I need some suggestions for an e8500

Shawnhath

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I have an e8500 stock and I have overclocked before, but I have no clue what to do with the new 45nm and what are the settings I should use.
I have 780i mobo
2gb 800mhz ram
 

roadrunner197069

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Well if your asking for settings, maybe you should read some overclock settings and figure out how to o it yourself.

Pretty lame to ask someone for settings everytime you upgrade. Your E-Penis shrinks when you dont do it yourself.
 

Shawnhath

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Since I am using 800mhz ram I tried running it unlinked keeping the ram at 800mhz and then boosting the fsb of the cpu to 1600 then put the VID at 1.2 and it wouldnt boot so should I put the voltage up or what should I do?
 

Lupiron

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Gah!

Run core temp or real temp and look and see what the real VID of your chip is! That always helps when you are messing with voltages!

You said you put the VID to something. Since it cant change, I thought I would bust in and let you know that the VID cant change, since it a set value from the factory. Your Processors stock voltage when on auto at stock speeds.

Listing that here will help these people that wanna help you!

--Lupi
 

Shawnhath

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Hmm cause in the BIOS i thought it said VID (probably misreading) anyways in real temp it says
min= 1.15
max = 1.225

Also with prime95 it fails on one core within 10min should I increase voltage?
 

theLaminator

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I'm running my E8400 at 4.0Ghz stable and my voltage is at 1.3500. Intel doesn't recommend going over 1.3625 on the specs sheet but I keep hearing 1.4 on all the forums. So yes I'd definitely increase your voltage. What I did was took the maximum Vcore and found the core frequency I wanted to run and lowered my vcore to the lowest possible stable voltage. It takes a little while but well worth it.
 

theLaminator

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Also I could reach 3.6 (x9 multi and 400FSB) with no voltage increase so that may be something to look at if you don't really want to go to high on your voltages ;)
 

claytonian

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Damn It roadrunner! you took my insult about the E-Penis! btw OP dont be afraid to oc, cause your computer will just restart if something goes wrong and it will go back to defaults and you can try again
 

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I've had mine to 3.8 with a voltage of 1.25. It wasn't stable though... I'm gonna try a little higher, so long as my air cooling can handle it.