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Max overclock with E8400

amigo max

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#1
Hi guys,
I have an Core 2 duo E8400 @ 4GHz and i'm wondering what is the max speed it can be over-clocked to.
 

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stoneys-nutz

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#2
At 4Ghz you are just about there.
 

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corei7

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#3
I think the maximum is 4.6GHZ
 

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stoneys-nutz

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#4
I dont think i would want to run one of those at 4.6Ghz on stock air, although thats just a personal observation. Of course you can go higher than 4Ghz, but the life of the CPU will be decreased, just the increase in voltage alone would be enough to do that, follow the link and take a read

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/intel_e8400/
 
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    QX9650 (black box) 3.0GHz@3.9GHz
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    Asus P5Q Premium
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    8GB-4x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR 2-1066
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    2 x ASUS EAH 4870 X 2 (Quad)
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    Supreme FX 2
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    Fujitsu Siemens 22inch flat screen
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    1680x1050
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    150 Gig WD Raptor
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    CoolerMaster 1000
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    Noctua NH-U12P x 1x120mm fan, 6x120mm case fans
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archie123

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#5
there is no maximum its all dependant on your particular chip and hardware setup
 

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