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Pentium D 950 overclock?


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Seltox

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I'm running a 3.4GHz Pentium D950. I have a slight overclock on it right now, it's running at 3470MHz (Ran at 3410 when I first got it).

I'm planning on getting an E8200 when I can afford it. Anyway, I want to get some more out of CPU if possible. I know Pentium D's aren't all that great for overclocking (huge heat output apparently), but I was wondering if you reckon it'd be safe to put it up tp 3.6GHz, or 3.8 even.

My cooling is decent. abit IP35-PRO motherboard. 3 heatsinks and heat pipes joining them. Just stock heatsink/fan on my CPU. And I have an Antec Nine Hundred case - 120mm rear fan, 2x120mm fans on the front and a 200mm fan on the room. My PSU has a 120mm fan on it, and my XFX 8800GT has a fan on it also (the XFX 8800GT's have larger fans and cooling than standard 8800GT's).

Any opinions here?
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Neil Jones

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All overclocking is done at your own risk. It invalidates the warranty if the processor fails because you were overclocking it.
Whether you can get it to your required speeds depends on the capabiltiy of the board, the memory and the processor itself - due to the mass-bulk production of these things not all will overclock to the same degree.
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Because these chips have not been released you won't be able to find anyone to comment on them specifically. I have an e6750 that is stock 2.66 that is oced to 3.4ghz. It also varies from chip to chip. One 8200 may OC better than another.

You won't be getting very far without an aftermarket cooler. Be sure to do your homework on OCing as well :).

Edited by Titan8990, 20 February 2008 - 06:35 PM.

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