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So yeah, stepdad has finally upgraded his 9 year old rig to something considerably newer, and i got the processor out of the old one. Its a core 2 extreme X6800, and is basically the piece of hardware needed to let my spare motherboards rip.
Thusly i went and did this:

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2709768

Stable too, the voltage is high because this EVGA board has some less than stellar voltage regulation, and when i put the processor under load i get a 0.04v drop. Also didnt help that the heatsink was weak, so load temps were VERY high.

Still, i got a Core 2 extreme to play with biggrin.gif
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I remember drooling over these things in high school. I had an e2160 @ 2.97Ghz which was decent in it's day
    
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I remember drooling over these things in high school. I had an e2160 @ 2.97Ghz which was decent in it's day
Same, although at the time i was lucky to have a working Athlon XP computer thrown together out of half an Emachines rig and whatever scrap parts i could get my hands on, and my stepdad at the time was still sitting on his hot and horridly slow Pentium D 945.

Just wish i had better cooling for the C2X, because this thermaltake heatsink is horrid.
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Awesome chip, I wish I had some of the Core 2 Extreme family.
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That is sweet. Congrats on getting a chance to play with it.
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2ghz bus! I couldn't get over 1.6 / 1.7 on my P5E3 and that is supposed to be a good board.
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2ghz bus! I couldn't get over 1.6 / 1.7 on my P5E3 and that is supposed to be a good board.
Ive done 2ghz FSB on my desktop rig as well on this processor, AND the Q9400 thats currently installed there. I tried going higher on the EVGA board but the 90nm northbridge hit its limit shortly after cresting 2ghz. Havent let it rip on the main rig board just yet, last time i had it i just took it to 2ghz FSB (with minimal effort i might add) and left it there for 3 hours. Not a hiccup. Now that the chip is permanently mine, hehehehehe biggrin.gif
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hhhmm maybe i should try to improve my MB cooling when i get a replacement board (hopefully a better clocker)
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Join the extreme FSB club on OCN

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hhhmm maybe i should try to improve my MB cooling when i get a replacement board (hopefully a better clocker)
Yep, try to get a P45 board, as they are all decent overclockers, and to make life easier get one that supports DDR3 so you dont have to go after super friggin expensive DDR2.

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Already have, but the thread's dead and has been for some time now.
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