hi , I've purchased my machine not long ago and can't go past 3Ghz when overclocking , it is now stable (according to orthos) I have my FSB set at 316 multiplier at 9.5 vcore at 1.25, and no matter what I do I can't go past this point, even tried setting vcore at 1.4 .. ram:FSB is 1:1 PSU is enermax 525W PRO, ram OCZ vista performance.
bios update definitely!its simply bios error.i done bios flash though windows many times no problems so far. done it more then 10 times.of course the risk is higher but still doable.
Use QFlash. It's a lower risk than Windows.
the risk in windows is instability right ? if something interrupts the proccess, so if my windows is stable there shouldn't be a problem ?
^Not really. Windows sometime just FAIL, even if system is 100% stable.
^havent had any failure in windows.
FAIL = dead ?
^ Kind of. Just use QFlash it's not that hard, sure beats DOS. Just download the BIOS online. Format Flash Drive in FAT (MUST BE IN FAT) and copy the BIOS file to that. Then follow instructions on the manual on how to use Q-Flash.
I agree with the others, flash it to the latest bios and try again. Read the instructions for using QFlash, as others have stated, it is real simple to use. I have the same set up as you (CPU ?& Mobo) and I'm at 333*9.5 (3.16Ghz with aftermarket HSF) stable at stock voltage.
after I disconnected the PSU and reconnected I had voltage control ! managed to get to 3.4Ghz on 1.3075V.
but after a day , the windows won't boot with it (even though it was 100% stable the day before) , whats up with that ?
damn... apparently the voltages are locked again
They're right, flash your bios. If you've got the 45mm E7200 you should be able to run at 3GHz on stock voltages. Make sure your PCIE freq is fixed at 100. Loosen your ram timings and put the vdimm to whatever their rating is to keep them as far out of the equation as possible. Use speedfan and check your core temps - make sure you're at or below 60, and definitely not above 70; you could have heat issues, especially if you're on the stock HS.
I have reach 3Ghz , and can't get past it since i'm on stock , and temps haven't been a problem, dmal, the issue is that the voltages are locked.
^Did you flash the BIOS?
I cleared CMOS with a screwdriver , and the voltages were adjustable , and again during the night they were locked again.... whats wrong with this board.... I'm afraid flashing bios might fail duo to a damaged part in the board.