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What would be an appropriate Vcore for 2.4Ghz (210x11.5)? I'm doing 1.65V Vcore and 2.7V Dram right now, and it does great in all Sandra Lite 2005 tests, but I freeze up on 3DMark03. Temps are 39C Idle.
 

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There's no set specification for vcore based on a given clock speed, it just takes tests. Run Prime95, and keep adding vcore until you can pass Prime95 torture test for at least a couple hours.
 

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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy

There's no set specification for vcore based on a given clock speed, it just takes tests. Run Prime95, and keep adding vcore until you can pass Prime95 torture test for at least a couple hours.

The Vcore that makes it pass shouldnt be too high right? I mean, 2.4 should be pretty easy for my setup (or so I would think)
 

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I've never heard of anyone running a vcore higher than 1.9 - 2 volts. Keep it senseable, take baby steps. Really the most you should have to run would be 1.9 volts
 

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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy

I've never heard of anyone running a vcore higher than 1.9 - 2 volts. Keep it senseable, take baby steps. Really the most you should have to run would be 1.9 volts

Mkay. Im running 220x11 w/ Vcore at 1.725 and Dram still at 2.7, and I still cant get past even 1 test on Prime 95.

Would increasing the Dram help? Also, could I get some Vcores that other people using the XP-M 2600 have?

Thanks.
 

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Mkay. Im running 220x11 w/ Vcore at 1.725 and Dram still at 2.7, and I still cant get past even 1 test on Prime 95.

Would increasing the Dram help? Also, could I get some Vcores that other people using the XP-M 2600 have?

Thanks.

Don't assume its the processor that's causing the failures. It could be a marginal component on your mb or even the ram having sloppy timings. Prime95, in my opinion, is overly sensitive. I can run every other cpu stress test known to man indefinitely but I can't run Prime 95 for 10 minutes, even though it doesn't get my cpu any hotter than the others. Try other stess testers such as Burnmax or Sandra 2004.

As for not being able to run 3DMark03, a hardware component may not be the problem. It could very well be a video driver incompatibility or bug. Can you run other demanding 3D benchmark programs without a problem? You know, I would suggest not raising your core v or ram v more than 10-15 percent. That's a good rule of thumb for electronics in general. Realize that no two processors will have the same oc headroom even when they have the same stock rating. Also, if your other components are quality (ram, mb, ps) you probably have more overclocking potential than if they are budget stuff.
 

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I can squeeze 2600Mhz @ 1.775 w/mine. It just depends on the core quality. Get your voltage up a bit more!
You may need to relax the RAM timings a bit though, it's all trial and error.
 
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