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OK, so I cant overclock my C2D E4300 much on a low Vcore (which I really dont wanna raise too much
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Everywhere on the internet, Im seeing people getting 3.2Ghz on 1.32V Vcore. My one however is struggling to get 2.3Ghz and Im pushing the Vcore up to 1.4.

Can someone give me an idea on what Im doing right/wrong?

Sorry, I cant give much information. ill try to answer the questions.
 

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could be your weak psu, or a ram limitation/fault run memtest, if it checks out, then try to find a better psu(maybe a friend could loan you one) and use that, see if that helps. also is it not posting or not booting windows?
 

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If I set it too high, it will fail to post. So, I tried putting the Vcore to 1.41 V and it went up to 2.8Ghz. Is it possible i just have a bad chip or something which doesnt overclock on a low vcore? Does this also rule out the possible PSU cause? I took the Vcore back down to 1.37V and took the speed back to 2.4 because I was too scared I would cook something. Whats the most I should pump the Vcore up to before I should stop?

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sounds like a psu thing to me, but I can't say for sure. I don't think it's the ram though, so I would say try another psu if you can, but you cant rule out a bad chip yet
 

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cpu-z is currently reading 1.36v, at 2.25Ghz. Funny thing is, when I do some work with the CPU, the voltage goes up to 1.376? Someone explain please (Im a beginner overclocker
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Also, does the NB voltage have any effect on anything? I currently have it on auto
 

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oh yeah what is your northbridge at right now, not the voltage the strap

Remember, this is me we are talking about here, so please try to keep the language idiot proof


Also, I am overclocking with RAM and FSB unlinked, so the fsb and ram speed are controlled seperately.
 

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umm okay, somewhere in your bios, there is an option for the north bridges "strap" or that is what it is called on my bios, it should have diff fsb options if you see you try manually selecting the first, second, third, ect... option and see if your computer will post.
 
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