Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

E2160 voltage too high?

Last response: in Overclocking
Share
December 17, 2007 6:19:54 AM

Wow this litlle chip truly is an overclocking gem! I am running my E2160 on 3.2ghz on 356mhz FSB. On standard voltages I can get it to run 3.0ghz stable, but to go any higher I have to start bumping the voltages. The lowest Vcore voltage that runs 3.2ghz stable is 1.4813v, at this voltage I get 33'c idle and 64'c load. I have seen these CPU's
reach 3.4ghz-3.6ghz on this and other forums. When I bump up to 3.4ghz I have to increase the Vcore voltage to 1.57v and this seems really high! At this O.c my temps are 37'c idle and 72'c Load! I would appreciate your thoughts and/tips. Are these temps/voltages too high?

My specs are E2160 m0 stepping (356mhzX9, 1.48v), EVGA 650i Ultra Board and Kingmax DDR2-800mhz @ 5-5-5-15, Coolermaster Geminii cooler with 2x 120mm Coolermaster fans.

More about : e2160 voltage high

December 17, 2007 11:29:47 AM

I would suggest staying below 1.5v and 70'c.....above that can damage the CPU
December 18, 2007 5:00:15 PM

Ditto I could only achieve 3.2Ghz with 1.525Vcore E2180 . 3.4Ghz I couldnt even really hit stable no matter what I did. But at a very small 200Mhz loss (3Ghz) I'm able to run prime stable at 1.406Vcore. Which is much safer than 1.525. So in a nutshell keep Vcore under 1.5V as well as temps at most in the 60's, which still is quite warm. But safe enough. As far as those are people that say they are hitting 3.6-3.7, dont fall for the hype. Yes they might have hit 3.6, but they never say what it took to hit that 3.6Ghz. Afterall they could have dryice cooling with AC blowing down a funnel over the cooler. Most cases I have seen a chart of max OC and all them for the most part are at dangerous voltages 1.55-1.6V, basicly suicide shots. But then again I'm not sure if their intention was just to see how much it can be pushed.
Related resources
December 18, 2007 5:15:09 PM

I am glad to see that I'm not the only one with this problem. It seems that it is truly a case of 'the luck of the draw' here. There are some stories and discussions that suggest that the E21X0 range of CPU's are made from discarded E4X00 chips that didnt cut the QC process. Dont know if I buy into that but I think there might be a possibility. I just got my E2160 to pass a 2hr torture test at 3.3ghz @ 1.525v with temps at 68'C. I feel fairly comfortable with this OC though I would have liked to keep voltages to below 1.5v... Here's me praying that it's not gonna go POP anytime soon!
December 19, 2007 8:00:04 PM

Try Shamino's pin mods. http://sg.vr-zone.com/?i=3904

I did 1.4V mod on my E6700 and it works. This is good for your CPU. Now my auto CPU voltage is 1.4 and CPU is generally cooler then it was before with 1.35V because now CPU regulates voltages according to its needs (with power saving options ON). It's 34-35 C in idle (Voltage drops to 1,18), used to be 43-44!

I did it with kitchen aluminium foil, but you need a steady hand and a lot of patience.
December 21, 2007 2:36:28 PM

j_waylec said:
I am glad to see that I'm not the only one with this problem. It seems that it is truly a case of 'the luck of the draw' here. There are some stories and discussions that suggest that the E21X0 range of CPU's are made from discarded E4X00 chips that didnt cut the QC process. Dont know if I buy into that but I think there might be a possibility. I just got my E2160 to pass a 2hr torture test at 3.3ghz @ 1.525v with temps at 68'C. I feel fairly comfortable with this OC though I would have liked to keep voltages to below 1.5v... Here's me praying that it's not gonna go POP anytime soon!


Eeh dont risk it, run it @ 333fsb 3Ghz at your much lower Vcore. Then when the Q6600 is cheap grab that up throw it in and OC anywhere from 3-3.6Ghz and your back in the game!
December 10, 2009 3:31:24 PM

same cpu running at 1.6 volts for over year now no problems(1.58 cpuz) at 3.5 ghz nothing ventured nothing gained and these are cheap cpu`s just test at voltage you feel is safe and back off when you start getting errors
!