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post #11 of 16
The Core 2 Duo with 200 FSB (the E4xxx) is newer than the mainboard.
So the board may believes you have a C2D 6xxx anyway.
The latest BIOS may fix this bug....

Your board will not be more stable in stock or not stock.
It is a VIA Chipset.
Making no difference between FSB 200 or 266.
So it also does not increase latency.
But it does not run on high FSB for the same reason...
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post #12 of 16
yes after reading up and seeing the mb it is doing like some of the other older mb's and seeing it as a E6xxx series with 1066 mhz fsb which means that like MESeidel said it doesn't have straps to change with an older bios, check for a bios update.

and i'm actually kinda surprised you are getting a decent oc with that VIA chipset.
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post #13 of 16
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actually, my board is newer and supports Quad core cpu's, thus the name.
post #14 of 16
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it still reads it as e4300 @ 1800MHz 200x9 FSB. Please re-read my post. If I overclock to 266, THEN set to "auto" it sticks at 266 and thinks it is 266 instead of 200. Oh, and pretty much everyone with my board hits 290+ FSB, a few have gotten just over 300...

My board is rated up to 1066MHz FSB, or 266 so it should have the 200 and 266 strap, no? I don't even know what a strap is, but anyway...I've an idea.

Oh, and my overclock is on stock volts...
post #15 of 16
i realize it supprts quads and all, but i wasn't sure if it was new and had newest bios or if it was an older one. anyways if your still running stock vcore then you should be able to go much farther than 2.6Ghz, just of coarse watch for heat.sounds like the strap doesn't matter either with that board, so i wouldn't concern myself too much about that trick.
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I guess some SuperPi runs will give me my answer...I'll post the results at both straps just to be sure...
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