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So, my rig is running an Intel E6600 in an MSI P965 Neo.
I'm currently researching into overclocking the E6600, and it would be my first overclock so far.
How exactly would I proceed in doing that?
Has anyone else overclocked with this combo, and if so, what was the average clock you achieved?
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fist thing, like with any overclock is to manually make all your bios settings, take everything off auto and set them to whatever they were on auto manually. turn off speedstep etc.

conroe overclocking is going to be based on the fsb since you have a very low multiplier ( can't remember what it is, 7 or 8 maybe?).

make sure you have a temperature monitoring program such as realtemp.

once you get everything set manually, max out your multiplier and start increasing fsb by 5mhz a step and doing some testing (prime 95). If it passes the test, reboot and raise fsb again by 5mhz, rinse repeat until you can't boot or pass the testing, then raise your vcore.
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conroe overclocking is going to be based on the fsb since you have a very low multiplier ( can't remember what it is, 7 or 8 maybe?).
CPU-Z is reporting a multiplier of 9.

Oh, and here are the temperatures of the PC while running some background applications and VLC Media Player.

Edited by Slam2304 - 3/9/14 at 4:07pm
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So, my rig is running an Intel E6600 in an MSI P965 Neo.
I'm currently researching into overclocking the E6600, and it would be my first overclock so far.
How exactly would I proceed in doing that?
Has anyone else overclocked with this combo, and if so, what was the average clock you achieved?

Drop RAM strap 1,see if stable
raise fsb freq
raise vcore,fsb,nb voltage
I have not overclocked that combo..but I have OC'd an e6600..pretty sure smile.gif
http://valid.canardpc.com/2679715
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CPU-Z is reporting a multiplier of 9.

Oh, and here are the temperatures of the PC while running some background applications and VLC Media Player.

those temps seem pretty high for just watching something on vlc, are you using the stock cpu cooler?
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those temps seem pretty high for just watching something on vlc, are you using the stock cpu cooler?
I'm afraid I am. Any recommendations on a cooler?
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those temps seem pretty high for just watching something on vlc, are you using the stock cpu cooler?
I'm afraid I am. Any recommendations on a cooler?
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO or Thermaltake True Spirit 120mm/140mm. Not crazy expensive so it won't break the bank and will make a HUGE difference than the stock cooler on your dual core! thumb.gif
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CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO or Thermaltake True Spirit 120mm/140mm. Not crazy expensive so it won't break the bank and will make a HUGE difference than the stock cooler on your dual core! thumb.gif

completely agree with these recommendations! smile.gif
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If it is anything like my old E2160 you are going to have a BLAST! thumb.gif I got my 1.86GHz E2160 to 2.7Ghz on stock voltages and on stock air. You seem to have a half decent mobo. So with additional volts and obviously better cooling you MIGHT be able to get a 1GHz OC out of that thing!
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