I used to run it just fine @2.4 and 2.8 I think, but now every time I change the settings (mabye I'm doing it wrong), it reverts back to stock 1.8 GHz...
What happens is that I set 9x266 (2.40 Ghz) in BIOS and those settings stay, but when it boots it displays 9x200 (1.8 Ghz)...
What setting am I missing on my Gygabite Mobo (Inteligent Tweeker), I don't think I gave it more Voltage before, I even tried 1.41 instad of default 1.325), same results.
- Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 @1.8Ghz,
- Gygabite GA-965P-S3 Mobo 800FSB
- 8 GB Corsair DDR2 800 RAM and
- EVGA GeForce 7900 GS 256 MB.
What I think is happening is that you are overclocking your memory. Then when you try to boot, your system hangs for an instant, and the BIOS searches for a stable boot configuration. The simplest thing for it to do is to knock the mem clock back to stock (twice the FSB).
Go through the guides. Then take your core voltage off Auto and set your memory voltage to factory recommended values. Change the System Memory Multiplier (or whatever your BIOS calls it) from AUTO to 2.00, 2.00B, or 2.00D - whichever you need to set the Memory Frequency to twice the FSB. Then when you increase the FSB, the memory clock will rise in in proportion with it. At an FSB of 200 MHz, your memory clock should be at 400 MHz.
See - here's what's happening. Your memory settings are on Auto - yes? That means your memory is running at 800 MHz. When you raise your FSB freq one third to 266 MHz, you also raise your mem clock one third to around DDR2-1050 speeds.
Download CPU-Z to check your FSB:RAM ratio. It should be a 1:1 ratio.
Now you will be able to increase your FSB to the limit of the CPU where the real speed comes from.
E4300 is a 65 nm CPU, so kept your core voltage under 1.5 volt and your load temps under 70 C.
You're set at 9x200, look again. If the stock is 1.15 you really shouldn't up those volts much, as its not that much OC, and usually these chips are highly OCable
. oc as much as you can get the ram to 400Mhz(x2, cause its ddr2) at the 1:2 cpu/ram divider. or try a 1:1 divider with a higher fsb, and also set your multiplier as high as it goes. Also set your ram to 5-5-5-15 timings, so you dont screw up the clocks on boot.
I tried everything but one thing - to remove battery, restet BIOS and start over. Worked on the first try lol. Offcourese, after I bought Q6600 on ebay for $150 (that is with $20 shipping). At least now I will OC that too lol.