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Vcore Confusement?


slayer2cool

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hey guys.. i was wondering you see, i OCed my Barton slightly and sometime back a few of the guys here told me the stock Vcore for my Barton is 1.65V..

 

thing is, i checked my bios..the Vcore fluctuates between 1.63 -1.64V ..and when i used the Cpu-Z to check, it shows its no higher than 1.616V..i had my Voltage setting in bios as " By Default" ..so which one should i actually see ? and do i need to change the setting to "User Define"?? :rolleyes: sorry man, first time OCing

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You will only need to change the vcore to 'user define' to up the vcore when your system starts becoming unstable as you up the FSB. With your Barton 2500+ you should be able to run it around at least 200FSB before you have to up the vcore. Be careful with the Vcore as I fried a mobo this past weekend by upping it all the way to 1.9, even though my processor (the same as yours) was fine with this voltage.

 

Just keep an eye on your temps, and you should be alright. I got my Barton 2500+ to over 2.4ghz before my mobo gave out.

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dang! :angry: i was hopin to push my 2600xp to 2.4 ghz+ but reading this post is makin me worried... i prolly should't push it that high then eh? i m ean i had it at 2.3 ghz stable,but 2.4 is a bit high....

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i'm runnin 2.4ghz...and i can get 2.5ghz with better ram...and i'm running 2.0v ... you gotta know how to break in the voltage...run it at stock for a week...raise it up a little...run it some more...raise it and run it...i'd be higher then 2.0 but thats all my mobo goes up too...

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I had my overclock running fine with a 1.9 Vcore, but then I bumped my multiplier DOWN from 11.5 to 11, and raised my FSB somewhat, but I should've decreased my voltage slightly, but I forgot to, and then when I exited bios, that's when my mobo crapped out.

 

In other words, just take it slow.

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...i'd be higher then 2.0 but thats all my mobo goes up too...

I wouldn't throw 2 volts at my cpu unless I had watercooling and you promised to pay if it fried...I get wary past 1.9 volts.

 

I'm sure my mobile could hit some crazy speeds if I cranked the vcore, but I'm not going to run it like that for everyday use.

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I have a P4 2.4C and it's overclocked to 3.0Ghz. The best part is, instead of increasing the VCORE, i lowered it. Stock, it is 1.525 but i have lowered it to 1.325 thx to a good power supply and a good UPS that cleans up the power. Oh, and of course, it is very stable. I was able to run both Prime95 AND SiSoft Sandra at the same time with no errors. I haven't tried going lower, but i could probably lower it a little more. I just don't have the time to keep testing it for stability.

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