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post #1 of 12
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If you have the e2180 on the 680i, then I need your expertise. It's a plus if you also have the same memory as I do.

I just tried going from 2.95GHz to 3.0GHz with a 10x multiplier, and I loosened the memory from 4 5 4 11 to 5 5 5 15. I increased the voltage from 1.31 to 1.34, and then I ran an Orthos Small FFTs test. I came back about an hour later to find that the system had rebooted.

So, I'm just wondering if 3.0GHz is a wall where I could probably only go as high as 2.99GHz. I ask this because it seems like it's unstable no matter how high the vcore is, and no matter how loose the timings are.

I'm also wondering what I should try with this particular system.


Thank you in advance for your time. I appreciate it very much.
post #2 of 12
What do you have your ram running at right now? You say you loosened your timings which would imply that you're compensating for a higher clock speed on the memory... perhaps this is where you're running into trouble?
post #3 of 12
what speed is ram running at when you load the 300FSB? if you can, try and lower down the ram multiplier and see if you have any luck. if you want to test for a wall, go a bit over 300 and see that works any better. if nothing else, you may have just reached the limit of your particular chip. good luck to you though, hope you can get it running faster.
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what speed is ram running at when you load the 300FSB? if you can, try and lower down the ram multiplier and see if you have any luck. if you want to test for a wall, go a bit over 300 and see that works any better. if nothing else, you may have just reached the limit of your particular chip. good luck to you though, hope you can get it running faster.
This is also a good idea.... your instability might be due to an FSB hole so try dropping down your multi and upping your FSB... make sure to set memory to unlinked and put it @ 800MHz with loose timings (factor it out for now; fine tune it later)
post #5 of 12
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I'll give that a shot when I have time to stress test!

The ram timings are currently set to 4 4 4 11 with 800MHz. But prior to this little test, I had them at 4 5 4 11, which is when I loosened them to 5 5 5 15.

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what speed is ram running at when you load the 300FSB? if you can, try and lower down the ram multiplier and see if you have any luck. if you want to test for a wall, go a bit over 300 and see that works any better. if nothing else, you may have just reached the limit of your particular chip. good luck to you though, hope you can get it running faster.
This BIOS doesn't have a RAM multiplier adjustment. But it does have just about everything else. So, it sounds like I might be able to jump over this wall and have stability. Is this the correct interpretation?
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This is also a good idea.... your instability might be due to an FSB hole so try dropping down your multi and upping your FSB... make sure to set memory to unlinked and put it @ 800MHz with loose timings (factor it out for now; fine tune it later)
How loose would you say? Is 5 5 5 18 loose enough. I mean, how loose is "too loose. nobody goes that loose."?

I'll give these things a shot. I think it would be fun if I could have good temps and have a 3.2GHz oc. I may not need an increase in speed, but y'know, why not? For me, this is all about the fun of oc'ing (and plus, getting to know the system)!
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I'll give that a shot when I have time to stress test!

The ram timings are currently set to 4 4 4 11 with 800MHz. But prior to this little test, I had them at 4 5 4 11, which is when I loosened them to 5 5 5 15.


This BIOS doesn't have a RAM multiplier adjustment. But it does have just about everything else. So, it sounds like I might be able to jump over this wall and have stability. Is this the correct interpretation?


How loose would you say? Is 5 5 5 18 loose enough. I mean, how loose is "too loose. nobody goes that loose."?

I'll give these things a shot. I think it would be fun if I could have good temps and have a 3.2GHz oc. I may not need an increase in speed, but y'know, why not? For me, this is all about the fun of oc'ing (and plus, getting to know the system)!
Yes, I forgot that you were running an nforce board where you can manually set RAM timings.....man I miss my nforce because of that. 5-5-5-18 will be fine for testing, and if you're running them at stock (ie 800mhz) you'll be able to trim them down later. So yes, drop down your CPU multiplier, jump up your FSB and see what results you come up with. If you can get like 320-330 FSB out of a lower multiplier, then bring your multi up to stock and try out the working FSB. Hope this helps.
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How loose would you say? Is 5 5 5 18 loose enough. I mean, how loose is "too loose. nobody goes that loose."?
too loose is being as loose as your [insert significant female in your life here]
Haha... j/k bro j/k

In general, making sure your ram stays @ stock speeds and stock timings will be adequate in factoring it out of the equation.... Once you find your max CPU OC and are happy with it, then you can start toying with ram settings... doing so while you're trying to find your max CPU OC will just leave you wondering why you've hit a wall
post #8 of 12
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Hmm, I tried that, and at this point it looks like the wall on this combination of parts might be 3.0GHz. I'm still gonna test every so often, though. At least until I get the e8400 in a month or two!
post #9 of 12
it must be the mobo becuase every e2180 i know goes higher than that. you tried upping the nbridge sbride and fsb strap volts?
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post #10 of 12
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it must be the mobo becuase every e2180 i know goes higher than that. you tried upping the nbridge sbride and fsb strap volts?
Should I increase them a little higher than they sit when they're at Auto?
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