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A Festivus Miracle!!!

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I can now overclock my E2180 to 3.2Ghz on 1.36V. I was hitting some sort of wall at 3.0Ghz with 1.46V, I recently upped the fsb to 320 x 10 and dropped the voltage down....lo and behold, it actually works just fine. Before it wouldn't get past the XP loading screen. It ran fine in orthos for a couple hours and worked great for gaming this morning (3 hours of Heroes 5)

I wonder why I can get more speed from less voltage? Do chips have "burn in" or something like that? I couldn't get 2.6ghz from 1.36v when I first got the computer, keep in mind I haven't changed anything else...I'm pretty excited.

Why would this happen? Just luck? Maybe because it's been 'used' a bit?

Also my temps have DROPPED from using less voltage even though the CPU is running faster...
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You might have hit an FSB hole at the lower speed.
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Praise Mithra, it's a miracle.
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A Festivus for the rest of us!
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I've got a lot of problems with you people!!
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