Apoptosis wrote:It seems that the Intel 770 processor that I have tops out at 2.6GHz. This 470MHz overclock is decent as it is, but i feel the Dothan's i have on the bench have some more life left in them. Whats holding performance/overclocking back is the lack of voltage options on the mother board. The memory (vDimm) has no voltage options and the processor stops at 1.344v on both our 770 and 755 processors. The only way around this is a volt mod.
This of course voids the warranty and is best left to hard core overclockers. That said i went with the quickest and cheapest mods out there, the wire trick. For this mod to work you must locate the right pins and use a small piece of wire to connect the two pin holes in the socket. Below is the CPU Volt mod that I went with and it worked without a hitch.
Less than 5 minutes of work turns around and gives you a healthy 1.6 volts on the core. Below is our Intel 770 processor running at 167MHz FSB after the volt mod.
I'm off to re-work on the 770 and 755 processors with 1.6 vCore and see if I can get some higher FSB speeds and better performance numbers. I really need to mod the vDimm, but no easy wire trick for that one.
Also the temps are now in the 40's with 1.6V on the core. The stock heat sink is getting warm to the touch, so i might throw on some water cooling and active cooling on the north bridge tonight too.
davluks wrote:Hi Apoptosis, will this wire trick works with CT-479 and ASUS motherboard ? The new bios for P4C800-E deluxe does not have the option to adjust VCORE.
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