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E8400 unstable at 3.6Ghz

post #1 of 11
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Hey guys.
I'm trying to OC my E8400 to 3.6Ghz. If I set Vcore to 1.350(to get 1.32 idle and 1.29 load, can hardly get into windows setting Vcore to 1.30 or below) Orthos won't run for more than 2min without getting an error. I already disabled all the stuff like Spread Sprectrum, C1E, Vanderpool, etc, no combination seems to get me a stable overclock.
Anyone has any idea on whats wrong, or if its just the motherboard that sucks?
Help me please.
Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 11
Is the memory linked?
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post #3 of 11
I just posted these in another thread, and I realize I have a different MB, but maybe this will help. I'm running my E8400 at 3.6ghz:
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post #4 of 11
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All I know is its running at 800Mhz on stock timings. I remember reading something about it being impossible to unlink memory on Intel chipsets (I dont even know where to see if its linked or what does it mean, lol Im a complete noob on this)
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post #5 of 11
I sent my E8400 back to Newegg for replacement. Hopefully I will get one that OCs better than the one I sent back. If not, then 3.6 will have to do.
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post #6 of 11
On my p5k-e mb there is a setting in the bios, I think it's called load line calibration, it helps the vdroop alot. With that setting enabled my vdroop is 0.01v
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post #7 of 11
Do you have an option to increase FSB/VTT voltages, or reduce GTL voltage?
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I will tell you right now. Your problem is with the motherboard. Huge Vdroop. The previous owner of my chip got it to something like 3.8 at 1.5something vcore. In my mobo, I can't get that even with voltage pumped up to 1.6v. The P5k SE is garbage. Believe me, I own it. A hard vdroop mod or new mobo would fix the problem.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Slappa View Post
I will tell you right now. Your problem is with the motherboard. Huge Vdroop. The previous owner of my chip got it to something like 3.8 at 1.5something vcore. In my mobo, I can't get that even with voltage pumped up to 1.6v. The P5k SE is garbage. Believe me, I own it. A hard vdroop mod or new mobo would fix the problem.
If I get the chance I'll try the same OC on my cousin's system, its almost the same as mine, but hes got a GA-P35-DS3 motherboard.
Just in case the problem is something I done wrong, here are some screens of one of the most stable settings I tried (most stable meaning 1min 40s on orthos )
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post #10 of 11
you should have no problems hitting 3.6 im doing it at a vcore of 1.216 so there was something wrong with that chip or the board.
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