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So by default it's a 2.4ghz, whats a good value to OC it to? Anyone else have this processor?
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http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem

Go there and fill out your computer specs, so we know what you have for future help.
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Anything above 3.0GHz - 3.2GHz is a good result. Mine is currently at 3.6GHz.
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Mine runs best at 3.4GHz. I had it at 3.6GHz, but the last couple days it couldn't handle the summer heat. 3.4GHz seems to be as stable as a rock though. Mine is running at about 1.41v to 1.42v for 3.4GHz.
 
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Whats a temp to want to stay at? Putting my specs in there right now.
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I would say don't go over 70C, unless you have a stock cpu cooler and horrible case airflow, it's hard to hit that temp.
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I would say don't go over 70C, unless you have a stock cpu cooler and horrible case airflow, it's hard to hit that temp.
Uhh. I wouldn't go over 60 C. Intel lists 60.1 C as being the max temp for the E6600.
 
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I managed to top out my previous E6600 at 3.75Ghz, and I expect you won't have too many problems reaching 3.2Ghz provided you aren't on the stock cooler.
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I updated my profile I think somewhat, I used the BIOS Phoenix something AI overclock 5% to a 5.575, or right below that. I was wondering if 2.85 or 3.0 was way outta the way, I'm using HW Monitor for my temperatures, I mainly want my GPU OC'ed since it's weak right now, I think my GPU is bottlenecking my CPU, but anyway. Any certain GHz I should aim for?
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tactical, am i going to have issues? i tried a 10% OC from the phoenix bios AI OC, and it gave a me a big elongated beep and i had to shut off and go back 5%, any thoughts?
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