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I'm trying to OC my E6420 now ... I borrowed my friend Steve's E6600 and had it at 3ghz, but that was mostly his work. He's back now so I'm back to using my E6420.

I have it at 2432mhz right now. My bus speed is 304mhz.

I can't remember exactly, but I think I have it running at +0.01v or something. It's a very slight overvolt.

I have it running on stock cooling with a big duct with a 140mm fan blowing air on it. It runs so hot under load that I cannot benchmark. After a minute it hits 80 degrees and my computer just shuts down. I'm scared to have it in the 70s.

What am I doing wrong?
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P.S.

I don't think I've begun to push the speed on this voltage yet, I could probably get 3ghz, but I tried to benchmark it at THIS speed to see if it would overheat, and it did.

My BIOS is pretty weird. If anyone has this mobo I have, I'd appreciate some first-hand experience with working with it.
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What kind of temps and volts did you have with the E6600?
Honestly though, ditch the stock cooler if you're gonna be upping the Vcore.
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The temps stayed under 65 with the E6600. I think Steve had it at stock voltage.

Can I get it above 2.4ghz with the stock vcore?

And, would it actually run cooler if I ran it at higher speeds while leaving the vcore at what I have it at now?
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post #5 of 22
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I think this proc might be a dud though ... it hit 76 degrees when I benchmarked it a few times at complete stock. Stock speed, stock vcore, stock cooling.

I better throw a Zalman on this thing.
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Originally Posted by CuriouslyHigh View Post
The temps stayed under 65 with the E6600. I think Steve had it at stock voltage.

Can I get it above 2.4ghz with the stock vcore?

And, would it actually run cooler if I ran it at higher speeds while leaving the vcore at what I have it at now?
Well only you can tell us the answer to that, all you can do is try.
Do you actually have the Vcore set manually or do you have it on auto?

Get a TR Ultra Extreme

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post #7 of 22
wow thats toasty, i have the stock intel HSF, im at 3ghz, and vcore is 1.39v, and i hit 38C load MAX
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post #8 of 22
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I think I'm a n00bish ocer.

Or maybe my HSF is badly seated. I don't think it should be in the 70's at complete stock.

I'll set my vcore to what yours is and mess with that then.

Before I do this I'll set my system to complete stock and compare benchmarks with you. =D
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heres a pic of my load temps:

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heres a pic of my load temps:


What are your core temps?
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