E8400 E0 / 3.8 -4.0Ghz / Cooling


Aug 12, 2009
Hey I just want to be short and sweet here. I’m looking for ease and simplicity. I’ve read ALOT of reviews but I take personal experience over a published review any day.

Currently in the process of *upgrading* my rig. Got a new mobo coming in so I can OC my E8400 E0 proc. My goal isn't anything crazy 3.8 - 4.0Ghz thinking at max 444 FSB x9 with 1066Mhz Memory.

Guess this isn’t as short as I would like! but I was considering just going with an Arctic Freezer 7 Pro. Since its only 25 bucks and comes pre-thermal grease applied.

Looking for personal experience if possible. >> Would that cooling means suffice for a 3.8 - 4.0Ghz OC on a E8400 E0 ?? <<

Thank you kindly. I’ve been quite indecisive. Below will be my completed PC.

CPU --- E8400 Core2Duo overclocked to 3.8 - 4.0Ghz
Cooling --- Arctic freezer 7 pro - cpu cooler
Mobo --- GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 -w/ Ultra Durable 3 technology
Ram --- mushkin XP ASCENT w/ eVCI technology 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
Video --- BFG GTX285 OC 1Gb DDR3 Video Card
Power --- OCZ 600 SXS PSU
Storage --- Seagate Barracuda ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

Goal --- 9 x 444 FSB with a 5:6 memory divider = 4Ghz Overclock with memory running at 1068Mhz