The Official Core 2 OverClocking Database *READ 1st Post for Instructions*

Discussion in 'Intel Processors' started by videomasterz, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. jebo_4jc

    jebo_4jc [H]ard|DCer of the Month - April 2011

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    Nice! Now getting your room down to 8c is [H]ard! Do you have pics of you doing it or anything else? That would make an interesting worklog.
     
  2. Donkers

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    I actually took my rig out to the garage. The temp inside the house was too warm for me to run it to 3.7 ghz. I've reached 3640 stable inside but core temp reached 76 C which made me nervous. If it gets near freezing outside, I'll push it a little bit more.
     
  3. kent

    kent 2[H]4U

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    CPU: E6400 2.13GHz
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    Stepping: B2
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    vCore: 1.37v

    Cooling: Air
    Cooler Brand: AC Freezer 7 Pro

    Motherboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe 1.03g
    BIOS: 0904
    OS: Windows XP MCE2005

    RAM brand: Corsair XMS-C4
    RAM rated speed: 6400
    RAM actual speed: 6400
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  4. sp1te

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    CPU: E4300
    OC: 3015 MHz
    Stepping: 2L2 ??? is this right?
    Week: Q640
    Code: A458
    Vcore: 1.3250

    Cooling: Air
    Cooler brand/model: Scythe Kitana
    Operating System: XP32
    Motherboard: Asus P5B-Deluxe
    Bios: 1004

    RAM Brand: Kingston
    RAM rated speed: 6400
    Latency: 5 5 5 15

    http://picasaweb.google.com/eli.mergel/Screenshots/photo#5031632623072831474

    It's running hot i know but i cant seem to find a good cooler for this motherboard. Any suggestions? I have switched from the ninja rev.b to a kitana i had lying around because i get a little better temps.
     
  5. Xilikon

    Xilikon [H]ard|DCer of the Year 2008

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    Finally someone with almost the same code and week. Mine is Q640A459, remain the motherboard to come here before I try myself with a SI-128 heatsink.
     
  6. sp1te

    sp1te n00b

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    the chip is great, i can run it at 3.2 easy its just to hot. I'm ordering an arc cool freezer 7 pro ill post results after it arrives.
     
  7. EnforcerGT

    EnforcerGT Bad Trader

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    OMG, 66c, jesus thats hot. How much heat can these things take?
     
  8. ~LoKe

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    65-66 is alright. 85 is the max (you really don't want to pass 70, though).
     
  9. sp1te

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    yea it is hot but well within the limits of the chip. I don't like it one bit but have already ordered a cooler to replace this one.
     
  10. EnforcerGT

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    Stability: 6 hours+ Orthos

    CPU: e4300
    OC: 3114MHz
    Stepping: 2L2
    Week: Q643
    Code: A026
    Vcore: 1.368v (bios)

    Cooling: Air
    Cooler brand/model: Intel Stock
    Motherboard: Asus P5B-E
    Bios Version: 0601
    Operating System: XP 32

    RAM brand: G.Skill
    RAM rated speed: 6400
    RAM actual speed: 866
    Latency: 5-5-5-15

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Jsr20det/e4300.jpg
     
  11. dlxmax

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    CPU: E4300
    OC: 3360MHz
    Stepping: 2 L2
    Week: Q640
    Code: A495
    Vcore: 1.42

    Cooling: Air
    Cooler brand/model: Scythe Ninja Rev.B

    Motherboard: Asus P5N-E SLI
    Bios Version: 0401
    Operating System: XP 32

    RAM brand: Super Talent
    RAM rated speed: 6400
    RAM actual speed: 840
    Latency: 4-4-3-8

    http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=168708
    http://maxwatson.com/images/3360.png
     
  12. videomasterz

    videomasterz Gawd

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    thanks for all the entrys will update db later on today :)
     
  13. jbmx4life

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    Code: A026
    Vcore: 1.450

    Cooling: Air
    Cooler brand/model: Asetek Vapochill Micro w/ Thermaltake 92mm Blue LED fan on Zalman fan controller
    Motherboard: Abit IB9
    Bios Version: 1.2
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    RAM rated speed: PC6400
    RAM actual speed: 875
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  14. ziddey

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    6l2 ;)
     
  15. jbmx4life

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    Actually 2 L2 ;)
     
  16. videomasterz

    videomasterz Gawd

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    UPDATE:

    Added: saan44, jebo_4jc, Donkers, kent, sp1te (just gave you the 3,015 clock instead of the cpu-z 3,008 clocking), EnforcerGT, jbmx4life,

    Deleted: None.

    Editted: onebelo (thermaltake SI-120 changed to thermalRIGHT SI-120)

    Jake (Higher OC: 2800MHz, lower Vcore: 1.30V, new ram RAM brand: Corsair)

    First post reflects current changes. Please REFRESH!

    dlxmax,

    Cant add you, your processor speed shown in orthos (your link below)

    http://maxwatson.com/images/3360.png

    DOESNT match your CPU-Z processor speed???? please post new pic thanks.

    Concerning the Stepping:

    http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SL9TB

    so I am thinking the stepping for the E4300 SHOULD be 2 L2 .... not sure why some of the members are saying 6 F2? can you peeps clarify why? thanks......
     
  17. mlambert890

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    Update to my record...

    Clock now: 3.46Ghz
    Voltage: 1.525
    Cooling: Water
    Manuf: Thermaltake (Kandalf LCS)

    Proof link: http://picasaweb.google.com/mlambert890/Oclock/photo#5033468018083620866

    temps at the 1.5V load are around 80 (79-81) rock solid for hours and hours at 100% Prime95 load. When I tried this under my air setup temps were soaring towards 100C, so the TT is actually doing a nice job with this high voltage. Down the road I may swap out the block, but this is good for now (I wanted the case anyway).
     
  18. wdn

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    mlambert890 do you have a bigger photo than that? My eyes are not what they used to be even with a magnifying glass LOL ;)
     
  19. jbmx4life

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    @videomasterz

    I know why people (like myself) are reporting the stepping wrong. We are reading across the CPU-Z window instead of just the "steeping" and "revision" boxes on the right hand side of the CPU-Z window. They should all be 2 L2 instead of reading across the 6 F 2 (Family, Model, Stepping). Hope that can clear it up for the rest also and I'll edit my post once again.

    EDIT: What needs to be refreshed to show the update results? I think that I am missing something here as I keep looking at the first post for the update results. Thanks!

    (^^^NVM I got it figured out)
     
  20. mlambert890

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    Actually, thats a weird Picassa thing. Theres a 1280 photo there somewhere. I think if you click the magnifying glass icon on the upper right it should make it full screen probably.

    That pic will show temp of 60, but thats b/c I had stopped Prime to get the final report. Temps when running are 80.
     
  21. 4DoorGTZ

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    user:4DoorGTZ
    stability:4+hrs Orthos stable, 1/2hr OCCT stable
    spu:QX6700(es)
    oc:3425MHz
    stepping:4 B0<--from cpu-z
    week:(to be updated next time the cooler is detatched)
    code:(see above)
    Vcore:1.450(bios) 1.416(cpuz@idle) 1.408(cpuz@load)
    cooling:H20TEC
    cooler:Coolit Freezone Modified (114cfm 120mm fan sucking, stock 92mm aprox 75cfm fan blowing at the rad)
    mobo:Asus P5W DH dlx
    bios ver:1707
    os:Xp 32bit SP2
    ram brand: Team Group
    ram rated speed:6400
    ram actual speed: 952
    ram latency:4-4-4-9

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  22. dlxmax

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    Concerning my entry, the CPU speed reported by ORTHOS is incorrect, but what CPU-Z is displaying can be trusted--you should know that! I've set my E4300 at the x8 multipler in the bios (not it's factory x9) in order to get the best performance out of my RAM. So, ORTHOS and Windows think that the processor speed is 420x9 (3780), but it never moves out of the x8 timing, resulting in a constant clock of 420x8 (3360).

    Isn't this a common problem for other people running at lower-than-spec'd multipliers? Or is it a 650i board anomally? Regardless, please post my results because they're correct. No need for a new pic--it'd look the same. Thanks.
     
  23. ~LoKe

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    It should be accepted anyways, because Orthos is showing stable at a higher speed, so you have no reason to lie about CPU-Z being correct.
     
  24. jbmx4life

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    UPDATE: What has changed will be noted in RED

    User Name: jbmx4life
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    CPU: E4300
    OC: 3240
    Stepping: 2 L2
    Week: Q643
    Code: A026
    Vcore: 1.450

    Cooling: Air
    Cooler brand/model: Asetek Vapochill Micro w/ Thermaltake 92mm Blue LED fan on Zalman fan controller
    Motherboard: Abit IB9
    Bios Version: 1.2
    Operating System: XP 32
    RAM brand: Patriot
    RAM rated speed: PC6400
    RAM actual speed: 900
    Latency: 4-4-4-12


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  25. videomasterz

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    Yes I think all the e4300 should be 2 L2, and NOT 6 F2.....

    also just refresh the first post of this thread and you will see the new pic of the database with your results in there... always make sure that your entry is correct... :)
     
  26. videomasterz

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    aaahh ok, thanks for clarifying that.. for sure you will be added on the next addition :D strange that orthos is still "thinking" that the multiplier is x9 ?????!?
     
  27. Merc

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    CPU: e4300
    OC: 3204MHz
    Stepping: 2 L2
    Week: 0641
    Code: A278
    Vcore: 1.49v

    Cooling: Water
    Cooler brand/model: Swiftech Apogee

    Motherboard: Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus
    Bios Version: 0602
    Operating System: XP 32

    RAM brand: Corsair
    RAM rated speed: 6400
    RAM actual speed: 356MHz
    Latency: 4-4-4-12 2T

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    NOTE: I am just now getting this rig up and running. I am also new to Intel Overclocking (Mostly AMD up to now) so I have a steep learning curve to contend with. I am going to rais ethe speed of the chip at this Vcore as I have a feeling it can do more here.Itis not stable on blend but as soon as I went Small FFTs the chips operated easily. The RAM is solid and can do DDR900 so the stability problem is more than likely my lack of knowledge re. Intel O/Cing. I'll see how far she can go at thi voltage and post back.
     
  28. jbmx4life

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    UPDATE (prolly the last one): What has changed will be noted in RED

    User Name: jbmx4life
    Stability: 10+ hours of Orthos Small FFT's & 32m SuperPi

    CPU: E4300
    OC: 3330
    Stepping: 2 L2
    Week: Q643
    Code: A026
    Vcore: 1.5

    Cooling: Air
    Cooler brand/model: Asetek Vapochill Micro w/ Thermaltake 92mm Blue LED fan on Zalman fan controller
    Motherboard: Abit IB9
    Bios Version: 1.2
    Operating System: XP 32
    RAM brand: Patriot
    RAM rated speed: PC6400
    RAM actual speed: 740
    Latency: 4-4-4-12


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  29. Speedslave

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    CPU: QX6700
    OC: 3420.00 MHZ
    Stepping: 7 B3
    Week: L647
    Code: F058
    Vcore: 1.348 Actual Vcore

    Cooling: Water
    Cooler brand/model: Swiftech Apogee

    Motherboard: eVGA 680i Rev. A2
    Bios Version: P25
    Operating System: XP 32

    RAM brand: OCZ
    RAM rated speed: 6400
    RAM actual speed: 855
    Latency: 4-4-4-12

    Validation: http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=170060
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  30. skudmunky

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    CPU: E4300
    OC: 3060 MHZ
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    Code: A449
    Vcore: 1.33
    Cooling: Air
    Cooler brand/model: Zalman 9500

    Motherboard: Gigabyte DS3 Rev 2.0
    Bios Version: F7
    Operating System: XP 32

    RAM brand: OCZ
    RAM rated speed: 6400
    RAM actual speed: 904
    Latency: 4-5-4-15

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    CPUZ validation

    I can get more out of this CPU, I just wanted to see how high I could get it around stock voltage. I've booted at 3.3something ghz, but need 1.4+ volts to keep it stable, which brings my load temps up above 70C. That's to hot for me, so I'm seeing how close to stock voltage I can stay. :p
     
  31. DefJae

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    CPU: Intel Core 2 E6400
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    Stepping: 6 B2
    Week: L632
    Code: A928
    Vcore: 1.216
    Cooling: Air
    Cooler brand/model: Intel Stock HSF

    Motherboard: ASUS P5W DH Deluxe
    Bios Version: 1305
    Operating System: Vista

    RAM brand: Corsair XMS2
    RAM rated speed: 6400
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    This is my first attempt OC'ing Intel Core 2, if you guys have any suggestions please feel free to post it up. I'm working on getting my H20 system ready this weekend so I'm pretty much stuck with the stock Intel HSF.
     
  32. mlambert890

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    Code: A707
    Vcore: 1.525

    Cooling: Water
    Cooler brand/model: TT Kandalf LCS

    Motherboard: eVGA 680i
    Bios Version: P255
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  33. mojoe

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    CPU: QX6700
    OC: 3080 MHz
    Stepping: 7B3
    Week: L644
    Code: A561
    Vcore: 1.35V (as set), 1.248 by CPU-Z

    Cooling: Air
    Cooler: Scythe SCNJ-1100P

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 rev 2.0
    Bios: F9
    OS: Windows XP Home

    RAM: Corsair TWIN2X2048-8500C5
    RAM rated Speed: 8500
    RAM actual speed: 1024
    RAM latency: 5-5-5-15

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    Additional comments: Had to file one side of the Scythe baseplate to clear the capacitors, but there was no problem mounting on the CrazyCool plate (many people ask about this). The Scythe fan won't clear the graphics card (8800GTS) if mounted on the bottom of the heatsink, so it has to blow out the back of the case rather than up. I will have to pull the GPU but hopefully not the Scythe fan to add memory. Even with the Scythe, in an Antec P180 case with all three fans turned up full, the system still runs pretty hot (and a lot louder than I had hoped). Maybe watercooling next...

    Overclocking notes: CPU, as measured by Sandra XI Dhrystone MIPS, is dependent only on CPU clock speed (with which it scales linearly), and is invariant with memory and FSB speed. (Makes sense, Dhrystone should fit in L2 cache). The CPU clocked fine to about 3.2 GHz. The memory clocked only to about 1066, not to the 1088 shown on the Corsair datasheet. I did determine, however, that memory bandwidth (as measured by the Sandra XI bandwidth benchmark) is invariant both to the memory bus frequency (!) as well as the CPU frequency...however, it scales linearly with FSB frequency (at least to ~1600MHz, beyond which the system was flaky.) This indicates that the Northbridge engineers did a great job working out all the kinks of having the FSB and memory bus operate at a variety of different ratios. (Oftentimes, the memory bandwidth is optimized at some specific multiplier, e.g. 2:1, and falls off at other multipliers - not the case here.) (Also, if youÂ’re wondering why the FSB is the bottleneck, remember that there are two independent paths to memory from the northbridge running at the memory bus speed (memory is dual channel) but only one path running from the northbridge to the CPU at the FSB rate.) So, to maximize overall system performance, I wound up with the FSB at 1540, CPU at 3080, and memory at 1024, giving me a 27% improvement over stock in memory bandwidth and a 16% improvement in CPU as measured by Sandra. If you are going to optimize your overall performance (rather than just overclock the CPU) I would suggest finding the maximum frequencies for your CPU and memory independently (using mostly the multipliers), and then optimize by bringing up the FSB and turning the multipliers down to keep you within those maxima.
     
  34. videomasterz

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    UPDATE:

    Added: dlxmax, 4DoorGTZ, Merc, Speedslave, skudmunky, DefJae, and mojoe

    Deleted: None.

    Editted: jbmx4life (OC: 3330, Vcore: 1.5, RAM actual speed: 740)
    mlambert890 (OC: 3466, Vcore: 1.525, Cooling: Water, Cooler brand/model: TT Kandalf LCS, Bios Version: P255) <-- Added a new entry, since you changed your cooling method, just for users to see how you were doing on Air compared to Water...

    First post of thread reflects current changes. Please REFRESH! (database and summary pic will change)

    Added Average CPU voltage of QX6700 and E4300 on Summary sheet.
     
  35. Rurki

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    Hey Dl,

    Can you post some shots of the vdroop mod you did? I am looking to do the mod with 500k + 100k VR. Need an example shot.
     
  36. loxety

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    CPU: E6400
    OC: 3440MHz
    Stepping: 6 B2
    Week: L631
    Code: A611
    Vcore: 1.525

    Cooling: Air
    Cooler brand/model: Thermalright Ultra 120

    Motherboard: Asus P5W DH Dlx
    Bios Version: 1901
    Operating System: XP 32

    RAM brand: G.Skill
    RAM rated speed: 6400
    RAM actual speed: 645
    Latency: 5-6-6-18

    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a342/loxety/3440Mhz.jpg
     
  37. luihed

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    OC: 4014 mhz
    Stepping: 6 B2
    Week: L632
    Code: B172
    Vcore: 1.725v ( bios ) 1.62v Actual


    Cooling: Thermalright Ultra 120

    Motherboard: Asus Commando
    Bios Version: 0702
    Operating System: XP

    RAM brand: Crucial Ballistix
    RAM rated speed: 5300
    RAM actual speed: 446 fsb
    Latency: 4-4-4-12

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  39. videomasterz

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    not sure if i can accept this... your pic doesnt match up..... voltage in cpu-z is different from what you state... the task manager shows that you ONLY have one cpu..?? where is the two different cpu usage boxes that i always see??? please explain thanks....
     
  40. wdn

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    NOTE to da boss: This is my 2nd entry under rule #4 -- a different hardware set up than my previous entries First entry with the new Buffalo Firestix -- please keep my other E6400 entry also thanks :)

    User Name: wdn
    Stability:8 hours 11minutes Orthos small fft

    CPU: E6400
    OC: 3728
    Stepping: 6 B2
    Week: L631
    Code: B271
    Vcore:1.57 volts

    Cooling: Air
    Cooler brand/model: Zalman 9700 LED

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Rev 2.0
    Bios Version: F10
    Operating System: XP 32 service pack 2

    RAM brand: Buffalo Firestix PC8000
    RAM rated speed: 8000
    RAM actual speed: 932
    Latency: 4-4-4-8 2T

    note 4-4-4-8 timings :D

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