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E2180 can´t get past 2.9GHz? Need help

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Hello all! Need help from the overclock geniuses!

Just did my first attempts at overclocking. Got an E2180 and overclocked to 2.5GHz (FSB 250x10), and then went for 2.9Ghz, tested running prime95 torture test with temps around 51° C under load, and Vcore 1.325V. These numbers seemed pretty good to me, and I thought I could hit and even break the 3 Ghz barrier. Problem is, everytime I go for FSB 300, no matter how much vcore i add (went from stock to 1.40 in small increments), the PC doesn´t even post. Seems weird, since at 290 Mhz FSB and low vcore everything is stable with cool temperatures. Can the 10 MHz difference in FSB make a dramatic influence to this point? What else can I try? I feel I can squeeze some more juice from my lovely e2180 Using Intel stock HSF and DDR2-800 with the closest to 1:1 synchronicity possible, since my P5K-SE doesn´t let me freely choose the values to DIMM frequency.

Please give me some suggestions!

Thanks
Marce
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post #2 of 15
First up fill in your system specs.
Right, have you tried upping the nbridge voltage and fsb strap voltage(if youve got an option)
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Hi,
Just a few points to help you.
1. For some reason the temp sensing is all wrong on the e2180. To be on the safe side its best to try and load keep temps below 60*C.
2. I would also do what Will said and give the NB MCH voltage a couple of bumps in BIOS.
3. 1.45v is about the 'sweet' spot on the e2180. That will get you above and over 3ghz but will mean you will need a better heatsink than the stock one.
4. Make sure EIST, thermal control, C1E are all turned off in BIOS
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Well, updated my system info. Not at home right now, but as soon as possible will try messing with northbridge voltage and stuff. From what I remember, EIST, thermal control and C1E are all disabled.

Getting a new HSF is something I can do in near future, but not right now, but at 2.9GHz Im pretty satisfied, I just thought I could go beyond that.

I will report later.

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post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by marcaze View Post
Well, updated my system info. Not at home right now, but as soon as possible will try messing with northbridge voltage and stuff. From what I remember, EIST, thermal control and C1E are all disabled.

Getting a new HSF is something I can do in near future, but not right now, but at 2.9GHz Im pretty satisfied, I just thought I could go beyond that.

I will report later.

Marce
Your load temps are really good considering you are on the stock cooler. 2.9ghz is really good for stock (Ish) clocks.
Let us know how you get on.
Also, I forgot to welcome you to the forums earlier. I hope you enjoy your stay
post #6 of 15
Motherboard FSB hole, when you say it doesn't post you mean like no monitor input, not even a beep? Because thats a FSB hole. Just drop the multi to like 8x and put the vcore at around 1.35 and keep upping the FSB by 10 until it posts, and hopefully yours won't be ridiculously large like mine is.
    
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post #7 of 15
Perhaps you could post a Cpu-Z screenshot? Also post one from the memory tab. 1.35v cpu vcore should be enough to get you to 3.0Ghz.
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Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy View Post
Perhaps you could post a Cpu-Z screenshot? Also post one from the memory tab. 1.35v cpu vcore should be enough to get you to 3.0Ghz.
Sadly it isn't on mine .
I need 1.4v to get to 2.6ghz. 1.45 will get me all the way up to 3.3ghz though.
Also...Nathris epic thread...Nice pic.
post #9 of 15
I think some of the newer e2180's are lemon OC's . I know mine is, i couldnt get 3.0 stable even on 1.45 vcore!
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I tend to agree with Champcar. I picked up a newer one a month ago and while I can hit 3Ghz I need about 1.44v to do it and my temperature will hit above 70 degrees according to Core Temp (adding the 15 degrees of course) while I stress it with Orthos.

There's some testing to be had with my friend's Scythe Ninja possibly this weekend at which time I'll check the surface of the heatsink and CPU to see if either are concave/convex.

Back to your issue, try dropping your multiplier to 8 and your FSB to 1500 (375x8) and you may be able to make it.

It sounds to me like your memory will be the deciding factor over all since it's value ram and you can't unlink it from the FSB. Your cooling will most likely hold you back as well although your temperatures as you've reported them at 2.8Ghz seem very reasonable to me.
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