Originally Posted by b3rg
Well once again ive have been questioning my e4300 temps...
At one forum the people are completely confident that they are allendales and another forum they are completely confident that they are conroes..... others say coretemp 95 is accurate and others say 94 is accurate and so on and so forth.....
Just wondering if this has been officially settled yet and if there is anyways to tell whether you have an allendale or a conroe
Oh also wanted to ask somebody with the GA-965p-s3 can help me with some overclocking problems... Ive been running my system at 9x222 -- 1.998GHZ 1.318v completely stable but if i reboot my computer wont post...monitor green led just blinks and a continuos booting cycle begins...And if i leave my system off for 5-10 minutes and boot up its goes back to stock
but if i shut down.... come back in about 5 minutes it will boot completely fine at 9x222
Conroes are 4mb L2 cpus.. Lower end conroes, such as the E6300, have 2mb of that L2 turned off turning them into 2mb L2 cpus..
The Allendale is a native 2mb L2 cpu.. There was never 4mb L2 just 2mb..
I have never seen a Conroe E4300 before.. I have a list of Production weeks and even the earliest one on that list is NOT a Conroe..
I THINK, early samples sent to Vendors may have been Conroes with 2mb of the L2 disabled.. But this has hardly made any difference.. The first "benchmarked" 4300's overclock about the same as todays 4300's..
I wouldn't worry about Conroe/Allendale thing at all.. Vendors are still selling 4300's as Conroes, tho I think that is inaccurate.. CPUZ reads most 4300's as Allendales until you verify cpuz, then it usually reads as Conroe.. Again I don't think any of this matters to the end user..
Tho it sounds impossible, I think the S3 has a hole/wall around 220fsb.. Goofy I know, but I have seen many S3's with this problem and even my own has a hard time posting around 220fsb..lol
I suggest to you what I have suggested to so many others.. Follow these settings below:
CPU multi 8x
RAM multi 2x
PCIe freq 100mhz
With these settings you should be able to start the slow increase in your fsb.. Using the 8x multi will allow you to run cooler temps and much lower Vcore.. Most find they get a higher fsb with 8x multi...
If you reach a "wall/hole" in the fsb that you can't get passed, just bump it up 20fsb.. Sometimes the wall/hole can't be passed by just a 1 or 2 fsb increase.. If you think you have reached your highest fsb, bump it again by 20fsb and make sure.. If you still don't post, increase your vcore 1 step at a time till you either post or reach 1.45v..
The biggest mistake most make with the GA motherboards is the VDIMM for the RAM.. Your RAM being Corsair needs at least 1.9v and may even need 2.1vdimm to run right.. Read the specs on your RAM and find the voltage then adjust your bios vdimm to that voltage.. 1.8vdimm is stock for your motherboard.. A vdimm of +.1v means you are now at 1.9vdimm. To get to 2.1vdimm you need to select +.4v
Try all that and let us know how you did.... Also if you could find your production week.. Its on the CPU's IHS, laser etched.. You can also find it if you bought a RETAIL box version.. It will be on the box itself.. In either case it looks something like this Q648A23B..