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I've just ordered my E6600, 2Gb Corsair XMS2 C4 and an Asus P5B Deluxe.

It all turns up tomorrow morning but being an AMD man I have no clue how to overclock the Core 2 Duo, could you guys give me some quick tips so I can get it overclocked straight away?

Ta

Joe
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I couldn't help myself

I have to have the latest technology!
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post #4 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joeking78 View Post
I couldn't help myself

I have to have the latest technology!
I know what you mean
Overclocking is basically the same as overclocking AMDs, it's just like cars, AMD is Cars with manual gear, and Intel is cars with automatical gear.
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I was an AMD guy until C2D came out then I had to get it and since my friend overclocks he did it for me as a favor, and it's running stable.
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How could you ? traitor
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post #7 of 22
OMG you traitor..well actually ive been looking to switch sides aswell
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post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joeking78 View Post
I've just ordered my E6600, 2Gb Corsair XMS2 C4 and an Asus P5B Deluxe.

It all turns up tomorrow morning but being an AMD man I have no clue how to overclock the Core 2 Duo, could you guys give me some quick tips so I can get it overclocked straight away?

Ta

Joe
Just remember that Intel likes higher bus speeds versus tighter timings.

Also, the memory controller is not on-die like AMD so don't worry about overpopulating the ram slots.

Good luck and post some benchies!
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post #9 of 22
I would like to stay AMD, but the fact is that they don't have an affordable next-gen solution like Intel does. For the CPU/RAM/Mobo combo to go C2D, it'll cost like $500-750. For a decent AM2, it'd cost about the same and perform at about half the speed.

Time for AMD to play catch-up, I guess...
    
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post #10 of 22
Id say overclocking an Intel CPU is easier, since you dont have to worry about HTT multipliers. You just raise the FSB speed and it will increase the CPU and RAM speed. Plus like mentioned above, Intel's memory controller doesnt mind working with 4 sticks of RAM. I only lost about 20 points in 3DM05 by adding another two sticks of RAM, which can easily be made up for by overclocking.
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