Originally Posted by The_Manual
So your maximum 100% load temperature is 30C?
If that is so I would consider increasing the CPU Voltage (vcore) more than what it is currently set at. As Taeric has said 1.7v is the recommended maximum value for the CPU voltage, still if your CPU is going to remain cool (55C or lower) then I would not worry that much about going a bit over that value.
Also make sure that your memory is still running at or below its rated speed or else this could cause stablability issues with the system. You can of course overclock your memory but make sure that it is operating correctly (standard test is to run memtest86 on it).
If you are convinced that it is actually not your CPU that is hindering you I would look in other places, logically I would look to the memory first, if that is not the problem check the PSU, then the next one I would check would be the motherboard (this is presuming all correct settings are implemented in the BIOS).
Something that you could try (relating to the motherboard) is to increase the motherboard voltage one notch to improve data transfer efficiency and this may allow you to hit higher speeds on your processor
Also something that may help to a degree would be to burn in your processor at the highest stable speed you can get, then in the future it may go even higher.
the psu is good... its brand new, antec 430w. the memory should have no problems, as its rated WAY higher then my cpu can take advantage of... ddr500.
now with the cpu voltage, its not staying at 1.7 its kinda fluctuating. it goes from like 1.68 to 1.71 then up and down depending on load. ill give it another shot here in a few minutes, ive got to install a dvd burner for my dad now though.