PSU: Corsair VX450W 33A ~ 12V
Mobo: MSI P43 NEO3-F
CPU: Intel E8400 Core2Duo 3.0GHz
RAM: MemoryPower 2GB DDR2 800
GPU: Visiontek ATI Radeon HD 3650
HDD: MAXTOR 500 GB 7200RPM
Optical: ASUS DVDRW
Ok so heres my success story so far.
I recently upgraded the BIOS to V1.4. After that I removed the JB1 and 2 jumpers on my mobo (allowing me to have 333~400 MHz FSB, the FSB 1600 OC JUMPER!!!! lol) I then was able to accomplish a successful overclock of the E8400 to 3.61GHz.
Here are my settings and temperatures:
Multi-step OC: Mode1
DOT Control: disabled
intel CSTATE Tech: disabled
CPU FSB: 410
CPU freq: 3600
Timings: I left everything to Auto
DRAM Ratio: 1:1.00 1600:800
DRAM Freq: 820
Clock Gen - Default
PCI Freq: Default
Disable DRAM/PCI: enabled
CPU Voltage: 1.3300
VTT FSB: 1.25
Spread Spectrum: Disabled
Real Temp temps: idle 33 and 33; max. 38 and 39
So that seems to be the highest I can get it. I have been able to push the CPU FSB to 445 but it would give me a “Last overclock failed” so I went to the BIOS and disabled the system hang when there is an error, but it would just BSOD when windows started. I read about a wall at 417, but I cannot get it passed 410, at 413 I can get it to log in then immediately BSOD, multiple different BSOD's. This is the only way to keep it stable. So my question is, does anyone know of any way to get around the wall or any other settings that you believe should be changed.
Also I had to go through hell to get this new 1.4V BIOS to work properly, my 1.1V worked just fine, but I dont want to mess with a downgrade. My first problem was no startup, even after CMOS flash, I had to go barebones to get a startup and then install my HDD and second stick of RAM. My next problem was a BSOD immediately after log in (with default settings). The resolution to that was to disable the JMICRON IDE thing. Everything works fine now, no thanks to MSI Support.
Any advice or suggestions is very much appreciated
Edited by Box In A Bag, 23 September 2008 - 06:48 PM.