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Old 11-28-2007, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my rig:

PSU: Thermaltake TR2-430W
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
RAM: 2x1GB OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2-800
Gfx: XFX GeForce 7900GS
CPU Cooling: Arctic Cooling Pro 7

I want to clock my CPU to at least 3.2 GHz, but I am worried about whether I will be held back by my PSU. Any comments?
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: overclocking my E2180

You may be right, that is right on the edge of being underpowered for the whole system I think..

But just curious, how many Amps does it have on the 12 volt rail(s)
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how long have u had it? because its always a good idea to "break it in" before u pound it to the limit.
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yeah, i've only had the computer for the few days.
i'll probably just use it for 2 weeks or so before i start ocing it.

the PSU supplies 18A on the 12V rail.

grr... all these people saying that 400W is enough to power up a crazy rig with 8800GTs... Made me think 430W was enough.
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Default Re: overclocking my E2180

well, my 450W claims 22amps....


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A minimum 350W system power supply (with 12V current rating of 20A)
That is for the PNY 7900gs on Newegg.... you could always give it a shot.
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What is this "breaking in" nonsense. I pushed my q6600 to 3.6ghz within a few hours of getting windows installed Finally got vista installed on the media rig last night, so i'm going to start oc'ing my e2180 tonight. Also i'll have my ballistix tonight so that should help.
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Default Re: overclocking my E2180

It hasn't been proven that cpu burn in effects it in a way that it'll OC any higher. But I've always left orthos or prime go for 3-4 days on stock settings before OCing. I've had some success. I oc'd to 3.3 last nite for an hour on orthos and shut it down and left to burn in on stock settings. Just out of curiousity.

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Interesting. Never heard of burning in a CPU. I know on some cars you are supposed to break the engine in a certain way, but with electronics i figured they were tested enough at factory.
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I needed 1.5v to get fsb 330. We'll see in a few days if this phenomenon works or not or I just believe it works. Thats the arguement that they were tested enough from the factory and why would the end user need to burn they're cpu in.
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Interesting read. I did run my q6600 at stock volts but overclocked as high as i could on stock volts for awhile before i went for the big boy overclock. Maybe i inadvertantly burned it in? Heh odd stuff this "technology".
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