Originally Posted by arohro
Yes its so easy to do, a few swipes with a number 2 pencil did the trick for me. If you want a good overclock with a quad on a p35 board the pencil mod is almost a must.
As far as damage is concerned you should be fine, I have been doing this for years and its worked really well. Think about it, your CPU voltage will be lower overall because you do not have to compensate with higher than needed vcore because of vdroop when under load.
That isn't necessarily true. From what I've read, the board regulates power spikes that can't be detected by any software. When you turn off this protection, either with LLC or a pencil mod, you're basically allowing voltage spikes to occur without any protection. This just sounds like a bad idea to me.
Originally Posted by Dr.Nick
CaptNKILL you sure gigabyte hasn't added the loadline setting to that board? I know the DS4 definitely has it and so do a few other P35's. Also tbh you are better off compensating with additional voltage than risking the board and cpu with pencil mods. If anything sell that on eBay and grab a cheap gigabyte P45. You won't have to spend much out of pocket and you'll be much happier with the results/stability
Edit- You should also push that ram a little more since its PC8500, 1:1 is not the best for latency. I would prefer to run my ram faster than my fsb if I could
I won't be buying another board any time soon. I just got this CPU to hold me over for another year or so until the new platforms have matured a bit.
As for my memory, I have it set this way because its stable at this speed. Latency and memory bandwidth have so little impact on performance that I generally just shoot for a good CPU overclock that is stable and leave it.
Also, this setup seems to be incredibly picky about FSB speeds and memory dividers. I'm having a hell of a time getting this thing stable at anything over 3.6Ghz. Last night I tried using 450Mhz FSB (the same as it was before with my E6750) and it won't post. I tried dropping the CPU multiplier to 8x so that it was running at 3.6Ghz (which is stable at 424x8.5) and it still wouldn't post.
So, if I set everything exactly as it was with my E6750, it won't post with any CPU multiplier or any vcore. Is there some other setting I should be adjusting? Maybe the CPU has hit some sort of FSB wall? Is there any way to get around that?