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Is it possible for me to over clock my i7 2600 non "k" processor, or MUST I have the "k" chip? Thanks for any replies. By the way, I would be over-clocking my work computer, which is in my soggy below. I do 3D solid modeling a.k.a. modern day CAD work. The application I run, Solidworks, can never have enough CPU behind it. Oh, I have an H70 cooler, hope that helps.
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You can use the preset overclocking options, but no unlocking the multiplier wont work without a K processor

I think you can get up to 4.2ghz
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You can use the preset overclocking options, but no unlocking the multiplier wont work without a K processor

I think you can get up to 4.2ghz
Heck I'd be happy as a pig in poo if I could get up to 4.0. Unfortunately, I have zero idea of what I am doing so I have a long road ahead of me.
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You should be able to boot into BIOS, go to overclock or cpu settings, and choose from the OC profiles
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You should be able to boot into BIOS, go to overclock or cpu settings, and choose from the OC profiles
I was able to do some sort of automatic "extreme" over clock thing in the BIOS where the computer re-booted itself several times, then windows appeared. When I went to System Information, for some reason it only said 3.4 GHz....but when I SolidWorks benchmarked it, I came up 8 whole seconds faster on a reference part rebuild than my best time ever stock.

Is there a good program out there to tell me what speed the CPU is actually running?

Also, is it just me or are multiple cores useless? I ran hyper pi tonight and noted that I was getting faster times on one core than on 2, 4, or 8. Makes no sense to me. Granted, I am new to all of this.
post #6 of 10
CPU-Z , it will tell you the real core speed :
http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/cpu-z/1.58-setup-en.exe

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And you must do a stability test using Prime95 and also check temperatures of the processor using application like HWMonitor !

Any questions I'm here
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And you must do a stability test using Prime95 and also check temperatures of the processor using application like HWMonitor !

Any questions I'm here
Thanks so much for your help. Well I installed HWmonitor, looks like all my temps are OK. I have an H70 water cooler so they should be, I think.

One question through, how come CPU-z is telling me that I am only running at 1648 MHz (16 x multiplier) when I have a 3.4 GHz processor? Is there some math I have to do, for example [16/(4+4)] = 2 2*1648 = 3296?

And this 1648 is shown when I am overclocked...doesn't make a ton of sense.

Also, CPU-z is showing a negative number for my graphics card memory...
post #9 of 10
The speed you see in CPU-Z (1648MHz) is Intel's SpeedStep feature on their processors and basically it's a feature that will downclock the speed when it is either idling or doesn't need to be going any faster (e.g typing up a word doc) but if you run a stress test program such as Prime95, it'll immediately ramp up to your overclocked speed.

Make sure you watch temps when you run stress testing programs otherwise could cause problems.

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Thanks so much for your help. Well I installed HWmonitor, looks like all my temps are OK. I have an H70 water cooler so they should be, I think.

One question through, how come CPU-z is telling me that I am only running at 1648 MHz (16 x multiplier) when I have a 3.4 GHz processor? Is there some math I have to do, for example [16/(4+4)] = 2 2*1648 = 3296?

And this 1648 is shown when I am overclocked...doesn't make a ton of sense.

Also, CPU-z is showing a negative number for my graphics card memory...
That's odd ! , try to open Prime95 and see if the core speed at CPU-Z changes ?!

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