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Well I decided to try my hand at overclocking my Core 2 Duo E6750, only to reach the 3.0 GHz mark (up from 2.66 stock), nothing to serious. Just wondering if I did anything wrong, any advice would be great. I'm not sure why it says 2250.0 MHz in CPU-Z, but 3.0 GHz on the My Computer>Properties page.

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lol FIRST OF ALL, what resolution is your desktop in?

secondly, your multiplier should be at 8x for 3000MHz, make sure in your BIOS that it is.
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Yeah, your multiplier is off. CPU-z is reporting your actual values.
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god what is that ...800x600 with an 8800GT....!! SIN !!
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the picture is enlarged....

I'm running at 1024 by 768

also I did set the Multiplier to 8 in the bios, and it read as 3.0 GHz

the system booted fine as well
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1024x768 is still a waste of that cards potential

back on topic....did u disable EIST - SPEEDSTEP that could be knocking your multi down when idle
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post #7 of 12
looks like your overclock has caused a underclock...
multiplyer should be set to x8
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FIRST you need to go into the BIOS and disable any settings that will throttle down your CPU (which is why its at 6x...unless you set it to a 6x multi, which I doubt you did) EIST, C1E (I think thats what its called). They will kill any overclock you try to implement. I can't remember all the things off the top of my head, but I am sure that someone will come in and name them specifically for you.

Once you disable these settings you should be able to overclock to your hearts content. And once you get started, the only thing really holding you back is your basic knowhow (and hardware, obviously ).

I got my old E6750 to 3.8 on air on my old Abit IP35 Pro. So don't set your limit to 3ghz, even with a stock cooler your looking at at least 3.2Ghz. The Core2Duo's don't produce the heat like the quads do, so your stock cooler will keep you cool enough at moderate overclocks.
    
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post #9 of 12
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ty Skunksmash and Clinic that fixed my problem

post #10 of 12
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also does anyone know any good CPU temperature reading software?
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