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I currently have a 2.66ghz core 2 on an asus p5n32-e sli. I was wondering if I could even do a safe overclock to say 2.8ghz with the stock hsf? Would I have to unlink the memory, or up the vcore? I was thinking of leaving the multiplier at 10 and increasing the bus.
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post #2 of 21
You can probably hit 3ghz easily.
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I got my e6300 to 3.2ghz, it loaded at 63c so you should be able to get 3ghz no problem!
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Try not to up the vcore, if anything lower it

Try it an monitor temps..
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according to everest my vcore is at 1.325, cpu core is 1.28v
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post #6 of 21
Just overclock as much as you want, as long as you do not raise the vcore. Raising vcore raises temperatures, temperatures the stock heatsink is not designed for.
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so leave vcore as is, or as MGX1016 suggested, even lower it? How much should I lower it?
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Originally Posted by thealmightyone View Post
Just overclock as much as you want, as long as you do not raise the vcore. Raising vcore raises temperatures, temperatures the stock heatsink is not designed for.
pretty well summed up as far as stock HSF's go
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post #9 of 21
Read a lot of guides about overclocking here at OCN.

Next lower RAM settings, loosen timings and go to stock vcore. Begin rasing FSB by 5-10 at a time, stress test and watch temps. If you get to a good OC with good temps then try to lower vcore one setting at a time (although it will probably just not work) -- Reset CMOS and go back to the settings as they were.

Disable C1e and throttling while doing this, set everything to manual.

After a good OC, good temps begin tighting RAM. Raise the settings to stock or higher and see if it posts, then go and tighten timings one at a time.

This is time consuming and annoying.

With stock speed what is your idle and load?
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post #10 of 21
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alright overclocked to 2.7ghz (1080 qdr), set the cpu vtt to 1.55v, left vcore alone, unlinked the memory and cpu. my question now is why did my ram frequency drop from 400mhz to 392mhz?
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