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brazys
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Videocard: Gigabyte GTX 660 oc
Processor: Intel C2D E8200 @ 3.6GHz
Mainboard: Asus P5K pro
Memory: 3gb DDR2 800MHz @ 900MHz
Soundcard: Creative SB audigy z
PSU: CHIEFTEC 1000W/APS-1000C
Wink My story of Overclocking - 07-23-2013, 11:11 | posts: 9

Long story short, it was a blast

Couple days ago i with my gf went to trip visiting parents. I grabd my pc(listed left from the post) and I thought pc could use some cleanin&dustin.

removed cooler from cpu(have not been touched for a while... 5years to be accurate). Funny thing is i use some custom made thermal compaund You know cars run way more intence and hotter then any cpu, so i a few drops from under my ford mondeo 2001 ghia(isn't she a beauty ), oh and i used not a fresh oil but used and overburnd from engine.
Back to point, before removing pc never went over 66C with prime95 couple hours run. The oil was still in liquide form after 5 years use and no changing. Cleand baby without sanding wasnt needed reaplayd oil, tems drop by about 1-3C nothing seriouse.
Fotos of my good old cooler

It's E8200 fsb is easy stuff, so boot up bios p5k pro, couple adjustments and i got 3,2Ghz easy i say. relaxd a bit cpu voltage, ddr2 shows up at 1.8v at stock :/
Final results were 3.8Ghz but cpu temps went up to 76C and its to much without a single cooler in case tested with prime95 and that stuff knows how to push it to limits... stable for 2 hours, temps going up to 77C... no go
desided to stay at 3.6Ghz with stable 66C in prime95.
cpuz info(updated)


The thing is difference btv 2,6 and 3,6 is big for me. windows run butter smooth fps in wot gone up by 20fps in some situations, avg increase 7-10fps good no? temps in games never go above 59C, fc3 pulls to 63C.

What matters atm is what my ram is dooing? is it chilin? cpuz shows at stock 400Mhz 1.8v...
How much it actualy pulls from mb?
Can i go even further with ram thinkering or shold just sit with what i have? waiting for some1 give me free fx63 and 990x

If u don't trust my story feel free to ask benchys and more screenshots
my English writing is crapy have like two months of education

sisters custom paint job
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Last edited by brazys; 07-23-2013 at 12:25.
   
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Processor: Intel Q6600 @ 3.2ghz G0
Mainboard: EVGA 750i SLI FTW
Memory: Corsair XMS2 xtreme 1GBx4
Soundcard: XONAR DG/Superlux HD660
PSU: XIGMATEK 750w
Default 07-23-2013, 21:41 | posts: 3,876 | Location: MI, USA

"cpuz shows at stock 400Mhz 1.8v"

I see it showing 1.256v. I wouldn't go much higher than 1.35v ish for the Intel core 2's if you want a 24/7 kind of overclock.
   
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Default 07-24-2013, 01:41 | posts: 4,058 | Location: NorCal

you use used motor oil as a thermal compound for your cpu?
   
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Videocard: Gigabyte GTX 660 oc
Processor: Intel C2D E8200 @ 3.6GHz
Mainboard: Asus P5K pro
Memory: 3gb DDR2 800MHz @ 900MHz
Soundcard: Creative SB audigy z
PSU: CHIEFTEC 1000W/APS-1000C
Default 07-26-2013, 08:46 | posts: 9

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you use used motor oil as a thermal compound for your cpu?
yeap it works, surface is always clean and in liquide form only issue i have atm is case air circulation this cooler is crap... it spread heat from heatsinks to all of pc, so quite a dificult task to cool whole pc. needs one cooler on side intake and read fan outtake front should be intake also and top outtake. its in my head atm. tomorrow maybe gona try.

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update in 3dmark11 got about P51** score gona do screenshot once i get home. it should take 2-3 place with similar rigs. with better case could push even more, figured ram temps isnt the problem, its NB that gets hot. was testing ram in dual channel asymetric mode but it was unstable more voltage should solve but cpu temps geting at limit of its reference temps 72.5 maybe more bandwith put more stress on cpu. gona do more testing once my coolers arive pops got some from old days

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Videocard: 7970CF@QX2710 1440p 110Hz
Processor: i7 930 @3.61GHz
Mainboard: ASUS P6X58D Premium
Memory: 6GB Corsair Dominators
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PSU: Corsair HX850
Default 07-26-2013, 09:04 | posts: 2,906 | Location: Lebanon

I'd be interested if you would try good thermal compound and compare temperatures.
   
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Videocard: Gigabyte GTX 660 oc
Processor: Intel C2D E8200 @ 3.6GHz
Mainboard: Asus P5K pro
Memory: 3gb DDR2 800MHz @ 900MHz
Soundcard: Creative SB audigy z
PSU: CHIEFTEC 1000W/APS-1000C
Default 07-26-2013, 09:08 | posts: 9

if any1 got some were similar rig would be cool to compare. but my prediction that difference would be minimal +-1-5C tops. don't forget that my case dosnt have any extra coolers on it...
   
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Videocard: 7950 Vapor-X 1175/1550
Processor: AMD FX-8320 @4.8
Mainboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2
Memory: 8GB Kingston HyperX 2400
Soundcard: Audigy 2 Platinum Ex 5.1
PSU: AcBel M8 750
Default 07-26-2013, 09:15 | posts: 23,465 | Location: NZ

Interesting looking cooler.
   
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Videocard: Gigabyte GTX 660 oc
Processor: Intel C2D E8200 @ 3.6GHz
Mainboard: Asus P5K pro
Memory: 3gb DDR2 800MHz @ 900MHz
Soundcard: Creative SB audigy z
PSU: CHIEFTEC 1000W/APS-1000C
Default 07-26-2013, 09:18 | posts: 9

gona take more pictures every1 loves em this one is from google gona change with mine. same only turbine isnt pushing like years ago...

Edit: more pictures and new bench, sad but seems i can't hit more then p5k in 3dmark11 need better ram
bench and case fotos
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any1 have e8200 on aftermark cooler? need to compare temps. my idle temps are high couse its hot here ambient temp 30C.

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