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post #1 of 9
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Hey all,

I just built my friend a new rig and I have about a weeks' time to mess with it. please give me some advice on what to tweak to get a higher 3dmark06 score do you think 9-10k is possible on the OEM heatsink/fan?

I got a baseline 3dmark score of 6800 with just the OEM (drivers off theCD.)

here are the specs:

MB ASUS P5N32-E SLI NF680I 775 1
CPU INTEL|C2D E6400 2.13G 775 2M R 1
MEM 512Mx2|CORSAIR TWIN2X1024A-6400 1
PSU OCZ|OCZ720EVOSLI 720W RT 1
VGA MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC R 1
HD 250G|ST 7K 8M SATA2 ST3250820AS 1

what kind of reliable overclock can this setup handle?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 2.13 @ 2.960 ASUS P5N32-E SLI EVGA 8800gtx 768 2GB CORSAIR 6400 5-5-5-12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
250gb seagate barracuda 20x Philips DVD/RW dell 19fp 19" OCZ 720EVO SLI 720w 
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NZXT Apollo 
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E6400 2.13 @ 2.960 ASUS P5N32-E SLI EVGA 8800gtx 768 2GB CORSAIR 6400 5-5-5-12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
250gb seagate barracuda 20x Philips DVD/RW dell 19fp 19" OCZ 720EVO SLI 720w 
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NZXT Apollo 
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post #2 of 9
you'd have to find out yourself. go up slowly and find your limits.

you know what tools and utilities to use when overclocking?
post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by darkjediii View Post
Hey all,

I just built my friend a new rig and I have about a weeks' time to mess with it. please give me some advice on what to tweak to get a higher 3dmark06 score do you think 9-10k is possible on the OEM heatsink/fan?

I got a baseline 3dmark score of 6800 with just the OEM (drivers off theCD.)

here are the specs:

MB ASUS P5N32-E SLI NF680I 775 1
CPU INTEL|C2D E6400 2.13G 775 2M R 1
MEM 512Mx2|CORSAIR TWIN2X1024A-6400 1
PSU OCZ|OCZ720EVOSLI 720W RT 1
VGA MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC R 1
HD 250G|ST 7K 8M SATA2 ST3250820AS 1

what kind of reliable overclock can this setup handle?
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E6850 SLA,G0,@3.7 P5N32 SLi/680iSB=Jing ting/nb=spirit II[1203]bios] MSI 470 GTX[order on his way] 4 gig ocz Reapers pc 8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 WD 250gig 16mb/raid 0\1 WD640 AALS 32MB win xp pro sp3/Windows 7 Beta LCD,22"=Samsung 2MS,226BW,52"samsung LN5A550 Thermaltake xaser 
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E6850 SLA,G0,@3.7 P5N32 SLi/680iSB=Jing ting/nb=spirit II[1203]bios] MSI 470 GTX[order on his way] 4 gig ocz Reapers pc 8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 WD 250gig 16mb/raid 0\1 WD640 AALS 32MB win xp pro sp3/Windows 7 Beta LCD,22"=Samsung 2MS,226BW,52"samsung LN5A550 Thermaltake xaser 
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post #4 of 9
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you'd have to find out yourself. go up slowly and find your limits.

you know what tools and utilities to use when overclocking?
i will read thru the faqs/stickies but can you give me a basic list of utils do grab?

what is a safe range to o/c the processor on the stock cooling?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 2.13 @ 2.960 ASUS P5N32-E SLI EVGA 8800gtx 768 2GB CORSAIR 6400 5-5-5-12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
250gb seagate barracuda 20x Philips DVD/RW dell 19fp 19" OCZ 720EVO SLI 720w 
Case
NZXT Apollo 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 2.13 @ 2.960 ASUS P5N32-E SLI EVGA 8800gtx 768 2GB CORSAIR 6400 5-5-5-12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
250gb seagate barracuda 20x Philips DVD/RW dell 19fp 19" OCZ 720EVO SLI 720w 
Case
NZXT Apollo 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6850 SLA,G0,@3.7 P5N32 SLi/680iSB=Jing ting/nb=spirit II[1203]bios] MSI 470 GTX[order on his way] 4 gig ocz Reapers pc 8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 WD 250gig 16mb/raid 0\1 WD640 AALS 32MB win xp pro sp3/Windows 7 Beta LCD,22"=Samsung 2MS,226BW,52"samsung LN5A550 Thermaltake xaser 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
oczgamexstream700 wtt x blade/modded Razor deathadder thermaltake gamer pad/led 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6850 SLA,G0,@3.7 P5N32 SLi/680iSB=Jing ting/nb=spirit II[1203]bios] MSI 470 GTX[order on his way] 4 gig ocz Reapers pc 8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 WD 250gig 16mb/raid 0\1 WD640 AALS 32MB win xp pro sp3/Windows 7 Beta LCD,22"=Samsung 2MS,226BW,52"samsung LN5A550 Thermaltake xaser 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by darkjediii View Post
i will read thru the faqs/stickies but can you give me a basic list of utils do grab?

what is a safe range to o/c the processor on the stock cooling?
You will need CPUZ, coretemp, speedfan and Orthos. Orthos is for stress tersting your OC settings while sppedfan and coretemp can be used to monitor temps and voltage. CPUZ just verifies your CPU frequency and memory timings.
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6850K ASUS X99-AII eVGA GTX 1060 32Gb Team Vulcan DDR4 3000 Cas 15 
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Samsung 960 EVO NVME Crucial M500 Seagate HDD Samsung F3 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H100i Windows 10 Pro 64 Samsung KU6300 40" Corsair K70 Vengeance 
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6850K ASUS X99-AII eVGA GTX 1060 32Gb Team Vulcan DDR4 3000 Cas 15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 EVO NVME Crucial M500 Seagate HDD Samsung F3 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H100i Windows 10 Pro 64 Samsung KU6300 40" Corsair K70 Vengeance 
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post #7 of 9
i use TAT to load. gives 5-10C higher temps. that way you have a safety margin, and know your CPU will never get any hotter. measured with coretemp of course.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
thanks for the info so far guys, what are the acceptable temps at idle and load for the E6400?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 2.13 @ 2.960 ASUS P5N32-E SLI EVGA 8800gtx 768 2GB CORSAIR 6400 5-5-5-12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
250gb seagate barracuda 20x Philips DVD/RW dell 19fp 19" OCZ 720EVO SLI 720w 
Case
NZXT Apollo 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 2.13 @ 2.960 ASUS P5N32-E SLI EVGA 8800gtx 768 2GB CORSAIR 6400 5-5-5-12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
250gb seagate barracuda 20x Philips DVD/RW dell 19fp 19" OCZ 720EVO SLI 720w 
Case
NZXT Apollo 
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post #9 of 9
LOL, what the hell guys, he's not going to get 10k with an 8600GTS, thats 8800GTS/GTX territory.

The 8600GTS/GT are incredibly optimized for 3dmark, i get 6.2k in 3dmark06, but i bet i'll beat that 8600GTS but a large margin in every game.
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