Hi guys, i just registered cuz i looked all over the net to find a forum about this motherboard which i have and i'm glad to have found one. I have a P5N-d motherboard with a Intel Pentium E2180 and my Core Voltage is 1.152 V as it states on my Cpu-z eventhough in bios i know it's 1.20 unless i'm an idiot and don't know the difference between those lol. Anyhow. I'm at 2ghz stock settings. x10 but stays at x6 if not at load we all know what handles the changes in bios for this mobo, My Ram is a OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 Reaper HPC 4GB Edition and it shows on my ram sticker the timmings are 5-5-5-18 (1.8) volts. Here's the weird thing.. in cpu-z my timmings are 6-6-6-31 isn't that odd cuz i set my Overclock auto feature Standard instead of Auto. it's 24 clocks and command rate is 2T. Is this accurate? It even shows 400mhz let alone in bios it shows i'm using 800mhz? perhaps CPU-Z error? Anyhow..I really wanna overclock this to 3ghz but i don't know how to do this step by step and i'm a huge noob at voltages, i'm using 550 watt power supply Logysis set-up but i have intentions of buying 700 watt power supply OCZ this weekend. Umm.. the last overclock i did was 960mhz and it crashed.. i can't even get this far but that was with my older tower and my airflow is crap, i haven't tried overclocking for awhile because i am not in the mood to re-apply thermal cuz the thermaltake Spin Q cooler unit is a pain in the ass to seat the push pins are stupid sometimes and i don't know how many times i nearly cut myself on these fins lol.
I would appreciate step by step help how to overclock this to 3ghz or perhaps stay at 2.8 but i have been told the E2180 is a overclocking champ and i seen my max current can go up to 3800mhz i was shocked it shows that i am capable of going to that max but i never done that before.. I have a Antec tower now and i have great airflow so i shouldn't worry but i need specific instructions how to overclock this step by step without maybe making a big jump, look at me rambling here but help a gamer here cuz i wanna see if i can achieve this without any problems instead of buying a Quad Core