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Old 10-11-2008, 09:50 AM   #11
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stock is 1.2V though.
does anything bad happen to the CPU and Mobo with i lower the volts?
I'm running 4.1GHz with 1.1V, if you can run it that low, then do. But don't have FSB voltage above 1.25V.
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does anything bad happen to the CPU and Mobo with i lower the volts?
No.
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Should i really keep my computer OC'ed even though i dont really see any performance?
I can't answer that for you, it's your decision.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:19 AM   #12
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Default Re: Overclocking my CPU

since my stock volts are
CPU Core - 1.14V
CPU FSB - 1.2V
and i go to adjust them, and make them non-auto.
1. Should i make my CPU Core 1.14V, and CPU FSB 1.2V?
or should i lower them?
2. what happens when the CPU doesnt get enough Volts?

EDIT - found out that my lowest CPU FSB volts is 1.2V
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:08 AM   #13
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Default Re: Overclocking my CPU

To answer the question "What happens when the CPU doesn't get enough Volts" the computer fails the POST. It's fairly simple.

Not enough Voltages your computer doesn't post and too little Voltages the computer won't post. You always want to use just enough Voltages because they tend to raise the heat produced by the CPU more than increasing Speed of it.
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It could also appear to be stable in Windows until you test it with Memtest, Prime95, etc.
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can i just run Prime95?
or should i run other programs?
Whats the highest voltage i should go with my CPU Core?
Right now, i have it clocked at 2.8GHz with 7.5 multi, and my FSB is 373.5.
My CPU Core is 1.4V
and my CPU FSB is 1.8V
Ran Prime95 for 4 minutes, and no errors yet.
I will run Prime95 for 5 hours when i reach 3Ghz.

EDIT - my system wont boot on 2.9GHz with those volts.
right now its at 2.85GHz, FSB is 380, and its a 1:1 ratio, my ram is running at 760mhz (380mhzx2).
Would i still get an 1:1 ratio when i get to 3Ghz?
and how high should i up my voltage?
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1.8 FSB!!!
Lower that down!
You shouldn't have to hit anywhere near 1.4V for the CPU to hit 3Ghz and the 1.8V FSB is just insane!
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Drop that, drop it down to 1.1V. High FSB voltage is the main cause of the 45nms degrading.
It should be no where near 1.8V

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the lowest i can go is 1.8V for my FSB.
Seems like im stuck at 2.8Ghz....

EDIT - well, after awhile of messing with my BIOS, it seems like i cant get my FSB higher than 380Mhz, unless i up the FSB voltage some more, which doesnt seem like its really worth it...

what would you guys prefer?
Running at higher Clocks? (3Ghz - 320mhz FSB - 400Mhz Ram - 5:4 Ratio)
or running at higher FSB? (2.85Ghz - 380Mhz FSB - 380Mhz Ram - 1:1 Ratio)

Both isnt ran for 5 hours on Prime 95 yet, so i dont know if they are stable.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:48 PM   #18
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You make compromises when you buy a 680i, but I would have thought it could do better than that.
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yeah, oh well, its best not to look back.
At least i got an higher clock than i ever did with my old 4800+.
I think the 680i will do good, but since i have the LT version, its pretty much the cut down version.

so should i stick with higher clocks? or higher FSB?
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Higher clocks, although you could perhaps do a few tests yourself to see which works best for you.
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