I entered 1.385v to be my desired voltage; pin-modded accordingly, and was greeted by 1.352 volt at BIOS. Delighted, I set the FSB to 266, making it closer to E6800 territory for a fraction of the cost should it work. Keeping the memory at 4:5 ratio and way below 400MHz at loose timing, I want to make sure the memory is not causing problem.
I ran SuperPi 1M just to make sure it works.
Then, I got greedy...
And want even more…
CPU temp remained at a comfortable zone of below 50°C. When I tried for 292FSB or 3.2GHz OCCT failed at the last few minutes of the test. With a little grin in my face, I popped the CPU and re-opened the spreadsheet ...... 1.4 volt I yelled; BIOS returned 1.375.
At load, vdroop slided down to 1.35 volt and CPU fan speed never went over 2,500 rpm. In fact, the fan noise from the graphic card was much louder when I was running 3DMarks. I stated at the beginning that I wouldn't go over 1.4vcore. I know this E4500 sample might likely go higher with more juice to it. However, I will leave this to those who need more speed than I to adventure for more fun; Why not leaving some of the fun for others to enjoy. :)
Let's compare some of the performance to default speed next ->