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The Tuniq Tower is awesome, not the best but very adequate. I will look into the CPUID Hardware Monitor. 42C max temp reached when running small FTT's doesnt sound right, especially when you guys are throwing numbers in the 60s and 70s at me.
Cool. And yeah, I hear there's one better than the Tuniq Tower, and that's the TRUE, which of course is the Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120.
post #12 of 19
I would say up the voltage to 1.4 and crank it up to 355 it should be fine @3200
even with stock cooler which you blow away with yours, also set your ram to auto
just to test the fsb max on your chip, but on that board with your chip and cooler
ram setup I am going to guess 3.2 - 3.6 easy is your max
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I hope that picture help shows relative information about my overclock. As you can see in speedfan, very uncanny temps, maxing out at only 42C during the whole small FFT's test. I'm gonna run one final pass on Memtest to see if it's stable, but if so, I'm definitely going to be increasing the FSB once yet again and maybe some voltages if things prove to be unstable.
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Yeah, that's why I use Hardware Monitor.
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Got some bad news guys. Not really sure what went wrong along the way but I'll try to give you details.

That CPU-Z validation was 100% legit, I ran Prime 95 small FFT's for 9 hours and got no errors. But since small FFT's is a test that stresses the CPU, I wanted to make sure that my overclock was rock solid so I ran MemTest86 v3.4 and at first, it gave me 1 error on Test 8. Then for some reason it just kept giving me more and more errors at an exponential rate, to the point where it was in the thousands. Not really sure how that worked because as you can see from CPU-Z, I had really loose timings at 5-5-5-15, and my Ballistix are rated at 4-4-4-12.

The worse part was that after I did MemTest86, I dropped by overclock back down to stock factory settings at 1.8Ghz, and I started experiencing these weird random screens pictured below.



It got so bad to the point that I just backed up all my work on my external, and just re-installed Vista Ultimate 32-bit and now I'm back where I started. Can you guys tell me what you think went wrong?
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I suggest you goto Xbit labs and read there article about your mobo and thier experiance
with OC it. They ran into issues with pins and your cooler.

I BSELd my strap to 1066 default this may help you some seeing as
some P35 chipsets in certain boards have holes and straps that are
a bit squirlly , not all boards , and not all p35s have this problem
but some do.

It could be as simple as giving your ram that 2.2v in the begining
I don't really have much faith in their ram any longer after seeing how many
people blew out sticks and the insane rate of failure / RMA they have with
this "awsome" ram. I personally would never buy Crucial, since I have never had
a problem with the brand I use. Also I don't know of any machince I have built
ever blowing the ram using my standard brand. OC or not
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That is called BSOD (Blue screen of death)
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I recently purchased basically the same setup you have (CPU wise) with an e2160, Arctic Freezer 7, and 2x1GB Crucial Ballistix 800 Mhz RAM and an Abit IP35-e. Here was my experience (may shed light on yours).

My e2160 is one of those that doesn't "easily overclock to 3.0 Ghz on stock HSF and voltage" as is "so common" for the e2160s. I put those in quotes because I hate when people say that. It is dependent on the die that they come from. Take my chip for example. That thing OCs like mad, but no where near what some of these guys are getting. I can get the FSB up to 310 on stock voltage. If I do this, my RAM drops to 387 Mhz (774 Mhz) instead of 800 but that was fine.

I pushed it farther though and went to 315 and then you need to increase voltage - A LOT!!! Not just a little bit. To get anything over 315 even remotely stable, I went from 1.325V (stock) all the way past 1.405 volts. Anything above FSB of 345 and it won't post no matter how high the voltage is. Anyways, I settled on FSB: 320, RAM: 2.1V, 4-4-4-12, Vcore: 1.365 and it was stable - until yesterday.

Now I am having the same problems. I leave it on, not running anything and when I come back an hour later, the screen is blank and the computer is unresponsive. I am receiving a massive amount of blue screens and a continual crash of my computer. I decided to try and trouble shoot the problem. I ran the CPU stress test on PRIME95 and it ran fine for several hours. Then I ran the RAM test and boom, error after 30 seconds. I finally cleared the CMOS and started from scratch.

I loosened the RAM timings to 5-5-5-15, lowered the voltage of the RAM to 1.8-1.9 (I read that this RAM has extreme failures the closer to 2.2V even though it is rated for it). I lowered the FSB to 310 and left the Vcore at stock even though my temps are <50 running ORTHOS for several hours. I then ran the mix RAM and CPU PRIME95 test for 3 hours, receiving no errors. I am currently running ORTHOS (Ram intensive) test right now to see what happens but am at work so I will need to wait and see if it is stable.

If this is stable, I will NOT CHANGE THE RAM. This stuff seems really unstable and doesn't like to be changed. I will leave it where it is, OC the CPU as much as possible and then call it a day.

Overall though, I think I am satisfied with the 1Ghz overclock that the 310 FSB gives me and will be content with a system that ACTUALLY works - even though it may not be the fastest.

PS: I am not sure the lot on my CPU but it has a HUGE wall at 320 FSB all the way up to the point where it won't post.
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That sounds a little bit like my e2180. When I reach 3.0GHz, it seems like the chip gets completely unstable and is unable to go any higher no matter how high I increase the voltages (meaning, vcore, FSB, NB and SB). So, I just leave it at 2.95GHz on the 10x multi, and vcore sits at 1.312v, and the rest is on auto (and autos pretty low). The ram is set to stock, 2.1v, 800MHz, except for the timings: 4 4 4 11. Although, CPUID says it's 2 4 4 11. Wow. That was the first time I looked at it since this recent oc. The divider is 3:4.
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