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A bit new to overclocking here and I've spent some time reading a bit about it, how it's different for every bit of hardware, there are no best settings but a threshold that you must find, and so on. The thing I've been looking to do however is to find a way to overclock my Intel Core 2 Duo processor. My processor is sitting at 2.33 GHz and I want to see how much higher I can get it. I read that you can overclock through your BIOS or using overclocking software. At first I tried going through my BIOS which was a failure considering I wasn't even able to access it in the first place so I searched awhile for a program that I could experiment with but had no luck. I'm assuming that the lot of whoever is reading this will need some of my specs so here goes:

Motherboard: ASUS P5N-E SLI
RAM: 2 Gigs
Video Card(s): 2 SLI Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT 256 MB
Power Supply: 600W
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz (2 CPUs)

If there's any other information you need just ask. I just want to know how I should go about overclocking my CPU.
Edited by Sanjuaro - 8/17/08 at 7:00am
post #2 of 11
What model is it? E6550?

Edit:

This guide is for a similar motherboard, but it's close enough:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ing-guide.html
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i have the same motherboard in my experience depending on which rev you have the stock bios are horrible. Use the flash bios utility(remember to set everything to defaults first) and install the latest bios for the most efficient overclocking. Here's a link to the new bios.

http://support.asus.com/download/dow...Language=en-us
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Yeah use BIOS and just don't go too overboard at first.
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Originally Posted by Sanjuaro View Post
A bit new to overclocking here and I've spent some time reading a bit about it, how it's different for every bit of hardware, there are no best settings but a threshold that you must find, and so on. The thing I've been looking to do however is to find a way to overclock my Intel Core 2 Duo processor. My processor is sitting at 2.33 GHz and I want to see how much higher I can get it. I read that you can overclock through your BIOS or using overclocking software. At first I tried going through my BIOS which was a failure considering I wasn't even able to access it in the first place so I searched awhile for a program that I could experiment with but had no luck. I'm assuming that the lot of whoever is reading this will need some of my specs so here goes:

Motherboard: ASUS P5N-E SLI
RAM: 2 Gigs
Video Card(s): 2 SLI Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT 256 MB
Power Supply: 600W

If there's any other information you need just ask. I just want to know how I should go about overclocking my CPU.
Lol.. the thread title made me laugh.
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Edited by Sanjuaro - 8/17/08 at 7:10am
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As suggested earlier in this thread I upgraded my BIOS and checked out the guide shown here: http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ing-guide.html
But in the guide it's mostly based around an Extreme Tweaker menu in which does not appear in my bios. I'm not sure if I have to download anything special for it. I've waited nearly a month without any new postings so I'll try once again. I want to overclock my E6550 on my Asus P5N-E SLI but do not know how, please help.
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Anyone?
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hey buddy the e6550 can go high

mine goes up to 3.28ghz
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hey buddy the e6550 can go high

mine goes up to 3.28ghz
That's fantastic, how do I do it?
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