NEWB Overclocking E8400 to 3.2 or 3.4GHz

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Re: NEWB Overclocking E8400 to 3.2 or 3.4GHz

Postposted on Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:17 am

PainIs4ThaWeak1 wrote:That's too bad you're stuck with 800Mhz RAM.

As others have said, the E8400 is perfectly capable of a 450x9 FSB-to-Multiplier - Been running mine that way for nearly two years.


I think he can actually overclock further despite only having DDR800. I have an E8400 and almost the same board (ASUS P5Q SE PLUS, the cheap version basically), and I can set my DDR1066 down to around 850mhz, even with my FSB at 440mhz. In other words, this board has a lot of dividers to work with. :)

Not that 600mhz of free performance is bad, but 1000mhz is better. 8)


Coran Fixx wrote:Thats what makes the 3.6 the sweet spot. I ran my e8400 at 3.6 for Years without a voltage bump, the auto memory setting making my ram run at its rated 800mhz. I actually up to 4.2 but needed alot of voltage to be happy there. I was using 4 x 2gb of corsair value ram. I don't recall having to set the memory to 667 first, but I had an evga board and not an ASUS. I have never lost a os install to a overaggressive overclock. Just had to clear the cmos a few times (either a jumper setting or remove the mb button battery).



I've had pretty much the same experience with my E8400, although I settled on around 4ghz as a reasonable overclock. I got it up to 4.3ghz stable in IBT/P95, but that required a LOT more voltage (and produced much more heat) than 4ghz. I've never lost an OS install to anything other than a HDD crash, and have overclocked almost every computer I've owned. I'm not saying it's impossible, but I think the risk is pretty small.
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Re: NEWB Overclocking E8400 to 3.2 or 3.4GHz

Postposted on Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:15 am

Starfalcon wrote:Most C2 quads have very little OCing headroom in them.
Oh? My Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9300 effortlessly overclocked by 20%. 30% or more required a voltage bump.
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Re: NEWB Overclocking E8400 to 3.2 or 3.4GHz

Postposted on Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:47 am

JustAnEngineer wrote: My Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9300 effortlessly overclocked by 20%. 30% or more required a voltage bump.


I concur, minor work got my Q6600 from 2.4 to 3.4 with a Xigmatek 1283, P5K-Deluxe and some Mushkin DDR2 1066. The Quads overclocked, not to 4+ Ghz but they still deserve some credit.
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Re: NEWB Overclocking E8400 to 3.2 or 3.4GHz

Postposted on Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:51 pm

Compared to the core duos, they tend not to go as high, and obviously newer quads will run much better than older ones. Buying a quad and hoping to get a 1 Ghz OC out of is silly though, not every chip will clock as well as the ones people post about. I had an XP 2500 back in the day of people getting massive OCs out of them, mine wouldn't run over stock at all without massive voltage increases. If I had bought it hoping for a huge OC I would have been massively disappointed. Never buy a cpu or gpu with the huge hopes of OCing it to massive numbers, it can happen but don't expect it.
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Re: NEWB Overclocking E8400 to 3.2 or 3.4GHz

Postposted on Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:09 am

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Starfalcon wrote:Most C2 quads have very little OCing headroom in them.
Oh? My Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9300 effortlessly overclocked by 20%. 30% or more required a voltage bump.

Mine got to around 3.15 no problem, 3.2 required a pretty substantial voltage boost that my Scythe Ninja couldn't really keep up with (80c under load is not cool)
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