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This is my first (well... first successful) stable overclock on an Intel C2D E7200.

Stock Speeds: 2.53 GHz
OC Speeds: 3.23 GHz
A ~685 MHz increase, using stock cooling (oh god...).
All I did, was change the CPU Host Frequency from 266 to 340MHz.

Overclock Mode: CPU/PCI-E Sync

System specs are on my sig rig (It wont change anytime soon >_>).

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I've ran onto some problems when going further.
If I set the Host Frequency to anything over 345, the motherboard stops detecting my Hard Drive (SATAII), and some USB devices randomly stop working.

Have I hit a wall?

I would have tried a higher voltage, but there's no option in the BIOS for it.

(ASRock Wolfdale 1333-D667)

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
 
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A couple things popped into my mind right away..

1) If there are no voltage options in the BIOS you may be stuck right there. That's a pretty good OC on stock volts though.

2) Is there a CPU/PCIE ASync option? In other words, a way to be sure that PCI/PCIE speeds remain at 33/100?
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A couple things popped into my mind right away..

1) If there are no voltage options in the BIOS you may be stuck right there. That's a pretty good OC on stock volts though.

2) Is there a CPU/PCIE ASync option? In other words, a way to be sure that PCI/PCIE speeds remain at 33/100?
Well, I tried to use the CPU/PCI-E ASync mode. The computer didn't even POST until I cleared CMOS.

These are the only Overclocking-related options in the BIOS:
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...DSC_0001-2.jpg <-- This is what I tried on ASync mode. No POST.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...r/DSC_0002.jpg <-- PCI Clock (not PCI-E) was fixed all along at 33, and these are the only options that refer to Voltage.

So, I guess I hit the wall
Edited by WroLeader - 6/5/11 at 12:31pm
 
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E7200s overclock pretty well in my experience. I had mine at 3.53GHz stable before I sold it.
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