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I flashed F5c on my board a few days ago and it's working great for me now. But...

I'm having stability issues with OC'ing my E2180 to 3GHz (9x333MHz) when manually changing the voltage. If I set all of the voltage settings to Auto, then Orthos Blend, Small FFTs, and Memtest all go for 8+ hours without a problem. The CPU's temp peaks around 60C for the first hour or so, then backs down to around 52C for the duration of the test.

Unfortunately, the motherboard wants to set the Vcore to 1.536 according to CPU-Z. If I manually set the Vcore to 1.46-1.48, Orthos Blend stress tests fail either within minutes or after 9 hours. I've changed the DDR2 voltage, FSB voltage, and MCH voltage per other threads and still have instability.

Here's a rundown of my system and settings:

EP35-DS3L
E2180 @ 3.0GHz 9x mulitplier 333 MHz
Geil DDR2-800 5-4-4-12 @ 5:6 ratio (still at 800)
Arctic Freezer 7 Pro


How are the rest of you able to OC your E2180 @ 3GHz without keeping the voltage at 1.5v+? Is this a problem with the EP35's?

EDIT: I just read on another board that I should load optimized defaults after flashing, which I did not do. I'll try that as soon as I get home.
Edited by squagel - 6/20/08 at 11:08am
post #42 of 42
i'm new here ..

i have the same board like u .. and after i flashed it to F5 it have zero problem .

i can overclock my E8200 to 550x7 with no prob ..

without changing the mch and fsb voltage .
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