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I got +70C after I played Just Cause 2 on high graphic settings. 1.5 h.. but hey any Cheap air cooler suggestions (20-40e)?
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I got +70C after I played Just Cause 2 on high graphic settings. 1.5 h.. but hey any Cheap air cooler suggestions (20-40e)?
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6603




Edited by turrican9 - 4/18/11 at 6:16am
    
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this is a very basic explanation of overclocking

its basic maths. your e8400 is rated at 1333mhz. you always divide this number by 4 so 1333/4= 333, this is your fsb.
then your processor (cpu) has a multiplier of 9
so 333 x 9 = 2997mhz or 3.0GHz

can you raise the fsb? yours is now 333. (333 x 9 = 2997mb or 3.0ghz ) try rising it to 350
boot into windows
download realtemp and coretemp (google them)
install and run them
then download intel burn test (ibt) and run it.
have a look in task manager and notice how much free ram is listed.

in ibt set threads to 2 (for 2 cores) and then click on custom ram and enter an amount just below the free amount.
eg. i have 2520mb free ram. so i enter 2500 into the custom ram.
run the test for 5 passes.
keep an eye on temps (do not let it go over 65.c)

if test runs fine, go back into bios, and change frequency (fsb) to 370 and repeat the tests.
keep doing this in 20mhz steps until windows will not boot. then just go back a step (remove 20 from the fsb) to the last stable frequency, or
just raise the cpu voltage a couple of levels. it should now boot.
its a balancing act, higher voltages will get you higher fsb, but it will also give you higher temps.

THE MAX TEMP FOR A E8400 IS 72.C.
TRY TO KEEP IT BELOW 60.C FOR 24HR USE

the trick is to do this step by step, and not go straight to eg. 400 (400 x 9= 3.6ghz), just take your time

get the cpu maxed before increasing the ram speed

also if going down this route, please get a proper cpu cooler.
there is a for sale section on this forum.
i bought my tuniq tower 120, used for £12 or about $15.
all i could get on my q6600 with stock cooling was 2.6ghz and it hit 70.c
now i have it at 3.3ghz and it reaches 70.c, that is a big jump, for $15
the q6600 has a higher max temp than your e8400

edit. the hyper 212 is a decent dudget cooler
Edited by j.col - 4/18/11 at 10:58am
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