I just got a new motherboard that supports overclocking, and today my mom actually let me skip school
So I figured that I'd take the time to start overclocking.
I have an E4600 M0, and a Biostar TP45HP motherboard.
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Those are the specs. I have 4gb of Kingston DDR2 667 ram CL5, but I don't think that will get in the way, as the E4600 has a multiplier of 12 (speedstep is on, so it says x6 on the picture). I have the stock intel HSF for now, but my temperatures are still pretty good. It's also a bit above room temperature in my room. I also have a power supply that is more than sufficient, so that isn't a limiting factor.
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 Allendale 2.4GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Ok, so with that in mind, I just have a few questions before I start.
1) What settings do I have to disable or enable in the BIOS? I have to turn of speedstep I think, but is there anything else?
2) How many MHz do I increase each time, and how often do I have to run stress tests? Which tests should I use and for how long? (I think Prime95 is one of them?)
3) What are okay temperatures for this processor?
4) Is there anything else I should turn up at first other than the speed?
5) Anything else I need to know at all?
My first goal is to get to 3 GHz (Which I would hope to do on stock voltage), and eventually once I get a new HSF, to get to 3.4 - 3.6 range, or higher if possible. For now I'm keeping it simple.