This should be your first stop.
HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - Guide v1.6.1
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240001-29-howto-overc...

This should be your second stop. You need to know something about thermal management or you can fry your CPU. It's actually kind of difficult to fry a modern CPU, but it is possible.
Core 2 Quad and Duo Temperature Guide
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/221745-29-sticky-core...

Third stop will be a guide for your particular motherboard. Google is your friend.

You will need better cooling.
Here are two under $50 heatsinks that are pretty popular:
Sunbeam
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Xigmatec Dark Knight
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

They both require a somewhat different approach to applying thermal compound.
Suggestions for applying thermal compound:
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

And they are pretty large, so they might not fit inside your case.

And here's a good budget cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Go through the first two threads. Do not do anything until you have a good idea about what you are trying to do. Once you have definite questions (you will, you will :) ), come back and ask.

Keep in mind that these are guides, not cookbooks. YMMV. Your Mileage May Vary. Because of all the variables, you may not do as well as someone else with a similar system. Or you might do better.
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Overclocking since 1978 - Z80 (TRS-80) from 1.77 MHz to 2.01 MHz
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November 27, 2009 2:07:38 AM

smartkid95 said:
I have a fee pc as a gift but I hit a roadblock by finding out that what I first thought wasn't rtrue I thought I was getting a C2D but in reality I'm stuck with a pentium dual core e2100 I don't know what's left to do with it. The builder I hate to say this doesn't know anything about new computers he's from the athlon xp days, and even then he wasn't as top notch as cracked up to be, stock intel heatsink and no thermal paste! I'm about to start my own buisiness because I want to sell my work I know alot so I know this pc is a speedbump for me. I'm low on cash and low on luck at the moment so I can't scrap it I'm gonna keep it but I don't know what to do. I want to know what knid of overclocking I can do and what gaphics cards won't be bottlenecked. I don't want to poor alot of money into this this right now becase I don't have it right now. Next summer probably I'll throw an amd setup together. so anyone have some advice? :non: 



was it a free pc
or did it cost money
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November 27, 2009 2:10:00 AM

MrDrift said:
was it a free pc
or did it cost money

Free a gift
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November 27, 2009 10:31:17 AM

man its good enough if it was free
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November 27, 2009 4:17:20 PM

MrDrift said:
man its good enough if it was free


heres why it's an issue it was given to me with the intent of it being a gaming computer and the person who gave it to me said so. It vdoesn't matter to me because I won't have it for long.
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November 29, 2009 10:13:15 PM

I'm about to try and over clock only an extra few mhz to 1.8 for now and see how it does I'm raising the fsb to about 230
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