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Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 Overclock

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NachoGSR

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Hello, I know this is an old CPU but I'd like to Overclock it as much as posible in order to give it more use. I know my machine is a Time Capsule with a lot of old parts and the problem is that the computer crashes when I take it over 2.2GHz.

Here are the PC specs:
Motherboard: Foxconn 945G7AD (LGA 775 Socket)
CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 @2.0GHz (OC to 2.2GHz currently)(Stock Intel cooler)
RAM: Kingston KVR667D2N5/1G DDR2 1GB x4 667MHz
GPU: EVGA GeForce 9500GT DDR2 1GB
BIOS: Phoenix Award BIOS (I don't remember the version number)

Thanks in advance!
 

Ozz1

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is there an option to raise the cpu voltage ? is it on stock voltage now, you should be able to clock it a bit higher even on stock voltage

is the thermal paste between the cpu and cooler new or old paste?

what are your temps ?

cpuz will tell you the bios and version of it in the mainboard tab

theres not a whole lot of difference between a E2140 and a E2180

this is my E2140 a while back,

http://hwbot.org/submission/3078286_ozzie_cpu_frequency_pentium_e2140_3552.34_mhz
 
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NachoGSR

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Yes, I can increase the CPU voltage, but I don't know how much I should increase, about the thermal paste, it is the same it was applied 9 years ago and I dont have now the equipment yo change it, muy temps are between 45°C and 55°C, and I cant turn the PC on nos so I cant check the BIOS versión, maybe tomorrow I can do it, thanks for replying
 

Ozz1

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well to start, id be changing the thermal paste after 9 yrs, and if you can grab yourself a decent air cooler like a evo 212 or 212x i if it will fit in your case of course, dont like those temps at stock settings, too high for my liking
 
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NachoGSR

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Well, I dont want to spend money, I was planning to add some case fans because I dont have, and I think my motherboard stops me from going over 2.2ghz, even if i set the RAM speed to 400mhz
 
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NachoGSR

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Yes, I tried using them but when I get to the second option the system does not boot, and the same when I manually set the bus speed to a higher level than 220MHz
I'll keep trying and I will add some case fans, I hope temps will get lower after this, anyways, thanks for helping

I have a newer version of the BIOS, and whe I overclock from the bios it usually does not boot, so I use a program made by Foxconn called FOX ONE tha lets me overclock from windows
 

Johan45

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It's probably your ram that's causing issues. Drop the ram speed below the rated 667 then try to raise the FSB again.
 
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NachoGSR

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Now I have my RAM set to 533MHz so I can get to 2.2GHz but even if I get it to 400MHz I cant go further, thanks anyway
 
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NachoGSR

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Well, I think this is it, I tried everything in order to get more than 2.22GHz but it is a failure so I will leave it as it is, thanks anyway!