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I want to choose an e2xxx CPU for OC, please throw some advice my way.

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Hi,

I am going to use a motherboard that is DEFINITELY not a good overclocker. I currently have an e2160 (9 multiplier) on an ASRock 4coreDual-SATA2 Rev.2 motherboard. That motherboard does not allow for a FSB of over 290, so I picked a CPU with a multiplier that left lots of unused clocks in the CPU. I want to buy a CPU with a higher multiplier...

I can't increase the Vcore voltage so this OC will be stock Vcore to the CPU. Actually, no voltages for OC'ing can be increased. Do you think that I can get a CPU to 3.19 GHz on stock voltage ? If so, I can buy a e2200 (multiplier 11) and stick it right in this mobo and run at 3.19 GHz. A 2220 has a multiplier of 12 and would probably be too much to expect the thing to even post at nearly 3.4, eh?

What CPU would you buy or suggest ? I would spend up to $130 US but like the price of the 2180 or 2200 better.

Thanks,

B.
post #2 of 7
I don't know. I would sell the ASRock board, get another P35 board and max the your current e2160. But this is just MO thou.
post #3 of 7
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I am going to do that sort of... I am going to put the 2160 on a Gigabyte P35 board from newegg - that maxes that out... then I want the CPU with a higher multiplier to get the most advantageous OC with this FSB limited ASRock. I will have two boxes, the ASRock will be Linux, the Gigabyte will be Windows.

I am just asking what CPU you guys would buy to get the best OC with stock volts, cooling on a Mobo that is tapped out at FSB of 290.

Advice, please..
post #4 of 7
You can find great overclocking motherboards for ~$75, which would be a much better choice than upgrading from a e2160 to an e2200.
    
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1. Motherboard do you have in mind ?

2. I am not just upgrading from a e2160 to an e2200 because I will have the 2160 on a Gigabyte or the motherboard you suggest. So, let's say I can get that FSB to 333. Well that rig would be 333x9. So, 3 GHz. I am happy with that.

The other box, will have the lesser ASRock board, with a FSB of 290. That is why I am asking for a CPU with a higher multiplier. I can then go to 3GHz on that box too, by either a 10.5, 11 or 11.5 multiplier. So, I am still asking for the CPU that you would use and also a mobo recommendation
post #6 of 7
The e2200 has the same scale as e2180. I tried three few months ago. Two were around 3.1G and one was able to do 3.5G.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...00-budget.html
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well I guess the e2200, like you said has the higher multiplier
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