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K, no C2D is a dud, it's all about knowing how to tweak the settings on the MoBo.

You should post what and how are the settings on your MoBo. 1 at a time. Or take a picture of the 3 screens where the necessary tweaks are set, like these 3 screen shots (just an example):

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Hello Nasgul:

Thanks for the advise. I hate to sound like a photo-n00b but I was using my wife's DSLR and the file sizes are retarted large. The smallest I was able to make them was the size inside the zip file; they are larger than permitted as a screenie but all screenies are in the zip file.

Also, mem latencies are not the problem and neither is the voltage to the ram. I definately do not want to drop the multi at this point and do not want to move into the next strap. With such a small oc on my machine, taking those steps would be counter-productive at this point.

EDIT: One other thing, there is no option to turn off eist and nowhere to set pci freq. (wierd!).
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No, mine seems to be the dud. I think he thinks I responded earlier. Anyway, did you both look at the attachments? Any suggestions?
What is your CPU vCore set to? I needed 1.55v to break 3.6Ghz (400FSB) on my E6600 and I don't think your software readings of 1.38v are your actual vCore.

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One other thing, there is no option to turn off eist and nowhere to set pci freq. (wierd!).
That's because its not labeled as EIST under the P5K Deluxe BIOS, look for Intel SpeedStep Tech and disable it, along with C1E Support.
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What is your CPU vCore set to? I needed 1.55v to break 3.6Ghz (400FSB) on my E6600 and I don't think your software readings of 1.38v are your actual vCore.
Vcore, in bios, is set at 1.3875 and I am only at 320mhz x 10 (by the way, temps are only 42c under full orthos load). This is the highest stable speed I've been able to hit. I have tried 340mhz x 10 with vcore up to 1.45 and nb voltage up to 1.55. This is so frustrating as the volts to get this thing going are so out of the ball park!

EDIT: Also, I understand that its usually noted as Intel SpeedStep Tech, but I don't have that option. Please check the zipped screenies under original post.

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Vcore, in bios, is set at 1.3875 and I am only at 320mhz x 10 (by the way, temps are only 42c under full orthos load). This is the highest stable speed I've been able to hit.
Those temperatures are perfectly normal and are in line with the temperatures I get when my system is at 333FSB (3.0GHz). You board should also be able to hit 333FSB with the CPU vCore set to AUTO.

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I have tried 340mhz x 10 with vcore up to 1.45 and nb voltage up to 1.55. This is so frustrating as the volts to get this thing going are so out of the ball park!
Anything much over 333FSB does seem to require changeing the vCore from AUTO to a higher value no matter what Core 2 you're useing from what I've seen and as you've seen this in turn raises load temperatures dramatically in some cases. Unfortunatley this is your only recourse to attain high FSB through the CPU.

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Also, I understand that its usually noted as Intel SpeedStep Tech, but I don't have that option. Please check the zipped screenies under original post.
According to the Hexus Review of the motherboard there should be an option to disable EIST in the BIOS. If your board doesn't have this option then you may want to check Asus's homepage for a newer BIOS version. The EZflash tool built into the motherboard makes it very easy these days to flash the BIOS. It does appear that your BIOS version matches that which Hexus is useing though I recommend you try reflashing to the latest version regardless.
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Vcore on auto provides no stability at or above 300fsb. Also, I know that eist is supposed to be there but...

Using 0202 bios. 0311 just added the ability to handle more cpu's and 0404 (put out 4 days ago) adds the nb straps.

Way too frustrated at this point. I wish July 22 was here; I'd punt this cpu across the room!
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The saga continues. Any advise would be appreciated at this point. I was 8 hrs orthos stable at 3200mhz x 10. I incidentally let orthos run a little longer and it failed. Current settings: Everything under cpu is disabled. NB volts at 1.40, vcore at 1.3875, ram is fine and definately not the porblem. Someone give me a hand will ya'?

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Orthos is a waste IMO.

Try PCMark05 and then when it finishes it, move to 3DMark06, that's what I do. I've never run orthos in my PC and to this date (since August of 2006) I've had a very stable system.

Currently running at 350fsb. And lots of settings are not even tweaked.
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Orthos is a waste IMO.

Try PCMark05 and then when it finishes it, move to 3DMark06, that's what I do. I've never run orthos in my PC and to this date (since August of 2006) I've had a very stable system.

Currently running at 350fsb. And lots of settings are not even tweaked.
I don't understand. Why is Orthos a waste? It loads both cores of my cpu, it helps generate heat and gives the processor tasks while it monitors to make sure that those tasks are executed successfully.

Also, now upped vcore to 1.400 still at 320mhz x 10. nb voltage at 1.4 all else including temps are the same. Temps are really good at about 44c load. Stable for about 40 minutes now.

Any suggestions? Taking a lot of juice, no?
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I don't understand. Why is Orthos a waste? It loads both cores of my cpu, it helps generate heat and gives the processor tasks while it monitors to make sure that those tasks are executed successfully.

Also, now upped vcore to 1.400 still at 320mhz x 10. nb voltage at 1.4 all else including temps are the same. Temps are really good at about 44c load. Stable for about 40 minutes now.

Any suggestions? Taking a lot of juice, no?

Not a waste, just that it does not stress the system as a whole, such as your graphics subsystem.
If you can make it through all of the 3D Mark benches without crashing, then It's safe to say your system is stable. IMO

EDIT> Took my E6700 1.52Vcore for 3.8. I was wrong, it takes my X6800 1.52 @ 3.8.
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Not a waste, just that it does not stress the system as a whole, such as your graphics subsystem.
If you can make it through all of the 3D Mark benches without crashing, then It's safe to say your system is stable. IMO
Ah, I understand. I am trying to isolate things one at a time. Right now, I know my ram would run fine up to 1066mhz at the current voltage and timings. Now I want to find out where I can put my cpu and I target the gpu next.

By the way, I read your thread on 1.7 Holy crapola!!!

What do you think? Too much v at this speed (24a stepping)?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T9550 G51VX nVidea 260m 4GB DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120 GB Agility 3 (OS/Programs Drive) 320GB 7200rpm (VM and Data Drive) Windows 7 Ultimate 1920 x 1080 (came with 1366 x 768) 
Case
Ventilated Bottom of Laptop Housing 
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i7 920 D0 - 3913B269 Foxxconn Bloodrage Sapphire 6950 2GB flashed to 6970 BIOS 6GB G-Skill Trident 2000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x OCZ Vertex 2 160GB in RAID 0 Samsung Swiftech H2O-320 W7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 24" AL2423Wdr Acer 24" P243W DAS Model S & Cherry My 7000 Seasonic 860wt Platinum+ 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
In progress R.A.T. 7 Creative Titanium HD Fiio E9 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Denon AH-D2000 AKG Q701 Grado SR225i Audio-Technica ATH-A900 
Audio
Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
e5700 HD6670 Ceton InfiniTV 4 4GB G-Skill DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
60 GB Agility 3 (OS Drive) Hitachi 3TB (TV Buffer and Recording) LG Blu-Ray Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorCaseAudioAudio
58" Samsung Plasma DH101 Polk CS2 (Center) Polk Monitor 70 (FL/FR) 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Polk Monitor 60 (RL/RR) Polk Monitor 40 (Surround L/R) Definitive Technology Supercube 2000 Onkyo HT-RC360 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T9550 G51VX nVidea 260m 4GB DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120 GB Agility 3 (OS/Programs Drive) 320GB 7200rpm (VM and Data Drive) Windows 7 Ultimate 1920 x 1080 (came with 1366 x 768) 
Case
Ventilated Bottom of Laptop Housing 
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