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Safe to overclock my Pentium E2140?

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Currently my computer is using an E2140. And i have read that people are going up to 3.0Ghz with it. However i just want to bump up from 1.6Ghz to something like 2.0 or 2.2 Ghz. I do have 2 120mm cooling fans added to the case, one right over the CPU to push in cold air to it and then an exhaust fan mounted as well to vent out the warm air. Also another 80mm exhaust.
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Sounds good to me. You should do just fine pushing it that much I have a e2160 and noticed a performance boost when I overclocked from 1.8ghz to 2.2ghz when doing web surfing and media stuff. It's a good cpu for my 2nd rig.

Never hurts to invest in good fans, they'll last you awhile and you can use them later on.
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u can go to 2.6 and still be safe

ive been running my e2160(1.8) at 2.8 for about 3 years stock cooler and it still works
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u can go to 2.6 and still be safe

ive been running my e2160(1.8) at 2.8 for about 3 years stock cooler and it still works
right on man. I was wondering how good air cooling would be on the cpu.
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