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I've been reading some reviews on my processor, the 4400, and people have been saying they have gotten it to 2.8 stable. But they said that it needs a lot of vcore to get that high, my Asus A8N-SLi Premium only lets me raise to 1.45v at the highest. Is there any way to make it go higher, or do I need to buy a new mobo if I really want to do some good ocing with this proc?

BTW: My BIOS are the most recent, 1011.
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1.45v? Wow, that's like crazy low... I know the ASUS A8N boards are limited to 1.55 volts overall, but I guess it's lower for dual core... Well, first thing I would do is make sure all that AI NOS and auto overclocking nonsense is off, that may be limiting your core voltage, but other wise, yeah, you'll probably have to buy a new motherboard to get more core voltage.
    
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1.45v? Wow, that's like crazy low... I know the ASUS A8N boards are limited to 1.55 volts overall, but I guess it's lower for dual core... Well, first thing I would do is make sure all that AI NOS and auto overclocking nonsense is off, that may be limiting your core voltage, but other wise, yeah, you'll probably have to buy a new motherboard to get more core voltage.
Yeah...the 1.45 sucks. But IF i buy a new mobo do you guys have any recomendations?
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I agree with Yiffy....if you really want to get everything you can out of the cpu I would suggest a DFI...
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I don't really have any suggestions except the ASUS A8N32-SLi Deluxe if you can find one. DFI has left a very bitter taste in my mouth, and I would never use one or recommend one again. But the A8N32-SLi is supposed to offer core vultage up to I believe it's 1.755 volts, which should be plenty.
    
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No trying to hi jack the thread, but Yiffy, what happened with you and DFI???
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Quote:
Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy
1.45v? Wow, that's like crazy low... I know the ASUS A8N boards are limited to 1.55 volts overall, but I guess it's lower for dual core...
That is correct about it being different for dual cores. One option you could try would be to change your BIOS to 1005, that was the earliest one that supported dual core processors, may have different voltage options. I don't think that will work either, but I'm not sure. There was another thread about this somewhere that never got resolved, but I don't believe they ever ended up trying different BIOS's. Mine goes to 1.55vCore, but I don't have an X2. Maybe try the BIOS thing?

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No trying to hi jack the thread, but Yiffy, what happened with you and DFI???
Took an act of god to get the thing to just POST, it didn't seem like my RAM or something, cause replacing my expensive CH-UTT RAM with a little cheapy 256MB OCZ ValueRAM seemed to resolve the issue, if only temporarily... just a very poorly made board overall in my opinion, BIOS was buggy and hardware compatability sucked.
    
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yeah...the a8n32 is a sweet board...just really expesnive and always sold out
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If anyone has a 4400 and the A8N32-SLi could you please tell me what voltages it lets you go up to.
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