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    what will be my maximum overclock?

    Im just wondering what my maximum stable CPU overclock will be roughly.

    I have a E6300 with stock cooler,
    2x512mb PC6400 RAM,

    I was thinking around 2.2ghz would be easily easy to get up to, not 100% sure though...

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    According to some reviews your motherboard is good up to a 325FSB, so that'd be 2.275GHz, while others say a 415FSB so that's 2.9GHz...
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    i dont know how...so im getting someone from the forums to come down and help me

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    Just change the cooler dude

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    why? im not overclocking to near 3 yet. so i dont need to

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    Ill be surprised if 2500 is out of the question, even with the stock cooler, I had a 6300 and it went right over 3ghz at less than stock volts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Smith View Post
    Im just wondering what my maximum stable CPU overclock will be roughly.
    It will definately be just below the level it starts being unstable

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    ok but for £14 why not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Smith View Post
    Im just wondering what my maximum stable CPU overclock will be roughly.

    I have a E6300 with stock cooler,
    2x512mb PC6400 RAM,

    I was thinking around 2.2ghz would be easily easy to get up to, not 100% sure though...

    Nick
    Thats an impossible question.
    No two rigs are identical (even if the components are the same).

    Its just 'suck it and see' time im afraid.

    Also depends on what RAM that is, what mobo you have, what PSU you are using.
    ALL these are a big factor in your Overclock.

    If you want good results though, lose the stock cooler for starters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Thats an impossible question.
    No its not, I gave a perfectly valid and 100% accurate reply. I admit it was about as useful as a chocolate teapot, but then the question wasn't exactly full of enough information. Tell us what the individual coponents maximum stable overclocks are, and we can hazard a pretty good guess

    But yes, generally, its pretty much, suck it and see

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    Depending what temps your are prepared to live with you should get 2.8 Ghz or beyond with minimal effort.

    Just don't go crazy from the start, give it a go in small stages and test stability at each point, use a decent monitoring programme like TAT to give you a reasonable indication of temperature.

    Chks

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    ah yes, and my cpu won't overclock as much as it did in the first week Go easy on it lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunkers View Post
    Depending what temps your are prepared to live with you should get 2.8 Ghz or beyond with minimal effort.

    Just don't go crazy from the start, give it a go in small stages and test stability at each point, use a decent monitoring programme like TAT to give you a reasonable indication of temperature.

    Chks
    Well in the past I always put the CPU thru a "burn in" time before overclocking, seems no one bothers with that now erm well I might have missed it being a newish member.

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    This is the first CPU i've had which i've overclocked without a burn in period, and its also the first that has had its max overclock get lower, but that could be down to wife turning up radiators, warmer weather allsorts, so i've kind of taken it relatively mild now - may well get a new cpu next year, not planning on it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nox View Post
    This is the first CPU i've had which i've overclocked without a burn in period
    Thats odd. Ive never bothered with a burn in period, I load it up, make sure its working windows and then immediately restart, head into the BIOS and overclock.

    My current cpu remained stock for all of about 30secs in my pc!!!

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