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I have a Barton 2500+ that I am currently running at 2.1ghz with a VCore of 1.75. The thing that annoys me is that it's only 100mhz from running in line with a 3200+ and the FSB is at 380mhz. I want to even the FSB out at 400mhz and get in line with the 3200+ but i seem to have problems keeping it stable even with a VCore increase to 1.80. Is there something i can do to help this thing hit the speeds I want? I have Corsair XMS 3200 memory, so I was thinking about leaving the cpu at 2.1 and just changing the DRAM ratio. But with that I can only get it at either 380 or 425. I can probably do fine at 425 with my xms but i'd have to increase the DRAM voltage. I have no experience with ram voltages though, if i remember correctly you can go from 2.6 to 2.9. Which doesnt seem like much of a voltage increase if you ask me. Is it safe to up the voltage and if so how high can I up it without cutting the life of my memory down too much. I know this is a confusing post, i had donuts for breakfast, so please forgive me. Thanks for all you who are willing to help.

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I had healthy nutri-grain bars for breakfast. would rather have had custard donuts though.

 

Anyway, perhaps you are unlucky and your processor just wont do any more. there are some that are really stubborn and just wont do it (from what I have read on here)

I wouldnt suggest taking the voltages too high, in CPU terms 0.1 of a volt is a big difference (again only from what I have read) 1.75 is about as high as I have seen on this forum (without water cooling)

 

you have done well to get it to 190 (380 dual) FSB.

 

Are you sure it is stable at 2.1ghz CPU. have you ran Prime 95. My CPU when I overclocked it just a small amount (150mhz above std) everything ran fine, but Prime 95 would crash instantly.

Games would play fine for a while then crash etc. but it was random. SO i took it back down.

 

Push it, test it, hammer it. and if it doesnt crash at what you have then u may have to stick with it.

 

And out of interest why do you want it to run in line with a 3200+. You could just buy a 3200+ and overclock that instead =)

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I ran prime 95 all night long, so for about 9 hours, and it held up. I'm at work right now and it's still running, so if it is up when i get home I think it's safe to declare it stable. I can get my computer to boot with a 400mhz FSB but prime95 doesn't like it, lol. The reason I want to run in line with a 3200+ is because I like nice round numbers... and 380 is holding back the potential of my ram. I'm cool with my processor sticking at 2.1ghz, though 2.2ghz would be nice. My main question is about the DRAM ratio... if i increase my voltage on the ram so that it can run on a 425mhz FSB while the processor stays on it's 380. Get it?

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What kind of cooling you got on there, does it start to get warm when under load at 200 FSB speeds?

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I have a Zalman CNPS7000A Cu, it's a nice cooler but mainly designed for low noise rather than dealing with overclocking. I can stay under 51C when i am running at 3200+, but again, i have a problem keeping it stable at 2.2ghz, so i am asking about the DRAM ratio voltage increase. I want to up my ratio so that the ram is running at 425 whereas the processor stays at 380. Does anyone know what i am talking about? Everyone keeps asking me about the processor... the RAM i say, THE RAM! Is it safe to increase the voltage?! LOL, thanks for the questions all the same.

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better cooling.. you need. "Yoda"

 

 

serisouly, it seems like you have reached that limit where more V-core = more heat you cant cool. i.e. my cpu wont run 2200mhz stable at 1.75v because of heat but has no problems running it at 1.725v.

 

either get a better hs or a stronger fan. my 3 cents,

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