Discussion in 'Overclocking, Cooling & Modding' started by Max_87, May 3, 2008.
what does overclocking mean? What speed is your Cpu giving? 4Ghz or 3 Ghz?
It's supposed to run at 3GHz. But he forced it to run at 4GHz, that's called over-clocking.
How is it forced to run at 4.0ghz. Is there some kind of software or CPU optimizer that helps in doing that overclocking ? Or it is the speciality of E8400?
Basically you are boosting the clock speed, making it run faster than its official clock speed.
Some motherboard BIOS allow you to change the clock speed settings. You need to know what you are doing though...
Finally get to play my E8600
1.376v, 12 hour prime
Now trying to minimize the vcore as much as possible:
1.368v, 10 hour prime
This E8600 runs a lot cooler than my previous E8400 even at higher voltage/clock speed. I'm not sure if I got lucky or this is one of the characteristics of the new E0 stepping.
It's been confirmed that the E0 stepping has slightly looser timings. But yeah you probably just got lucky.
Looser timings meaning it's slower?
I think the lower temps are probably the result of better clock gating in the new core.
hmm, E3110 (E0)..was wondering should i get that..since it's cheaper than E8400 (damn, should have gotten max's before he sold it T_T)
There's an E3110? Never heard of it before.
That's a Xeon. For some reason it is now cheaper than it's desktop part (E8400).
At identical settings it will exhibit lower scores in synthetic benchmarks.
Do you have any reference? Would like to have a look at it.
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