Originally Posted by CrackClocker
Alright i just got the Tuniq Tower from my friend and some delta fans, im going to slap on some ocz freeze and get this baby to 4ghz!!!
I doubt that cooling is what's holding you back--I was able to get 3.65GHz out of my e2180 on the stock cooler with 1.6v (yeah, yeah, yeah guys, I know, "OMG don't go over 1.55v! U will fry ur CPU!!!). It was just a "suicide run" to see if I was temp-limited or vcore-limited (to see if upgrading the cooler was even worth it). But 1.8v is a bit high, even for a suicide run... On the stock cooler with the fan on high, I only maxed out at just below 65C in orthos at 3.6GHz and 1.6v. But I absolutely needed 1.6v to get there. So dude, you might want to consider a couple things:
(1) You've hit the speed:voltage barrier, and you might need HUGE amounts of voltage to even go, say, 100MHz higher (keep in mind, as you go up in CPU speed, the voltage required increases exponentially).
(2) You might not need more voltage to go higher in CPU speed--have you tweaked your other voltages? (FSB, NB/SB/PCI). RAM timings?
(3) You might have hit your CPU's wall already, and dumping more VCORE into it won't get you higher at all.
(4) I doubt you can get this CPU to 4GHz--I'd like you to be able to, but it's VERY unlikely, regardless of what kind of air cooler you use...
(5) Just because temps are okay doesn't mean that the voltage you're duming into your CPU isn't dangerous--in addition to "frying" a cpu with too many volts, if you're constantly overvolting your CPU, you risk "electron migration" (look it up) which permanently damages your CPU, and is not dependent on or prevented by cool temps.
All in all, I think you've gotten as much out of this CPU as you can. Good thing you hit a decent OC consistent with most other people's CPU on a reasonable voltage. Check out the E1xxx/E2xxx thread for a database of current E1xxx and E2xxx users for what OC's they've gotten. Here it is: http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...on-thread.html
Hope it helps! And yeah...pull back on that vcore, lol!