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Hey all,

Im just starting to get back into the overclocking scene, so i have a question. Right now I have my fsb at 1200mhz and my CPU speed is @2.4Ghz. My vcore is at 1.264 volts..is that too much? will i fry my cpu?

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Intel Core 2 duo E 6420 STOCK 2.13Ghz
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2gb ddr2 corsair XMS

ETC..

What other settings can i mess with that can improve performance?

Thanks,

Nathan
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No, considering that the VID for that chip should be 1.35. You must hav insane vDroop. Go download Coretemp and tell us what the number is under the field "VID".

Also, the e6420 can go up to 1.5 and be considered "safe". Cooling might be an issue then though.
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VID 1.3500V

I hope im doing this right because i dont wanna fry anything...what other settings should i mess with in the BIOS...got any links to some tutorials or something?
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No, considering that the VID for that chip should be 1.35. You must hav insane vDroop. Go download Coretemp and tell us what the number is under the field "VID".

Also, the e6420 can go up to 1.5 and be considered "safe". Cooling might be an issue then though.
Intel rates their Conroes at 1.5v:

E6420 specs
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Actually, right above the Intel Cpu section (the one we're in now), there's an intel overclocking guide. It's quite good for beginners.

Where are you reading that 1.26vCore from?
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im reading it from CPU-Z
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post #7 of 7
Then yeah, you have some massive vDroop on that motherboard.


You can try this:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=134100

Doing a vMod makes the voltage at load the same as what you set it to in the BIOS. (Or close to, anyway) Penciling in resistors lowers resistance = more voltage.
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