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Guide for ocing a E2180

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Hi,

I'm getting some parts for my computer later, namely:

Intel Dual Core E2180 2.0Ghz
1GB 240Pin 667 DDR2 RAM DIMM 1.8V (1 stick)
Micro ATX
Intel 946GZ + ICH7

I also have an extra stick of RAM of the same spec (1Gb DDR2 667) which is from PNY, I dont know if it's important but I don't know the voltage of my extra stick. The actual manufaturer of the motherboard I don't know, but I think im right in saying the chipset is what's important?

I have sort of overclocked before. It was a P4 630 up to 3.26. However, I have an ASRock 775Dual-915GL, and I could only change VCCM and VDDQ to high. I only new to do that because of this:

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question...4154500AA1UeD6

I've done some research and looked around forums, and all I've managed to find is the general gist of it. For the most part I have almost no idea what I should change anything to. I think I understand FSB, but for things like 'Vcore' and memory timing and ratios and PCI-E and "PCI to 33" I have no idea.

Could someone be really cool and put up some instructions for what I'd want to do? It's on stock cooling (heatsink + fan) with several case fans. Also, if anyone knows the processor well and knows a stable oc which will be worth doing, they could just give me the numbers for that. I'm not desperate for it to be on the ragedy edge, but I have read that it overclocks easily to 3Ghz on stock cooling. Is that too optimistic or was that person lying?

thanks for any help,
toby
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The problem that you will encounter here is your motherboard. mATX boards rarely overclock too well and considering your board is an Intel version, I am apprehensive as to its abilities. I'll give you an outline anyway.

Find out your default memory voltage first of all and then increase it to a point where it is 2.2V. Then go to your memory timings and change them to 5-5-5-18 to ensure you have adequate headroom.

Now, on the actual processor, you won't need to increase voltage for a while. So, start by pushing up your FSB slowly. At this point, remember that your PCI-E and PCI bus should be locked to 100 mhz and 33 mhz respectively.

So in increments, increase your FSB while maintaining your memory ratio so that your RAM remains under it's spec frequency (333 mhz in this case)

Good luck I hope I haven't left too much out. Crash course ftw
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Thanks for that info. The motherboard is a Foxconn 946GZ7MA. I'm looking in the BIOS and I can't find any way to change the memory voltage. I can change the timings, so now they're on 5-5-5-15 (The last one went no higher than 15) and I can only change the PCI Express and CPU clock frequency. PCI-E is on 100Mhz and CPU's FSB is on 218, but I can't get higher than 220, otherwise the comp restarts but does nothing apart from run all fans on full and I have to reset the CMOS. I'm so confused. I'm guessing the motherboard doesn't support proper overclocking options? It's just irritating because from what I've read this proc should be able to reach 3Ghz on stock cooling...
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i5 3570K 4.2Ghz ASUS P8Z77-V LK MSI GTX 970 4GB 8GB Corsair 1600Mhz LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
500GB Seagate 80GB 2.5" SATA Corsair Force 3 120GB Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 Win 8.1 64 Pro ASUS VG248QE Zowie Celeritas 
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OCZ ZS-650w Antec 300 Logitech G400s QCK Heavy 
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i5 3570K 4.2Ghz ASUS P8Z77-V LK MSI GTX 970 4GB 8GB Corsair 1600Mhz LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
500GB Seagate 80GB 2.5" SATA Corsair Force 3 120GB Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 Win 8.1 64 Pro ASUS VG248QE Zowie Celeritas 
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