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Core 2 duo e6300 overclock

By SoIdidItAgain ยท 33 replies
Mar 14, 2007
  1. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    I wouldn't discount that the CPU has something to do with rendering some graphics, but if there's such a significant bottleneck like you mentioned, it should affect every aspect of gaming performance, not just on one specific came, at one specific setting. It just doesn't make sense at all.
  2. SoIdidItAgain

    SoIdidItAgain TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thanks for staying interested!

    Hi, yes well ok im now a few posts behind, yes i know the vid card aint the greatest, but observing what i did, which is exactly how i wrote it on the board, the idea that its cpu related is quite compeling. Theres only one way to settle this, which is to post overclocking results. Yeah i might get a 4fps increase,which wont set the world on fire, nor even my underwear for that matter, but it would prove the point. Well, thats whats got me interested in overclocking my cpu, but not really my gpu, as i dont see the greatest all-round return for it, and as I might as well wait a while and upgrade when the card has had some good use, say 6 months, and then go out and buy its natural successor, the 8600. That would be kinda nice cos I would have had each cards intended replacement! (6600, 6600gt 256mb agp (not that easy to find!), 7600gt and then 8600) cant really include 6600 in that lineage i guess as its too close, but the step up to the 6600gt was actually larger than i imagined.

    Thanks for the interest guys, dont worry about getting mad, i kinda wrote with a tone intended to do that! sorry.....
  3. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    If it was really a bottleneck, a 10% overclock should see a roughly 10% increase in fps.

    If you had 100fps to start with, and a 10% overclock gave you a 2fps increase, that would've happened anyway if the CPU wasn't the bottleneck.

    You'll almost always see increase in performance if you overclock, instances where this doesn't happen is when something else is a severe bottleneck (gaming with a 6200LE, and overclocking your QX6800 for example).

    I hope you get the idea.
  4. SoIdidItAgain

    SoIdidItAgain TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Yeah totally, im not expecting miracles, but making my 6300 an approxiamate 6400 or taking it further to 2.4ghz would be handy anyway. I expect to get something proportionate to the overclock in fps improvement terms, and i might go for a mild overclock on the graphics card too sometime after this, but im not expecting much bearing in mind i wont change the stock vga cooler anytime in the near future just for overclocking purposes as it seems like too much hassle for not a great deal of return, but, well, we'll see! As for strange bottlenecks, well there shouldnt be anything wrong with the setup, latest nvidia drivers, p5b deluxe motherboard, ddr2 800 and processor all check out fine on cpuz and what have you, plus its defraged regulary, and ad-aware and virus swept. I was a huge bf2 fan but now too busy, so i'm well up on chopping back services and startup programms on the msconfig util (to free up memory). Those loading times on my old 34.5gb p4 were horrendous :) could anyone get lower than 117mb commit charge by the way???

    Well, as said, results on there way when they arrive, i'm pretty anal so they'll be thorough!
  5. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    I'm not sure if 8600s are going to be released. They probably will be but Nvidia is planning to release the G90 (Geforce 9800GTX) within a year. Lets just hope they don't make a model called the Geforce 9800PRO or 9800XT ;) Wouldn't that cause a hell load of confusion.
  6. SoIdidItAgain

    SoIdidItAgain TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    lol or the cut price 9750, well i mentioned it cos i saw some pics supposedly from a chinese web-site where they know about such things, oh well...

    would be nice to make a cut price step up to dx10, but then again i always wanted to have something that was once top of the line, just to say i owned it once. Tried to get an x850pte but out bid on Ebay last year, maybe i can have another go next year on one of those 7900gtxs or 1950xtxs everyone will be trying to get rid of :) (well, i do need some convincing to splash out on vista any time soon)
  7. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    It wouldn't really be worthwhile getting a 7900gtx or 1950xtx. They'll still be expensive, newer cards of about the same price would be of much better value.

    Of course, you get to boast about owning "the best of the series".

    The best I've ever owned (within a series) was an X800XT. And a few months later, they released the X1950XTX (in case you're wondering, I didn't get it when it was first released). But I can boast about owning the best ever AGP card, when it was the best :p

    BTW, cooling your GPU has the potential to give the best bang for buck when it comes to overclocking. With the abovementioned X800XT, I spent AUD$50, and managed to sqeeze 25% more core & ram, which resulted in the same increase in fps on games which were running slow (ie: X3 Reunion). I can't see how that wasn't a good move.

    Of course, you get cards like the X1950Pro which has very little headroom. Spending $50 on it would be a waste of money, unless you're looking to lower system noise.
  8. SoIdidItAgain

    SoIdidItAgain TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Pretty irrelevant this, but just updates what i wrote earlier, pc now fixed and ready for overclock, fitted zalman 9500 blue led copper monster, silver 5 paste and creative audigy S.E sound, to replace the onboard asus job thats total pants. Temp differences are amazing, full load in a warm room brings CPU temp to about 36 degrees celsius after 15mins, with heatsink fan and 2 case fans (140mm&120mm) on lowest setting. The dust clogged intel HSF managed about 60 celsius plus. Audigy is good replacement for onboard audio. Overclocking results will come when i have time, next week.
  9. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Lol... the Zalman 9500 would kick the standard cooler's **** anyday.... If it had one :D

    Looking forward to overclocking results.
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