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Overclocking Overclocking E6600 to 3GHZ...?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by penryn 2 hertz, 24 Jan 2013.

  1. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    The set up...

    Cpu: Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHZ

    Motherboard: Asus p5g41t-m lx

    Memory: Corsair Dominator 4GB (2x 2GB modules) 1.5V 1600MHZ CL7 CMP4GX3M2C1600C7

    Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500

    Psu: CoolerMaster 460W

    Need to hit 3GHZ if possible any ideas pls?
     
  2. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    [delete me]
     
  3. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Whack up the fsb & crank the voltage on.

    The core2's were fairly easy to OC by 50% or more
     
  4. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    Tried increasing the FSB clock?
     
  5. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Well easy to hit 3Ghz with that chip. Google 'Core 2 Duo overclocking' or E6600 overclocking. Loads of guides out there.
     
  6. enfluence

    enfluence Active Member

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    Ive overclocked one of my computers E6700 to 3.53ghz by just uping the voltage, shouldn't be any different on the e6600
     
  7. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    I had mine up to 3.6GHz gaming stable on a Biostar TPower i45, with nominal extra volts (maybe 1.5?), pretty sure it did 3GHz without extra volts, just up the FSB to 333 and you should be there. Small voltage bump for stability maybe.

    Was using a Scythe Infinity, don't know how your Zalman fares in comparison I'm afraid.
     
  8. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    333x9

    or if your NB will do it 400x8 will give you 3.2 as then you get a nicer ratio to run the 1600 ram.

    I would have thought for a e66 you would need 1.35ish volts but ymmv. Core 2 overclocking is really easy.

    edit: though I do have an e44 in a machine at home running at 3ghz, but I'm not sure what the settings are for that. will look when I get home, thats on a striker 2 formula board so dif. chipset.
     
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  9. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    400x8 was my "daily" oc, Margo is quite correct that it is the best sensible oc you can do on that chip. Didn't need much extra voltage for that one either.
     
  10. Durd

    Durd New Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't stable at 3GHz with that chipset. The G41/31 were both not really enthusiast chips for the LGA775 socket. You really need a P35/45 for bigger overclocks.
     
  11. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    Nah you'll get 3GHZ easily. I've had the E6600, E5200 and Q6600 all on the G31 chipset and I got 3.6GHZ, 3.8GHZ, and 3.4GHZ respectively. Just bump up the FSB and add 0.1V for FSB overvoltage. You may need a little more vcore, but not much.
     

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