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Hi,

Thought what the hell - I'll overclock my chip since I've had it for so long and a performance boost can't hurt!

Any notes on the results below as I've not done this before:

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I've run this test a few times with new issues but not for more than a two hour period yet.

Settings:

FSB @ 400
Multi @ 9.0
DRAM 1:1 (800mhz)

CPU @ 1.5v
NB @ 1.55v
DRAM @ 1.8v
PLL @ 1.6v
FSB term @ 1.3v

Cheers! :)

Alex

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Ugh - stuff just started crashing - any suggestions on improving stability before I turn it back down the 3.2ghz?

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upped the cpu voltage to 1.525v which read as 1.5v in windows- seems to be stable right now.

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Not really port-worthy, but congrats on your first overclock? >.>

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it's been too long, so i cant offer recommendations. i did, however, own a E6750 and had no issues getting it to 3.6GHz on that same P5K board.

i'd dig through google and look for settings based on that cpu and mobo

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Not really help on the overclock, but my question is, did you notice the performance boost? in games? applications? etc. how much? I ask because i've a q6600 and have always considered overclocking, but never thought it would be that much of a performance boost.

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[quote name='Kami-' timestamp='1366384074' post='595647382']
Not really port-worthy, but congrats on your first overclock? >.>
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It's not post-worthy? I'm asking advice not showing off - so I was welcoming comments regarding my configuration and whether I've overlooked something or been stupid anywhere..

[quote name='Draconian Guppy' timestamp='1366385548' post='595647440']
Not really help on the overclock, but my question is, did you notice the performance boost? in games? applications? etc. how much? I ask because i've a q6600 and have always considered overclocking, but never thought it would be that much of a performance boost.
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Yeah things do feel snappier and the Windows experience index jumped from 5.8 to 6.7 on the cpu and from 5.8 to 6.9 on the memory so I expect there will be some tangible results when transcoding etc.

Gaming wise I was thinking of upgrading my Graphics card from an 8800 GTS to a GTX 670 but I've heard games like Battlefield can be fairly CPU intensive. So it may still act as a bottleneck!

Worth having a play though if you have the time!

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What are your CPU temperatures like? Looks like a great overclock to me!

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Currently Idling at 35 degrees. I've done a bit of research and found the TJMax is around 90 degrees. Having run OCCT is hits about 75 degrees max. Running RealTemp it hits about the same value. If I run intel burn test it got to about 88 degrees. Not entirely sure why intel burn test gave more extreme results!

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[quote name='Axel' timestamp='1366620147' post='595651868']Having run OCCT is hits about 75 degrees max. Running RealTemp it hits about the same value. If I run intel burn test it got to about 88 degrees. Not entirely sure why intel burn test gave more extreme results![/quote]

The Intel Burn Test is brutal by design. If your system stands up to that then you should have a stable overclock, though it's always worth running an all round test like 3DMark. You'll often find one test will expose an issue that others won't detect.

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That's excellent! Will do, many thanks!

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[quote name='Axel' timestamp='1366563417' post='595650954']Gaming wise I was thinking of upgrading my Graphics card from an 8800 GTS to a GTX 670 but I've heard games like Battlefield can be fairly CPU intensive. So it may still act as a bottleneck![/quote]Core 2 Duo is fairly antiquated now, so, yes definitely it will be a bottleneck for a GTX 670. Haswell is right around the corner, so you might want to save up a bit and get a real upgrade in a few months. I know I am. :p
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[quote name='Asik' timestamp='1366735925' post='595654258']
Core 2 Duo is fairly antiquated now, so, yes definitely it will be a bottleneck for a GTX 670. Haswell is right around the corner, so you might want to save up a bit and get a real upgrade in a few months. I know I am. :p
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Yeah, wait a few months for the Haswell.. I feel like my 950 is a bottleneck for my two 680s

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