Highest overclock for Intel Core 2 Duo E7300?

December 13, 2011 at 23:30:14
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 / 8GB
Hey everyone,
I am new to this overclocking i am wondering what's the highest i can raise for my Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 or mid high( don't want to burn it haha) and how do i overlock step by step please

my pc info are..

also I have..
two 120mm fans
corsair cooling hydro h50

Thank you!

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December 14, 2011 at 07:02:04
I can't access your link so I have no idea what your system specs are but you can't burn out a CPU by overclocking it. If you overclock too much, the system either won't boot or it will become unstable.

Here's a couple important things to keep in mind when overclocking a C2D:

1. the optimal CPU:DRAM frequency ratio is 1:1 or 1:2
2. the higher the FSB, the better the performance

Another important thing to understand is the differences between DDR RAM speed, FSB, & frequency. DDR & FSB are theoretical, frequency is the actual clock setting. To make sure you're comparing "apples to apples", you should always work with frequencies.

Please post the make/model of your motherboard & your RAM specs.

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December 14, 2011 at 11:32:22
Hmm the link does work


try it again...


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December 14, 2011 at 21:07:48
1- It is better form and more considerate to post your specs WITHIN the text of your post so others will not have to go looking for them. We are trying to help you, is it fair to ask us to do more work, when it is you who are asking for free help.
2- You apparently have an Intel motherboard which typically have few if any overclocking options in the BIOS.
Try again and post all makes and model numbers to verify this, but it looks like you may be out of luck in the OC'ing department.
You do not need a fluid cooling system for most overclocking, I am running an E7500 at over 3.5GHz with a Stock Intel Heat Sink and the temperatures are always between 40C and 52C on the cores. I do not feel the need to push it any higher than that right now and you may not reach that level with an E7300 depending on the board. If I did, I would still probably still use an air cooling solution.
With the right motherboard (Gigabyte, Asus, etc. with a P45 chipset) you could theoretically reach 4.0GHz (Freq.400 with a multiplier or 10, 800DDR2 or 1600DDR3, possibly even stable, but you will not, especially with an Intel MB. Every CPU is different as far as what you can reach, how stable it will remain, and how warm it will get.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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