1st timer at overclock(hold my hand lol)

wildman999

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Ok so ive had my system together for a few days and am trying to get used to vista, while seeing how my machine runs. Using a P5Q mobo. I upped the fsb to 400, changed the multiplier to 9. I didnt change any voltages and the system runs at 50C under load. No errors with prime 95 either.



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Lupiron

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Believe it or not, the Other Forums cry about VID, and how it has no relevance on overclocking! However, here people pay attention.

Looking at his CPU shot alone: His 45 NM chip is running at 1.288 volts now.

If the Natural VID of 45 NM chips only goes from 1.1000 to 1.25000 like I have stated before. It is very easy to see that his "didnt change voltages" simply means its on Auto. So his chip is already over volted by a fair amount.

3.6 Ghz on that chip is fairly easy, and requires minimal voltage increases, so first off...

Can you please run Core Temp, or Real Temp with EIST and Speedstep disabled and list your VID, please?

VID establishes stock voltages for your 3.0 Ghz chip.

Dependant on that VID, we'll have a good inclination where your Voltage should be.

Pay attention to VID and it's range, young ones, because you can spot stuff like that!

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Lupiron

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There we go! Auto in the Bios, hehe!

Run CORE TEMP, or REAL TEMP, the programs, and both will list your VID!

CPUz is for REAL TIME monitoring of the CURRENT Vcore value going to the cores at the time.

--Lupi

Do you have Load Line calibration enabled in the Bios?


 

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Enable load line calibration and manually set your VCore to 1.3000 in the Bios, then go into windows and look with CPUz see what your Idle voltage is again!

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Hehe, so auto had it enabled.

Now you know what it was set at on auto, heheeh!

And also the effects of vdrop and droop are minimal.

So what you should do is test, and then slowly add FSB points if it doesnt fail, so you increase the CPU speed.

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Lupiron

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You can if you want, it allows the processor to be stepped down in speed and power consumption.

Won't hurt to try it!

Ask if you need any help.

--Lupi