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My wife says im on a tight budged when it comes to Gaming rigs so i need to figure out how to get as much out of the system i have.

Rig specs are as followed:

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 @ 2.66ghz
  • Cooler: Zalman 110mm cpu cooler
  • Motherboard: Evga Nforce 680i sli 122-ck-nf-68 with P33 Bios
  • Ram: G.skill 4gb DDR2 1066
    • Ram Timings
    • Dram Freq @ 450.4mhz
    • FSB:Dram @ 2:3
    • CL @ 5.0clocks
    • tRCD @ 6clocks
    • tRAS @ 17clocks
    • tRC @ 28clocks
    • CR @ 2T
  • PSU : COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro1000 RS-A00-EMBA 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V
  • GPU: Geforce GTX 550Ti 1023MBytes
  • HardDrive(s): Primary Kingston V+200 2.5" 120gb SSD, Secondary 750gb 7200rpm Kingston HDD

Under load stock my pc runs around 32c and idle around 21-24 if not sometimes in the Teens weather or not i have the AC cranked in the room.

Currently i have just the cpu OC'd to 3.01ghz being linked and auto'd with no volteges changed.

I am new to overclocking so im a bit timid when it comes to changing thing within the bios. But according to my wife i have to deal with what i got till tax season comes back around.

i would really appreciate the help, If their is anything i forgot please let me know and i will get back to you ASAP.

Thank you.
post #2 of 25

I might be able to help. I had my E8400 at 4.0 GHz in my 122-CK-NF68. My memory is a little fuzzy, but it'll come back to me.

 

I don't know what I can do today because I've been awake for a long time now, but I at least want to get started by saying that I might be able to help.

 

One thing I remember is I had my FSB Memory Clock Mode set to Unlinked so that I could get my memory frequency much closer to stock. That seemed to make overclocking much easier for me.

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ok its a start i will change it to unlinked and run prime
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ok its a start i will change it to unlinked and run prime

 

I don't think running Prime95 is necessary after that. All this did for me is make it a little easier to overclock because then it was easier to keep my memory close to its stock clock instead of having to deal with huge changes to it.

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post #5 of 25
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ah ok lol, Well i went into bios and unlinked it. Also wrote down all my volteges

All volteges are in Auto

CPU core 1.28v
cpu FSB 1.4v
Memory 1.85v
Nforce Spp 1.4v
Nforce mcp 1.5v
Ht nforce ssp <-> mcp 1.2v


Also curently i have my fsb (qdr) at 1201 (300.24x10)

and at full load the cpu is at 1.325v

Dont know if any of that helps at all.
post #6 of 25

It might help if I'm better rested with a full night's sleep. I'm not sure if I have the mental capacity for this right now. Although, I always take a shower right before I go to sleep and so I might be able to help a little bit right after that, I'm not sure. So, I might be back in a while if I feel like kicking back a little before going to bed. Otherwise, I'll be able to tackle this head-on after getting some sleep.

 

I overclocked an E2180 which is a 65nm CPU like yours. It was a 2.0 GHz Pentium Dual-Core, but it was a Conroe. :) If I remember correctly, trying to get an extra 1 GHz out of it required my voltage to be over 1.36V, but it was so long ago that this is probably not quite accurate. Still, the nForce chipset is notorious for being voltage hungry. I'd keep the FSB voltage set to 1.4V too (but manually, of course). 1.5V might be unnecessary for the FSB, but we'll probably find out later.

 

It's kind of like riding a bike. If by chance you don't have the FSB overclocking figured out yet, it's always possible to figure out what to choose by multiplying your target FSB clock by 4. So, 300 x 4 is 1200, which is where you're at right now. If you wanted 3.6 GHz, then that would be 360 x 4 which is 1440 MHz (because 360 x 10 is 3.6 GHz). The FSB clock that the nForce chipset is using is QDR, or Quad Data Rate. It's kind of like how memory uses a DDR clock, which is Double Data Rate. Only the FSB has a multiplier. :)

 

The northbridge voltage (SPP) can probably stay at about 1.4V, and the southbridge (MCP) can probably stay at 1.5V. The HT nForce SPP <-> MCP voltage can stay at 1.2V. I don't think this ever needs to be changed. It's just the voltage for the HyperTransport interface between the north and south bridge, whatever that means.

 

I should probably begin my "going to bed" routine. For now, here's the official NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI Overclocknig Guide:

 

http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/nForce%20680i%20SLI%20Overclocking%20Guide.pdf

 

Here's the manual for our motherboard just in case:

 

http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/EVGA%20680i%20Manual.pdf


Edited by TwoCables - 6/2/13 at 1:48pm
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post #7 of 25
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sweet thanks, ill do some research on it once i get my kids down for their nap.
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So i got my cpu stable at 3.1ghz @ 1.38125v and 1033mhz/2.0v-5/5/5/15 ram. Havent chance any of the other volteges, and my Core temp sits around 29-32c and 49-51c 100% load
post #9 of 25
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update: after some fan tweaking and cleaning the intake filter(LOL) Core temps reach about 42 at 100% load at 3.1ghz and idle temp are in the teen's to mid 20's
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Originally Posted by Xosite View Post

So i got my cpu stable at 3.1ghz @ 1.38125v and 1033mhz/2.0v-5/5/5/15 ram. Havent chance any of the other volteges, and my Core temp sits around 29-32c and 49-51c 100% load

 

What does CPU-Z say your voltage is while running Prime95? Test it using the Small FFTs test. The Small FFTs test is also the best one for testing core temps.

 

 

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update: after some fan tweaking and cleaning the intake filter(LOL) Core temps reach about 42 at 100% load at 3.1ghz and idle temp are in the teen's to mid 20's

 

Teens to mid 20s sounds like you have your room set extremely cold, or the software your using is using the wrong Tj. Max which is necessary for correct temp calculations. I mean, for this CPU to be idling in the teens with air cooling, the temperature inside your case would have to be like 60°F or maybe even lower.

 

Although, these CPUs had inaccurate idle temp readings anyway because Intel didn't design the sensors for us to use as a veritable thermometer. The only intended use of the temp sensors on the CPU were for the CPU to use for load temps just in case the temps became too high. For this reason, any temp reading under 50°C is useless. The higher it goes over 50°C, the more accurate it can be. The only time it can be 100% accurate is when it's extremely close to the Tj. Max (the point when the CPU should throttle itself down), and that is at either 80°C for the B2 revision, or 90°C for the G0 (the revision is shown by CPU-Z).

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