Discussion in 'Hardware' started by boiled_elephant, 9 Feb 2016.
Haven't you basically described the overclocking process for current K-series chips right there?
Haha what I mean is there were none of those fancy terms involved for a basic overclock.
<3 overclocking the old intel core CPUs - right from the T2600, through Meroms and onto the first of the Core2s.
Had a bit of a lemon E6600, but my E6300 was a gem. Ran ~ 3.1ghz all day long on stock cooling and SuperPi 1m stable @ 4200 under single stage phase change. Pretty much the most fun for limited cost - needing a mobo with a good FSB ceiling to pull the high speeds and the cheaper end P5B-Vanilla (the cheaper brother of the very popular P5B-Deluxe) provided that in bucket loads!
Need to dig the CPU out of the loft and try and track down another P5B-Vanilla for some abuse...
I ran an e4300, the cheap little brother of the e6300 at ~4ghz for a few years on water. I might still have my super pi screenshots around somewhere. I suspect that using a more modern g43 board helped your oc immensely, but as I recall, the voltage requirements for the lower binned 65nm chips started to get silly right around 2.8ghz, so don't expect to push it much further.
Had a e6300 didn't know overclocking was a thing then...
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I had an E4300, stock was 1.8 GHz, but I could clock that thing right upto 3.2 GHz without too much effort at all.
The E-series chips I had the greatest luck with were the E2180's, E2140's and E2160's. They OC'd like a dream!
I've got a box full of them, E4400's upto E7400's.
Think there's an E6550 in amongst them too.
I remember when these came out, my first CD2 was a lowly clocked E6300.
August 2006! Think the most pricey thing was the bloody memory!
Remember sitting back and being confused I could get it to 3Ghz and it be so simple compared to all the tweaking you used to have to do on the AMD stuff for little gains.
Oh and it was insanely quick at the time, the fact a CD2 10 years on is still quite a handy chip for desktop work tells you how good these things were.
Might try to rebuild a rig using the same parts again
I've still got an E6600 sitting here in a Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L with 2GB of RAM. I'm leaving the UK in a week, and not sure what to do with it.
I still have an E8600. It overclocked to 4.2GHz very easily, without problems such as heat or excessive voltage [gigabyte motherboard]. On air.
I'm all retro at the moment, I've got a G31M ES2L too, and it is running an E5300 at 3.8GHz, and it will be testing an E8400 to see how it clocks up, then the Q6600 to see if it is alive and how it clocks up too.
Last quad I had, a Q8200 was a complete non starter for OC; tried it in various setups and it wouldn't budge.
Seem to be the exception to the rule that those dear old C2D and C2Q cpus could be bumped up really well.
The thing is, the Q8xxx series were released much later, after the Q9xxx series, and they were designed to be "you get what you pay for" rather than enthusiast level hardware.
Some time ago (back in 2008) I bought seven Q6600s and not a single one managed 3.6GHz on decent voltage; by comparison, both my E8500 and Q9650 were awesome overclockers, but that's because they were both E0 stepping (all Q9650 were E0 stepping).
All this chat about Core2 is making me want to go back to it again... maybe in the summer!
I'm tempted to buy another S775 board, a decent cooler and get a Q6600 (I've got at least 24 gig of DDR2 RAM at home also) and see how well it will game VS my FX 6300 rig.
I have a G31M-es2l and a freezer 7 pro sitting on an E6600. Your's for postage if you want it. We are moving house on Monday so its going in the bin otherwise.
That is a generous offer . Someone save this from the bin! I'm overstocked at the moment, but a community spirited thought. + Rep
Good luck with the move fella, a stressy moment.
I'd jump in but tbh I'm quite close to opening a "clearout" thread of my own. But agreed, v. generous offer.
Thanks very much.
Yeah I HATE throwing away tech, but its my mum's house. I'm just here to help her move, and the less junk we have to move, the better (and cheaper) it is. I'd rather it went to a good home, because it still works just fine!
Don't bin it, I'll take it - name your postage price and I'll pay it
Will help me test some DDR2 RAM
Great thanks. I'll weigh it and box it up then get a quote. Can I get back to you on Monday? Packing.....
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