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Upper Decker
02-26-2010, 04:16 PM
Since ive gotten my watercooling loop to work properly, I thought I would start a thread to discuss overclocking and its been some time. Maybe breathe some life back into this section.

Settings
Vcore - 1.381
VTT - 1.36
DRAM - 1.68
PLL -dont remember, will update when im done playing with P95
PCH - 1.28

200 x 20 = 4ghz
DDR3 crucial 1333mhz @ 2ghz 9-9-9-24 1T

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/1306/stresstest1.png

Hans
02-26-2010, 07:49 PM
How long did you run it for and what were the settings?
I can run mine for 24 hours straight at blend setting with a temperature of 65C after 24 hours.

Upper Decker
02-26-2010, 07:59 PM
Small FFT test, mainly just stressing the processor. Ran it for 7 hours, and now im going to gradually bump my way up to 4.5ghz.

Cruel_Intentions
02-26-2010, 11:56 PM
what are you running for a processor Hans?

I currently have a C2D E4300 running at 2.7ghz and a Pentium Dual Core E5300 I'm waiting for a newer motherboard befor overclocking. The E4300 won't go much higher because I can't lower the multiplier on my ram any further and it's already running @ 900mhz+
The Pentium Dual Core I can't press too much because I can't raise the ram past 800mhz on the current motherboard. Waiting for my new board to get back from RMA so I can play with that system.

It's not highend hardware, but it overclocks pretty good, which is what this topic is about right?

Upper Decker
02-27-2010, 12:08 AM
It sure is. I would try upping NB volts and relaxing ram timings and you should be able to push the ram up higher. You dont have the option for ddr200?

Hans
02-27-2010, 12:29 AM
This is my cpu.

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/9144/cpuzc.jpg (http://img218.imageshack.us/i/cpuzc.jpg/)

Cruel_Intentions
02-27-2010, 09:47 AM
Fudd: All voltages have been massaged quite a bit, but they have no effect on the ram. It's been a problem with the board since new (too bad you can't RMA due to poor overclocking lol). I know it's the board because the same ram in my other system runs fine @ DDR2-900 @ 2.1V stock timings.

As far as the E4300 system it has very limited ram dividers and I haven't put too much time into it since it is my HTPC. It's based on the G41 chipset (HDMI out) and it plays all video I have thrown at it just fine. I just have it running @ 2.7 because it will do so without temps going to high with no additional cooling.

Cruel_Intentions
03-13-2010, 12:04 AM
Just got a different motherboard and have been playing around with some overclocking. So far I have my Pentium E5300 up to 4.10Ghz from 2.6. Not too bad considering I paid $67 for the CPU. The ram that wouldn't do 850mhz on my old board is chugging along happily at 948mhz. I have been able to get it to boot up to about 1050mhz, but since right now I'm trying to find the max frequency I dropped the divider back on it.

Cruel_Intentions
03-13-2010, 12:05 AM
Oh yeah, and after 30min of Orthos my temps are right around 70 degrees +/- 2 degrees.