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Hey guys I`d want to overclock my CPU for better preformance with basic air cooling and Im a little afraid of breaking something so i need a very basic tutorial on what to do.. Please HELP!

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

theres that and then a bunch more threads in here

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ed-guides.html
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Originally Posted by danifors View Post
Hey guys I`d want to overclock my CPU for better preformance with basic air cooling and Im a little afraid of breaking something so i need a very basic tutorial on what to do.. Please HELP!

Intel Core 2 duo E8400 3.00GHz
Raise the CPU miltiplier and/or FSB, then restart searcgh google for a prog called Prime95 and run that, if your computer BSOD's then re-enter BIOS and add a little to the voltage, restart and re-do the previous steps until you can run P95 with out errors, then run a game and make sure it is still stable. What air cooling are you using?
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Chieftech 600 14C 600w power supply with fan, and a chieftech silent fan AF-0925B + the stock CPU fan Thanks!
Edited by danifors - 4/16/11 at 11:19am
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Chieftech 600 14C 600w power supply with fan, and a chieftech silent fan AF-0925B + the stock CPU fan Thanks!
Well try 320 X 11.0 Multi if you wanna OC your RAM a little, then as Vcore try 1.3125 and if that dont work start tweakage from there.
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If i`m allowed to quote myself:
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Originally Posted by Mr.Eiht View Post
Nobody (i know) here does overclocking with stock cooler.
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Originally Posted by Mr.Eiht View Post
This kind of suicide run?
I wrote 5-10 times "NO OC" with stock cooler...
So please: I know you want to have fun with overclocking. The thrill if it boots or not. How excited you are when testing stability. But please_2.0 get a nice cooler.
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post #7 of 13
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If i`m allowed to quote myself:


So please: I know you want to have fun with overclocking. The thrill if it boots or not. How excited you are when testing stability. But please_2.0 get a nice cooler.
Ignore this post, overclocking on stock isnt ideal but is a daily occourance, while not optimal its not going to damage your parts if you stay within limits, the OC i gave you was somewhere around 3.4 to 3.5ghz with a respectable voltage, your stock cooler should HANDLE it, not fly by with ease but it is doable, just run realtemp occosianaly to make sure temps arent > 80C or so for prolonged amounts of time.
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
Ignore this post, overclocking on stock isnt ideal but is a daily occourance, while not optimal its not going to damage your parts if you stay within limits, the OC i gave you was somewhere around 3.4 to 3.5ghz with a respectable voltage, your stock cooler should HANDLE it, not fly by with ease but it is doable, just run realtemp occosianaly to make sure temps arent > 80C or so for prolonged amounts of time.
Man i am really tempted to put this in my sig
First time i read something like this...
Edited by Mr.Eiht - 4/16/11 at 3:50pm
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post #9 of 13
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Thanks guys really helped me, Im getting stabile temp of 60-70C at 3.4GHz. and thats Ok. But i think my friend has some fans he doesnt use, im gonna get one.. I didnt really get that part about memory OC. but thanks anyway!
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by danifors View Post
Thanks guys really helped me, Im getting stabile temp of 60-70C at 3.4GHz. and thats Ok. But i think my friend has some fans he doesnt use, im gonna get one.. I didnt really get that part about memory OC. but thanks anyway!
Is that 60 - 70 load or idle? And OCing memory is really tricky because of timings, im not even that great with memory overclocking.
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