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Well since you have such a high multiplier

run some benchmarks at the CPU speed you have

then use a lower multi/higher FSB... IE Do a 429 FSB with 7 multi for 3.0 ghz.... You will get better memory performance

or if you still dont want to push it, do the same with 8x multi

usually, most motherboards have a golden spot at 1600 effective mhz - which is a 400 FSB... but you would need a 7.5 multi to do that

benchmark tho - this will show weather or not you are actually increasing speed, or just being redundant.. although I can almost guarantee an increase in memory bandwidth and slightly better CPU scores at the same CPU speed
    
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Yeah, the Earthwatts might be the limiting factor here.

And what's wrong with 1.5V? The chip can handle it (and it can also handle higher temps than you have now....) so why not? And is that the voltage in BIOS? or as reported in CPU-Z? You might just have a board that v-droops like nuts.
    
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What's wrong with 1.5V? The chip can handle it (and it can also handle higher temps than you have now....) so why not? And is that the voltage in BIOS? or as reported in CPU-Z? You might just have a board that v-droops like nuts.

(PS: I am actually feeding my folding E6750 1.525V I know, I like living on the edge. Knowing that my board v-droops a bit, I probably have 1.49V or so in the OS environment.. and that's nice )
    
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Good point

Are you telling us voltge that is set in BIOS or acctual voltage in windows? Because the voltage in windows is what matters, not what you set it to

IE: You could set 1.57 volts in BIOS, but windows will tell you that you have 1.50 volts on the CPU... Using cpuz you can measure volts
    
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