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So like my title said I just booted up my old rig. Old intel core 2 duo E6700 iirc. Stock clock is 2.66ghz idling at 38-39C with a megahalems. How overclockable was the chip if anyone can recall because I didn't even touch it when I had it running before?
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When I was overclocking my E6750 2.66GHz...I've read that 1.50v would be the max safe voltage as well as 72C for temperatures. That personally didn't hold me back from overclocking it to 3.8GHz though at 1.52v 24/7 usage. If you're up to hitting some massive load temps of 75-80C on Prime95/LinX then feel free to try also. I don't worry too much about any type of degradation since nothing has been proven yet for specifics processors. Sadly when I had to RMA my motherboard...I couldn't achieve that overclock anymore. It's okay though since it's just a backup machine now (has cold boot problems with heavy overclocks). Additionally...I had done the vdroop pencil mod to prevent my cpu voltage from fluctuating at the time. From my point of view...these are what a majority of those processors may be capable of...

3.0GHz Very Easy
3.2GHz Easy
3.4GHz Normal
3.6GHz Hard
3.8GHz Very Hard
4.0GHz Extremely Hard



Here's my old screenshot...
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I'm using a p5n32-e SLI ASUS board and its bios is blowing my mind. Used to more simplified BIOS's i guess.
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I did this on my Gigabyte P35-DS3L



Try and lower your voltage. That seems awfully high for that frequency. I needed 1.425 for 4.0 GHz and as you can see from the image 1.35 for 3.7 GHz.
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3.6-3.7 at upper 1.4x volts. They're good to low 1.5s and it's obsolete, so get some good cooling and see what it can do.

Not complicated with these, just get the right NB volts, increase the FSB and add VCore as needed.
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