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post #1 of 11
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I got my cpu up to 3.2 ghz by doing 320mhz x 10 multiplier but it failed orthos...

really not sure how to do all the voltages and stuff so I left it on auto.

If anyone can help me out and tell me what to change in bios for a stable OC I would be very greatful. Giving reps as well

trying to go for 3.0 ghz w/ 4 4 4 12 timings on my ram.

im on stock cooling.
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post #2 of 11
try these:


Advanced BIOS Features
CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) Disable
CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) Disable
CPU EIST Function (Note) Disable

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
CPU Host Clock Control Enabled
x CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) what ever speed you want
PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) 100
System Memory Multiplier (SPD) 2.0, 2.4, or 2.5, depends on how high you want it o/c'ed

System Voltage Control
DDR2 OverVoltage Control: +.03v (default is 1.8v)
PCI-E OverVoltage Control [Normal]
FSB OverVoltage Control +0.2v
(G)MCH OverVoltage Control +0.2v (This is your northbridge voltage, might need +0.3)
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post #3 of 11
Stock cooling... You might have heat issues at speeds that high.
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post #4 of 11
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hm really weird, i set everything back to defaults and it failed orthos after 11mins..

does surfing the web effect the orthos test?
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post #5 of 11
you might want to check your voltages on your cpu & ram. whenever you overclock, auto isnt usually the best place to put em on.

i'm assuming you have the gskill 2x1gb ddr2-800 hz's? (the ones with the black heatsinks)
if so your ram is rated to run between 2.0v ~ 2.1v so set your ram accordingly. somewhere inbetween

Edit: gibsonnova74's got it right with the voltages

make sure you turn off c1e & eist; you'll get a more stable overclock on your rig
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post #6 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gibsonnova74 View Post
try these:


Advanced BIOS Features
CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) Disable
CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) Disable
CPU EIST Function (Note) Disable

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
CPU Host Clock Control Enabled
x CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) what ever speed you want
PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) 100
System Memory Multiplier (SPD) 2.0, 2.4, or 2.5, depends on how high you want it o/c'ed

System Voltage Control
DDR2 OverVoltage Control: +.03v (default is 1.8v)
PCI-E OverVoltage Control [Normal]
FSB OverVoltage Control +0.2v
(G)MCH OverVoltage Control +0.2v (This is your northbridge voltage, might need +0.3)
i'm following all of this, but everytime I change anything it just restores back to auto?

I put 333mhzx9 and when I save and exit then open up cpu-z it shows up as 1.8mhz 200x9

I restart open up bios again and everything is set to auto on MIT
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post #7 of 11
your saving then exiting bios right?

edit: is your rig trying to start up, then turning off like 3 times in a row. then it starts up in stock settings. if thats the case, the o/c isn't stable enough to enter windows, and it reverts back to stock settings.
Edited by gibsonnova74 - 5/11/08 at 9:07pm
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post #8 of 11
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yeah saving then exiting.

my rig shut downs once, then starts up again. I'll try lowering the mhz.
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post #9 of 11
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ok lowerd the fsb to 333x8 for 2.66mhz and saved exited...it did what you said, shut down 3 times and then reset to stock.

could it be the voltages?
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by JumboShrimp View Post
ok lowerd the fsb to 333x8 for 2.66mhz and saved exited...it did what you said, shut down 3 times and then reset to stock.

could it be the voltages?
Advanced BIOS Features
CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) Disable
CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) Disable
CPU EIST Function (Note) Disable

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

CPU Host Clock Control Enabled
CPU Clock Ratio 8x
x CPU Host Frequency 375mhz
PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) 100
System Memory Multiplier (SPD) 2.0

System Voltage Control
DDR2 OverVoltage Control: +.03v (default is 1.8v)
PCI-E OverVoltage Control [Normal]
FSB OverVoltage Control +0.2v
(G)MCH OverVoltage Control +0.2v (This is your northbridge voltage, might need +0.3)
CPU Voltage Control 1.4v

see if you can boot into windows with these settings.
Edited by aod2002 - 5/11/08 at 10:06pm
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