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    I was thinking of overclocking a e6600,

    I don't need crazy oc'ing,
    just some speed boosts, but as long as it's still very stable and not too hot,

    what would be the recommended settings?

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    It's all trial and error, start off small and work your way up. Remember to check your temps frequently after each change you make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowbums View Post
    I was thinking of overclocking a e6600,
    Why?
    I don't need crazy oc'ing,
    just some speed boosts, but as long as it's still very stable and not too hot,
    Again, why?
    what would be the recommended settings?
    The recommended settings would be...stock.
    What is you're doing that requires more speed?
    Trust me, you can probably OC that chip quite a bit but after all the playing around you'll see very little difference in your day-to-day usage.

    If you are only interested in doing this as an intellectual exercise then have it- as LP said, it's all trial and error.
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    to answer clockers question the only 2 reasons to EVER oc is for:

    1. intellectual exercise (as was said).
    2. boost gain in games/benchmarking.

    as u will possibly NEVER see any real time day-to-day difference for it doesn't really work out that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. nails View Post
    to answer clockers question the only 2 reasons to EVER oc is for:

    1. intellectual exercise (as was said).
    2. boost gain in games/benchmarking.

    as u will possibly NEVER see any real time day-to-day difference for it doesn't really work out that way.
    3. what about gfx/movies/editing/encoding/etc etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler View Post
    what about gfx/movies/editing/encoding/etc etc.
    What about 'em?

    OCing (beyond a relatively small initial bump) initiates a domino effect on other hardware.
    You might need faster RAM to stay 1:1 with the CPU.
    You might need a better PSU to provided the elevated stable voltages required.
    Historically, only higher end motherboards provided the BIOS options to allow access necessary to do much beyond brute force FSB adjustments (although this seems to be changing some).
    Almost certainly you'll need to upgrade cooling (and don't even get me started about that).

    All in all, for the effort and money involved, you can usually just invest in a faster CPU to begin with and be done with it.

    None of this stopped me though, so don't let it stop you.
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