Here are my components:
E2160 with stock cpu fan
2x1gb corsair extreme xms2 DDR2 RAM
atx 450W power supply (generic power supply I guess)
x800 xt video card
All I can get out of this cheap configuration is 2.05 GHz. When I try to change the FSB too high or the vcore voltage, the system won't boot up. It either gives me a blank screen (no video output) or it just beeps continuously. I would like to atleast get 2.7 Ghz out of this.
Any suggestions? Is my power supply the culprit? Is 2.7 Ghz even capable? Thanks for your help!
Make sure you RAM is set to a 1:1 ration.
Did you increase your RAM voltage?
Thanks zenmaster! I changed my RAM voltage from AUTO to 1.9V (what it says on the memory) and changed the DRAM speed to 1:1. I upped Vcore voltage to 1.38 as well. I can now at 2.2 Ghz. Didn't want to push it at this point because I was afraid the generic power supply I have will ruin my hardware.
What do you think? Can I push it or should I be careful with a generic ATX 450 watt power supply?
According to speedfan,
Core 0 35C
Core 1 35C
Is this relatively stable? Haven't observed any problems yet.
Got my 2160 up to 2.9ghz, should be no problem to get to 2.7ghz, just see how far you can increase the fsb without any voltage increase. you will be unlikely to damage anything then...
Only going to push mine further when I get my new GPU and install crysis...