YES after 40 minutes the pin MOD WORKS!!! 2.13 again baby!!

hans007

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i had my 1.6 A running 2.13 for 2 days (i have no voltage tweaks and the mobo was only giving it 1.46 volts). rc5 48 hours straight. seemed all good. Then it spontaneously rebooted. so finally i took the thermal pad off and used AS3 since i was lazy to do it earlier.


1 minute of prime95 and it died!!! one minute!!!

crazy.

prime95 is the best torture test on earth.


UPDATE!!!

my friend told me to try the in socket pin mod. So i took a busted set of headphones, and stripped wire till i got a single strand. that was way too skinny and flimsy but i tried for about half an hour with this. so then i twisted 3 of the strands together with tweezers and i got it in. so i fire it up and my voltages are the same. i guess headphone wire is bad. so i look around my room and there is a wire coming out of my alarm clock for an external antenna which i'll never use. rip it off, and get 2 strands of this slightly higher gauge cable. that worked!!! it was easy to do with this rigid cable and with tweezers got it on the first shot. now i'm up to 1.65 volts (its supposed to be 1.7 but apparently most mobos dont give the full amount) but now i'm at 2.133 which is the max bus my board has!!! yah!!!

now to try prime 95.
 

WarCon

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If you have a weak rail on your 12v that might explain it. You might just have to give it a little more juice (vcore) to get it to go higher. I am sure you know this though, just feeling your pain......:)

Mine is stable to 133fsb at default, anything higher needs more volts. I wish I had gotten one that is stable to somewhere near 150fsb at default, but I didn't. I need 1.725vcore to get 2.4gig.

I am currently trying to decide whether to run it at 132fsb with 3:4 timing on my memory or at 150 with 1:1. Not much real world difference in apps or games. Benchmarks show the difference though. I kind of like it running cool all the time, so I have been running the 132fsb for the last several days.
 

THUGSROOK

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it is a really bad idea to use the stock intel thermal pad.
its wax, and melts into the cpu and HS. you may never get all of it off once used. (down to a micoscopic level)

clean it all off the best you can and use some arctic silver paste.
 

Jgtdragon

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What you mean died??? The northwood is bye bye? Clean it off again and try it again. Haven't heard a northwood just burn out at default voltage.
 

hans007

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i used a light scour pad and then tooth paste to clean both off. toothpaste is slightly abrasive so hopefully that helped. temps aren't really down much, they were down 2C or so, until i had to back it down to 1600mhz because it was unstable in prime95. temps are still about the same though. oh well whatever. i'm pretty sure i scoured off enough of that heatsink thats its probably absorbing as3 now. I dont know how i can get more voltage so i'm pretty sure i'm stuck at 1600 until i can figure out how to make the voltage higher or get a new board.
 

zzzz

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you can use the wire trick for providing more voltage to the cpu..
 

Jgtdragon

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Good, for a second there I thought your chip died. Hahaha. At worst you still run at 1600mhz, which is not slow at all.
 

THUGSROOK

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you might wanna "lap" the cpu and the HSF at this point.

you may also wanna do the 1.7V wire mod.
its not as difficult as it seems - its just really really small ;)
 

hans007

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yeah, its pretty good, except it seems to not wanna give my CPU the full 1.5 volts. its rock stable with the williamette and the northwood i've tried, and has everything built in. sucks that newegg doesnt sell it anymore, they only sell the shuttle ms-n51 (exact same board, same layout everything). it was $70. has built in lan, audio, and sis315 .