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ok well im getting an E8400 to replace my e6600 and a mcr320 to replace my mcr 220. well it is a cpu only loop so looks like i may be able to push 4ghz+ hopefully. this is prolly overkill but oh well... i have room still in the top of my case for it.
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The 220 should be able to hand the E8400 even.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
The 220 should be able to hand the E8400 even.
one would think so! Just dont go past 1.4 vcore or you may have a dead E8400

Have fun with your w/c
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well i want to get good temps so why not go overkill that i and want to push my celery to 5ghz
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What's overkill? (it's overclock.net!)

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post #7 of 12
I don't think it would be worth it. The E8400s are hitting their wall before temps become an issue.
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A thought i had to add to this post

I was gonna buy a Q6700, but i thought for the same price i can buy 4 E2180's and see how high they will go =D

Just get a few cheap procs and see how high they can run for a laugh
    
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post #9 of 12
Nothing is considered "OVERKILL" if it's what you want to do. FTW
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by DaCrusader View Post
Just dont go past 1.4 vcore

I swear, this big arse rumor mill on the e8400's won't STOP!

I've used over 1.4, as well as many many many many others w/o killing it. 1.4 would pale in comparison to the amount of voltage I've pushed through mine and it ticks away and overclocks really nicely. I fail to see where 1.4 is some catastrophic cut off point from where a cpu will self detonate.
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