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post #1 of 12
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well thanks to you guys at OCN i was able to get past 2.52ghz.

so now i'm on my overclocking journey. but there are some questions i do have

1) [this is more of a problem] i cannot stop the multiplier jumping around from 6 and 9

2) what is the maximum temp

3) is it bad to raise the vcore before you need to raise it (hit the wall)

below is what i have right now. i don't know if my stepping is good. but i'm going to see how far of an OC i can get.
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1. I think its called speedstep or something. Turn it off in your bios (correct me if im wrong)
2. dont go over 60C load (again correct me)
3. Not sure, but the highest safe vcore to go to is 1.55 i think
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Dont raise the vcore unless needed for stability. This letting you know how high you can get on any given voltage.
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post #4 of 12
Get a P5B-Deluxe and see that E6600 run up to 3.60ghz, regardless of the stepping (which all are 6) nor whatever else.

Right now mine is at 3.15ghz 24/7.
post #5 of 12
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that seems to be a problem i can't get rid of. the jumping. i've disabled the eist and there is no option for speed step. i dont' know what else to do.

everytime i get i restart my computer i will post a update.

here is one now/
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that seems to be a problem i can't get rid of. the jumping. i've disabled the eist and there is no option for speed step. i dont' know what else to do.

According to this article: http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...atinum/13.html

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So, what does all this ranting and raving on my part mean. The MSI P6N SLI Platinum BIOS is broken! Everything still works, but with inhibited functionality (CPU multiplier and D.O.T. overclocking control and memory speeds specifically). And not being able to reference CPUz (an overclockers most valued tool) properly is near unforgivable. The BIOS simply ignores most of my settings in favor of its own secretive selections. If there were a 'Golden Raspberry' award we could give, this board would get it, hands down.
Eversince that article there are 2 new BIOS on the MSI site. 1.2 and 1.3, at the time this article only 1.1 was available (release bios). They say that at the time a beta BIOS fixed a lot of the problems.

Update to 1.3 if you havent already. Maybe that will allow you to disable EIST for real.
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i have a bios not yet released by msi (atleast that's what tech support said), it's a beta bios, so that i will be able to utilize 4 gb of ram. it should be the most updated.

i had internet problems so i wasn't able post, but now its fixed. so here's two updates.

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well i got to a new point, but i had to up the vcore and didn't make it to 400 fsb. well atleast not with my ram timing to be 5-5-5-15

then no matter how i much i upped the vcore i could not pass this last post. i probably have to loosen my ram timings or something. but ima give it a break for now. i may pick it back up some later day but any ideas how to get past this wall?

updated pictures of the latest clocks.


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Did you disable C1E as well? EIST should be turned off.

Though I see no reason why you should let the CPU run at its full capacity even for web browsing.

My CPU idles at 2.10ghz at all times, and when I'm gaming, the CPU jumps from 2.10ghz to 3.15ghz back and forth.

It just saves power and cycles, so I don't see why you want the CPU to be at its full speed even when it's not needed.
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Did you disable C1E as well? EIST should be turned off.

Though I see no reason why you should let the CPU run at its full capacity even for web browsing.

My CPU idles at 2.10ghz at all times, and when I'm gaming, the CPU jumps from 2.10ghz to 3.15ghz back and forth.

It just saves power and cycles, so I don't see why you want the CPU to be at its full speed even when it's not needed.
well i just wanted to see how far i could push it. but you are correct. normally i have it on, it just got annoying how it kept jumping back and foward.

but usually my cpu is not overclocked, because it just folds most of the time, unless i do music or video editing or encoding.

just felt like seeing how well it overclocked today.
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