i have an old e8400 and for some reason i cant get it any higher then 3.6ghz. i know these chips are capable of 4.0+ so i am a little comsufes as what to do next.
i can get past the post when upping it to 3.9 but then just before the windows logo would normally come up it says i need to boot from C.D. when re-entering the bios my hard drive isnt even recognised.
is there anything i can do to get my hard drive stable again, with some voltage tweaks or something??
i am currently running:
asus P5KPL/1600 mobo
4gb of ddr2 800 mhz
this mobo dosnt really have many options but the 3.9ghz settings are, CPU freq: 433 x 9, ram @ 800mhz. everything else on auto.
Ok, so bios is up to date and changing the hd stat port was unsuccessful.
At the moment I have it @ my stable 3.6 and upping the frequency in +1 increments. I'm just under 3.7 stable, when it stops booting I guess I will up the core voltage a bit ect ect to see if I can get it stable.
Not sure about messing with the southbridge as I know very little about it.
Ok, kept raising the frequency as above stated. Got to 3.75ghz then the hard drive nonsense started happening. Raised the vcore, southbride, lowered ram frequency, upped the mch voltage and nothing. Just can't get past this hard drive issue.