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I can get my core 2 duo to 2.38ghz stable, and any higher it'll restart in windows or not boot at all. So, the question is, what is holding me back from 3.0ghz? My temps are not an issue whatsoever. Temps linger in the high 20C idle, and load never goes higher than 42C WITH the 2.38ghz OC.

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Instead of concentrating on temps, I think you need to look at Vcore settings (both BIOS and on motherboard), FSB settings, DDR volts and timings etc. etc. I think others will want to see all your details to help. Not a lot to suggest at the moment from me - sorry.
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Originally Posted by Technophobe View Post
Instead of concentrating on temps, I think you need to look at Vcore settings (both BIOS and on motherboard), FSB settings, DDR volts and timings etc. etc. I think others will want to see all your details to help. Not a lot to suggest at the moment from me - sorry.
agreed! we need to see your volts and settings. your setting probably just need to be tweeked alittle.
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CPU Voltage - 1.4V
FSB Termination Voltage - 1.5
(G)MCH Voltage - 1.45
Memory voltage - 1.8V
Memory - 800mhz
CPU clock - 340mhz
PCIE - 100 fixed
I THINK my memory timings are something like 5-5-5-5-15
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