how far can i go?(e2180)

j_waylec

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I run a E2160 @ 3.5ghz all day 24 hours prime stable with decent temps. When my brother upgraded recently he bought a E2180 hoping to get the same or similar OC but in the end we could not get 1mhz more than 2.8ghz out of that cpu! Might have been REALLY crap luck but I have read on many threads that the E2180 just doesnt OC as well as the E2160. We swopped my brother's E2180 for a '60 and he's now running at 3.5ghz... Hope that was of some help
 

assasin32

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I'm about ready to OC my e2180 finally, I let you know what I get. I'm doing it on a EVGA 650i Ultra board in case you are wondering. I let you know how it goes, as I just got back online to review the OC guide one last time to reread it for the 900th time. I should hopefully be back in a day or 2 with results.

(edited in after I made next post)
I'm also using the Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 as the heatsink.
 

assasin32

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I'm 17 hours in the prime95 (large fft) test, after I hit 24h I switch over to the small fft test for an additional 8h. I'm at 3ghz at 1.25vcore (rounded up in CPUID, I think it was acutally 1.245 or something like that). I pushed it as far as 3.2ghz but it froze at a vcore in the 1.3's and it was starting to get a little too hot for me anyway (64celsius, at a little above room temperature, so I back down. It can get very hot in my room during the summer so this was a smart but annoying move). So far I think if I really wanted to I could push this little ah heck in the 3.4ghz range and keep it in the design spec's and run it safe, but as I said it started heating up a bit too much for my taste.

Right now it's sitting at cpu 0 - 45celsius, cpu 1 - 45celsius, with the temp in my room being 65-70f as a guestimate. When I started stress testing yesterday it was probably in the 75-85f range.