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E7200 overclocked @ 3.04 GHz... ... ... ...need reviews

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December 5, 2008 5:30:37 AM

These are my specs-

And cpu-z validator-

Overclocked @ 3 GHz [320*9.5] and after running prime95 for 150 minutes, its been stable I think.

Core temperatures without load - 26c and 32c
Core temperatures with load - 54c and 56c

But I still could not find the ram timing settings on the bios and I had set the value of performance settings= extreme

Are the values of temperatures, ram timings, voltage etc etc ok?

Its my first overclock BTW.

Please post reviews.

December 5, 2008 5:35:22 PM

Okay my E5200 is overclocked to 4.14GHz and Im still going on a P45 Motherboard, your system is OK if it wasn't for that G31 Motherboard its a bad overclocker and with a P45 based board like the Asus P5Q series you should get ALOT more from that CPU, also check the memory timing divider
December 6, 2008 11:35:43 AM

More reviews guys?
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December 7, 2008 1:01:35 PM

Are you on stock cooling? I just threw a e7300 into a p5q-pro and am at 3.9Ghz @ 1.375V, Rock solid stable. (Zerotherm Nirvana cooler idles @ 30C, Load High 40's).
I think you can squeeze alot more out of that processor, I would, if you haven't already, invest in a aftermarket cooling solution of some sorts and push it farther, these E7... series are great OCing fun. I bet you can get near 4ghz. I had it at 4, booted into windows fine but minimal gains for higher voltage than I am comfortable with. Good luck!
December 8, 2008 4:32:02 AM

Ok, I've set core voltage manually to 1.175v from BIOS.

But after running prime95 for 10 hours, that means on 100% load, cpuZ shows core voltage 1.120v.

DOes that mean I can further lower my core votage?
December 8, 2008 12:06:49 PM

The way a it works is you up the speed until it is not stable. Then you up Vcore to a point until it is stable (within limits). These 45nm processors are rated up to 1.362 Vcore, unless you have adequate cooling in which case you get a bit more leeway. You are well within the safe zone @ 1.175. 3Ghz is an extremely mild overclock and you actually probably don't need to up voltage at that level. I think most are able to just up FSB to 333 to get a 3.16 OC (like the 8400). If I were you I would try that and then see if you need voltage increase. :wahoo: 
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December 15, 2008 11:24:54 PM

My E7200 is doing an easy 3.35GHz on stock volts, so you can easily squeeze more out of that. I was doing a 4GHz on 1.27V but I scaled it back because of heat. So in short, with your overclock, the processor is not even breaking a sweat.
December 15, 2008 11:34:06 PM

Just an update, have my E7300 @ 3.9 Ghz at 1.36V right now, idling at 25C Load is in the low 30's, stable as can be (24/7). Push that E7200 a little harder! you will not regret it!