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Wow, you must have had a really low vID chip! Mine has a vID of 1.3. Thanks for the tips so far. Anyone else?
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Wow, you must have had a really low vID chip! Mine has a vID of 1.3. Thanks for the tips so far. Anyone else?
My Q6600 had a 1.30000 VID and I ran it at 3.6 (450x8) under 24x7 load with 1.4875Vcore for months. Until I upgraded. Somebody here on OCN has that chip now, I forget who.
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I guess you're a good person to ask, e10:

What do you think of the i7 as compared to the mobo/processor you had before (same exact thing I have now)?
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I guess you're a good person to ask, e10:

What do you think of the i7 as compared to the mobo/processor you had before (same exact thing I have now)?
I think it utterly destroys anything else. If you have the burning need to destroy all who stand in your way, then get out your wallet.
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I knew I should have been more specific

For CPU voltage the board has these options:

CPU vCore
CPU Termination Voltage
CPU PLL
MCH Core

There is also, if I'm remembering correctly, a CPU Reference voltage option. The vCore is obvious to me, but the rest are not. Any explanation?
Try the following:

CPU vCore: 1.425v
CPU Termination Voltage: 1.30v
CPU PLL: 1.56v
MCH Core: 1.30v


The above voltages are not dangerous voltages and are safe for your setup.

Your board uses the P45 chipset, which defaults to 1.10v (MCH) at stock, and is rated for a 400 FSB. But you are OCing a quad core which puts more stress on the board. The NB has also undergone a die shrink and therefore cannot handle as much voltage as the previous P35, so I would never go over 1.4v to the MCH.

Also keep a watchful eye on the memory divider, or SPD in bios. The 2.0 (ABC) setting is the lowest, and should be used when OCing the CPU to prevent it from getting to high (directly linked to the FSB speed) as you OC.

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I think it utterly destroys anything else. If you have the burning need to destroy all who stand in your way, then get out your wallet.
From the results I've seen in gaming, I cant justify the cost of the upgrade...
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post #16 of 20
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Thanks so much for the suggestion, ericeod! I will have to try those settings later. What FSB should I set everything to with those voltage settings?

@E10, I really do want to destroy everything in my path, but I'm having trouble convincing myself that it's worth it...
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Thanks so much for the suggestion, ericeod! I will have to try those settings later. What FSB should I set everything to with those voltage settings?

@E10, I really do want to destroy everything in my path, but I'm having trouble convincing myself that it's worth it...
I would start with 380 (3.4GHz) to start with, then work your way up from there if it is stable. If it is not stable, drop down to 360 FSB and play with the settings some more. But I would think at 1.425v you would be stable, or close to stable at 3.4GHz. But it really all depends on the chip.
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post #18 of 20
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Well, I tried your settings with 400MHz and it failed pretty badly (took me a while to get everything back on track).

I'm currently running 3.6GHz (unstable at the moment) with everything set to auto (except the vCore which is at around 1.45 and the memory core which is at 2.1v). I also pulled out my Mushkin memory so I now only have 2x2GB Corsair Dominators.

Suggestions?
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post #19 of 20
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I really could use some help here. So far, all I have been able to get stable is 3.0 (and that's at stock 1.30 voltage!). There has to be more I can do with this chip!
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CPU ratio 8, FSB frequency 450, CPU voltage 1.5000, MCH voltage 1.4000, System Memory Multiplier 2.00B, should at least attempt to boot into Windows. Might even validate. But it'll need some tweaking.
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