My E2160 (just an E4300 with half cache) runs at 3.2GHz (355x9) with 1.4v bios. CPUZ reads 1.38v idle and 1.36v under load.
I can take it to 3.45GHz at 1.5v (drops to about 1.45v under load).
I use a P35-DS3P gigabyte mobo with 2 sticks of kingmax ddr2 800 value memory (very cheap).
you can suerely lower your MCH/FSB voltage at those speeds
Also getting 3GHz at 9x333 will get you better cooling on the system, and give you room to overclock your E4300 more on same vcore maybe
You won't notice any application gain increasing FSB/memory bandwidth compared to CPU frequency. In fact, with C2D, CPU speed is more important on overall performance
I'll give those tips a try, thanks. I've been meaning to tinker and test some more, just haven't had the time. I also was thinking about seeing how tight I can get the RAM timings, so lowering the FSB (assuming I leave the memory multi alone) should help with that, too.
I also recently got a 40mm fan for a NB heatsink mod, so that should give me more room, too.
I had originally stopped at 3.0GHz because of temp problems. But some new Shin-Etsu and a HSF reseat dropped them 10 degrees to 62C (TAT load). The chip I got seems to be a good one, though, and I wonder if I can get to 3.2GHz or higher.
Just a noob and this is my first post. This my first time to OC a C2D and third overall (Celeron 300A and Athlon XP 2500+ were my first and second) and need your help on some questions.
1. I'm using a P5K Asus motherboard and DDR2667 from Kingston (haven't heard of this but its using Hynix Mem modules, might be a rebadged) and a E4300 (Batch Q7XXXX). Anybody here tried OC'ing using this setup? Can you help provide settings youve used?
2. For E4300 hitting at 2.4 Ghz, can I keep the stock HSF that came with it?
450x8 @1.5vcore, PCI-E voltage +0.2 (pcie voltage is my fsb & mch voltage on my board)
on an MSI 975X Platimum PowerUP Edition
i'm confused as to weather this processor is an ES or not, i bought it in a retail box, the ihs said e4300 (that has since been thrown out) but no board detects this processor properly, cpu z says it is an e4300 but it overclocks like an ES... meh
(it is a bit odd when you set 8x450 in the bios and in windows some programs give you stuff like fsb: 100 multi: 36)
ds3 rev 1.3 and tr-120x
380x9 3420mghz @1.45v
idle 25c load 48c
ram 950mghz@ 4-4-4-10
going to try 389x9 wish me luck
Either those are Tcase temps, you have special cooling, or they're wrong.
How many times do I have to ask you to post Tjunction value from Core Temp 0.95? I'm starting to believe that you never downloaded core temp in the first place.