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Currently running 4.2Ghz (467x9 @ 1.32v). Very happy, and can do 4.4 with mid 50's temps load, but I cannot for the life of me get 500FSB. Seems anything much over 474 falls apart on this board. Just updated to 1201 tonight, and no difference in overclocking capability. What am I doing wrong? Anyone have any advice? I have set the NB voltage to 1.7 manually, FSB term to 1.62, CPU GTL .63, etc, and no luck so far. What am I doing wrong? Would greatly appreciate some helpful tips!

BTW - Only running 2 2GB G.Skill 1000Mhz modules right now, instead of 8GB total.
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post #2 of 10
increase your vcore to 1.46
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post #3 of 10
I hope those aren't 24\\7 volts.
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post #4 of 10
That doesnt seem right. Maybe the CPU is holding you back. Have you tried lowering the multiplier and seeing if you can run a higher FSB? I was running 515 FSB on my P5E with only 1.43v to the NB:

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I flashed with the 0403 rampage bios and could immediately post and run stable @ 500FSB, currently running 515FSB, haven't pushed any further, my crap ass ram @ 1:1 just won't hang at anything above that and don't have to crank NEARLY as much voltage. Appreciate the help fellas. Will do some more fine tuning and find out what kind of nb and fsb term voltage I need to run stable.
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post #6 of 10
I bet you only need to use 1.2 FSB termination voltage. Try that with all else the same. I never found that 1 thing helped at any higher than the lowest voltage.
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Thanks x2, I'll give it a whirl and see what happens. Wonder what the max fsb is on this thing...
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post #8 of 10
That FSB termination is extremely high. I'm surprised your chip still works. A 45nm dual-core should virtually never need more than 1.1-1.2 vtt.

For my E8400s a GTL of .61 works best.
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hi Blackws6,
if you look we have the same system,
could you tell me your set up in the bios?? i tell you mine
we goanna work together for more oc performance
Tks
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That FSB termination is extremely high. I'm surprised your chip still works. A 45nm dual-core should virtually never need more than 1.1-1.2 vtt.

For my E8400s a GTL of .61 works best.
I tried a GTL of .62 (don't have .61), and a fsb term of 1.2 (nothing lower) and the thing won't post. I have the FSB term set to auto (which is why it's so damn high), and put the GTL back where it was.
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