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So heres the specs:<br><br>
CPU :<br>
Intel Core 2 Duo(Conroe) E6600 @ 2.4Ghz standard air cooling<br>
Video card :<br>
MSI nVidia GeForce 7950GT 512MB with heatsinks<br>
Motherboard :<br>
P5B DLX<br>
System and installed programs/games harddrive :<br>
Samsung Harddrive 250.0GB 7200RPM SATA II 3.5" Noise Guard 8MB<br>
RAM :<br>
Geil 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC6400 800MHz Ultra 4-4-4-12<br>
PSU :<br>
Thermaltake PSU TR2 550W<br>
Case :<br>
Xclio A380 Super Tower Housing W/2x250mm System Fan 1x120mm System Fan<br><br>
So I've seen a lot of people pushing their E6600s upwards to 3.2Ghz per core on this forum now, but all seem to have some RAMs and cases and mobos i never heard of, so I thought I'd start my own thread so that I don't burn my CPU over some detailed I overlooked in some other thread.<br><br>
So basically what I want is to over clock my CPU, but I have never done any more over clocking than pushing my current Intel Celeron from 2.4ghz to 2.5 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"> . Yeah, I know, I'm one bad ass over clocker <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"> ...<br><br>
A detailed walk through with links to DLs for apps I need would be really helpful, but I am not a total idiot, I know my way around a computer pretty well, it's just with these kinds of things, I don't want to act confident and bur anything.<br><br>
Thanks in advance,<br>
newcomer Instinct
 

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Ok first off add your specs to your profile by going to your CP settings.<br><br>
Then download a couple of tools:<br>
CPUz<br>
TAT<br>
SuperPi <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> Just for benching<br>
Prime95 for stability<br><br>
Then will get started ...
 

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Personally I would google <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br><a href="http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php" target="_blank">http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php</a><br><br><a href="http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=36" target="_blank">http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=36</a><br><br><a href="http://xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=115390" target="_blank">http://xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=115390</a><br><br><a href="http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=103" target="_blank">http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=103</a>
 

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Ah, yes, google, we meet again...lol...thing about googling proggies like these is that you don't know if you are getting the versions you need.<br><br>
EDIT: Only one of those there I got to DL was CPU-Z...TAT didnt have a link, and the other two said "oops, you cant download this file."
 

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The links I provided should do the trick...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">So basically what I want is to over clock my CPU, but I have never done any more over clocking</div>

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Ok, so basically this here is what I recommend for starters: </b></div><br />
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P5B Deluxe + Core E6600 ........well, try this: <br />
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BTW, the CPU frequency, set it at 334 and RAM will be like 1001 and next you'll see the timings but before that, set the memory voltage to 2.30 because the P5B Deluxe undervolts the RAM and if you set it to 2.25v, it'll be 2.20 in Window which is not enough but at 2.30v (2.25v in Windows) RAM is stable. <br />
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<a href="http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=128537" target="_blank">http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=128537</a><br />
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You can also use a 1:1 ratio if you want bu then the DDR2 would read 668mhz, exept you could run RAM latencies like 3-3-3-8 @ 2.20v.

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</div>Now, if you want to go any higher but can't get higher than that, this guide here will explain you what else is there to do in order to get it stable: <a href="http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showpost.php?p=1709980&postcount=1" target="_blank">P5B Deluxe: BIOS screens for maximum overclocking success</a> by FCG.<br />
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Good luck.
 

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Nice rig, Good luck with it
 

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Thanks, Nasgul, but I am going to hear what Sdumper says, and hear both out before I go with one. Wouldn't want to fry it <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick out tounge caps" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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Ok, Sdumper, got the proggies now, trick was starting up FireFox in safe mode <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /> Have to many ad-ons to be healthy :S
 

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oh damn! I didn't see you had the stock heat-sinkk/fan, that's horrible, if possible I think you should get a Thermaltake Big Typhoon or one of those Ninja cooler. The one with aluminum fins and copper heat-pipes are the best type of heat-sink for an Intel CPU. <br />
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I'd do that first before I do any overclocking if I were you. Even if the stock seems to be OK, I never trusted that thing at all.
 

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Yeah, see thats what I thought.<br />
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Excuse the Norwegian site, it's just that that's where I buy, and I don't know any US ones by hear.<br />
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Is <a href="http://psdata.no/ps.asp?it=129943&pdm=extspec" target="_blank">THIS</a> the one we are talking about? From that store the price is(445/6,5 for USD=) 70 dollars. It won't be in stock before 29 though <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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So that one would definitively do it, right?
 

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Yeah, that's the one but that's a heck of a lot of money for that, here in the US is only <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835106061" target="_blank">$40</a>, but I guess the shipping to your country is what makes it a little higher in price. Nonetheless, that should do a great job in overclocking your PCU.<br />
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Is it possible that you could find a Tuniq Tower 120 in Europe? That'll be the best heat-sink/fan if not, the Big Typhoon will be great also.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">oh damn! I didn't see you had the stock heat-sinkk/fan, that's horrible, if possible I think you should get a Thermaltake Big Typhoon or one of those Ninja cooler. The one with aluminum fins and copper heat-pipes are the best type of heat-sink for an Intel CPU. <br />
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I'd do that first before I do any overclocking if I were you. Even if the stock seems to be OK, I never trusted that thing at all.</div>

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2nd that motion <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 

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You know, after reading a few Norwegian tests, I will go with the Big Typhoon if it is good enough. Is it?
 

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big typhoon will work wonders for non watercooled option. i also put a silverstone fan on big typhoon over stock fan and my 6600 is running 3.5 stable with temps at 36 idle
 

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The Big Typhoon (Referred as BT later) isn't as good as people think.<br>
Yes, it will give good performance, but there is several coolers that can beat it.<br>
Take the Scythe Mine for example. Villainstone (Someone on this forum) has a load temp of 25c while the ambient temp. is ~23c.<br><br>
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Oh yeah, 445NOK is an extremely high price! I think it goes around here in Denmark for 250DKK, which tranlates to ~270NOK.<br><br>
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Man, that site has some very high prices. <a href="http://psdata.no/ps.asp?it=129009&mlevel=340600" target="_blank">Scythe Mine</a> is 345 NOK <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/eek.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> It's running for 210 DKK in Denmark :O!
 

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Ok, so which of <a href="http://psdata.no/ps.asp?tcl=6224,6023&mlevel=340600" target="_blank">THESE</a> are the best then?
 
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