I’m hoping for some advice on squeezing more juice out of my GByte GA-G4MT-ES2L mobo and Intel E6700 Core 2 Duo rated at 2.67GHz. I’ve hit a wall at 3.2GHz, so I’m looking for help from someone familiar with the particular settings on this mobo family since it has special settings that appear to want to “automate” the OC’ing process. If I raise the clock to 330MHz, I get one core failing Prime95 within a few seconds. At 320 it’s solid for hours. This is all at stock vcore. I raised vcore to 1.4 with no improvement but according to Coretemp it remains locked at 1.325 and CPU-Z reports it even lower. I realize the EIST feature drops vcore at no/low load, but even with EIST disabled, I can’t seem to raise vcore.
ALSO, CAN SOMEONE PLEASE PROVIDE A LINK TO THE C2D OVERCLOCKING GUIDE I’VE SEEN REFEENCED HERE? CAN’T FIND IT….THANKS.
Specs: E6700 Core 2 Duo rated at 2.67GHz, 1.325V nominal vcore, RAM Corsair DDR3 4G PC1333MHz dual CAS9 (targeted at Intel i5 and i7 so exceed needs of a stock E6700)
Current stable OC setup settings:
Clock = 320MHz
DRAM Performance Enhancement (auto DRAM overclock)=Extreme
System Memory Mult=4.00A
All other settings at factory defaults
Failing OC settings (Prime95 5 sec. failure):
Bump clock to 330MHz (325 fails too)
DRAM Performance Enhancement (auto DRAM overclock)=default (1333 MHz) OR = Extreme…makes no difference
Vcore set=1.4V but Coretemp shows vid=1.325V and cpuz shows 1.264V at full load
Any suggestions? I’m hoping to get it to 3.6GHz or so.