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There was a previous thread asking for help on overclocking their computer.

I would appretiate it if I could as well get help. My system specs are in my profile. Im basically trying to overclock my e2160 to 3.0ghz.

 

Thanks in advance :[.:[pouts:

 

Edit:

I ran memtest for 3 full passes and it passed with no errors

 

Edit 2:

 

:O I read graysky's c2q and c2d guide and I was able to POST and get into windows w/o bsod with 3.0.

 

My bios settings:

 

Linked

 

Sync/1:1

 

9x and 1333 = 3.0ghz

 

5-5-5-18 2T [set timings manually to Corsair's test specs] http://www.corsair.com/_datasheets/TWIN2X2048-6400C5DHX.pdf

 

Limit CPUID Maxval = Disabled

 

Intel Speedstep = Disabled

 

CPU Thermal Control = Disabled

 

C1E Enhanced Halt State = Disabled

 

Execute Disable bit = Disabled

 

*Voltages*

 

vcore - 1.237

 

FSB - 1.2

 

Mem - 1.8

 

SPP - 1.30

 

MCP - 1.500

 

Should I make any changes?

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That is not the best chip (L2 Revision) for overclocking. They run quite hot and do not clock well. You need to be certain you are not running too hot. Research this thread:

 

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/pentium-e2160_14.html

 

Download Memtest86+ V2.01 from-->

Download CPU-z from-->
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Download Real Temp from-->

Download Prime95-->

Enter your BIOS and set to these values:

[b]Advanced BIOS Features[/b]

[b]System Clocks[/b]

CPU Freq. MHz = 3200
CPU Muliplier = 9
PCIe x16, 3, MHz = 100
SPP<->MCP Ref Clock, MHz = 200

nForce SPP --> nForce MCP = 5x
nForce SPP <-- nForce MCP = 5x

CPU Spread Spectrum: Disabled 
HT Spread Spectrum: Disabled 
PCIE Spread Spectrum (MCP): Disabled
SATA Spread Spectrum: Disabled

[b]FSB & Memory Config[/b]

SLI-Ready Memory = Disable
FSB -  Memory Clock Mode = UnLinked
FSB (QDR), MHz = 1333
MEM (DDR), MHz = 800hz

[b]Memory Timing Section[/b]

Memory Timing Section = Expert
tCL = 5
tRCD =  5
tRP = 5
tRAS = 15
Command Per Clock = 2T

[b]Advanced Memory Settings[/b]

tRRD = Auto
tRC = Auto
tWR = Auto
tREF = Auto


[b]CPU Configuration[/b]

Limit CPUID MaxVal = Disabled
Intel Speedstep = Disabled
CPU Thermal Control = Disabled
C1E Enhanced Halt State = Disabled
Execute Disabled Bit = Enabled
Virtualization Technology = Enabled

[b]System Voltages[/b]

CPU Core = 1.35
CPU FSB = Auto 1.55Auto	
nForce MCP = 1.60	
HT nForce SPP <-> MCP = Auto

 

 

After setting to these values, save them and boot to the Memtest ISO. Allow

for two full passes and if stable, enter Windows. Run CPU-z. Post the CPU,

SPD and Memory tabs. Then Run Prime95 and RealTemp. Post a screenshot of Realtemp while Prime95 (LargeFFTs) has been running for twenty minutes.

 

Keep in mind you may not make the 3.2Ghz. That's a 1.6Ghz processor and is a lower end piece of silicon, so it might well not make a 2X overclock. You might only make ~2.8Ghz or so. If you make 3.2Ghz with the above and it is stable, then you can begin to lower the CPU Voltage and retest until you find your CPU Voltage sweet spot.

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Thanks for replying DerekT :].

 

I have the M0 revision and my temps run around 50 on load w/ stock cooler.

 

You say to set my memory timings to 5-5-5-15, although corsair's tests specs are 5-5-5-18.

 

Do I still make this change?

 

btw

 

You state that the processor i'm using is 1.6ghz, isn't it 1.8?, at least mine is by default. Also, won't the CPU Freq. be 3.0 if the cpum is 9 and the fsb is 1333? :confused:

 

Thanks again :].

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Thanks for replying DerekT :].

 

I have the M0 revision and my temps run around 50 on load w/ stock cooler.

This is good. You have a better chance to clock up.

 

You say to set my memory timings to 5-5-5-15, although corsair's tests specs are 5-5-5-18. Do I still make this change?

 

I would try with 5-5-5-15

 

 

You state that the processor i'm using is 1.6ghz, isn't it 1.8?, at least mine is by default. Also, won't the CPU Freq. be 3.0 if the cpum is 9 and the fsb is 1333? :confused:

 

Correct, my mistake, I was thinking of 2140. Test with 9 X 333 and then 9 X 355, finally with 8 X 400. If you can make 8 X 400, this would be the best.

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:O cool.

 

I've set my memory settings to 5-5-5-15 2T :].

 

The only things i've preety much changed were my

FSB - Memory Clock Mode = UnLinked

and my

MEM (DDR), MHz = 800hz

 

When I tried the voltages you gave me it would Post a little funky and when I would get into the bios it would lag and crash :confused:. So I set it back to the settings I have right now...

 

CPU Core: 1.237

 

CPU FSB: 1.2

 

SPP: 1.30

 

MCP: 1.5

 

HT nForce SPP <-> MCP: Auto [Can't remember what it is by auto, i'll edit when I get a chance to check]

 

btw...

 

Why is a lower cpum better? jw

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Why is a lower cpum better? jw

 

Sounds like you've found good settings for your system. The lower the multiplier, the higher the FSB.

 

For example. Given a CPU with a Multiplier of 10.

 

10 X 320 = 3.2Ghz

 

but you choose 8

 

8 X 400 = 3.2Ghz

 

The 8 X 400 will be faster than the 10 X 320 even though both are running at 3.2Ghz. The transfers on the lines are faster.

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oo I never knew that :O!:bigeyes:

 

Hmm... I originaly wanted to clock to 3.0 but 3.2 is starting to sound good!

 

I'll try 8 x 400 and test with prime

 

Thanks for informing me :):

 

Edit: nvm >_< I tried 3.2 and I was able to post but would get bsod when attempting to boot into windows. I didnt want to put up the vcore more than I already had it.

 

But...

 

What I did do was made use of the information you gave me and changed the cpum to 8 and fsb to 375 = 3.0.

 

Is this alright? :confused:

 

Edit:

 

Oh noes! my audio has been acting up and cracking :[.

 

I've had it where it cracked for like 3 seconds and then the audio just cuts out and I have to do a restart to get it back.

As of right now im using the onboard audio on my 780i.

I have a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102002 that was bought at Walmart for like $25. Keep in mind that this was quite some time ago(Last Year), was cheap, and I didnt have a sound card, which is why I bought it.

 

I didn't really know which was better, so, I thought the 780i being the more recent was going to be best.

 

Should I use the soundcard instead?

 

Edit 2:

 

Alright, i've installed my sound card and updated the drivers.

My audio is working fine :].

 

btw..

 

I heard that sound cards take a load of the cpu :0?

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