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    Default Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    I had 22.84 at 355MHz. pump the vcore up, I need to see 23+.

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    Currently Memphis, TN, Elvis land....

    I'll light the core up some more...if you see a fireball from your house, you'll know I went too far with the voltage!!

    I think once I start to hit a wall, I'm going to pull the cooler AND cpu and make sure no pins are bent. I'm pretty positive it's positioned fine since it dropped right in and then was locked down. I've been reading that some guys simply have 7200s that report high temps. Whether it's a false positive or not, who knows...

    UPDATE: Voltage so far has been upped to 1.38v in BIOS, CPUZ showing 1.31 under load but fails IBT after 2 passes with flops in 21.9...boohoo...
    Now upped to 1.36 at idle according to CPUZ, and 1.34f - 1.328v with IBT running.



    I'm now going to up voltage in BIOS to 1.39v which should translate to around 1.35v in CPUZ but I think I'm about out of cpu voltage headroom correct?
    If so, I guess the only place to go is upping the FSB? Since I don't have MCH control, I don't expect to hit anywhere near your 3.8ghz. Currently at 3.4ghz.
    Last edited by aggiefan; 02-25-2012 at 08:40 AM.
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    Default Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    The DTSs report -10% -5% (maybe the other way around) at low temps, and +5% -5^ at high temps, they are more acurate at high temps. According to Intel, any temperature under 50c should be considered as such (under 50c).
    I don't think yu need to check the pins as you have no issues. The sockets is only good for about 20 installations, less you mess with it the better.

    I was thinking maybe you want to trade your E7200 for my E7500 which has 11 multiplier and can do 3.66GHz at 333 MHz.
    Shipping is about 3$, I don't know about tax, here we don't pay import tax for computer parts.
    It would need high vcore thouh to reach high freqquency.

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    Default Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    Here's my latest with memory results: I did better numbers when my FSB was 377 with less voltage, though unstable.


    Aside from my limited Gigabyte board, does it simply look like I have an E7200 that doesn't like to be OC'd? I realize that the sum of the parts are important, but I wonder if I just got an unhappy CPU haha.

    Where are you located? Is that Israel, Tennessee lol? I might be interested in trying another CPU. I was actually thinking of finding an 8400 or 5200, as the 5200 loves to be OC'd.
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    Default Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    W8300 is nativ 333MHz FSB with a 9 multiplier only, E5200 has higher multiplier but it''s a pentium not C2D, much less comuting power( (lower GFlops).
    I can send you the CPU, and if you don't like it just return it, if you do like it send the E7200 instead.
    A 333MHz the E7500 can clock to 3.66GHz.

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    I might give that a try, I just want to mess around some more to see what I can safely squeeze out of this setup. See, it probably wasn't smart but most of the higher FSB clocks that passed IBT were with PCI on Auto. I know this is dangerous but even at '103', the PC wouldn't even post without PCI on Auto at clocks over 350FSB.

    I'm going to see if there's any more RAM optimizing I can do (this ram can OC to nearly 1100 safely) though I'm not sure what else is left on the table...

    I'm still interested in trying out that CPU though, just want to see how far I can go to fine tune things first

    EDIT: BTW, what do you have your PCI freq set to? I've left mine on 103 (as high as has been suggested for this board) lately.
    Last edited by aggiefan; 02-25-2012 at 12:15 PM.
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    After much more research and reviews, it seems this G31 board and E7200 just don't like OC'ing that much at least in my experience. The PCI freq is bizarre on this board so that unless you set it to auto and risk frying everything eventually, it will not post past 343mhz, regardless of any other voltage.

    My bottom line speed with PCI set from 100-103 is 3.26ghz, load temps about 61C and IBT gflops around 20.5. Reviews are mixed, considering that some with other chips have run 400mhz with this board and others can't post past 333mhz unless PCI is set to auto. I'm not sure what to do/think right now...

    If there's anything else that can be done with this combo, feel free to say. I've been going through settings and testing for the last 5 hours....
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    Default Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    You could probably get higher speeds like the ones you find looking around, you just need a better cooler, that's what's holding you back some right now

    103 PCI Freq is fine, nothing to worry about there!

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    Default Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    This board was never intended to be OC, 25-30% OC not bad for it at all.
    Don't worry about the PCI, if it was not set to 100 by auto probably nothing would have worked.

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    The board still makes me nervous...the ones that have dumped this board (for the P45 model) found that the actual PCI freq when set to auto is the FSB freq divided by 3.3. If true that means when running a 3.77FSB, my PCI freq was nearly 120, not good at all.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/...1641_11_0.html
    http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=627350

    I don't mind trying another cooler if it'll make a noticeable difference but I'm wondering if I should try to find a P45 GB board in good shape and use the money toward it that would buy another cooler. What do you guys think? I should've known this was like modding cars and motorcycles, it's hard to stop once you start lol!!
    Last edited by aggiefan; 02-25-2012 at 09:26 PM.
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