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Pentium E2160 unstable at 190mhz fsb

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Hello,

I am trying to overclock my pentium e2160 from 1.8 to 3.0ghz. The cpu is in a dell optiplex 755 with the stock motherboard. I am using setFSB to overclock. CPU-Z reports the core vid at 1.325. I bump up the fsb in setfsb in increments of 2 with prime95 running in the background. As soon as i hit 190 p95 immediately fails with the cpu at almost 2.1 ghz Temps are totally fine, almost the same as stock, around 60c. The stock dell cooler is actually pretty big and seems to do a good job. I understand that the dell mobo is probably a piece of junk, but from what I have seen elsewhere on the web 2.1 ghz is incredibly bad at stock voltage. Is the chip a serious dud or is the mobo choking it out somehow? Am I doing something wrong?
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It's going to be a limitation of the platform. You are using software to overclock and it looks like you hit the ceiling. I used setFSB on a a Core2 Duo way back when and without additional voltage you would only get as far as you did.

So in short, you're not doing anything wrong and it's more inline of expected outcomes.
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