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post #1 of 13
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Hey guys,

I am overclocking my E6600 and looking at speedfan, what temp should I be concerned with, the actual CPU temp, or the core temps, and what should a healthy system read with those temperatures?

Thanks,

T.J.
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post #2 of 13
Look at the cores themselves, they're what matter. And keep them below 60C.
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Awesome, thanks. I blue screen when I go to 345 on my multiplier, do I have to adjust voltage, and if so what do you suggest or should I just be happy at right over 3?
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post #4 of 13
I think you meant 345FSB with a 9x multiplier, and yes, eventually you will need to adjust the voltage to compensate and stabilize the higher clock speeds. However, it varies from chip to chip - what voltage you need for a certain speed. Have you taken the CPU voltage off of 'Auto'? What voltage have you set for 3.0GHz? What voltages have you tried at 345x9 (3.105GHz)?
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Well it just crashed on me at 342, so i clocked it down to 335 and am testing that, but i just left everything default other then the fsb. My cores get up to the high 40's during crysis, should i stop here or do i adjust the voltage and change some things, as i said, i am new to overclocking. Thanks.
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post #6 of 13
Well, first I would to two things:

1) Download and run CoreTemp and look at the VID field. Remember this value.
2) Re-enter your BIOS and set this value in the CPU Voltage option, and set the FSB to 333MHz.

This should give you 3.0GHz at stock voltage. Your processor may or may not do it (mine does, a friend had two that wouldn't) but it is a good starting point. If it is unstable, you can just increase it a notch at a time until it is stable. Also try using Orthos Small FFT's test to check for stability.

If you set the voltage and FSB and it doesn't POST, then you have to simply power down, and remove the silver battery located near the SATA ports on your motherboard. Replace it in 15 seconds, and then you should have your stock BIOS settings back. Then you can go ahead and set the 333MHz FSB again and a slightly higher voltage and try again.
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post #7 of 13
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I stopped the stress test after about 25 minutes when my cores got up to 57, so this is about as high as I want to go eh?
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post #8 of 13
Yea, though without knowing what voltage you've got @ load, and what your ambient temp (room temp) is, it's hard to say if that's too high or not. You have a great heatsink for C2D chips, and to think it's being overloaded at 3.0GHz just doesn't seem right, unless the voltage is too high, the seating is a bit off, or the ambient temp is high.
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post #9 of 13
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Hey there,

I am unable to run the program you suggested for it for some reason, it tells me driver not found.(I am running Vista 64bit). However, I am running the ASUS tool, and that one has my voltage at 1.4020.
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post #10 of 13
I`ve a similar system spec to you and my voltage is set at 1.3250 . 375MHz x 8 multiplier. Yours is too high in my opinion.
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