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i had a chip from dec. with a 1.3250 or 1.35 vid and i hit 3.6 with ~1.5 vcore
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i'm wondering if your PSU is up to running an 8800GT and OC'ign your CPU, run OCCT and look at the voltage graphs.
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drop your multi as low as you can.

Raise your FSB such that with the 10x multi, you get 3.2ghz (try this with 330FSB) But make sure your CPU is under 3.0ghz

run OCCT, make sure you test CPU and RAM, this is of the utmost importance to ensure stability.

Once your high-fsb (under 3.0ghz) overclock is stable, start raising the multiplier, one number at a time, testing each number. this should give you an idea of what is the issue: CPU or motherboard.

if you cant hold higher FSB, its obviously motherboard and you need to tweak it. if you hold HIGH fsb but fail after raising your multi, you need more voltage, better cooling, or your chip just sucks (sorry)

hope you try this, it works universally with almost everyone
    
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You think I'm overstressing my Antec Earthwatts 430w?

Previous attempt went real bad. Right now I'm trying 390x8. I don't seem to have an FSB wall so its the chip. If this doesn't work, I don't know what will. Looks like I just have a crappy chip.
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Have you updated your BIOS recently?
    
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I've run for roughly an hour, NO errors. I'm at 3.1GHz. This isn't anything major but it shows 3.0GHz isn't its limit. I'm gonna try for 3.2 now, and probably leave it there.
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I've run for roughly an hour, NO errors. I'm at 3.1GHz. This isn't anything major but it shows 3.0GHz isn't its limit. I'm gonna try for 3.2 now, and probably leave it there.
Good on ya. Strange, you must have a bad chip. My e2160 runs at 3.2ghz 1.45v easily. Correct me if I'm wrong, aren't the e2160 and e2180 chips the same with the exception of the multi? You could try to emulate my setup (9 x 355) and see what happens. And I'm OCing on an nVidia chipset too...
     
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post #18 of 24
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I suspect 400x8 will work if I do some tweaking. I have it stable for 4 hours on 390x8. But 400 doesn't work. My voltages are at an unreal 1.48v. Until I find a way to get 3.2 or more stable, I'm just gonna stay at 1.4v and 300x10.
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post #19 of 24
well keep going higher, sometimes the voltage you have to use after bumping, can actually take you a bit further

You might find yourself at 3.3-3.4 when your done

Happened to me... 1.28V in windows got me to 4.15Ghz, then I needed 1.31 to advance even 30mhz... but the 1 step voltage up was able to take it up another 120mhz


EDiT: just read that last post... damn
    
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post #20 of 24
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I'm not comfortable with the voltages. I know I'll need 1.5v to get even 3.2 or more, and thats just not cool with me. My temps are 56c full load now.

I can get 1.4v with 300x10, and the 200Mhz won't make a difference.
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