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Old June 26, 2009, 03:18 AM
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So I have the Intel e5200 processor (M0) and the gigabyte ep45-ds3l. Right now I am trying to overclock this little processor and I seem to have a fsb hole/wall. My maximum overclock on this processor is 2.95Ghz and I just can't seem to break 3.0Ghz. My ram is G.Skill 2GB 2x1GB ddr2-800 something or the other. ()

FSB - 236Mhz
Multi - 12.5x
Vcore - 1.35
Ram - 944Mhz
Timings - 6-6-6-15 (5-5-5-15 does not work)
Ram voltage - 2.00

I am quite an overclocking noob so any help would be appreciated.

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Old June 26, 2009, 05:42 AM
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Drop your ram speed to 800mhz their probubly NOT good for that high of an overclock, set it to 800, with timings of 4-4-4-12 1T. Make sure your PCI-E channels are locked at 100 so you dont blow your video card up. Try uping your vcore a notch, and up your other voltages a notch or 2 then try running 333mhz FSB. Would be a good idea to post your South and north bridge voltages as well. Garrenteed its your ram halting the overclock though, try running it 1:1 at 333, itll only run the ram at 667 mhz but its a start, you can go from there after.
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Old June 26, 2009, 06:11 AM
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Here are my settings in BIOS which you should have the same version.

Everything else but CPU Voltage is set to AUTO (cause I'm also a noob overclocker). Hopefully this will help you.







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Old June 26, 2009, 06:30 AM
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Ok so I took your advice Realityshift and got the results I was looking for! I managed to hit 3.0Ghz with 333fsb and a 9x multi. I changed the timings on my ram and upped my vcore a little. i bumped up my mch core to 1.2v and everything else i left auto because i wasn't sure what was what

I will provide some pictures of my BIOS to hopefully answer some of your questions.





Edit: Using information given from redwagon, I changed my system memory multiplier to 2.00B and got my ram speed to 667mhz, which is what I think you were looking for. I also bumped my multiplier up to 10.5x and now have 3.5Ghz. (Finally some results )



I'll leave IntelBurnTest on and I think I'll get to bed. Trying to sleep before 6am
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Old June 26, 2009, 06:32 AM
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Here are my settings in BIOS which you should have the same version.

Everything else but CPU Voltage is set to AUTO (cause I'm also a noob overclocker). Hopefully this will help you.
Thanks for the BIOS picture. I will give these settings a shot and see if i can get to at least 3.4ghz
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Old June 26, 2009, 09:34 AM
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Sorry for the triple post but I have come across more success!



So this is basically as far as I can get without going over 1.38v. I can post and boot at 4.00Ghz but I bsod as soon as I start IntelBurnTest. If anyone has anymore ideas on how to improve my speed, lets hear it!
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Old June 26, 2009, 09:58 AM
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Excellent results. It's the best budget OC chip available. You've gone pretty far so far, but from here on in it's really only small tweaks that will get you any further. Keep trying though!
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That's quite an attractive picture, bojangles.

Anyway, back on topic, thank you for the words of encouragement. I'll keep trying to push my cpu and post back if anything new happens. (Like a dead processor...)
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Ouch, my BIOS has been reset for some reason and I think it's my PSU...
When I bring my computer out of standby, it powers up and then shuts off after 2 seconds. Then it takes me multiple tries to start the computer up and when I went into BIOS, everything is even below the default settings. My e5200 which should be at 2.5Ghz is at 2.2Ghz. :S

After a little googling, this was all I could find.

Did I push my Vcore voltage too high when overclocking? - Yahoo! Answers

That is basically exactly what my situation is, if that helps. The only difference is my vcore is only around 1.3625v compared to 2.1v().

The answers were not very helpful and I was hoping you guys here at HWC could give this one a shot. You've not let me down yet
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