Originally Posted by jarble
had the volts set on 1.5 (with droop it was 1.45)
Leave the voltages on auto first, and then see where it gets you.
Hang on, I think I just gave someone else this same advice this morning. I'll be back with a quote.
EDIT: Here it is. He has an E2140, and his FSB is set at 375 with a multi of 8x. I had already told him to keep the voltages on auto, and he was successfully able to boot up at 2.99. Since it worked for him there, I told him this.
Edited by hiiyah777 - 12/16/08 at 9:25am
Originally Posted by hiiyah777
Lol, thanks for the compliment, but I wouldn't go so far as to call myself a "legend".
What you can do now is run Prime95 for 6-12 hours to test stability. Once you've got it there, if you're so inclined, you can start messing with the voltages.
See what voltage it's running on for that speed, and set it to that voltage manually. Once you boot it up again, check stability. If it passes, then notch the voltage down just one. Reboot, check stability.
Keep doing that one by one. Once you get to the lowest voltage that is not stable, just back it up one more, and you should be at the lowest voltage your MB & CPU will run together at that speed. The end result is lower temps, because you're not pushing more voltage than your chip needs.
Auto voltage automatically applies a little additional voltage to your chip to be safe, but by doing what I just described, it could hopefully save you a good 5 degrees or more.