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jus do overclocks lil by lil
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post #12 of 15
As you can see, i'm using an E6400 which is similar to the E6600. The E6600 has double the amount of cache. I have been able to push my E6400 to 3.6GHz stable, this was done on 1.5Vcore. I would not go any higher than 1.55Vcore unless you are going for a suicide run. Of course you should check your temps, 1.5Vcore is nothing to sneeze at and will increase temps a lot. I tried 1.55V and got the processor to 3.8GHz but it would only boot into windows, once I ran some tests it crashed.

Other than that, there is nothing that holds you back. Just follow general overclocking guides to get the best result. If you want a 24/7 stable overclock I suggest going for 3.2GHz on as low a Vcore as possible. I see kmouze has his E6400 running @ 2.8GHz on 1.216V, this is very good considering the standard Vcore is 1.325V (revision A only). Revision B has 1.2V standard.

Question though, do you need the extra speed? Are things slowing down for you or are you just kinda curious?
Edited by Sonolegolas - 7/31/11 at 5:51pm
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Thread Starter 
Ok after reading a bit I understand FSB, the multiplier, and the Vcore, but im still a little confused about the ram, but im just wondering would i need to even touch my ram because my ram is clocked at 800 and im not going to go above 3.6 ghz so I think i don't have to touch it, please say im right im completely confused about the ram

Edit

Forgot to mention my timing is 5-5-5-18 and my current fsbram ratio 2:3 according to cpuz so im assuming i want to keep that, or does it really matter.
Edited by Aulex - 7/31/11 at 8:17pm
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65nm E6600 is not going to die unless you do something completely stupid with it. 3.6 under 1.5V and you'll be fine.
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