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Possible OC with E2180

post #1 of 16
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Hey, I have a couple of questions about the E2180.

1. Without changing any voltages what would be the maximum overclock (roughly) that you can get out of this chip?
2. Without changing any voltages, it would not create any extra heat, correct?

The reason I ask, is I am thinking of putting this chip in a HTPC, and would like to get some overclock out of it without creating more heat, but if just overclocking without upping any voltages is going to make it run hotter, that may not be an option. Thanks.
post #2 of 16
Each chip acts differently and needs to factor in the combination of board and ram. Some OC higher with stock voltages and some don't. I used to have two E2180. They can do 3.15 and 3.2G with stock voltages. In general, it can be OC to 2.6G-2.7G without changing any voltages. OC will create heat but it doesn't have that much in stock voltages. You need to install temp monitoring program to watch the temp. We have many E2180 owners. Let's wait to hear what they say.
post #3 of 16
hi..... my chip is a great OCer but it does need a big voltage boost to do this
2.6ghz was my limit on stock volts mine is currently set at 1.475v in bios
effective is 1.445v 24/7 @3.2ghz
temps are not a problem all the way up to 1.525v rarely tops 48c under 9hour orthos ..great chips
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post #4 of 16
If you want a PROVEN overclocking chip, you'll have to get one off here second-hand, as when you buy a chip you never know whether it will overclock good, some do, some don't. The e2180 is a great processor for its price (i'm getting one soon )
I doubt you'll get 3ghz and over on stock volts, but you never know, you may get lucky.
post #5 of 16
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I'm just mainly curious now about the heat issue. If I don't increase any voltages, but overclock the CPU, will it produce any extra heat?
post #6 of 16
Overclocking always increases heat. If you're not over-volting the stock cooler should be able to cope. But a $20 investment in an arctic cooling freezer 7 is really worth it (even if not overclocking, keeping the chip cool can increase lifetime)
post #7 of 16
depending on the chip..... the OC u get from not moving the vcore wont show that much improvement imo
forget the heat issue they are pretty cool cpu's anyway even if u have NO fans at all except the HSF it would stay relativly cool i recon as long as its not one of these ones with the bad internal heat sink
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post #8 of 16
Just make sure what is 'stock' voltages here. There are two situations.

1. Set to auto. Not a really stock. The voltages will be adjusted by BIOS as the clock speed increase.
2. Set the voltage to stock voltages. For example, E2180 is 1.275.
post #9 of 16
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I planned on putting a AC Freezer 7 Pro on it, but like I said, since it will be going in a HTPC heat = more noise. I want to overclock it, but not at the expense of the HSF ramping its RPM's up.
post #10 of 16
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Lins.... keeping the voltage at 1.275.
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