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Overclocking a E8400 with a H50?

post #1 of 20
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Hello.

I just bought a H50 Cooler from newegg.

This is my current system a bit dated, but slowly upgrading.

Ultra Aluminus case
Asus P5N-D Mobo 650i
E8400 Wolfdale currently on a 5% Automatic OC @ 3.15ghz.
Corsair H50 cooler
4 GB's of OCZ SLI PC6400
2 x eVGA GTX 460's
Bigfoot 2100
X-fi Xtreme Gamer Fatality PCI sound card
650 watt Corsair power supply (ordered a 850 watt corsair power-supply last week)
1 WD Raptor 150 GB's (ordered 2 x 600Gb Velcoraptor's last week, I want to strip them)
1 WD 700 GB 7200 RPM bulk storage


I'm using the default Mobo overclock settings of a 5% overclock that brings it to 3.15 Ghz.

I disabled Speedstep.

I heard that you can get it to easily 3.6 ghz even 4.0 ghz..... but not sure how?

I'm idling at 39c and like 60c on load in World of Warcraft Cataclysm.

I'm sure it would get warmer in Civilization 5, but didnt test that.

I just used the thermal paste that came with the H50 (I'm thinking maybe I should get some Arctic silver, but not sure)

I guess my question is, How do I get my CPU manually to 3.6ghz and I've been reading online that E8400's give faulty temp reading (is this true?).... are my operating Temps do-able?

What are the Vcore volts I should try and what should I set the FSB and Multiplier's too?

Also does anyone know if I put another 120 mm fan on the H50 on the inside if that would help with the cooling of radiator and lower the cpu's temps? would it also benefit my GPU's?

As for my case I have a 120mm case fan sucking air in over the hard-drive in the front. and a 80 mm fan on the bottom of the side panel sucking air out near my sound card and bottom 460. my psu is top mounted, with a 120 fan on the inside.


any help would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 20
I currently have the same mobo and cpu as you and I'm currently at 4ghz. If I were you I wouldn't use the OC option they have since it's not great. I advice that you manually do it and for the vcore put it around 1.37v because the drop will bring it down to around 1.35v when you boot it. I have a coolit alc water cooler similar to the h50 and it keeps my temps under 60C during wow cataclysm. But the asus p5n d is a tricky board to overclock, it took me around 2 days just to get the 4ghz overclock to fully boot without freezing.
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post #3 of 20
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how about a 3.8ghz clock , what would the setting need to be for that?
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post #4 of 20
I'm going to say the vcore will be around 1.32v but all e8400 are different some are better overclockers than others. My first e8400 could hit 4.3ghz with out changing the vcore.
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post #5 of 20
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so if i chance the vcore to like 1.32v. I would leave the FSB at 400 and and do a multiplier of 9x or 6 x?
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post #6 of 20
Leave the multi max which is 9x I think, 400 would only bring you to 3.6ghz anf forr vcore you'll need to experiment with the vcore to find how low you can get with no problems
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post #7 of 20
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so as far as I understand. multiplier to 9x and FSB to 400, now what does the vcore have to do with the cpu? the more voltage the faster it can run? so the voltage is what hold back the cpu's speed?

I'm new to overclocking a cpu. just not new to build a rig.
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post #8 of 20
okay the 9x multi and fsb(speed of cpu) 400 will give you 3.6ghz and vcore will give you more volts to the cpu which if you rasie the speed of the cpu then it requires more volts. But if you overvolt the cpu or put vcore too high it can damage or shorten your cpus life span
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post #9 of 20
Thread Starter 
what are your current settings?
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post #10 of 20
vcore is 1.37v and fsb is 444 and can't remember the nb,sb, and other volts but just leave them as auto
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