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Hello,
I have a gigabyte G31M-ES2L with an intel pentium e6500 processor.
I currently have it on OC at 3.6 ghz, if I try 3.7 it goes well but after a while the system crashes, BSOD, etc.

I have a huge Katana cooler, and the case is very well ventilated, so the temperature of the processor doesn't ever exceed 40 C; on heavy load, games graphics maxed out I get about 38 C at max.

I tried to OC it past 3.7 ghz but it won't boot at all. The system shuts down itself, then it goes on again and the settings are back to the last configuration.
I've seen people claiming they got over 4 ghz with this processor, however they had a differend mobo.
So there seems to be a mobo issue, as the processor can handle it well.

Any ideas what I could do?
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Originally Posted by Gygabeast View Post
Hello,
I have a gigabyte G31M-ES2L with an intel pentium e6500 processor.
I currently have it on OC at 3.6 ghz, if I try 3.7 it goes well but after a while the system crashes, BSOD, etc.

I have a huge Katana cooler, and the case is very well ventilated, so the temperature of the processor doesn't ever exceed 40 C; on heavy load, games graphics maxed out I get about 38 C at max.

I tried to OC it past 3.7 ghz but it won't boot at all. The system shuts down itself, then it goes on again and the settings are back to the last configuration.
I've seen people claiming they got over 4 ghz with this processor, however they had a differend mobo.
So there seems to be a mobo issue, as the processor can handle it well.

Any ideas what I could do?
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You seem to have very limited bios options... Anyway.. Try this..

Robust Graphics Booster [Auto]
CPU Clock Ratio (Note) [11X]
CPU Host Clock Control [Enabled]
x CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) 346
PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) [Auto]
Performance Enhance [Standard]
System Memory Multiplier (SPD) [Auto]
Memory Frequency (Mhz) 667 667 (Make sure your mem is within specs)
******** System Voltage Optimized ********
System Voltage Control [Manual]
DDR2 OverVoltage Control [+2]
FSB OverVoltage Control [+1]
CPU Voltage Control [1.4v]
Normal CPU Vcore 1.32500V




These are so limited.. do you have som kind of sub menu for RAM timings? If so, look for a setting called Static tRead timing, and set it to 10.
    
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just tried the settings and upon booting, bios shows 3.8 ghz, but in windows it says it's 3.6 ghz, tried restarting and I get the same thing, why doesn't windows see it?

I can't find +2 and +1 for DDR2 and FSB overvoltage, so I've just set them to +0.2 and +0.1 but it says *System voltage not optimized*

Next I found tRead value which I set from auto to 10, is it that the right setting? I couldn't find "tRead timing" but I assumed that was what you were talking about, there was also a tRead Phase Adjust which was set to auto by default.

I also tried overclocking at 4 ghz by changing the CPU host frequency and it while it successfully got over the restart, windows can't boot.

Any other suggestions, could it be the source's fault?
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just tried the settings and upon booting, bios shows 3.8 ghz, but in windows it says it's 3.6 ghz, tried restarting and I get the same thing, why doesn't windows see it?

I can't find +2 and +1 for DDR2 and FSB overvoltage, so I've just set them to +0.2 and +0.1 but it says *System voltage not optimized*

Next I found tRead value which I set from auto to 10, is it that the right setting? I couldn't find "tRead timing" but I assumed that was what you were talking about, there was also a tRead Phase Adjust which was set to auto by default.

I also tried overclocking at 4 ghz by changing the CPU host frequency and it while it successfully got over the restart, windows can't boot.

Any other suggestions, could it be the source's fault?
Please use CPU-Z to read CPU frequency.

I meant + 0.1 and so on. So it is correct. And yes, Static tRead. Now try to use CPU-Z. Also Disable every Power saving feature from bios, for CPU. Like Intel Speed stepping, Execute Disable bit and so on.
    
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post #7 of 13
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Thanks very much Turrican, you've been very useful so far. I've disabled CPU Enhanced Halt, CPU Thermal Monitor 2 and CPU EIST Function and booted up successfully at 3.8 ghz.
It shows up as 3.8 both in "my computer" and CPU-Z. Previously CPU-Z was showing it at 2000 MHz although it was set to 3.6. I guess it had to do with the power saving settings.

However, disabling "No-Execute Memory Protect" leads to crash immediately after booting.
I still get that red warning that the system is not optimized, but seems ok until now. I hope it won't crash.

Should I try to see if it works at 4 ghz?
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Also, if I leave these options disabled, do I risk frying up my system?
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As soon as you enter the BIOS hit ctrl+f1, it'll unlock more features for fine-tuning your OC. Then you can goto MIT to see the unlocked options that turrican mentioned.
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post #10 of 13
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yup, I did that the first time. As funny as it may seem, the system crashed after sending the last message ). Tried rebooting a few times and it still crashes. So I enabled the CPU EIST Function (the speedStep stuff) back, leaving only CPU Enhanced Halt and CPU Thermal Monitor 2 disabled.
But now weird things happen. In my computer it shows up at 3.6 ghz and in CPU-Z it says 3.8. Which one to believe?

Also I noticed that the standard win Aero theme automatically changed to opaque and after 2 minutes it was back to transparent.
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