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Is a 3850 better than a 9600GSO?

Also, you should be able to get to 3.0Ghz easily with your chip.
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A little update.

I am at 2664Mhz (296x9) 1.335v (1.3v in cpu-z), VVT upto 1.23v, temps under load 67c, but my ram is running only at 715mhz as im on a divider. I'll need to be at 320FSB to hit 800 again. What do you all think?
I think you're getting there. Keep going . The higher you can get that CPU, the better off you'll be. Just keep it stable. And in case you didn't know, 333 x 9 will yield you with 3.0GHz. And you should be able to keep RAM really close to stock since 333 is an "official" FSB speed for Intels.
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@halifax, yes a lot better than a 9600.

Thanks guys. Just got it upto 2880mhz (320x9) DDR2-800 on the same 1.335 vCore. Im noticing temps increase with clock speed even though I am keeping the vCore the same?

Next step is 333x9 for the sweet 3.0 as you said, then after that I would need a 400FSB which I doubt I will get that high.
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@halifax, yes a lot better than a 9600.

Thanks guys. Just got it upto 2880mhz (320x9) DDR2-800 on the same 1.335 vCore. Im noticing temps increase with clock speed even though I am keeping the vCore the same?

Next step is 333x9 for the sweet 3.0 as you said, then after that I would need a 400FSB which I doubt I will get that high.
Your temps will rise even if the Vcore stays the same. Vcore isn't the only reason temps rise.

You definitely won't get to 400x9, but 333x9 is a definite, as I haven't seen any E21X0 chip not reach 3Ghz.
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@halifax, yes a lot better than a 9600.

Thanks guys. Just got it upto 2880mhz (320x9) DDR2-800 on the same 1.335 vCore. Im noticing temps increase with clock speed even though I am keeping the vCore the same?

Next step is 333x9 for the sweet 3.0 as you said, then after that I would need a 400FSB which I doubt I will get that high.
After 333 x 9, I would personally recommend a 400 x 8 overclock to yield 3.2GHz. You could even go 1:1 with your RAM to keep it at stock. 3.6GHz would be VERY difficult to attain stabily. However I think 3.0-3.2GHz should be within reach. Good luck .
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Ah ok. Also tried intel burn test and that gave 5c lower temps than orthos lol.

Im doing 10 min runs of orthos then going up the fsb then once I am happy I will give an overnight run of 10 hours or so.
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Ah ok. Also tried intel burn test and that gave 5c lower temps than orthos lol.

Im doing 10 min runs of orthos then going up the fsb then once I am happy I will give an overnight run of 10 hours or so.
You're most likely going to hit a wall around 3.2Ghz. I haven't seen many get above that without becoming unstable.
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Right. Temps wise its gettin kinds high, but I have to de-dust my case next week anyway cos I got 4GB ram coming

Temps are 66/67c (fans on low), 64c (fans on med) and 59c (fans on high)
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Overclocking helps but I can't seem to get it very stable my game likes to crash more when overclocked even increasing the voltage doesn't seem to help for me.
It's just GTA 4 , I've been running at 4Ghz since I got the E8600 and this is the first time I had to lower it for any program. I've been playing it at stock at least the E8600 is clocked pretty good to begin with. 3.333Mhz
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I'll give GTA a whirl in a minute. At the moment running 333*9 (3Ghz) at 1.335v temps 66c, Orthos 10 mins stable

Mite try to lower my vcore to 1.315?
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