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Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2140 Overclocking results

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Alacritan

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What sort of temperatures is everyone seeing on their E2140/E2160? After about 5 minutes at full load, with the stock Intel heatsink, both cores peak at 79C at 3.0GHz (333x9) at 1.35VCore on my E2160 (it needs 1.35V to get Orthos stable at 3GHz, 1.325V wasn't doing it). Is this normal? I've never had a CPU run that hot, but then again, I was running a watercooling loop for the last couple years so I rarely saw temps above 50C.
 

CryptWizard

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E21x0s run extremely hot. My E2140 reached 78C under Prime 334x8 stock volts stock cooling. I have to undervolt to make it managable

As for my overclocking results, now that I have a proper cooler, I reached 360x8 at stock volts (1.325) and upping all the way to 1.4 (in steps) still would not even get me 3GHz stable.
 

Alacritan

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The FSB wall is definitely a problem for the E2140, which makes the higher multipliers of the 2160 and 2180 very useful. Even going from the 8x 2140 to the 9x 2160 would get you running at 3GHz easily. All of these chips should do 3GHz and higher, but when you combine the FSB wall with a low multiplier, it creates an artificially low ceiling.

Considering it's only $7-8 difference between each processor ($75-$83-$90), I'd say it's worth getting the 2160 at the very least. I almost wish I had picked up the 2180 instead, as I could be running at 3.3GHz with ease right now.
 

esveezy

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If the temps are too high for you, the IHS pops right off ;) I killed mine, but maybe those beers should've waited till after I was done with the razor blade portion of the surgery.
 

Sam__

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If the temps are too high for you, the IHS pops right off ;) I killed mine, but maybe those beers should've waited till after I was done with the razor blade portion of the surgery.

aha...ouch

Im sure thers a suitable tut sumwhere that tells you how to pop an IHS
 

Evilsizer

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E2xxx's are not soldered should be just like the amd x2's. the higher C2d/C2Q's have them soldered on.
 

WiSH2oo0

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What's the max voltage for these things? I'm priming mine right now @ 300x10 w/ stock voltage 43c load. I can get into windows at vcore 1.4v @ 334x10 but I can't run prime longer then 30secs. My HSF and CPU are both lapped.
 

Evilsizer

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go as high as you want as long as your temps are 60c range... my rule of thumb is 1.55max on high end air, some have done 1.65v.
 

WiSH2oo0

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Awesome Thx Evil :) I'm upto 334x10 @ 1.475v in bios and 52°-57°C load. I hope shes good at that vCore I can only raise it maybe one more time before I break the 60°C.
 

th3

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Aug 19, 2007
So whats considered the best stepping now? My L2 has a VID of 1.325v, goes all the way up to the FSB wall on that voltage (2.98-2.99GHz), stable. 350x8 (2.8GHz) is orthos-stable at 1.275v. TR xp120 cooler, coretemps low 50's at 2.93 and high 40's at 2.8.

Just luck of the draw or are L2's better than M0?
 

SilverBullet387

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Dec 6, 2008
E2140 Q651A298 3.0Ghz @ stock voltages 1.325 with stock cooler

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3118 @ 1.35v

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3.2ghz @1.35v
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What's the name of the program not cpu-z..... thet red programe there please someone tell me. please, please, PLEASEEEEEEEEE.:beer: