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post #11 of 21
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just wanted to give a pic update... i raised the Vcore another notch to get 467 stable... underload it BARELY hits 58c sometimes... mostly hovers at 56-57c



and here are the voltages...



gonna keep pushing... i havent touched the "Vfsb" that i did on my last overclock attempt... i really think thats what messed me up last time
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post #12 of 21
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ok... so i think i hit the wall... when i try bumping it up more (476x9) it freezes when inside windows and some failures in orthos. i tried upping the Vcore by a notch... with no change. i tried upping the Vnb a notch with no change... i upped them both a notch and still no change. freezing after about 20 or 30 mins. i think the 467x9 (4.2ghz) is a pretty solid overclock and im fine with that for now. it seems stable enough. i will run a 24hr test and see if it truely is stable

next step i suppose is figuring out what to do about the RAM... i have them on the lowest ratio right now and they are running at 936... they are rated for 1066. the next step up is 1120 and i tried booting that to memtest with 2.128v and it failed. i even bumped it up to 2.176 and still failed to post. i read somewhere that someone got 1120 stable outa the same ram. i will have to look for it and see what Voltage they were giving it as a reference. i even backed off the buss speed so i would get 1100 and it didnt boot. should i just run the ram at 936 instead? or lower the bus speed and get more outa the ram?

i will do some reading around on how to best overclock ram... i guess i could keep the 936 ram and mess with the timings... who knows

after i get the ram figured out, i will finish up with a GPU OC. let me know what yall think...

i will post the results of the 24hr burn in at 467x9 (4.2)
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post #13 of 21
Sorry no one else seems to be helping you...

58C is probably a bit high for a load temperature. I like to keep mine in the low 50s, tops. Thing is, the 9700 really isn't that great of a cooler. Ya, it's a big old hunk of copper with a decently lapped base, but it really isn't a very powerful cooler overall.

If you are wanting to keep those voltages, you would either have to get a TRUE / Xigmatek 1284 / Noctua NH-12 that's lapped with Push-Pull fans, or go water cooling. I know it's a big monetary investment, but running your CPU at that high of a temperature all the time isn't good for the chip, especially these fragile 45nm CPUs.

So, I think it's time to either back off your OC a little (to maybe 4 GHz even, maybe lower) or upgrade your cooling on the CPU and NB. I found that the performance difference between 3.6 GHz and 4 GHz, other than benhces, was minimal, but I ended up having to really pump up the voltage to get to 4 GHz, and decided it wasn't worth it.

If I were you, I'drun a few benchmarks at your top OC, but for 24/7 usage, I'd scale things back, unless you want to invest probably $100+ to get a better cooling solution.
post #14 of 21
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yea im not going to push it more then i have now... its been going for 10 hrs now on 467x9 @ 1.296v and the MAX temp shown by MBM is 57c, but from what ive seen after waking up, it hasnt been over 55c and hovers below it. i'm guessing it only gets up to 57 depending on the temp of the room. if i wanted to lower temps down a little i could take it back to 456x9 @ 1.248v. that should give me a load temp that wont go over 55c
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Pardon thanks for this post and thanks to pow3rtr1p for the advice I have been trying to find a guide every where. I have the same board, chip and ram so I am hopping this will give me a heads up for what I need to do to get mine to a stable 3.66 or 4.
I am an utter noob at overclocking so expect some questions
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post #16 of 21
Yay I have finally broken my OC cherry so to speak.

Following the steps on the Biostar page I found I gently prodded my E8400 up to 3.6 because it was the easiest to work out from a bus speed point of view.

I basically did the following.
C1E Support - Disabled
O.N.E. - Manual Overclock set
Intel Speed Step - Disabled
CMOS Ratio - x9
CPU Frequency - 400
DDR Enhanced Mode - Disabled
DRAM Frequency - 800
DDR2 RCOMP Configuration - Configuration 3 (not sure about this could have gone to 6)

I haven't changed any of the voltages, did a 3 hour run on P95 with no errors or warnings and got a max temp of 60 degrees with all my case fans set to low.

Flushed with success my next goal is 4, stable and at low 60's.
Any advice would be most appreciated.
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post #17 of 21
Here was the screen dump of my first test on my OC.



Seems to be running perfectly so my next goal is the big 4.
I am thinking of putting the clock speed to 500 with a x8 multiplier. This means I can set my ram to 1000 (I think) I like the idea of having the RAM running 1:1.

As I said I haven't touched the voltages yet but am guessing I may have to for the next OC.
As before any advice would be appreciated.
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post #18 of 21
Definitely time for a better cooler than the 9700 if you're over 3.8. Good numbers though and good work. Even w/ Mugen 2 when I go over 4.2 the E8400 gets too warm for my liking.

I'd suggest H2O if you really want to push things. But 4.2 on air as a daily machine is plenty fast, trust me.

And i'd suggest OCCT as testing during frequent bumps in OC. It's more sensitive than Prime95 in my experience and only takes 60 mins for a full run. I've found that machines that pass 60 mins are CPU stable. You can always prime95 for 24h after you find your max stable speed and use other progs to test memory.

Everest can give you a ballpark NB temp. As ppl have said, get some active cooling on there though.

900 to 1100 ram speed will give debateable gains. But try a RAM cooler and see if that keeps them happy. That's worked for me with a few sets.

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Any suggestions advice? or am I still too much of a noob to get advice?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Booga Boy View Post
Any suggestions advice? or am I still too much of a noob to get advice?
Copy his voltages from the pic above.
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