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Ok, I got my Q6600 up to 3.30 stable on this board, but I didn't like the temps... I had to fiddle around with the Vcore a lot because the 3rd core kept failing after about 30 seconds of Orthos. Once I got it set, they were around 70 degrees with coretemp at 1.4V... so I lowered the FSB and Vcore a little bit to get 67 degrees, running at 3.24. I read that the temperature measused by coretemp is 10 degrees hotter than the way Intel measures the processor... so that means my max is 81, rather than the intel spec of 71. Does anyone know how true this statement is?
It's not, you've got it backwards. Coretemp is 15C lower than it should be.
* EDIT * SORRY! This is for Speedfan, not CORETEMP. * EDIT *


I run 1.3875 BIOS (which is actually 1.3275 Vcore) for 100% stable at 400x8 = 3.2ghz currently. Consider using this to keep your memory at 1:1 (sig says ddr2 800). I made no changes to DDRv, FSB, or (g)MCH (north bridge) voltages to obtain this stability.

Is your reading that you're giving us from the BIOS or from a program? The BIOS is always ~0.045v higher than the actual vcore.

Did you use thermal grease? Check to see if it's seated properly and make sure you didn't put too much grease on it. Remember, when applying thermal grease, you aren't making a seal or a gasket, you're putting just enough to make the die look dull. It's to fill cracks/crevices unseen to the human eye, not to make a layer between the two.

Also, you can turn off smart fan management so that you know how the processor reacts under full fan cycle.
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Hi - Just finished my first build - a budget gaming rig for my son (see my system specs). Everything's running smooth, but I got inspired by this site (and this thread in particular), so I decided to overclock it. I have it up to 3.10 Ghz with the vcore up to 1.45625, and it's run stable in Orthos for a couple of hours. The only real changes I've made are the CPU clock, the SPD, and the vcore. Does anyone have any suggestions? My bios settings and a CPU-Z screenshot are below, followed by a few specific questions. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Advanced Bios
Limit CPUID Max - disabled
C1E - disabled
CPU Thermal Monitor - enabled
CPU EIST - disabled

M.I.T. settings
Robust Graphics Booster - Auto
CPU Clock ratio - 10X
CPU freq. - 3.10 Ghz (310X10)
CPU Host Clock Control - enabled
CPU Host Freq. - 310
PCI Express Freq. - 100
CIA2 - disabled
Performance enhance - standard
system memory multiplier (SPD) - 2.00
Memory Freq. - 667 Mhz - 620 Mhz
System Voltage Control - Manual
DDR2 overvolt control - normal
PCI-E overvolt control - normal
FSB overvolt control - normal
(G)MCH overvolt control - normal
CPU overvolt control - 1.45625 v
Normal CPU vcore - 1.32500 v

1) Any obvious mistakes or recommendations?

2) CPU voltage at 1.45625 - Is this getting too high? My temps are fine, but I understand that you can over-volt the CPU even before the temps get too high. Is this correct? Should I risk pushing it anymore, or should I try tweaking other settings first? To get from 3.0Ghz to 3.1 Ghz, I had to bump this up about 8 notches (I think it's .0125 increments). Is this normal? Please note that my actual voltage in CPU-ID comes up as 1.424 (idle) and 1.392-1.408 (load), I assume due to vdroop.

3) Memory - I have 4 gigs (1 gig each) of HP PC2-5300 DDR2 667Mhz (Micron D9 chips). I got them cuz they were cheap - $5 each. They're rated at 1.8v, but I read in another forum that someone had them running at 400Mhz 2.2v for several months with no problems. Would it make sense to raise the mem multiplier or otherwise oc the memory, or would I not get much benefit out of that since I'm not yet at their max speed yet? Right now the SPD is at 2.0 for a 1:1 ratio. Should I keep my eye out for faster, brand-named RAM or is this not really keeping the OC from going higher?

4) Should I mess with the other voltage settings (i.e. PCI-E, FSB, (G)MCH)? If so, any suggestions with my system?

Thanks very much!

PY
    
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Hi all

I was looking at these two heat sinks for overclocking my CPU

The Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme
The Enzotech Ultra-X

I decided to go with the Enzotech Ultra-x will this fit the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L?

Thanks all

Jim
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Originally Posted by Yman View Post

1) Any obvious mistakes or recommendations?
Everything looks pretty good to me. I can't spot anything offhand.

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2) CPU voltage at 1.45625 - Is this getting too high? My temps are fine, but I understand that you can over-volt the CPU even before the temps get too high. Is this correct? Should I risk pushing it anymore, or should I try tweaking other settings first? To get from 3.0Ghz to 3.1 Ghz, I had to bump this up about 8 notches (I think it's .0125 increments). Is this normal? Please note that my actual voltage in CPU-ID comes up as 1.424 (idle) and 1.392-1.408 (load), I assume due to vdroop.
I don't think you've anything to worry about yet. I believe your chip is rated for .85 to 1.5 volts, so no need to worry about your vcore. I have the E6750, which is rated the same voltage and it's running at 1.46875.

Yes, it's normal to have to go up quite a jump once you get to higher overclocks. It takes more and more vcore for stability when you get to higher clocks.

As for the voltage readings, mine reads 1.440 idle in CPU-z (note the bios setting of my chip above) and drops to 1.424 under load.

You're looking all good from what I can see, although I'm no guru. I wouldn't worry about pushing the vcore up higher. Just keep it below 1.5 volts and watch your temps and you should be fine.

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3) Memory - I have 4 gigs (1 gig each) of HP PC2-5300 DDR2 667Mhz (Micron D9 chips). I got them cuz they were cheap - $5 each. They're rated at 1.8v, but I read in another forum that someone had them running at 400Mhz 2.2v for several months with no problems. Would it make sense to raise the mem multiplier or otherwise oc the memory, or would I not get much benefit out of that since I'm not yet at their max speed yet? Right now the SPD is at 2.0 for a 1:1 ratio. Should I keep my eye out for faster, brand-named RAM or is this not really keeping the OC from going higher?
I'm not familiar with that RAM, but what may hold you back is having all four RAM slots filled. This often leads to instability on many boards. Many times I've seen it mentioned that you'll need to add more voltage to your RAM in order to keep it stable when you have all 4 slots filled.

If you're not opposed to it, I'd definitely look for a deal on 2 sticks of performance RAM. If you're set on having 4 GBs, I believe you can find some brand name RAM that comes in 2 x 2GB sticks at a decent price.

I don't know if I'd bother raising your RAM multiplier. If your RAM isn't performance RAM, you may not be able to get it stable if you OC it since you have all 4 slots filled (although where you read a report someone else has it successfully OCed to 400 MHz, then you may have some luck with it).

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4) Should I mess with the other voltage settings (i.e. PCI-E, FSB, (G)MCH)? If so, any suggestions with my system?
If you can't get your rig stable after raising your FSB and vcore, then you could try tweaking those voltages. Just tweak one at a time and test for stability. Once you find a stable configuration, you may be able to raise your FSB again.

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Thanks very much!

PY

Good luck! Hope I helped at least a little.
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Hi all

I was looking at these two heat sinks for overclocking my CPU

The Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme
The Enzotech Ultra-X

I decided to go with the Enzotech Ultra-x will this fit the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L?

Thanks all

Jim
Says it's compatible with socket 775 boards, so I'd assume yes. I'm quite impressed with the Ultra 120 Extreme. Keeps my chip nice and cool.
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Hey all, I am working on trying to get my E8400 OC to 3.6, 9 x 400, but I have increased the voltage to 1.175 so far and it will error out when windows is almost done loading. How far should I raise my voltage while still being safe? Standard volt for my processor according to this board is 1.150.

On Intel's website I found this, VID Voltage Range: 0.85V - 1.3625V. Does that mean i can safely go up to 1.3625?
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Hey all, I am working on trying to get my E8400 OC to 3.6, 9 x 400, but I have increased the voltage to 1.175 so far and it will error out when windows is almost done loading. How far should I raise my voltage while still being safe? Standard volt for my processor according to this board is 1.150.

On Intel's website I found this, VID Voltage Range: 0.85V - 1.3625V. Does that mean i can safely go up to 1.3625?
Yep. The 'standard' reading in the BIOS is just what the nominal operating voltage is. Don't be afraid to give it more, but try to keep it under the upper limit of the Intel specs.
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Everything looks pretty good to me. I can't spot anything offhand.

You're looking all good from what I can see, although I'm no guru. I wouldn't worry about pushing the vcore up higher. Just keep it below 1.5 volts and watch your temps and you should be fine.
I might try to push the vcore a little more - I assume when you say keep it below 1.5v you mean actual (CPU-Z) readings, not the bios setting?

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I'm not familiar with that RAM, but what may hold you back is having all four RAM slots filled. This often leads to instability on many boards. Many times I've seen it mentioned that you'll need to add more voltage to your RAM in order to keep it stable when you have all 4 slots filled.
I think I'll pull two sticks of RAM - they're probably overkill, particularly since I won't be running Vista. I ran memtest+ and it looks like the RAM is stable. Since I'm still well under its max (667Mhz) and it's stable at 1:1, I assume that's not the limiting factor. I'll keep an eye out for any sales on performance RAM in the future.

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Originally Posted by Coelocanth View Post
If you can't get your rig stable after raising your FSB and vcore, then you could try tweaking those voltages. Just tweak one at a time and test for stability. Once you find a stable configuration, you may be able to raise your FSB again.
Thanks - will try! Repped for the help!


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Good luck! Hope I helped at least a little.

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Hi my Comp has

E2180, GA-P35-DS3L (Of Course) Arctic Freezer 7 (installed Yesterday)

all the settings are stock, and in CPU:Z it shows up as 1:2 ratio 6-6-6-18,

my ram is OCZ=
http://shop1.outpost.com/product/543...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

what is supposed to be a good idle time, and how soon should i OC as i installed the new HSF yesterday
    
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i just got my e2180 and ga-p35-ds3l. popped it in. loaded up initially to see if it loads up fine. then rebooted and went strait to bios haha.
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