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Lousy E6420 for overclocking

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I got my new rig last week. Was hoping to get some good overclocking, I was hoping to push my E6420 to 3.2ghz at around 1.4v. But no, this cpu doesnt want to know. it wants 1.44v just to do 3ghz. And 3.2ghz? ha, no chance with this prune. The stepping is 3713A162, pack date 04/25/07. Surely theres got to be hidden potential with this CPU or is it just a dud? Any help would be appreciated. cheers
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my Geil PC6400 wouldn't let my sig rig post past 3 ghz and max stable of 2880

I RMA'd it and got the G.Skills in my sig and:

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hurm i dont know. Im leaving the FSB and memory unlinked so the memory isnt being touched and its staying at 800mhz
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just changing the memory and nothing else gave me 800 mhz more OC
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yeah, im just saying, im not even touching the memory's speed at all, so how could they be limiting me?
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Yeah, I think it might be memory limited. I have run into a similar problem hitting a wall at 3.4ghz - most likely because I have GSKill ZX's I think (aqua heatsinks).
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do you run TAT or any temp monitoring programs? going > 3ghz on stock cooling isn't going to be easy
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TAT doesnt work with my mobo. but its also innaccurate for reading core 2 duo temps (according to intel themselves)
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post #9 of 22
tat, core temp and speedfan all show me the same
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oh well, its just was intel said. anyway, seeming my pc aint even a week old yet, what would i do if i wanted to exchange my ram for a different set?
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