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Hello Folks,

This is my first posting in the Intel section, I normally stick to AMD, however that may change in the not too distant future.

Anyways, I got my hands on an ASUS P5K Deluxe with a combo deal for next to nothing, as I've been wanting to see how fun it is to overclock s775. Unfortunately, I had a system mislabeled, I thought I had an Core 2 Duo E2160 , However it turned out it was a pentium D 945.

Basically I want to know which chip is going to have the most overclocking headroom, I'm just going to clock the heck out of it, find a happy medium, then add it to my folding farm as a new home for my GTX 480.

Thanks for any input,

Will
   
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You can usually pick up a E8400-E8500 Wolfdale for around $50 used nowadays maybe even a little cheaper and alot of those can hit 4ghz pretty easy.
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That looks like a promising chip, +rep for your quick response! How are those chips heat wise? I have some square coolermaster heatsink, its slightly bigger than the stock cooler, will this be sufficient?
   
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If you want a cheap quad the q6600 for around $75.
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Thanks for the tip, that'll be my next logical step. I grabbed an E8500 and got it Folding stable at 4.5ghz.
   
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Originally Posted by Linear View Post

You can usually pick up a E8400-E8500 Wolfdale for around $50 used nowadays maybe even a little cheaper and alot of those can hit 4ghz pretty easy.

Agree with this definitely an E8400 or E8500 both if they are good chip will give you 4.4 to 4.5 ghz stable if you tweak things just right.
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That looks like a promising chip, +rep for your quick response! How are those chips heat wise? I have some square coolermaster heatsink, its slightly bigger than the stock cooler, will this be sufficient?
No worries and thanks for the +rep, Sounds like you scored a good one, I had a E8500 for a little over 2 years and loved that thing.
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Still hanging on to my E8400 lachen.gif

Chip would be rock solid at 4.5, but mobo won't keep it there for extended periods of time. 3.9 or so seems to be the sweet spot at low voltage, low temps, and zero blue screens.
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this board decided to protest after 24hrs at 100% load, I knocked it back to 4.050 ghz at 1.38v and its done complaining, however at this point its still my folding machine, assuming it doesnt prove my phenom IIx4 at 4.09 inept at multitasking
   
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