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post #1 of 29
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I have to say that i am truly disappointed with my slightly overclocked e6600.

Its overclocked from 2.4 ghz to 2.5 ghz [10 mhz x 9] with stock cooling.

Temperature: 66 Celcius on both cores with Orthos running. 48 Celcius @ Idle.

Checked with CoreTemp with the CPU on load. [Using Stock Cooler] Not planning to buy a new HSF since my friend overclocked it to 3 ghz with stock cooling.

I am currenty overclocking it on P5B E Plus with DDR2 667 RAM.

Note the slight increase in the clock speed.

Should I stick with the default clock speed or stick with the overclocked e6600?
post #2 of 29
What vcore are you running? CPU-Z will show the vcore. Also, what temps are you getting at stock? What heatsink and fan are you using, is it stock? It sounds like you have to clean off and reapply your thermal paste:

Audi has a thread showing a mechanical pencil tip being used for application. It works really well.


AS5



It should be like this when you are applying it:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Audi View Post
Perfect Application:


Good luck,
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what temps did you pull when you had the cpu at stock?

did you just change the FSB or did you change the voltage as well. how much voltage are you using?


maybe you applied too much or not enough thermal goop or have the heat sink positioned in there just a little off.
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post #4 of 29
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Well, the temperatures at stock?

43 on idle and 55 on load.
post #5 of 29
I ussually do it like that too, but I also spread the thermal stuff all over the CPU using a business card, or creditcard or something ( very thin layer ).
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Well, the temperatures at stock?

43 on idle and 55 on load.
voltages at stock? voltages when overclocking?
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post #7 of 29
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I got no idea.

I think its 1.25V. Its on Auto.
post #8 of 29
Yeha even if you have tou CPU not OC at all then you bump the voltage to let say 1.5 the temps will go crazy high. More MHz only increase Temps a bit but more volts thes that drives the temps ^.
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post #9 of 29
What are your ambients?
post #10 of 29
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Are you saying that 1.26 V is too high?
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