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Been learning to overclock recently and need some help.

Case: Antec Nine Hundred (good airflow/cable management with modular)
CPU: E6700
Mobo: Asus P5B Premium

Currently, I am overclocking using the stock cooler (as idle temp was reported at 25C...that's low isn't it?) but planning on purchasing a Thermaltake V1 or MaxOrb (not willing to take out mobo so those are my two options).

I was able to get to 3.33GHz (over stock 2.66), but trying to push it to 3.66 results in some sort of an overclock stability error when booting up computer.

I am assuming this is because there is not enough voltage? I hope so, I hope 3.33GHz isn't the max this thing can overclock to. During load, I get 39-42C...that's still acceptable right?

I increased the voltage to 1.4 in the BIOS but CPU-Z is reporting it at 1.3something.

Will I be able to overclock more now with stock cooling? If so, please explain how. I don't want to purchase the aftermarket HSF and not get any performance boost out of it.
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Hi Mate

They reackon that most E6700 with good cooling go from 3.4GHZ to 3.8GHZ.

I reackon get your self a Tuniq Tower 120 Aircooler that should allow you to run at 3.5,3.6.

I''m thinking about getting a water cooling setup like the Corsair Naluius 500, I'd like to take a E6700 to 4GHZ, but I'd need a bit of Vcore to do it.

Also good choice in case it has great airflow I have one myself.

Got my E6300 @ 3.03GHZ stock volt running at 35C idle 46 load using Artic Freezer pro 7 cooler.


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Hey
Yes the temp is good. You sould be able to go higher I got mime to go @3.5 using just on 1.35 vcore so far. I do have the Tuniq tower 120 Was getting high temps because I put the ac5 wrong I have to go in my bios to see what I have.
The higher you go on the vcore the higher the temps will go.
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So what can I do to get a higher OC?

Right now I am at 3.33GHz, idle at 25C, and load at 39C-42C.

I imagine that's still pretty low temps so I could OC more? Except when I try, I get an error about an overclock when booting.
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Try setting your ram on a divider, if you havnt already, as its a good possibility its holding you back right now.
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Sounds like vcore, and also, what are you using to monitor your temps? The only utilities that are accurate are core temp and Intel TAT. Here are the links to 2 programs of life
http://www.thecoolest.zerobrains.com...p/CoreTemp.zip
http://sp2004.fre3.com/beta/orthos_exe_20060420.cab
Use orthos in cpu stress mode and watch temps with core temp. You want to stay under 60c, but most people prefer under 55c. If orthos fails, you need more voltage to become stable.
    
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post #7 of 9
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Thanks that sounds like some good information. What does it mean to set my ram on a divider? For ram so far I have set the voltage and timings, as well as it has been overclocked slightly. It is running in dual channel currently.
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Originally Posted by Xecuter2 View Post
Use orthos in cpu stress mode and watch temps with core temp. You want to stay under 60c, but most people prefer under 55c. If orthos fails, you need more voltage to become stable.
Okay, I'm very confused on temperatures now, here are some idle readings:

SpeedFan:
CPU: 21C (I believe this is supposed to be TCase?)
Core 1: 27C (I believe this and the one below are supposed to be TJunction?)
Core 2: 29C

Asus Probe II:
CPU: 22C

Core Temp:
TJunction: 85C
Core 0: 28C
Core 1: 29C


What is going on with that 85??? Am I safe?
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yea, the core reading in speedfan are the same as core temps readings. Speedfan's "cpu" readout is the same as asus probes readout. Just watch the core readings.
    
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