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Core2duo e4300 overclocking?

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Firstly, is it worth overclocking an e4300? Secondly, is it the 'old fashioned' front side bus method as presumably these are multiplier locked?

Is there anything I should be mindful of before I start?
 
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Yea you might get anywhere from 3 to 3.6Ghz from them going from my past experience, does give it a little more oomph. Its a fairly warm cpu so watch the temps.. Yes its the old fashion FSB clocking, i noticed alot of the E4xxx were FSB limited though, for example a board might do 400fsb with a E5xxx or E6xxx cpu but fail to post with an E4xxx cpu.. even if the multiplier is set low (i.e it would be running at less than stock speed) and might do say 340mhz etc..
 
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I had one of these in a Gigabyte 965P DS3P and it overclocked to 3.4Ghz. You won't get close to that on the stock cooler though. Keep checking the bay for a cheap cooler. I got a Akasa Freedom Tower on there for £2.43 and £1.50 delivery three weeks ago!! :D
 
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I had one of these in a Gigabyte 965P DS3P and it overclocked to 3.4Ghz. You won't get close to that on the stock cooler though. Keep checking the bay for a cheap cooler. I got a Akasa Freedom Tower on there for £2.43 and £1.50 delivery three weeks ago!! :D

An LGA 775 specific cooler?
 
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It had brackets for AMD, 1155/1356/775. :D

Previously i got a Scythe Ninja (775) for just under a fiver delivered. :D

You can get a real bargain on there if you are patient. Not a lot to go wrong with a cooler either.

Just a quick look shows this lot for sale.

Arctic cooling Freezer Extreme rev 2, 21hrs to go currently ar £1.20 + £5 del.
Fenrir Titan, 1 day 8hrs sitting at 0.99p with £6 del.
Thermalright Ultra Extreme, 2 days 1hr to go, sitting at 0.99p with £5 del.
Scythe Ninja II 2 days 4hrs to go, sitting at 0.99p with £5 del.
 
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This was mine @ 3.6Ghz, 1.424v, 7 hours into a Orthos run under custom water with SLI 7800GT's in the loop. It was March 2007. :D

430034ghz7hoursOrthos.jpg


You need a decent cooler. :p
 
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Gonna try and grab one off the bay... Scythe Mini seems to be about 16c lower than stock cooler on load.
 
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