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E4500 won't go above 2.4ghz..!

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I've been trying to overclock my E4500 lately but my PC doesn't boot on any speed higher than 2.4ghz.

My specs:
Foxconn 45cmx Intel 945G chipset
Core2duo E4500 2.2ghz stock cooler
Intex 450w psu
1X Kingston DDR2 1gb & 1X Kingston DDR2 2gb ram
Onboard graphics chipset

Whatever i do, the computer doesn't boot on any FSB higher than 218mhz (stock: 200). It can go up there on stock voltages. Trying to increase voltage doesn't help either.

I've set the ram to 400 mhz to maintain 1:1 ratio and it didn't help acheiving a better overclock. It still didn't make any difference. ALso setting the timings on 5-5-5-15 was useless. Also tried turning off EIST and C1E.

On 2.4ghz, the temps are running about 36-37c on idle and 65c on 100% load.

Here are pics of my bios:





Thanks for any help!
post #2 of 6
Your motherboard is holding you back. The 945G chipset is terrible for overclocking. The E4500 can easily do 3.2Ghz but you would need a better motherboard. Don't know if that's worth it for such an old system.
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So, there is no good in trying or maybe there is some way?
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So, there is no good in trying or maybe there is some way?
Maybe if you can lock the PCI clock to 33mhz you can go a little higher. I see the PCI express clock is already at 100mhz so that's good.
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Couldn't find any setting for PCI clock in the bios...
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Couldn't find any setting for PCI clock in the bios...
In the first picture you attached there is a PCI Express Clock Option. This is it.
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