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Old 08-25-2007, 10:33 AM   #1
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Default how far can i OC a E6850

im building a pc with this cpu and id like to know how far i could OC this cpu my hsf would be a zalman 9700 ill be useing a antec 900 case a 680I A1 version mobo and OZC platnum sli ready edition PC2-8500 ram
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: how far can i OC a E6850

Why the zalman 9700?

Also, it is tough to answer a question like that. Many factors come into place.

1. Whether your chip is good for OCing- just luck here.
2. Are you going to OC your ram?
3. What temperatures are you going to let it get up to.

I am saying you will get it up to 4.0, maybe less, with good temperatures. You can push it more, but to raise Vcore more you would have to get WC.
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Old 08-25-2007, 11:43 AM   #3
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y not zalman 9700 that fan is god
and ive seen a 6600 get pushed to 4ghz on a zalman
make sure u just keep watching your temps and try not to raise the
voltage a little as possible
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:13 PM   #4
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You can't push the e6600 to 4Ghz on a zalman, the temps go way up and cut the proc's life like crazy. I have the Tuniq Tower, and a lot of OCers say that it is a better HSF than the zalman.
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ok so if not a zalman what tunig tower the 120?
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ya u can
ive seen it done with a 9700 and a antc 900 case on the net
the temps were high
but it was stable
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Temperatures are high, exactly, the bigger the temps, the less your cpu lives. E6600s are not meant to get hotter than 60.1.
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lol ok thelis ill take your word
but it dosnt really matter 4 ghz really wont make a difference
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what about a water cooling kit plus the antec 900 case and if this is a good idea what water cooling kit is recomened
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Liquid cooling an Antec 900 case would be pointless, since it's designed for maximum airflow. If your gonna go water, you are gonna need to buy a kit from a well-known company like Swiftech, or piece one together yourself. Both you will need to spend probably $200+ dollars.

I'm on a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme that runs around 46-50C at 3.4 Ghz. But going higher may require higher Vcore, which makes temps go up.
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