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Problem overclocking E7300 + Gigabyte EP45-DS3L

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December 1, 2008 3:44:53 PM

So for the past few days I have been trying to overclock the CPU to 3.33GHz, which failed even though voltage is at 1.25V.
Next step: overclock to 3.00GHz with 300Mhz at 1.2V, failed.

Maybe I'm doing this wrong by just upping only the voltage of the CPU vCore and frequency of it.

Here are the specs of the computer:

RAIDMAX SMILODON w/ 500W power supply
E7300 w/ stock fan from Q6600
Gigabyte EP45-DS3L
2x2Gb of Crucial Ballistix PC6400
1TB Samsung Spinpoint

What confuses the most right now is the BIOS to overclock, as I'm use to the EP35 and not EP45.
Here is a list of the options found in the MB Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T.):

The list of options pass the "Mother Board Voltage Control" is all new to me, so can someone explain what each of those does?

Sorry if I'm asking too much.
December 6, 2008 12:42:21 AM

I just discovered what my problem overclock thing thing was. Maybe it is the same for you.

See your System Memory Timing is set to Auto which means it is overclocking with your CPU. Change it to manual and choose a setting that places it closer to 800mhz.
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December 6, 2008 1:00:04 AM

See:GUIDE: Overclocking On EP/P35-DS3L

As most of the settings are the same you should find that helpful.

@OP: Seriously consider getting a better PSU. If you are using a RAIDMAX PSU be ver careful. That things a time bomb.
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February 5, 2009 8:10:57 AM

(i write from hungary, sorry for the writnig error)
I have a EP43-DS3L + E7300 + CM Hyper TX2
Corsair TwinX 800Mhz (CL5) FAN kit 2*1Gb
Gigabyte SuperB 460W
Sapphire HD 3870 GDDR4 512M

I overclock this E7300 to 3,4Ghz!
This motherboar had a big Voltage drop.
You set 1,3 V in BIOS, but CPU-Z show 1,25V

So, my BIOS settings:
Fine cpu clock = 0
CPU host contros = Enabled
CPU host frequency = 340
PCI-E frequency = 100
MHC frequency = Auto
System memory multiple = 2.50A
DRAM Timing = Auto
CPU Vcore = 1,3000 V
DRAM Voltage = 1,9V

Good luck!
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February 5, 2009 11:27:09 AM

^ It's called vdroop.
February 5, 2009 11:40:24 AM

Sorry! :S