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Overclocking Core 2 Duo E7400

by CoffeeGamer / March 28, 2016 2:16 PM PDT

Hello, everybody.

I was wondering if it was going to be duable to overclock my somewhat ancient machine. I got good video card, so I said to my self, what the hell might as well give it a chance. My Specs:
Power Supply - 550w

Motherboard - Asus P5Q SE PLUS /P45/ LGA775

RAM - KIT 2x2gb DDR2 SATA2/16MB 1066+ plus 2gb DDR2 800 Kingston

HDD - 500GB Hitachi sata2/16mb

Video - 7850 HD Radeon

CPU - C2 Duo E7400 /2.8Gz/

CPU Fan - E33681-001

My question - Can I overcloack with my motherboard in the first place? Can I overclock the CPU up to 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 with the same fan? If not should I change it? Or should I just buy a new better CPU that is still supported by my old motherboard?
I jst want to squeeze as much performce out of the machine as possible.
Thanks to everybody in advance!

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It's your money
by Bob__B / March 28, 2016 8:25 PM PDT
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If you could it would be in the BIOS options.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2016 4:28 PM PDT

But I have an older slower model and I kicked up the overall speed by moving from HDD to SSD. The 500GB SSD was 120USD and the clone kit under 30 dollars. So it's a night and day improvement. It only has 4GB RAM as well. Model?

It's now on Windows 10. It's like a new laptop but faster than many due to the SSD.

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Not an answer
by itsdigger / March 28, 2016 5:45 PM PDT

But maybe some insight.

Sounds like you can OC but maybe buy the Quad Core cpu instead with a better GPU

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better off to just add a GPU
by James Denison / March 28, 2016 6:10 PM PDT

especially if your reason for over clocking is related to disappointment with the onboard video.

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