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Greetings, fellow Overclockers, Geeks, and All ye miscellaneous OCN'ers! Been too long since I've been on the forums here, and I must say -- it's good to be back!

Was just browsing around a bit, and it made me feel really good to see this place so alive and busy!

Anyway!

This is on my sig rig, so see below for more detailed specs.
I've gotten pretty good thermal performace out of my Arctic Cooling HSF, so I'd like to see how far I can get this trusty -- and yes, a little dusty (though from age, not inactivity.... ) -- little chip (before the temps get out of my comfort zone or I hit the OC or sensible voltage ceiling....)

I've had great results OC'ing with my Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Board, and have had it running stable at 3.99GHz for a while now, and while it (the OC) does help a bit, my MSI GTX 460 (1GB HAWK edition) is still quite bottlenecked, running at about 50% load in most of my more demanding graphical applications.

Now, I know there's only so much I am going to be able to get out of this chip, but I would like to maximize that potential; as a professional cheap-ass, every little bit counts!

The screenshot shows a text file log I've kept during my most recent adventures which shows the frequencies and timings I've tried.
Stock CPU frequency is 3.16 (333x9.5), stock RAM freq is 800MHz, and stock RAM timings are 5-4-4-15.
See the CPU-z window (in the screenie) for the rest of the information.

It hasn't gotten over 60C, so I'm going to try some more and report back!

I'd love to hear your suggestions, comments, or criticisms if you have any!

Sincerely,
the_geek

EDIT: Hmm, Photobucket didn't work.... try this:

Nope, not that either.
Screw it. https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink
Edited by the_geek - 10/14/11 at 2:09pm
    
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It's hard to tell, but is that a E0 stepping? I'd be surprised if an E0 stepping needed that much voltage for ~4GHz. I had that CPU cooler for, and it'll probably limit you once you start raising the voltage much more.

Edit: I see that's actually almost 4.2GHz it's at. It's a little hard to make some of that out.
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Originally Posted by Princess Garnet View Post
It's hard to tell, but is that a E0 stepping? I'd be surprised if an E0 stepping needed that much voltage for ~4GHz. I had that CPU cooler for, and it'll probably limit you once you start raising the voltage much more.

Edit: I see that's actually almost 4.2GHz it's at. It's a little hard to make some of that out.
A stepping, revision E0.
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Originally Posted by Princess Garnet View Post
It's hard to tell, but is that a E0 stepping? I'd be surprised if an E0 stepping needed that much voltage for ~4GHz. I had that CPU cooler for, and it'll probably limit you once you start raising the voltage much more.

Edit: I see that's actually almost 4.2GHz it's at. It's a little hard to make some of that out.
Yeah, sorry bout that....photo[kick the]bucket decided to resize my screenshot to oblivion.... Try it now. Google FTW

In case you can't read that one either, it is E0.
What do you think I should be at for voltage?
    
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E8500 OC'd & Stable currently @ 3.99 GHz Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P MSI NGTX460 1GB Twin Frozr II 4 Gigs OCZ Dual-channel 800MHz 5-4-4-15 OC'd 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640 Gig 7200 RPM in 3 partitions, + 5 other HDs LG SATA Combo Drive Vista Prem. x64 | Ubuntu 11.04 x64 22" Acer X223w 5ms 2500:1 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 rev1 FTW! OCZ 700W GameXStream SLI Ready Cooler Master 690 II Logitech G5 
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Cover sheet of a three-ring binder. :) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640 Gig 7200 RPM in 3 partitions, + 5 other HDs LG SATA Combo Drive Vista Prem. x64 | Ubuntu 11.04 x64 22" Acer X223w 5ms 2500:1 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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I'm still seeing the same small image. It says 2048×910 as the size at the side, but it's definitely not that big.

My comment about the voltage was because I thought you were at 4GHz, as what appeared to be 1.344V seemed high for an E0 stepping.
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