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DS3, S3, E6300 owners: Hitting 480FSB?

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Well, I can't seem to go past 458FSB with my S3/E6300.

Specs:
VCore: 1.325
VDimm: 2.1
G(MCH): +0.1

Removed all "unnecessary" BIOS functions.

At the momment my system seems stable @ 3.2GHz (458FSB) with RAM @ 1:1 with 4-4-4-12 timings. (Currently running Orthos, I'm 1h30m in). PCIe is locked @ 100.

Temps are @ 48/49 as measured by TAT.

I've tried VCore 1.35, VDimm 2.2, G(MCH) +0.2 and FSB +0.2, but the system doesn't even post.

So, should I try upping VCore? What kind of Voltages are other DS3/S3 owners using on each of the aformentionned components? I went to [H] forums and the average voltage (VCore) is approximately 1.375.

I don't necessairly want to go out of spec (Intel recommends max 1.35) but by the same token the warranty is gone anyways with the overclocking.

I just don't want to unnecessairly boost all the voltages if all I'm missing is a little boost in VCore.

Thanks again,

Jimmhy
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Well, I've tried all sorts of diffrent settings in BIOS and managed to boot with 470 FSB... but with 0.4+ VDimm, 1.37 VCore, +0.2 G(MCH) and +0.1 on FSB.

I'm not going to bother. for the small OC benefit I'd get I'd have to drastically boost Voltages across the board.... it seems that the RAM is the limiting factor though.

Still, 3.2 GHz is pretty good
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Going out of spec with voltage doesn't have as much to do with the warrenty as much as how long you plan to keep the CPU.

If you plan to keep the CPU for 3 years (the length of Intel's warrenty) or longer, you would want to stay within their warrenty limits. That just makes sense.....they aren't going to lose money replacing dead chips all the time, so they obviously know what they are talking about for a 3 year minimum.

If you don't plan to keep the CPU that long, you can be a little looser with the voltage, depending on your expectations of performance and life for the CPU, but you can never ignore the temp guideline, and in fact, as you go over voltage, you should treat the thermal guideline even lower than they state. 55c may be ok for an overclocked E6300, but not an overclocked, overvolted E6300.

This is your CPU and you should be the only one making the decision on whether or not to overvolt and whether or not it is worth it.
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At this point the gain I could get would be marginal... I mean the highest I've seen people hit stable was 3.45ish on air... Right now I've got temps of 50 max loaded, using stock volts everywhere except a small bump in G(MCH) that helped me get from 3 to 3.2.

I'll probably quit, as I expect to keep this processor at least 2 years (as a primary rig or otherwise).

Thanks for chiming in.
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