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Advice on first overclock?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by davedudes, 24 Sep 2009.

  1. davedudes

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,590


    Im new to all this so any advice would be great, just please dont laugh :o
  2. marley82


    Joined: 2 Sep 2009

    Posts: 347

    Posting the rest of your system spec is helpful, Do you have a decent cpu cooler? should be able to reach 4ghz on that chip.
  3. davedudes

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,590

    Sorry yeah here it is

    P5Q Deluxe
    Vista Ultimate 64
    Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3000Mhz
    8Gb Kingston Hyper Ram
    XFX 4890
    WD SATA Black 640GIG HD
    OCZ 700W PSU

    Im using Noctua NH-U12P cpu cooler
  4. davedudes

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,590

    Im at 3.8Ghz, gonna have a go at breaking 4 tomorrow, any further advice would be great;)
  5. BriT


    Joined: 27 Jun 2005

    Posts: 4,452

    Location: Reading

    I have the same CPU..how do you overclock it?? ive never overclocked anything before so i have no idea.
  6. reygjabla

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Mar 2009

    Posts: 1,653

    Location: London

    Check your temp first before you up the clock.
  7. Temi_D

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Jul 2009

    Posts: 2,160


    Try to do it at stock volts