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post #1 of 18
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I dunno the machine I have in my CP specs is pretty much my first real overclocking project.

For some reason I can get to 3.0Ghz once I found out how to disable C1E and everything else, the strange part is that if I go below 1.4Vcore it becomes unstable and everyone goes "Oh 1.4V is far too high for 3.0" and then I hear people saying to get Gskill RAM for OC'ing and I got OCZ Gold RAM which appearently sucks?

Secondly I think the stepping on my CPU is a bastard one, I haven't checked it yet because I'm too lazy to take off my big-ass Zalman but I just have a feeling I may've boned this one.

I have the P6N-SLi with the 650i Chipset and everyone says "Go Asus"

*sigh*

Anyone have any suggestions or comments? I'm at a loss hear and losing what little confidence I had in myself.
    
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post #2 of 18
Well the memory for sure is not an issue (yet) since you have not even reached the stock speeds of those OCZ sticks yet if you run 1:1.

Yes 1.4v does seem a bit much for 3.0Ghz, but maybe you have a "G" stepping which require a a lot more vcore to OC, or at least, most of them. You can still check the stepping of the cpu on the retail box if you still have it. It should be at the bottom sticker, look for the FPO number.

Also your mobo might be limiting you.
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post #3 of 18
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Any suggestions? Should I get a 680i Mobo?

And yeah I am running 1:1

1500:750
    
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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Nechen View Post
Secondly I think the stepping on my CPU is a bastard one, I haven't checked it yet because I'm too lazy to take off my big-ass Zalman but I just have a feeling I may've boned this one.
You can check the stepping on the CPU box that you purchased it in if you still have it. It's on the bottom or side I believe.
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post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by Nechen View Post
Any suggestions? Should I get a 680i Mobo?

And yeah I am running 1:1

1500:750

If you really want SLI, 680i is the way to go. Else I would say the P5B Deluxe is really nice as well.
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post #6 of 18
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Box is gone, I have no desire for SLi ... just stable OC'ing and performance.

Although my games run just fine but I dunno I just have this "Feeling" from years of working on computers lol
    
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post #7 of 18
Maybe your board just has terrible vdroop, and at 1.4v it's really like 1.32?
What does cpu-z and such see the voltage as?
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post #8 of 18
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Theres absolutely no Vdroop if I'm at 1.440

Now 1.40 has vdroop a bit and 1.375 Vdroops down to 1.25 in some instances.

I'm wondering if its my mobo?
    
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post #9 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nechen View Post
Box is gone, I have no desire for SLi ... just stable OC'ing and performance.

Although my games run just fine but I dunno I just have this "Feeling" from years of working on computers lol
Some people might disagree with me, but I really like the P5B Deluxe. Ã have had it up to 533FSB rock stable.

You should also consider the cpu, if it's a bad stepping, will it really be worth getting a new mobo?
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nechen View Post
Theres absolutely no Vdroop if I'm at 1.440

Now 1.40 has vdroop a bit and 1.375 Vdroops down to 1.25 in some instances.

I'm wondering if its my mobo?
I think it would be, what are temps like?
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