This was the default frequency for the E8600.
This was the maximum FSB attainable on air cooling.
This was the maximum frequency attainable on air cooling.
On the stock box cooler, the E8600 overclocks rather well. There wasn’t too much out of the ordinary here, although the chip does take slightly less voltage to hit similar frequencies compared to the C0 stepping. This is very good news for those users out there that enjoy overclocking. Since high voltages damage the processors, the lower voltage is better. With ease 4200MHz could be achieved for 24/7 usage on air cooling and 4500MHz on water cooling. Anything above 4500MHz should be taken as icing on the cake; this chip pulling 4737MHz with 1.4v is rather impressive. Hitting 602FSB was no small feat with the memory clocked at ~2GHz; using a lower memory divider would yield even higher results.