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    Re: Should I Overclock?

    Thank you all for your useful posts, I`ve got answers I wanted.
    I understood that for a decent OC I need to improve my air cooling system, which I will try to do.

    I am fine with the current performance, but 'fine' is not enough for heavy games& a lot of processes needed to be calculated.

    About the CPU temps, these are under idle speeds.


    p/s Can I overclock my GPU without adding any more cooling systems?
    p/s2 Whats normal temps for unOCed core?

    Last edited by Bigman; 16 Oct 2008 at 12:58 PM.
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    Re: Should I Overclock?

    Thank you Fumz for the Compliments.. Tried to give you some Rep, but says I must spread the LOVE first.. lol



    OK. to start Bigman. you need to go to userCP at top left of screen. and enter all the info of your system under edit system Specs.

    Also I don't know what GPU you have. so I don't know what type of overclock you can get. but I see it's running at 57c. thats not great. but not bad.. good enough to safely overclock.. depending on what model it is.

    as for the CPU. your on the stock CPU Cooler I'm assuming. as those temps are to high. they should be around that temp at 100% Full load.

    I'd invest in a decent Air cooler for the CPU, something like the Xigmatek 2-1283.. it's only 39.99 and it's rated in the top 5.. total! so it's one of the best price/performance coolers around. but make sure it will fit your case. that or the Tuniq Tower is a good one. I have that. the Thermalright Ultimate 120 "Extreme" is the BEST.. if your willing to sped $50 bucks.

    Also almost all e6400's can hit 3.0 Ghz with half decent cooling. some higher. toping around 3.6 Ghz if your lucky on Air cooling. but thats pretty high. I'm thinkin something around 3.0 Ghz, maybe 3.2 Ghz for you. and that will show some good performance increases. plus depending on how good of a video card you have. the slow CPU could be holding it bakc. and 3.0 Ghz on CPU could unlease it's top performance. lol so fill out your system specs and look into better cooling, and you'll get to 3.0 Ghz stable... Mkay!

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    Re: Should I Overclock?

    Quote Originally Posted by xguntherc View Post
    Thank you Fumz for the Compliments.. Tried to give you some Rep, but says I must spread the LOVE first.. lol



    OK. to start Bigman. you need to go to userCP at top left of screen. and enter all the info of your system under edit system Specs.

    Also I don't know what GPU you have. so I don't know what type of overclock you can get. but I see it's running at 57c. thats not great. but not bad.. good enough to safely overclock.. depending on what model it is.

    as for the CPU. your on the stock CPU Cooler I'm assuming. as those temps are to high. they should be around that temp at 100% Full load.

    I'd invest in a decent Air cooler for the CPU, something like the Xigmatek 2-1283.. it's only 39.99 and it's rated in the top 5.. total! so it's one of the best price/performance coolers around. but make sure it will fit your case. that or the Tuniq Tower is a good one. I have that. the Thermalright Ultimate 120 "Extreme" is the BEST.. if your willing to sped $50 bucks.

    Also almost all e6400's can hit 3.0 Ghz with half decent cooling. some higher. toping around 3.6 Ghz if your lucky on Air cooling. but thats pretty high. I'm thinkin something around 3.0 Ghz, maybe 3.2 Ghz for you. and that will show some good performance increases. plus depending on how good of a video card you have. the slow CPU could be holding it bakc. and 3.0 Ghz on CPU could unlease it's top performance. lol so fill out your system specs and look into better cooling, and you'll get to 3.0 Ghz stable... Mkay!
    System Specs updated

    I`m usign intel's standerd CPU fan, and I have Radeon x1950XT 256MB R580 GPU card - its gigabyte's (air cooling fan).


    About the Air Cooling you mentioned, which one of the above did you meant to?
    http://www.xigmatek.com/product/air-hdts1283.php
    http://www.xigmatek.com/product/air-...rpions1283.php
    http://www.xigmatek.com/product/air-...ight-s1283.php

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    Re: Should I Overclock?

    Been on a vication this week. I`m back

    xguntherc, Waiting for your word.

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