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Hey everyone,
I should be recieving an Intel E8400 in a couple of days and I was just wondering is it really as easy as I've heard to overclock these babys? I've heard all you need is to bump the FSB upto 445Mhz and up the voltage to 1.400v and you have a really stable, 4Ghz dual core processor, still with abit of headroom for more. Just wanna know what you guys think and if you've had experience with the e8400, what did you do to get your clock speed?

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First go here http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem Fill in your specs. As for easy to overclock, yes overall they are. Bumping your volts to 1.4 is risky, you should try something safer like 1.34v first. I have heard to limits on the E8400's most go by 1.365v max, I have also hear 1.4v max, now I am an extremist so I go for 1.4v...but I can afford to burn mine up so thats why I risk that. You also might need a fsb volt increase as well.
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Originally Posted by M4ttextrem3 View Post
Hey everyone,
I should be recieving an Intel E8400 in a couple of days and I was just wondering is it really as easy as I've heard to overclock these babys? I've heard all you need is to bump the FSB upto 445Mhz and up the voltage to 1.400v and you have a really stable, 4Ghz dual core processor, still with abit of headroom for more. Just wanna know what you guys think and if you've had experience with the e8400, what did you do to get your clock speed?

I'll be using the following part by the way:
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XFX 9800GTX+
Coolermaster real power 850w PSU
Zalman Aero-LED heatsink
You'll burn that chip up doing 1.4v 24/7.

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First go here http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem Fill in your specs. As for easy to overclock, yes overall they are. Bumping your volts to 1.4 is risky, you should try something safer like 1.34v first. I have heard to limits on the E8400's most go by 1.365v max, I have also hear 1.4v max, now I am an extremist so I go for 1.4v...but I can afford to burn mine up so thats why I risk that. You also might need a fsb volt increase as well.
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First, i wouldn't just bump the fsb to 445 off the bat, go slow there's no rush.

Second, I wouldn't put a core voltage of 1.4 on anything right now especially a brand new e8400 i wouldn't want to wreck that bad boy. Keep the vcore under 1.3625 and you should be fine.
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post #5 of 17
Don't set your CPU voltage up to 1.40V or it'll be burned very badly. Anyway, Intel E8400 is very easy to overclock.
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Hopefully it's an E0 it's possible to do 4ghz on stock volts if you get lucky you need to OC in small increments finding the right balance of voltage's for your OC.
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post #7 of 17
You will not burn your chip if you set it to 1.4V. Just keep an eye on temperatures.
    
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it was my first overclock too, i love this chip, i didnt even stress it with prime or orthos! i just put it at 4 and left it, 7 months later and it hasnt had any trouble!
just remember not to take your voltage above 1.4v
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post #9 of 17
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You will not burn your chip if you set it to 1.4V. Just keep an eye on temperatures.
I wouldn't recommend it. It might get overheated very fast.
post #10 of 17
Oh man here is another one of these threads .

The long and short of it is , every chip / setup / cooling
is different.

Their are safe voltages for some chips and not others even within the e8400 class , so do what was suggested and let us know what your setup etc. is first and have the chip in hand along with spec ,batch code, and we can help more accurately
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