Originally Posted by Asylum
Depends on if you get the CO or EO revision!!
I'd be very lucky if I get an EO revision. You see this is just a case of us getting a new system for work, and we decided that I get an 8400 and 4GB RAM and Vista x64 but put it in my gaming system and in return I put my E4300, 2GB RAM and XP x86 in the work system.
: The E8400 is 333x9 (not x10) basically exactly the same motherboard settings as I had to put my E4300 @ 3.0Ghz.
I also had been running my E4300 @ 3.0Ghz @ 333fsb x 9 multiplier at 1.35V in bios. Had I read more about the vanilla P5B's vdroop I would have attempted more voltage- but the most I ever risked was 1.375V in Bios which gave me 3.16Ghz for the processor which is 351 FSB.
I read that people got above 500fsb on the vanilla P5B though.... Now if I read that info here I'd come around to believe it.
Please also quote bios version.
As regards the E8400 though I see that its stock voltage is quite lower (1.2V?) compared with the stock voltage of my previous E4300 (1.34V).
Actually studying the cpu database now I'm amazed that I had been running my E4300 at 3.0Ghz stable on just 1.35V for more than a year and a half?
Probably with the P5B's vdroop that voltage had been falling to less than 1.25 for sure!
(I got a habit of letting sleeping dogs lie, or as we more habitually say - if it ain't broke don't fix it...)