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overclocked intel duo core e8400 on "vintage" system!

post #1 of 5
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So, I finally did it...overclocked the e8400

I have had this PC now for 7 years, still works very well and does everything it is supposed to, except high end gaming, of which I have no illusions of ever achieving. It runs games that are several years old like Borderlands quite well - which I play from time to time. Although I did just buy a new high spec desktop system, which is another story.

On the system in question, I got a Asus p5q-pro MB, 6gb 1066 ddr2 crucial ram, msi twin frozen 560 ti, cpu cooler is a gelid tranquillo rev.2, corsair 750w

Machine works well for general purpose business and some light gaming, however have decided to get more performance. Max it out.

So bascially, I am hoping to get some supervision and advice on this forum. Please have a look at my CPUZ info in attachments.

Everything OK?

I also OC'd the gpu, getting about 10% increase on firestrike etc.

How to OC ram? is it worth it?

Also, not entirely sure if my ram speeds and settings are ok.

I also increased cpu voltages to 1.40, as on another thread someone recommended this with the increase of multipler and bus speeds.

Also, I got a spare 560 ti I was thinking of adding via SLI, however original MB is crossfire and non-sli, although apparently there is a patch that can be downloaded that can fix this, but i have read mixed responses on doing this. Any tips? Also, a good source for patch?


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cpuztxt.txt 93k .txt file
CPUZCLOCK.jpg 37k .jpg file
CPUZGPU.jpg 35k .jpg file
CPUZMB.jpg 36k .jpg file CPUZMEMORY.jpg 35k .jpg file
CPUZSPD.jpg 43k .jpg file
Edited by saj1011 - 10/23/15 at 11:46am
post #2 of 5
Here is a link to ocing a core2 cpu

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/259899-29-core-overclocking-guide
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4x 1TB 3.5" 160GB 2.5" Asus BC-12D2HC CM TX3i 
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Cougar 650w Lian Li PC70 Corsair Sabre RGB venom gaming surface 
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Just a suggestion http://www.overclock.net/t/1431723/mod-lga775-support-for-lga771-xeon-cpus it's a good read u can learn alot about oveclocking core2duo ,also the 771 to 775 mod with x5460 od x5470 will get u good performance from that old platform
post #4 of 5
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thanks so far.

Also, what about RAM, should I just leave it alone or is it possible to get significant extra perfomance out of it?
post #5 of 5
You could get a boost, drop it to 400mhz in the bios then up the fsb
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4x 1TB 3.5" 160GB 2.5" Asus BC-12D2HC CM TX3i 
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Core2Etreme QX6800  ASUS P5K Asus Turbo GTX960 OC 8gb NANYA DDR2 800 
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4x 1TB 3.5" 160GB 2.5" Asus BC-12D2HC CM TX3i 
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4x Arctic F8 80mm Win 10 Pro BenQ GL2250HM Venom warrior mech. 
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Cougar 650w Lian Li PC70 Corsair Sabre RGB venom gaming surface 
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