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Finally got everything delivered last night from NewEgg and SVC.

-Asus P5B Deluxe/Wi-Fi (Open Box)
-Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
-Crucial DD2 667 2x1GB
-Western Digital 250gb Sata HDD
-Tuniq Tower 120

So far C2D is far exceeding my expectations. My last rig was a 939 w/ an X2 3800 pushing 2.65. This rig blows that one out of the water. Overclocking this e6400 has been a dream.

As of right now I'm at 3.4 stable with memory at DD2-850. The memory can be pushed farther, but I'd like to get some active cooling before pushing more voltage through the sticks.

It may seem a little precocious, but I'm expecting 3.55-3.6 with this chip. Stepping is L628a. Load temps with the Tuniq are 41c with 1.425 VCore. VDimm is currently at 2.1 at 4-4-4-15.

My 1M Super-Pi best is currently 17.296. I'm hoping to break 16 and it should with some added FSB. SP2004 has been stable past 3 hours, but I've currently not tested it farther. Folding seems like its running with 8 cores instead of 2 compared to the X2.

The picture below is at 1.45 VCore which was too high to begin with which explains the temps. Case fans also weren't running. SP2004 was failing because my ram didn't have enough juice. I brought it back down and upped the VDimm.

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Download Orthos. It'll make overclocking even more of a dream. WAY easier.

(same site as sp2004)
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Download Orthos. It'll make overclocking even more of a dream. WAY easier.

(same site as sp2004)
Do you have a link? I can't find the dl. What sort of app is Orthos?
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Do you have a link? I can't find the dl. What sort of app is Orthos?
orthos is just like prime95 except for it automatically detects dual core cpus and runs 2 instances, very nice.

http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/385
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I'm going for 3.5 right now with some tighter timings. Wish me luck!
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3.5 is stable, a little hotter than I expected, around 53c, but I'd like to keep the timings down a tad.

I'll post back with some screenies.
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3.5 is stable, a little hotter than I expected, around 53c, but I'd like to keep the timings down a tad.

I'll post back with some screenies.
Remember that anything under around 60 is fine.
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Remember that anything under around 60 is fine.
TAT or Asus Suite reading?

Also, whats a safe VCore? I'm running 1.45, can I push a little higher?

Don't mean to sound like a noob, but this is my first time with the dark side.
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Remember that anything under around 60 is fine.
only on stock VCore

keep it under 55C on anything higher than 1.325v
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