[QUOTE=Cressida;2029425]A medium OC is always possible with a C2D. The question is do you really need it and do you accept the risks involved (no matter how small they may be). Personally, I don’t.
Your processor runs at a FSB of 800MHz (200MHz QuadPumped). Increasing this value to the standard 1066MHz (266MHz QuadPumped) will let your C2D run at 2.93GHz (33% OC) and most likely doesn’t require anything special by the way of cooling or voltages (although the CPU-fan will probably run faster/noisier).
Check your mobo manual for the relevant FSB settings in the BIOS and do it in steps, starting with a 10% increase for example, keeping an eye on cpu temp and stability. Never just whack on the full OC you want immediately, even if this is nowhere near the limit.[/QUOTE]
Are you suggesting that he should raise his bus speed to 266 MHz?? Just based on glimpsing at his e4500, it has a multiplier of 11x AFAIK, so at 2.2 GHz his bus speed is now 200 MHz. Do you really feel that he can crank that up to 266 without upping any voltages, or adjusting the RAM ratio?
I’m A Bit puzzled that you would talk about risk, and also in the same breath say to up it from 200 to 266??? Which is it man, make up your mind!!.. J/K :p:bigsmile:… I personally feel that OC’ing just a little should not cause any harm to your CPU.
I do agree about the 10% steps each time to see if the stock voltages will be stable…
I still recommend that you go over to OverClockers forums and see if there are some there with possibly the same E4500 and the ASUS Mobo… just to see how well they OC’ed. Sorta like a benchmark to compare against.
They are very, very knowledgeable there and it’s also where I learned to get my E6600 running @ 3.2 GHz with a core temp of 30C or less, and that’s on air-cooling.