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Windows 7: How Does One Overclock?


09 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Like many testified, overclocking is not for practical speed gains--it's a hobby.

Like knitting, it takes a lot of time, and you don't have much to show for at the end of the day.

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09 Nov 2009   #12

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by satchmo View Post

Like knitting, it takes a lot of time, and you don't have much to show for at the end of the day.
i wouldnt say that mate.....

i used to have an E2180 OCed to 3.2ghz, bought it for 50 shipped & back then it was out benching stock Quads & ''EE'' C2Ds, which cost 5x as much.

500% profit (performance wise)

& i now have a Q9450 OCed to 3.6ghz, bought it for 80 shipped & it out benches stock i7, which costs 200.

so all in all...... if i OC, i get top of the line performance for entry level prices
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09 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

I have a question: A Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz to 3.6 GHz at what voltage?
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09 Nov 2009   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I think you are either very skilled or very fortunate.

Most people who attempt at overclocking don't get that sort of performance gains.
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09 Nov 2009   #15

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
I have a question: A Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz to 3.6 GHz at what voltage?
you should be able to pull that on stock volts....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by satchmo View Post
I think you are either very skilled or very fortunate.

people who attempt overclocking with AMD don't get that sort of performance gain.
i altered your quote to suit...
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09 Nov 2009   #16

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
I have a question: A Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz to 3.6 GHz at what voltage?
you should be able to pull that on stock volts....
That's why i asked on what voltage should i push it...

Actually there are some people that did it without any stability issues whatsoever!

I'm planning to get a Cooler Master 600W to replace my current one.

Thanks on the info!
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09 Nov 2009   #17

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
I have a question: A Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz to 3.6 GHz at what voltage?
you should be able to pull that on stock volts....
That's why i asked on what voltage should i push it...

Actually there are some people that did it without any stability issues whatsoever!

I'm planning to get a Cooler Master 600W to replace my current one.

Thanks on the info!
Sry i read: you shouldn't

Thanks on the info!
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09 Nov 2009   #18

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post

you should be able to pull that on stock volts....
That's why i asked on what voltage should i push it...

Actually there are some people that did it without any stability issues whatsoever!

I'm planning to get a Cooler Master 600W to replace my current one.

Thanks on the info!
Sry i read: you shouldn't

Thanks on the info!
45nm C2Ds are good for 1.4v 24/7 (with good cooling), the early ones were dying when you passed 1.35v but those days are gone....
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09 Nov 2009   #19

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post

That's why i asked on what voltage should i push it...

Actually there are some people that did it without any stability issues whatsoever!

I'm planning to get a Cooler Master 600W to replace my current one.

Thanks on the info!
Sry i read: you shouldn't

Thanks on the info!
45nm C2Ds are good for 1.4v 24/7 (with good cooling), the early ones were dying when you passed 1.35v but those days are gone....
A good 1.22 V would be good on my CPU.
The FSB is double-pumped so FSB:RAM should be 1:2
or in my case 400:800
And 400 x multiplier(9) equals 3.6 GHZ exact

The cooler is box but its surrounded by 2x12cm Fans witch gives me a
45-50 C so there shouldn't be any problems with that i think

What do you think?
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09 Nov 2009   #20

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post

Sry i read: you shouldn't

Thanks on the info!
45nm C2Ds are good for 1.4v 24/7 (with good cooling), the early ones were dying when you passed 1.35v but those days are gone....
A good 1.22 V would be good on my CPU.
The FSB is double-pumped so FSB:RAM should be 1:2
or in my case 400:800
And 400 x multiplier(9) equals 3.6 GHZ exact

The cooler is box but its surrounded by 2x12cm Fans witch gives me a
45-50 C so there shouldn't be any problems with that i think

What do you think?
i hope that (45-50c) is your load temp..?? not idle..??
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