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C2D overclocking

peonyu

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Hey guys, its been awhile since ive looked to upgrade so im kinda out of the loop on things. Anyways I currently have a E6400 overclocked to 3.3ghz.

What im looking to do is buy a new C2D, on a budget price, that can overclock to atleast 4ghz. I know theres no guarantees with OCing but generally there is a 'standard' level that most cpus can hit...and thats what im looking for.

So with that said, whats the current best ocing socket 775 c2d or quadcore that can reach that speed or higher with 1.5v max and good air cooling ?
 

BushLin

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I get 4Ghz on an E8200 at 1.32v, I'd save the pennies and get a E8400 for an (almost) guaranteed 4Ghz.
 

peonyu

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Old post but just wanted to update that I got a E8500 cpu a few days back. I have it at 4.230ghz @ 1.4v [under load, 1.42 otherwise]. I would have gotten a 8400 instead but the low multiplier had me worried it would hold me back and it appears it would have. The highest my P5B-deluxe goes [for me atleast] is 480 stable...beyond that fsb it bsod's like mad. So im at 470x9 and its a huge improvement over my cpu-fsb capped E6400, which was capped at 465 for some reason, it wouldnt post beyond that.

My only dissapointment is the seller [I got it on ebay to save a few $]. He listed it as E0 so I paid the extra dollar or two to buy his instead of the other ones listed which were all C0. Well im sure you guessed it by now...his cpu is a C0. If it was a E0 im sure I could hit 4.4 or 4.5 ghz instead of 4.2 Oh well..

Anyways im still using a XP-120 HS [bought it in 2005], best computer part I ever purchased...its still holding its weight, highest temp I have hit is 69c.
 

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