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Noob question about OC a c2d e6400?

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is there a way to overclock a core 2 duo e6400 processor with these specs:

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It would be great if you could go to your UserCP and click on edit system specs. Fill in as much as you can and help us help you.

Would you mind posting as much as you can about your computer parts? Like Ram, Motherboard, if you built it or bought it pre-built and even your power supply.

Edit: I looked up the Asus Basswood and it is a motherboard used in pre-built Compaq and HP's. I do not think you can overclock unless you purchase a new motherboard since the overclocking options are locked.
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more sys specs
Processor Brand Intel® Core(TM)2 Duo Desktop
Processor Speed 2.13GHz
System Bus 1066MHz
Cache Memory 2MB on die Level 2
System Memory (RAM) 2GB
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To 8GB
Type of Memory (RAM) PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM at 266.7 mhz
power supply I think is 300watts but im not shure

is there anything else you need to know?
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would i be abile to use clockgen to OC and if so how high will i be abilt to go on a stock heatsink+fan and it still be stable?
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you should b uy a new mobo . i dont think u can OC with that mobo.
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First, read some posts on OC'ing.

Get familiar with your hardware and their tolerances (voltage, temps, speeds..)

One of the more important aspects is thermal dispation and airflow. To OC above and beyond the "norm" an aftermarket cooler is recommended.

IMHO the most important aspects are CPU temp and voltage thresholds. Know your limits and stay away from them.

Take your time and learn as much as you can. Don't hesitate to ask questions, and don't be ashamed of any question.

Good luck
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Originally Posted by H3R3T1C View Post
would i be abile to use clockgen to OC and if so how high will i be abilt to go on a stock heatsink+fan and it still be stable?
You may be able to use ClockGen, it depends on if the PLL on the board is supported. You will have to pull off the side panel and find the PLL chip on the board and write down the numbers then check ClockGen for that model.

I use ClockGen on one of my folding rigs as it is using an old "value" motherboard with no overclocking options, it's a nice program, but has several quirks and is not the best way to overclock. I have gotten my 2.4 Northwood to 3Ghz with it however, it goes unstable at 3.05.

If Clockgen supports that board's PLL then you could use it until you can afford a new motherboard, however, if it does not a new motherboard is your only chance.

I don't think you will get far either way with the stock cooler though, you are going to want to keep the CPU under 55c when overclocked, that will be hard for the stock cooler. Which brings up another question, does that motherboard even support temp monitoring? If not, I would certainly not recomend overclocking it with no way to know the temps.
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