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What's the fsb?

And is it an E0 or C0 cpu?
Edited by grunion - 2/29/12 at 8:50pm
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post

What's the fsb?
And is it an E0 or C0 cpu?

its e0 fsb is setting at 450
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I had a e8400 mine topped out at 4050 as well so that might be your max. Feeding it more volts didn't help much but i could have been ram limited.
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I had a e8400 mine topped out at 4050 as well so that might be your max. Feeding it more volts didn't help much but i could have been ram limited.

I'm suggesting its RAM limited then, i didn't realise you were looking for such a high FSB. I keep forgetting that you only have a 9x multi. My E8500 has a 0.5 higher multi so my core clock at 400FSB (at 1:1) was 3.8GHz which was instantly stable for me. Pushing that to 425 gave me close to 4.1GHz which means i was overclocking my RAM a fair bit less.

Fair to say i'm certain that it's your memory that's limiting you. I don't even suggest buying more as you're on such an old platform already investing $80+ into ram for a slightly better overclock isn't worth it.

You'd be better off putting it towards an Ivy Bridge fund to be honest! - I guess if you can get the ram cheap/next to nothing go for it. But it's really overpriced for what it is. Seeing as a 4GB kit of used 1066 is at least $60+
 
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I'm suggesting its RAM limited then, i didn't realise you were looking for such a high FSB. I keep forgetting that you only have a 9x multi. My E8500 has a 0.5 higher multi so my core clock at 400FSB (at 1:1) was 3.8GHz which was instantly stable for me. Pushing that to 425 gave me close to 4.1GHz which means i was overclocking my RAM a fair bit less.
Fair to say i'm certain that it's your memory that's limiting you. I don't even suggest buying more as you're on such an old platform already investing $80+ into ram for a slightly better overclock isn't worth it.
You'd be better off putting it towards an Ivy Bridge fund to be honest! - I guess if you can get the ram cheap/next to nothing go for it. But it's really overpriced for what it is. Seeing as a 4GB kit of used 1066 is at least $60+

i've actually got ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 in the living room and a i5 2500k in the mail.. i couldnt wait any longer and i'd imagine they will be semi hard to come by. But figured i'd have some fun with this machine before i part it out.. an ebay nightmare if you will.. Pushing stuff as hard as i can before i sell it :Z
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i've actually got ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 in the living room and a i5 2500k in the mail.. i couldnt wait any longer and i'd imagine they will be semi hard to come by. But figured i'd have some fun with this machine before i part it out.. an ebay nightmare if you will.. Pushing stuff as hard as i can before i sell it :Z

I see! Well don't suggest in your listings that it's been overclocked! thumb.gif
It makes people unsure on the bidding and purchase, i got $80 + $10 shipping for my E8500 in Australia. Looking around at the other ones that sold recently mine sold cheap.

Socket 775 stuff is wanted and in a decent demand, especially Wolfdale processors. You'll get alot more parting it out on Ebay then selling the entire rig. thumb.gif

That's what i plan to do with my stuff. Waiting to save up a couple of hundred and for Ivy benchmarks and probably a revision. Then i'll be jumping. Heck, i may even go for a x79 platform for the excess memory + crossfire support. (I'd be getting the 3820)
 
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