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Old 09-27-2009, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default Overclocking with stock heatsink

I have a Core 2 Duo E7400 (2.8ghz) and the original intel heatsink that came with it. I know I won't be getting 4 ghz out of it, but could I overclock this at all or would it be dangerous? Would even around 3.0ghz make it over heat?
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:35 PM   #2
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increasing frequency dosnt create more heat.

increasing Vcore is what creates heat

if you can get 3Ghz without modifying the Vcore, then ur fine.

but i would suggest nOT OC on stock HSF
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:23 PM   #3
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It's perfectly fine to overclock on a stock heatsink. In fact, it is no different than overclocking on an after-market heatsink. Keep your eyes on the temps and push it as far as you can without passing 50C (under full load).

I don't know why, but when someone asks if they can overclock on a stock heatsink, everybody is like, "Oh noes! Don't do it! It's not good for you!". Guys! It doesn't make a difference. It's not like 40C is hotter on a worse heatsink. The whole idea of buying an after-market heatsink is so you can push your OC further.

PS: 50C is my recommendation. You can choose to stay below whatever Intel says is the thermal limit for the processor.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:34 AM   #4
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Default Re: Overclocking with stock heatsink

i dont really know much about stock coolers for intels (Im an AMD guy) but i just finished up a build for my mom with an AMD Sempron 140 2.7Ghz and i overclocked it to 2.95 using the auto overclocking utility on the ASUS M2A74-AM Motherboard. while using the stock cooler, it was able to stay at a good 38-40C temp at idle but i dont know what they were at load. though she doesnt do games nor does she have any :P
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:58 PM   #5
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I would not recommend any software overclocking utilities, specially the ones that do it automatically. I don't feel like it is 100% risk free.
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I would not recommend any software overclocking utilities, specially the ones that do it automatically. I don't feel like it is 100% risk free.
its not really a software, its built into the BIOS.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:14 PM   #7
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its not really a software, its built into the BIOS.
Right...so let me reword: I don't trust any overclocking not done by a human. I'm not quite comfortable with it yet.
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