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E7200 Core 2 Duo OverClocking

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November 17, 2012 2:48:50 AM

Hey everyone, im new to over clocking and trying toget the hang of it as my CPU is a bit outdated and im looking to get a bit more out of it as i cant afford to upgrade my whole system to get the new socket cpus and gfx cards.

Any ways here are my CPU-Z readings so u can see waht kind of CPU,MOBO and RAM i have




I have tried changing the Multiplier down to 7 and raising the FSB up to 450 but it wont run, the best i can get atm is 9.5x Multiplier by 324FSB. I think its my ram that is limiting me

If anyone can shed some light on this it would be great as im new to this and dont know what to do.

I seen some person on TomsHardware getting 4GHz out of this CPU and was like WTF???? How did he do this???

Kind Regards

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November 17, 2012 7:32:44 PM

Well first of all what CPU cooler do you have?
November 17, 2012 7:37:57 PM

o yea sorry its stock cooler.

This guy got his to 4Ghz, but i doubt ill get near that with stock cooling, but what i want to know what is the best way for me to overclock to have high FSB and low multiplier?? or the otehr way around??? And with my current ram and mobo will they allow me do much more???
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November 17, 2012 7:42:11 PM

I would NEVER sugeest OCing a CPU without an aftermarket cooler.... Get a good cooler first before we will give you any advice.

3GHz is pushing the thermal envelope of the CPU as is.
November 17, 2012 7:47:30 PM

ok cool, any suggestions for a really good socket 775 cooler???
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November 17, 2012 8:03:42 PM

How much are you willing to spend?
November 18, 2012 12:50:12 PM

well was thinking of two options, either spend 50-60 quid on a kick ass cooling fan and over clock the hell outa the E7200 or upgrade to another 775 socket CPU something like a Q6600
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November 18, 2012 2:04:09 PM

That is IF you can find any 775 CPUs left. And then your mobo would need to support the CPU too. You leave yourself with very few options... LOL

OC i think. Cheapest and easiest...