c2d e6550 and giga g41 mobo OC

Speed addicts anonymous.

Moderator: Starfalcon

c2d e6550 and giga g41 mobo OC

Postposted on Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:37 pm

Just wondering if anyone has experience OCing these things??

First c2d I ever owned, was given free to me with parts, mobo was toast, but I just bought a GA-G41MT-S2PT rev.2.1 (55 bucks free shipping) with the G41 chipset.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/produc ... id=4084#ov

I have ddr3-1600, but I think its auto clocked to 1066mhz.

Basically just want to see if I could get it to 2.8 Ghz, from my limited understanding that would mean getting the bus from 333 mhz to 400mhz since the multiplier is 7x.

I have dedicated video card, so that should help reduce the load on the NB, but I read around the net that the G41 doesn't have much luck going of 350mhz.

Does anyone have any experience in undervolting this cpu?

Life doesn't change after marriage, it changes after children!
Graphmaster Gerbil
Posts: 1097
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:53 pm
Location: Timmins, ON Canada, Yes I know, Up in the sticks

Re: c2d e6550 and giga g41 mobo OC

Postposted on Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:29 am

My old C2duo would overclock somewhat, I was able to take it from 3.0 to 3.4. I wouldn't go much above that even with extreme voltages and took 1.5ish to stay mostly stable at that. Mine wasn't too good, and it all depends on how lucky you get. As long as you have good cooling you can give it some voltage, just don't overdo it if it starts heating up like crazy.
Abit BP6 2X 300A@450 mhz, 1.5 GB PC133 ECC, Renditon Verite V2200, SB AWE32, Adaptec 2940U2W, 4.3GB Quantum Atlas 10K, Plextor Ultraplex
Gerbilus Supremus
Posts: 11780
Joined: Mon Oct 14, 2002 10:43 am
Location: Evergreen Park, IL

Re: c2d e6550 and giga g41 mobo OC

Postposted on Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:46 am

Usually 65nm Conroe-based Core 2 Duos would go to around 350MHz FSB with stock cooling (at least this is what I've managed with an E6600 and stock cooling), so your particular model with a high FSB and low multiplier is not ideal for overclocking. That said, I have managed to get an E6750 (stock was 333x8.0 = 2666MHz) to around 3.4 GHz, which would mean an FSB of around 425 ( with a high-end mobo and cooling though). I would not recommend a voltage above 1.40 with stock cooling. As for undervolting - it will make the most sense at stock speeds - go as low as you can at small steps while testing for stability in between. Also, overclocking these chips highly depends on their revision. A G0 stepping is newer than E2 and E3 and is significantly better for overclocking (you can check yours in CPU-Z). All things considered, the most you can expect out of this CPU with this mobo is in the FSB 400ish range (keep in mind that G41 dosen't even support 400MHz officially), so you decide if it's really worth it. :)
ASUS X99 Deluxe|i7-5930K 4GHz |Corsair H110i GT|64GB DDR4-2666|GTX 580|ASUS Xonar DX|Samsung 850 Evo 500GB|12TB Storage
HP Elitebook 8530w|C2D T9900 3066MHz|2x4GB DDR2 800|Quadro FX 770M 512MB|Intel SSD 330 180GB + 750GB WD Black|15.4" 1920x1200
Posts: 29
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:19 pm

Return to Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 3 guests