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Alright, I've been reading around, and I was wondering if I could have any help overclocking my E6600 (if it's even possible with my hardware). This is my first time overclocking my CPU (I have done my GPU before safely).

Hardware
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Cooling: Stock/default
MB: Asus P5L-VM 1394
Memory: 4GB DDR2 800MHZ
Idle Temp: 42C

The only option in bios seems to be AI Overclocking (Manual, Auto, or Standard) - I assume I have to use Manual of that? I just want to know some bounds with my hardware so I know what is bad and what is good; I don't want to end up frying it just trying to overclock it a little.

Also, I know I could/should have better cooling - but I just want to take it to what I can with stock. At the moment I don't plan on buying cooling (as I have no idea what I can do with what I have at the moment!). Is there a way to increase the fan for it too for better temperatures? The only programs I have now are CPU-Z, CoreTemp, and orthos.

Any newbie suggestions/help?
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well my first sugestion is to get a new CPU cooler, since when you overclock the cpu will get hotter and stock cooling is not advisable i believe

read these 2 links to get you started

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...l-threads.html

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ing-guide.html

I have the same CPU and it usually goes until 3.2Ghz without too much trouble but every cpu is a cpu

these 3.2Ghz i talk about it's with apropriate cooling
Edited by tAkErPT - 6/24/08 at 1:26pm
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well my first sugestion is to get a new CPU cooler, since when you overclock the cpu will get hotter and stock cooling is not advisable i believe

read these 2 links to get you started

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...l-threads.html

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ing-guide.html

I have the same CPU and it usually goes until 3.2Ghz without too much trouble but every cpu is a cpu

these 3.2Ghz i talk about it's with apropriate cooling
I've already read those, I stated that I've been reading around the forum. I know how to overclock, and I said that at the moment stock cooling is all I have. All I'm asking is how far can I go with stock cooling based on my idle and load temps, and what are recommended frequencies/vcore settings?
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you already have 60ºC under load which is the limit that intel recommends so before getting a proper cooling i wouldnt OC

vcore max recommended by intel its 1.3725V IIRC frequencies well to get 3.2Ghz you can do it with 355mhz with 9x or 400mhz 8x if you want to leave your mem at stock 400 8x it's probably the best option for you, but again with those temps i wouldnt do it
Edited by tAkErPT - 6/24/08 at 1:36pm
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post #7 of 13
Overclock, check core temp, if temp is higher than 60*C on load, back off overclock.

If you want more speed but it's too hot, get a better cooler. I'd think a stock cooler could handle 3.0 Ghz, depending upon the ambient temp.
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I might buy a cooler then... any recommendations? Preferably cheap and easy to install.
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i have a zalman 9700 may not be the best nor the cheapest but i got nice temps 44ºC Load OC'd with Vcore higher than usual (for some reason my cpu don't like low Vcore =P) a case with a good airflow its also important since if it's hot inside the case you will try to cool your cpu with hot air, if you don't have a good case and don't want to spend money you can open the side of your case and put a home fan blowing. i did it before with my old PC may not be the best solution but it worked for me =P
Edited by tAkErPT - 6/24/08 at 1:59pm
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post #10 of 13
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Hmm.. it looks like a nice cooler, and it fits the budget, but I don't know if I have space in my case; the CPU is right beneath the power supply, like nearly touching... I have space beneath the CPU, but above it is iffy..
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