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Babrbarossa January 4, 2007 08:50 AM

Overclocking Guides
Some overclocking guides from around the net:

Here is one released in March/07 which is a quick and dirty guide to overclocking the e6400 by Legion Hardware- A must read for any new C2D overclocker.

A very good one made in Summer 2006 from devhardware forum:

Part 2 of Tom's overclocking guide entitled - suggested components and settings. http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/01/..._guide_part_2/
here's part one from tom's

here's another from tom's for an e6400

here's a brand-spankin' new one for e6300 from legionhardware

here's an ok one from the forum at anandtech specifically for core 2 duo

here's evga's official overclocking guide for the 680i-- VERY useful if you have this mobo, but a fairly large pdf file.

...and another specifically for c2d and the 680i-- I like this one.

Here's a couple for the 680i from the evga website:
one quite comprehensive by [p]wnzer:

and one quick and dirty by ironkidz:

here's one that gives an ok background

here's a good sort of faq

here's a good guide if you want to play it safe (bumping each value up in small increments) I personally like the speed of setting voltages fairly high at first and bringing them down.

sswilson May 8, 2007 04:06 PM

Thanks a ton for these links.

Gives me something to look through while I wait for the chance to beat the crap out of my C2D. :)

Very interesting to see how little difference the higher mem freqs made. Hopefuly my 4-4-3-8 PC6400 Supertalent will serve me well. (It won't run 1T on the asrock board.... I'm hoping that isn't the case with the DFI).

Shadowed May 8, 2007 04:13 PM

Nice compilation !!!!
There are only 2 on the list I have read. The rest I will be checking out shortly.

Thanks !

Babrbarossa June 4, 2007 03:30 PM

I'm starting to do a more complete and organized overclocking guide list that hopefully will cover a wide range of chipsets, and even GPUs. I will be updating this as I have time to collect more good links, but please share any good links you have that aren't included- especially those that are geared toawrd specific motherboards.


Beginners Guides: Overclocking the CPU, Motherboard & Memory (PCStats)

Ultimate overclocking guide (devhardware)

The Ultimate overclocking guide (Club Overclocker)


975 chipset

Intel 975 chipset/strap overclocking guide (BleedinEdge)

Asus Motherboards

Asus Core 2 Duo overclocking guide (ASUS reviews)

Asus P5B-Deluxe: Overclocking and Tweaking Guide (tech repository)

Asus P5N32-E Overclocking Guide (Overclock.net)

Idiots guide to overclocking my Intel Core Duo 2 6400/ASUS P5B Deluxe (Hexus)

Gigabyte Motherboards

Gigabyte DS3 Overclocking Guide (Atomic MPC)

Gigabyte DS3 Guide (Tom’s)

A Guide to Gigabyte P965 Overclocking and BIOS Tweaks([H]ard Forum)

DFI Motherboards

“THE" Definitive DFI AMD Overclocking guide! (DFI street)

Abit Motherboards

Official ABIT AB9 QuadGT Review/Overclock/Guide Thread (Hexus)

Core 2 Duo General

Core2Duo Overclocking Guide v1.1 (Tom’s)

Basic Core 2 Duo Overclocking Guide (Hexus)

The Definitive, Unbiased Core 2 Duo Overclocking Guide. (Anandtech forum)

Core 2 Duo overclocker guide (overclockers club)

Quick and Easy guide to overclocking the e6400 (Legion)


AMD64 overclocking guide(Planet AMD 64)

The Somewhat Complete A64 Memory Timings/Settings guide (Extreme overclocking forums [2005])

AMD Athlon 64 General Overclocking Guide (Madshrimps [2005])

A64 overclocking guide (guru3D)

A64 overclocking guides (Overclockers Club)

ThunDA's AMD Overclocking Guide (Hardware Logic)

Athlon X2 Overclocking Guide (twisted forums)


A8N32 Quickie OC guide (NForcersHQ)




NVIDIA 8800 Overclocking Guide (Madshrimps)

Patriote June 4, 2007 05:23 PM

Nice compilation there Babr. I found one not working as i wanted to have a look at it. The Madshrimps 8800 Overclocking guide. - Page not found.

Babrbarossa June 4, 2007 05:27 PM

Thanks! Fixed. I'm annoyed that the fonts are all different- they were all the same in WORD when I compiled the list.

Patriote June 4, 2007 07:21 PM

Had nothing to do so i decided to re-do it for you. Giving you a break by the same time :biggrin:

You can take\edit it if you want to! Basically do whatever you want with it!

Had to tweak\search for some of the links as they were broke in your original post :bleh: Like the "The Definitive, Unbiased Core 2 Duo Overc...etc..." link isn't working. And the "A64 overclocking guides (Overclockers Club)" lead me to a Google page ...lol

Anyway, just thought i would help the way i can.




975 chipset

Asus Motherboards

Gigabyte Motherboards

DFI Motherboards

Abit Motherboards

Core 2 Duo General


Asus Motherboards

DFI Motherbaords





Babrbarossa June 4, 2007 08:40 PM


Patriote June 4, 2007 08:57 PM

Wasn't a good idea eh ? :doh: I'm sorry. I'm sick (flu) and just wanted to help you know...Oh well! :bananafunky:

Babrbarossa June 5, 2007 02:52 AM

no it's fine pat, it looks good- what I would do without you vigilantly checking all of my links? if you're still bored you can contribute some links to the list. ;-)

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