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post #1 of 24
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I really want to push it to 4ghz, but I'm not sure if i can.

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Please tell me it's possible!
Whats the maximum OC I could get from those specs?
What would I have to plug in to the BIOS in order to get it to OC at those speeds?

(I haven't ordered the thing yet, but I want to OC from the beginning.)
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post #2 of 24
Please fill in your sig rig specs so we can see what you are working with. With that motherboard, you are very likely to get a high OC, maybe not 4Ghz but still, high and the CPU HSF looks great. Also, the RAM effects it, so as i said before, fill in the sig rig.

Edit:

Just realised you havn't ordered. Still, you should tell us what RAM etc you will be using.
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post #3 of 24
Dude E7200 can hit 4GHZ just search on google. people are getting 3.8 - 4.3 Ghz out off her. you might need water to push pass 4.1 ghz. also check Youtube search for E7200 you'll see some person has clock it to 4ghz on stock cooling
post #4 of 24
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Ok I posted the specs.
So you really think I can get to 4Ghz?
How hot will my CPU run?
Will this drastically shorten the life of the CPU?
Right, that's what I've seen, and I really only want to go to 4Ghz.
I just need to know what.. BIOS settings they used.
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post #5 of 24
Did you see the Video on YouTube. 4 GHZ

Remember to keep your voltage to a MAX of 1.36v

E7200 is turning out to be one of the most talked about CPU's of 2008

4GHZ for $130 or £80 not half bad
post #6 of 24
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I was looking around youtube for videos like that, only saw a few.
Those didn't show me HOW they did it though.
What BIOS settings did they use?
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post #7 of 24
Ya that the Pain.

I would recommend only going to 3.8 as most people on this site achieve that easierly

I was just state fact that the E7200 will oc on stock cooling to 4 ghz
post #8 of 24
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True, but wouldn't that get very hot?
Oh well, with my Zalman it shouldn't get too hot
I just wish I could find some stats on what voltage, step, etc. they used to achive 4Ghz.
I don't care how hard it is to OC to 4Ghz as long as it's stable, because my motherboard has "profiles" and I can juts save it.
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post #9 of 24
1.36v vcore will generate little heat (compared to the 65nm CPUs wich need 1.45v and up for high OCs). You will be fine with your Zalman. These chips allow for great OC potential because they have higher multipliers and lower FSB speeds. So OCing them will put less strain on your motherboard and ram. The only limiting factor you will have is the CPU itself. So clock away!
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post #10 of 24
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Great!
One problem... I've only used software to overclock before.
If someone else has gotten it to 4Ghz, is it as easy as copying their.. numbers?
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