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EVGA Nforce4-SLi 3000+Venice @ 2.7GHz

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I've had an EVGA-Nforce4 SLi with a Venice 3000+ given to me so I decided to put it through the paces and not really expecting much out of it.

3X Multi
300FSB
1.7V
2.7Ghz

Idle 33C
Load 52C

Edit: By the way, this is with 4 dimm banks filled an 2T @ 2.5 - 3 - 3 - 8

I"m far from finished playing with it and am very surprised at the temps. A cheapo board and lower end Venice did not have me expecting much. The voltage seems a bit high but I couldn't get prime stability without it and the temps at that voltage are fine.

Now I know that due to electrostatic migration this is not a healthy voltage on stock air but damn, there's not a lot of heat coming from this system.

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You're going to kill that poor chip with those volts. Not a good idea to go beyond 1.65V on air NO MATTER WHAT THE TEMPERATURES. But that's just me, others may claim otherwise.
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Dude, tone it down a bit! I run 1.4 volts for 280 fsb and it's stable. What is your stepping? Try running with just one or two sticks of ram, Should go higher.
    
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Just testing it guys and there is very little chance that I will kill the chip or the board with the testing I am doing. I am far from a neophyte in overclocking and am not expecting to make this a long term proposal. I will probably end up with ~1.55V and better cooling (although it really doesn't need it) before I give it to my brother's son for gaming.

I appreciate the concern and remember that this board (EVGA) is known for needing a bit more voltage than an ASUS A8N-SLi. I have had a few of them. The ones I had gave me a top end of 1.55 and a maximum of 2.68GHz at 1.55 I was just looking to see what this board, processor and cheapo dram would do. I am impressed with it as it is a Jetway iteration.

I've since dropped it down to 1.6V and 2.62Ghz. Of course there will be more voltage needed for the four X 512 strips so that needs to be taken into account as there is no way that I could make 2.5GHz @ 1.4V with 4 X 512 or this board. It's doubtful that I could pull that with any board and the boy's getting 2GB for his gaming. This board has 100% Japanese Capacitors/4 phase PWM so I am not worried with my overclock testing.

Edit: Final settings for this surprising board are:

3X Multi
294FSB
1.5V
2.646Ghz

Idle 31C
Load 52C

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