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I've been trying to overclock my new comp the last couple of days and for some reason I think I've hit a wall.

Currently I'm running @ 360 x 9 = 3.24Ghz w/
vCore = 1.4(in bios) 1.38(CPUZ)
VDimm = 2.3
FSB OC voltage = +0.2
Mem divider set to 2 (1:1)

I ran Orthos for about an hour with no problems, temps did get a bit high though, 34c idle/56c-60c max load.

I've tried pushing it further to 365FSB and upp'd the Vcore to 1.41 in the bios but when running orthos my computer will reboot or lock up. Plus the temps at full load can spike up to 63c, although it usually doesn't stay that high. I'm not sure I want to push the Vcore any higher as temps are starting to get high. Does anyone have any ideas?

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post #2 of 20
You need better cooling before you up the Vcore anymore, it looks like you do need more Vcore.

How is your ambient room temp?
You need excellent airflow for the Zalman to really work well.
What is your case fan configuration?

Edit> Ah you have a JR. Where is your intake fan, down low or directly across from the Zalman?
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post #3 of 20
up the voltage to around 1.45v - 1.47v, after 3.2Ghz, the C2D need more than 1.4v. My E6300 at 3.5Ghz needs 1.49

EDIT: - ACK, nevermind. I didnt notice your temps before. either your room is too hot or your case is not well ventilated. you may need watercoling to go any higher with those conditions, or move to a cooler room.
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post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
You need better cooling before you up the Vcore anymore, it looks like you do need more Vcore.

How is your ambient room temp?
You need excellent airflow for the Zalman to really work well.
What is your case fan configuration?
Room temperature is decent around 22-24c. My case is pretty clean inside I've done some decent cable management, so air flow shouldn't be a problem. At this time I only have 2 120mm case fans that came with the case. More details on the case here. There is a vent hole on the side panel where I want to mount a fan but I only have 80mm around and I think I need a 92mm. I wish I could add more fans but this case just doesn't offer any other places to mount them. I do have a pci slot fan in my old comp I could put it but I don't think it would help that much.
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post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by Ravage81 View Post
Room temperature is decent around 22-24c. My case is pretty clean inside I've done some decent cable management, so air flow shouldn't be a problem. At this time I only have 2 120mm case fans that came with the case. More details on the case here. There is a vent whole on the side panel where I want to mount a fan but I only have 80mm around and I think I need a 92mm. I wish I could add more fans but this case just doesn't offer any other places to mount them. I do have a pci slot fan in my old comp I could put it but I don't think it would help that much.
You need to move your intake fan up, so it's directly across from the Zalman.
The Zalman needs excellent cross flow to really be efficient, see pic.
I just got my JR and that's the first thing I noticed, the stock location of the intake fan is bad.

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hm... doesnt look too bad, but usually you dont want to go over the low 60s load when using a C2D, well, at least I dont, there's really no "proven" evidence that over 60 temps will kill your cpu for sure but it's just a caution.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ravage81 View Post
I've been trying to overclock my new comp the last couple of days and for some reason I think I've hit a wall.

Currently I'm running @ 360 x 9 = 3.24Ghz w/
vCore = 1.4(in bios) 1.38(CPUZ)
VDimm = 2.3
FSB OC voltage = +0.2
Mem divider set to 2 (1:1)

I ran Orthos for about an hour with no problems, temps did get a bit high though, 34c idle/56c-60c max load.

I've tried pushing it further to 365FSB and upp'd the Vcore to 1.41 in the bios but when running orthos my computer will reboot or lock up. Plus the temps at full load can spike up to 63c, although it usually doesn't stay that high. I'm not sure I want to push the Vcore any higher as temps are starting to get high. Does anyone have any ideas?

For system spec just look at the sig its all there.

Sounds like you got a CPU that doesnt overclock very well. I wouldnt push it any farther until you get better cooling. The C2Ds dont necessarily need more vcore, mine OCs to 3.24GHz, 360FSB x 9 multi on 1.22v.
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post #8 of 20
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Do mean i need to mount it internally? or just higher up in the front panel?
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post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ravage81 View Post
Do mean i need to mount it internally? or just higher up in the front panel?

Higher up in the front panel, at the level where i'm pointing with the pencil.
You might even consider 2 intakes with higher CFM.
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post #10 of 20
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Quote:
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Higher up in the front panel, at the level where i'm pointing with the pencil.
You might even consider 2 intakes with higher CFM.
I'll take a look into that for sure. I think I'll need to move my dvd drive up one bay but no big deal.

Edit: I just took a look at the front panel and I'm not sure if its going to be possible to mount it higher. I don't see any mount holes that I could use to put the fan any higher. I'll take another look later on when I have more time. If you have a pic of where/how I should mount it that would be awesome.
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