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December 16, 2007 2:39:36 PM

Well after some problems with RAM and stuff i finally got my machine running
I'm overclocking an E2180 on a P35-DS3L......and the best I can do 3.0 Ghz @ vCore 1.3875 :( 
Any higher (320 or 333) and it won't open windows or post all the way up to 1.45v. That's where I stopped and went back to 3.0)

PCI-E is 100, everything else is stock except for RAM which is +0.4 to make 2.2v for Crucial Ballistix
Now I've seen people getting 3.0+ with the E2160 at stock voltage
My RAM is DDR2800 and is clocked at 750 w/ 4-4-4-12 timings (tightened them after stabilizing 3.0)

Is there something I'm not getting or is my processor just a lemon (and RMA it if I can)?

Also, will I really see a difference in performance of games (no benchmarking) between 3.0 and 3.4+?

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December 16, 2007 4:00:59 PM

To be honest thats a really good overclock as it is. I doubt if you got it past 3Ghz you'd see much more game performance.

As for making it faster have you tried loosening ram timings, NB/SB voltage increase. Whats the maximum FSB your board supports with that chip?
December 16, 2007 4:05:57 PM

Well it has a 10x multiplier......so 333 FSB to give 3.33
the DS3L has a rated 1333 FSB so I dont think I have to raise those voltages.

The timings for RAM were 5-5-5-18 (rated 4-4-4-12)
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December 16, 2007 4:28:23 PM

Your CPU has more room to overclock and you've lowered the RAM:FSB ratio. Only thing that could hold you back is mobo. Soz last question was meant to be whats the highest FSB you've had with that mobo via lowering multi i.e is it stable past 320Mhz with lower multi (9*333=3Ghz).
December 16, 2007 4:47:56 PM

idk......I'll try it
December 16, 2007 5:54:49 PM

Was is it ok?
December 16, 2007 6:04:32 PM

not sure........doing something right know.....give me a sec.
December 16, 2007 6:23:18 PM

did 9x333 @ 1.35 and got in windows
restarted on P95 (better than before)
December 16, 2007 6:25:15 PM

Silverion77 said:
did 9x333 @ 1.35 and got in windows
restarted on P95 (better than before)


Try 333x6 or 7.
December 16, 2007 6:25:30 PM

Not 100% but i think avg of vcore @ 3Ghz is 1.4 and 3.2Ghz is 1.45 avg from reading around
December 16, 2007 6:59:17 PM

Well I tried 333x9 at 1.38125 i think
restarted at test 4........tried again and its still running
December 16, 2007 7:06:07 PM

If it will boot and then just restarts give it more voltage.
December 16, 2007 7:08:41 PM

Well I gave it another go, reset at test 2 10k, upped to 1.3875 (same voltage as 10x300)

Will there really be a difference using a 10x vs. 9x in overclocking potential?
December 16, 2007 7:10:23 PM

Silverion77 said:
Well I gave it another go, reset at test 2 10k, upped to 1.3875 (same voltage as 10x300)

Will there really be a difference using a 10x vs. 9x in overclocking potential?


No.. but if your motherboard will do 333x9 then 300x10 shouldn't be an issue and would be a CPU issue.
December 16, 2007 7:12:00 PM

Well I got 300x10 @ 1.3875, any higher (10x320 or 10x333) nothing works all the way up to 1.45 which is a lot more vCore but I get nothing

Edit: by changing the multiplier to 10, why is that causing a problem?? Does higher multiplier need more voltage (I'm assuming so)?
December 16, 2007 8:30:06 PM

Well I was testing at 9x333 @ 1.3875 and at about 14k it failed even though it appeared to run fine........any ideas?.........its like at 333FSB it wont work (running now at 2.66 at stock vCore)
a b K Overclocking
December 16, 2007 10:34:19 PM

I have also been trying to get to 333FSB but seems like the CPU has a FSB limitation.
December 16, 2007 10:42:26 PM

Shadow703793 said:
I have also been trying to get to 333FSB but seems like the CPU has a FSB limitation.


Have you tried increasing the PLL?
December 16, 2007 11:42:24 PM

Well I am testing 7x333, like u said cnumartyr, seems fine
It's when I put the multiplier back up, do I encounter major problems

Shadow703793, mine needs 1.38+ to get 10x300, how is yours on stock
Mine really does suck

On the DS3L, there is no PLL setting (unless its a different name), only RAM, FSB, vCore, and one other. i think its NB
December 16, 2007 11:44:33 PM

Shadow703793 said:
I have also been trying to get to 333FSB but seems like the CPU has a FSB limitation.


The E2160 does not appear to have one, why the 2180?

Edit: moved to 8x333 and so far no more voltage
Also the voltages are vCore, (G)MCH, PCI-E, FSB, and RAM

2) Much better results with 8x......now at 360FSB..trying 370!!!!!
December 17, 2007 12:55:36 AM

Whats a safe overvoltage for the FSB?
December 17, 2007 12:58:59 AM

Silverion77 said:
Whats a safe overvoltage for the FSB?



Odds are it's a 1.2 or 1.3 Stock.

Intel specs the max as 1.55v.
December 17, 2007 1:04:04 AM

Well I tried for 8x400 with vCore 1.35 and FSB +0.2....no good so I settled on 370 and its testing now

How come when I go to 9x multiplier the machine totally doesn't work and requires lots of vCore? Is it that big of a change in the CPU?
December 17, 2007 1:25:47 AM

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December 17, 2007 1:27:05 AM

might want to try that again.......

Whats up.......what do you want me to look at?
January 5, 2008 11:52:34 AM

Hi I have some problems with my PC.
My Configuration is :
Intel Pentium E2180 2.0 GHz ovrckled to 2.8GHz Vcore voltage 1.275 BIOS(cpuz load 1.200) m0stepping
MoBo: ASUS P5B P965/G965
DDR2 Patriot 800mhz 2x1gb 5 5 5 15
Ati RAdeon 3850 256MB

Overclocked the CPU multiplier x10 FSB 280 FSB:D RAM 2:3
DDR2 840mhz 5 5 5 15
I ran a bunch of test GO ORTHOS , Prime95, Super Pi. for more than 2 -3 hours works fine no errors. VCORE temp under heavy load max 64 C under win 38-40C. Strangely i get some restarts from time to time when i play NFS Pro street or even under win sometime. I was wondering if i get them from the overclocking. I ll appreciate some suggestions i really dont know what to do thanks
here is a picture http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.php?quickkey=0enlphz...
a b K Overclocking
March 12, 2008 8:52:16 PM

^Its most likely your PSU.
March 12, 2008 9:14:45 PM

Ya think he's still tackling that issue 2months later? :??: 

But yeah, PSU or perhaps ram.
March 19, 2008 12:47:53 PM

i only managed to do 2.71ghtz

even 0.01 more and windows did not even start
above 2.81 the temp went up already in the bios monitor 1celsius / 15 second
i just for the hell of it tried 3.00 = i was not even to go to bios, it froze about 4 seconds in to power on
how even on 2.71 temperature is identical then the stock 2.00 (38celsius)

use stock fan, stock voltage
mobo = ashrock 775dual-vsta
March 19, 2008 10:00:24 PM

Make sure all the speed step stuff is off per OC guides.

timings at 55515
multi @ 2.0 (1:1)

9x350

DDR OverVoltage (+0.2)
(G)MCH (+0.1)

Vcore @ 1.45

Post and run small Prime.
April 19, 2009 9:25:39 PM

I give you all my spect, and 3dmark test...
E2180 3.0Ghz 300*10 (1.26v+0.050 [1.30V show on OCC])
4GB DDR2 800Mhz running at same speed, OC or +V = Negative all standar (NO Dual Ch.)
FSB 1200Mhz - DDR Unliked at 800Mhz manual.

Fan Cooler Asus Triton 70 Multi Socket
35º iddle // 60º máx load (3.0Ghz/1.30V).
GF xfx 9800GT modo1: 600/1500/900 modo2(OC): 700/1750/1000

3Dmark test
E2180 at 2.0Ghz modo1: ~7550 SCORE
E2180 at 2.0Ghz modo1: ~8500 SCORE
E2180 at 3.0Ghz modo1: ~10800SCORE
E2180 at 3.0Ghz modo2:~11500SCORE

Max speed i could reach 3.0Ghz. Now I am trying to use forum to see if 320FSB o 333FSB can be done without over Voltaje and Windows starting problems, because i have the same -.- problem. But 3dmark is just a test i suppos all game will run the same with a 3.0Ghz vs 3.4Ghz. In my opinion 3Dmark take to much advantaje of 3.0Ghz procesors (marketing).
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