Its 4 am, and with my new computer on the way i thought i might try to overclock this one for a bit of fun. Little did I forget that I have two different ram types, and I know this can cause some problems. I'm not looking to overclock extreme, just maybe to 3 gigahertz (Using a Q6660 with a vcore of 1.265).
First Set = 2x 1gig Corsair 667 mhz with timings of 5-5-5-15 and 1.8volts
Second Set = 2x 1 gig Corsair 800 mhz with timings of 5-5-5-18 and 1.8 volts
What should I add into the bios for the DRam timings? the 667's timings or the 18, or should i scrap the idea and just pull the 667's out and just run on 2 gig (Using Windows Vista 64-bit though).
Bout to put it under a bit of stress with Prime and see how the temperature/stability goes. Gonna go down and buy a heatsink tomorrow I think as I'm still using Intel Stock H.S and don't want to fry it!
Oki i had CPU Voltage on Auto.just wanted to see if I could get it running first. Ran prime for about 4 minutes and it came up with hardware error. Tried again and it BSOD within 2 minutes. While under stress my Vcore wnet down to 1.240V. What screenshots would you like, or figures?
Dunno, but with 1.344 idle, and 1.24 loaded, you;ll need to crank the voltage up for sure.
Yowsers, looked up your board! is that a 1 phase supply to the CPU, I think I see one or two capacitors around the socket, lol!
You need to put it back on stock, with speed step, and C1E disabled in the bios, manually place the CPU voltage to 1.3000 and re boot at factory speeds.
Once in windows, give it a minute to complete the boot, and then look in CPUz and see what it lists your current core voltage at. That will show the Vdrop. The initial drop in CPU voltage from Bios to idle windows.
Then run small ffts on all cores again, and watch how far down it goes after a minute or two.
List them here, and we will know what voltage you are gonna need in the Bios, to get a give speed, now that we know how far down the voltage is gonna drop!
does making the system crash repeatedly damage the cpu/mobo from overvoltage or anything...does it actually do any lasting damage?
Well eventually yeah, but the motherboards (high end ones anyway) have capacitors and stuff to protect against it to an extent. Most cpu's like mine can survive a voltage of 1.50, and you would be insane to go that high without a cooling rig
ITs mainly when your motherboard fails to reset the bios because it doesnt have an auto feature, or you dont know how to do the jumper reset configuration that it will eventually damage/wont boot at all. Correct me if I'm wrong, im still new to this, but from what I learnt this is what i know.