The CPU Overclocking Thread

Discussion in 'Technology' started by cmdrmonkey, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. This will be a thread for people who have overclocked their CPUs to discuss what they have achieved.

    I'm currently running my E6600 at 3.0ghz, with only a modest increase in voltage to 1.375V. It idles at 40C and reaches about 45C under load. This gave me a nice boost in some games that were suffering because of my older CPU, and should prevent any CPU scaling of my GTX 460. BFBC2 runs smoothly now.

    E6600 @ 3.0ghz
    Zalman 9500
    4GB Corsair DDR2-800
    Intel Bad Axe 2
    1GB Gigabyte GTX 460 OC
    750GB Seagate
    Antec True Power 650W
    Antec P180
  2. You should post you FSB, memory speeds and what not. I spent a day trying to get my i7 950 to OC and failed miserably. I'm not familiar with any of the new CPU settings. The chips are a lot more complex and it doesn't help that the 950 is a pretty obscure. Examples are hard to find. The hyper threading and auto core OC make everything crazy. It'll a be a few more months until get time to try again. I mostly do it for the benches and the fun. Performance wise I haven't even noticed a difference between my e8400 and I7 950. Video conversion is about 30% faster but thats it. An OC would just be academic.
  3. FSB: 333mhz
    Multiplier: x9
    FSB:DRAM: 1:1
    RAM: 5-5-5-18
    CPU Voltage: 1.375
    RAM Voltage: 2.1

    The Core 2s are pretty easy to overclock, and I have a decent one that was really just being held back by a low clock speed. There's no reason to overclock an i7. In my case I was trying to hold off on upgrading the CPU for awhile. CPUs aren't an exciting way to spend money the way a video card is. They rarely help that much in games unless your old one was horrendously out of date. Like Pentium 4 or Athlon 64 out of date.