Thursday, April 12, 2007

Brag: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6320@500MHz FSB

For those who sent me email asking what's the max FSB for this Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6320 processor, well, sad to say that I can't tell. Seems like my skill (or lack thereof) has prevented me from going beyond 500MHz FSB. As much as I'd like to push it further, it would seem that I need to mod the motherboard just to find the highest FSB for the processor. If you would like to check out the four (4), yes only four (4), benchmarks I have prepared, then expand to read more. Or you can just click on the image for the CPU-Z validation link.

After opening the RAM I won from the XS contest (thanks FUGGER), I quickly put it to the test and found that it can do 1066MHz@2.4v@CL5 so it should be good 500MHz easy. So after installing the RAM, here's my setup

My test set up is as follows:
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6320 (ES)
OCZ Platinum PC2-6400 CL5 2x1024MB Rev2
Asus® P5B Deluxe, unmodded BIOS 1011
Asus® 7900GTX 512MB v93.71 driver
Thermalright® XP90 with Delta 92mm fan
Delta® 670w PSU
No chassis

CPU vCore is at 1.415v, vFSB is at 1.45, vNorthBride is 1.65v, vSouthBridge is 1.8v, and ICH is at Auto. As much as I'd like to see the raw MHz for FSB, the mobo is not cooperating. After several tries today, I gave up and settled with 500MHz FSB. However, this is unstable. I can only do SuperPi 1M for benchmark and it's a hit or miss. I decided to backdown a hefty FSB frequency, and at 485MHz FSB, the system is bench stable. I can't say if it's rock stable coz I was only able to do several short stess test. If you are interesred, you can chek out the ORB link for the following:

3Mark01SE - 51,561
3DMark03 - 26, 674
3DMark05 - 11,565
3DMark06 - 6,501

FanBoy out!

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