Consider yourself fortunate if you are able to OC at all on your motherboard (don't know what board you're using). I'm running 3644MHz with my E5440s but that is on my Skulltrail that supports all kinds of OCing. I still haven't reached the OC ceiling yet and that's using 667MHz RAM. Still way too slow for my liking...Bumping this thread up because I'm looking to do the VID pin mod to my E5450's. I did the BSEL mod and running 1600 FSB for 3.6ghz, but they are not stable.
My stock VID's are 1.0875 and 1.2125 (weird range), I'd like to probably just run them both at 1.35 or 1.3625v because I'd like to try to even get 4ghz out of them.
But I need the chart that shows VID 1-6 and which pins I need to cover/jump for what voltages.
I've never performed a voltage mod on any Intel chip. Did that once or twice on old Athlons with little to no significant success and too much extra heat. Didn't want to risk it on more expensive Intel hardware. I've only went so far as the standard BSEL mod and using Systool for further FSB increases. Got me to #3 on the team a couple of years ago with the help of these mods.Can you answer my question above? I'm looking for the chart for pin mod VID.
OK, one disclaimer before I post a link to possible volt increases: I never attempted this mod, perform at your own risk...Can you answer my question above? I'm looking for the chart for pin mod VID.
Hmm... I didn't know that throttling can potentially become an issue... I never reached the frequency you've attained yet specifically because the multipliers on my processors are smaller being lower binned CPUs, but, I have encountered temperatures well in excess of 70C (summertime/poorly installed HSFs) and there was no detectable throttling in my systems...which leads me to believe there could be something else involved. I am wondering if there might still be a setting in your BIOS that could be holding you back. On my boards (Supermicros, Tyan) there are quite a few things I need to disable to be 100% sure. Which motherboard are you running?Well, 5400 chips probably don't run as hot being 45nm. I got 3.9ghz out of these chips so far volt modded for 1.2875v, I wish vdroop wasn't so bad at full load they go down to 1.22v.
I also discovered that I'm not going to get any higher either. For some reason once all 4 cores hit 70c the CPU throttles. I have found no option in the bios to turn it off, so 3.9 is going to be max. I really wanted to atleast hit 4ghz, atleast for benching. I just hate that it throttles at such a low temp.