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The E8400, Overclocking, and some results


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Hey all, I've decided to crank up the E8400 and play around with it a little bit.

 

 

 

System Specs:

Intel E8400 3.0GHz @ 3.6GHz

 

ASUS P5E Motherboard (Stays insanely cool)

BFG 8800GT OC 512MB 685/947 Extra Overclock

2x2Gb Corsair DDR2 PC6400 RAM

1x 500GB Seagate 7200RPM SATA HDD

Antec 900 Gaming Case (Great airflow)

100% Stock Cooling

 

I've got the FSB set at 400MHz, so the Rated FSB is 1600MHz. As you can see in the following screenshot, I've taken the E8400 for a little spin.

 

E8400 at 3.6GHz

 

I set the FSB to 400MHz, and it booted up right away with no troubles. The cooling that Intel provided with this processor was nothing to jump at. Maybe a 1" tall heatsink with no heatpipes. Being 100% aluminum, I wasn't expecting anything amazing from this, but it keeps the E8400 cool under tough conditions. Running Prime95 for 7 hours, the maximum temperature was 42C, and the average temperature under load was about 37C. On Overclock, it was 32C idle, 44C load. I decided that I need to take it on a run with some benchmarks. The first one? Super PI. I was amazed at the results, which in my opinion are very good for this processor.

 

SuperPI Results - 13.359s

 

Now, it was time to take it to the Pit for a test.

 

Pit Results - 4747

 

Now, for other Overclock benchmarks. I've overclocked the Graphics Card (BFG 8800GT OC 512MB) to 685MHz/947MHz.

 

3DMark2001SE Results - 65392

3DMark2003 Results - 42223

3DMark2006 Results - 13235

GeekBench Results - 3957

 

Conclusion: This processor is an amazing value for the price. At 3.6GHz, it hasn't even coughed once yet, stays extremely cool under the stock heatsink, and has a TON of room for more, granted I get better cooling. I have no doubts that I could take it to 3.8GHz, even 4.0GHz even on stock cooling, but would have to make some tweaks to the BIOS. These benchmarks have only been overclocked. No major tweaks have been applied besides overclocking, and the Graphics Card was a minor overclock. Scores will improve, and I am expecting around 75,000 on 3DMark2001, 49,000 on 3DMark2003, and 17,000 on 3DMark2006.

 

Rating: A- product just because I paid $230 for it and it's bound to lower soon :P.

 

edit: Eat it, Brandon :]

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Hmmm.. I thought I posted something, wee maybe I closed the page quick when I saw my manager at work walking towards me :lol: ...

 

 

Anyways I was saying that thats some excellent results honestly.. Mind you I was clocked at 3.4ghz (more like the 3.5 side) and with a 8800GTX, you beat with a 8800GT, man I am definitely gonna try and sell my GTX.

 

So my 3dmark01SE score was 63070, 3dmark03 now I got a little big higher 44096 and a 3dmark06 of 12834..

And these are from FW last year, so man you got a hell of a system IanG..

 

Good Luck, I won't let your system beat mine, at no cost :P:adios:

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Hey all, I've decided to crank up the E8400 and play around with it a little bit.

 

 

 

System Specs:

Intel E8400 3.0GHz @ 3.6GHz

 

ASUS P5E Motherboard (Stays insanely cool)

BFG 8800GT OC 512MB 685/947 Extra Overclock

2x2Gb Corsair DDR2 PC6400 RAM

1x 500GB Seagate 7200RPM SATA HDD

Antec 900 Gaming Case (Great airflow)

100% Stock Cooling

 

I've got the FSB set at 400MHz, so the Rated FSB is 1600MHz. As you can see in the following screenshot, I've taken the E8400 for a little spin.

 

E8400 at 3.6GHz

 

I set the FSB to 400MHz, and it booted up right away with no troubles. The cooling that Intel provided with this processor was nothing to jump at. Maybe a 1" tall heatsink with no heatpipes. Being 100% aluminum, I wasn't expecting anything amazing from this, but it keeps the E8400 cool under tough conditions. Running Prime95 for 7 hours, the maximum temperature was 42C, and the average temperature under load was about 37C. On Overclock, it was 32C idle, 44C load. I decided that I need to take it on a run with some benchmarks. The first one? Super PI. I was amazed at the results, which in my opinion are very good for this processor.

 

SuperPI Results - 13.359s

 

Now, it was time to take it to the Pit for a test.

 

Pit Results - 4747

 

Now, for other Overclock benchmarks. I've overclocked the Graphics Card (BFG 8800GT OC 512MB) to 685MHz/947MHz.

 

3DMark2001SE Results - 65392

3DMark2003 Results - 42223

3DMark2006 Results - 13235

GeekBench Results - 3957

 

Conclusion: This processor is an amazing value for the price. At 3.6GHz, it hasn't even coughed once yet, stays extremely cool under the stock heatsink, and has a TON of room for more, granted I get better cooling. I have no doubts that I could take it to 3.8GHz, even 4.0GHz even on stock cooling, but would have to make some tweaks to the BIOS. These benchmarks have only been overclocked. No major tweaks have been applied besides overclocking, and the Graphics Card was a minor overclock. Scores will improve, and I am expecting around 75,000 on 3DMark2001, 49,000 on 3DMark2003, and 17,000 on 3DMark2006.

 

Rating: A- product just because I paid $230 for it and it's bound to lower soon :P.

 

edit: Eat it, Brandon :]

 

i got a e8400 also i gave a little harder push wasnt 100 % stable i ran S-pi 1 mb fine and pitstop crashed on geekbench thoough

 

http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=EPRJSW3PKAVSV6YG

 

 

need abit to come out with a bios update though before i play any harder

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