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How much does the P35-DS3L or P45-DS3L go for? For a bit more you'd get quite a bit more overclocking headroom. Another option may be to find a used board, which would get you a lot more performance for the money.
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Since that processor has a 200MHz clock base, you should be able to push it fairly decently with that board. I would not put a processor with a 333 base clock on it though. I have a P31 S3G (not es3g) board lying here that I used for several months. I originally just wanted a cheap system and was not going to overclock, but it was so easy since I had an E4600 with a x12 multiiplier. I later put an E7200 on it, and was able to do 3.1GHz with no problems. Neither of those processors has a 333 base though.
post #13 of 41
The gigabyte P31 board is great if you search google for it you find a review where they got it to clock higher on a Q6600 than it's big brother

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Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L Review
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I will eat my words if anybody manages to get a G31/P31 board past 345 FSB. Frankly I don't believe that review for a minute since they gave absolutely no details on how they managed this feat.
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Of course this does not prove that it would be stable for long, but I did briefly try 350fsb on that P31 board with the E7200 chip to see how high I could get the cpu score in 3dmark06. It did finish the benchmark with no problems, but I did not test for any length of time to see how stable it would be.
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Wow! Thanks for all the help guys! I have a E1200 1.6Ghz Celeron at the moment (Dual). I think its an Allendale chip. Would the E1200 be ok on the ES3G? O would I have to go for something more expensive like the models you lot have been recommending?
    
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Wow! Thanks for all the help guys! I have a E1200 1.6Ghz Celeron at the moment (Dual). I think its an Allendale chip. Would the E1200 be ok on the ES3G? O would I have to go for something more expensive like the models you lot have been recommending?
Your cpu has a stock 200 fsb, so you have room to overclock it on that board. Just raising the fsb to 250 would get you 2GHz. Raising it to 300 would get you 2.4GHz. You would need to adjust the memory multipler to keep it from going out of spec, but that is not hard. My P31 board has a 3x multiplier, so at a 250 fsb, the RAM would run at 750MHz. This board also has a 2.5 RAM multiplier, so a 300 fsb could also run the RAM at 750MHz.
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Your cpu has a stock 200 fsb, so you have room to overclock it on that board. Just raising the fsb to 250 would get you 2GHz. Raising it to 300 would get you 2.4GHz. You would need to adjust the memory multipler to keep it from going out of spec, but that is not hard. My P31 board has a 3x multiplier, so at a 250 fsb, the RAM would run at 750MHz. This board also has a 2.5 RAM multiplier, so a 300 fsb could also run the RAM at 750MHz.
What was your RAM Mhz before you multiplied it? Im going for 800 Mhz RAM. 2.4Ghz! Wow! Thats almost a whole Ghz faster than my current cpu.
    
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What was your RAM Mhz before you multiplied it? Im going for 800 Mhz RAM. 2.4Ghz! Wow! Thats almost a whole Ghz faster than my current cpu.
I'm currently looking at the manual for the p31 s3g board I have here (in the bios section). I will assume that the es3g is the same or similar.

In the MB Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T.) section, you need to change the "disabled" to enabled on the line that says CPU Host Clock Control. You can then change the number (that should be currently 200) to the right of the line that says "CPU Host Frequency (Mhz)"

For example, if you type in 250 next to that line that says CPU Host Clock Control, then it will raise the speed of your cpu and make it 2GHz.

(There should be a line right above that says CPU Clock Ratio or something similar. Yours should have an 8 there.)

When you type in 250, then it will automatically overclock your RAM at the same time.

There should be a line in the bios that says "Memory Frequency (Mhz)" with an 800 beside it. To the right of that number should be another number which will probably say 1000 (or something other than 800).

Now above that line should be another that says "System Memory Multiplier (SPD)". It is probably on auto, but you can change that to something else. Go to that line and look at the different options other than auto. If you change it to something else, then notice that the number beside "Memory Frequency (Mhz) 800" will also change. If you pick 3 for example, it will multiply the 250 that you typed in the CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) line by 3 to get your new memory speed of 750MHz.

There should also be an option for 2, 2.4, 2.5, and maybe a couple of others. You can try the different ones to see what your new RAM speed is.
I try to keep my RAM at or below its rated 800MHz.

There is also a line that says "Performance Enhance" with "turbo" to the right of it. I've read that it is best to change from "turbo" to "standard" when overclocking.

If you type in 300 in the line that says CPU Host Frequency (Mhz), then your cpu will be 2.4GHz. You may have to raise the CPU Voltage control though.

I am not very good at explaining things, but there is an overclocking guide here if you want to check it out and it will explain things better than I did.
Edited by TonyLee - 12/22/08 at 6:14pm
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I forgot to add that you do not want to leave the cpu voltage control line on auto.

note: I did send the op a pm with a link to a good overclocking guide.
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