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E8300 Overclocking

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So last week I decided to overclock an E8300 Ive had sitting around for a while.

CPU: Core 2 Duo E8300 with stock Intel cooler (i think the vcore was about 1.25 in bios? Also i think it was a Celeron D cooler) AC MX-2 thermal paste
RAM: 4GB A-RAM DDR3
M/B: Dfi Lanparty UT T2RS
GFX: Palit GTX 460 SE
CASE: Antec Skeleton (Top fan on full speed)

I had no aftermarket cooling or anything fancy apart from the skeleton case.

So Im just wondering, is this unusual? I managed to get 800MHz for $0 spent on extra cooling. The stability is great, ran Prime95 blend for nearly an hour without even getting over 70 degrees.
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Get some cooling and see if you can make 4.0. The E8 series all run very cool, but you'll need it for the higher clocks.
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