Well I finally changed my XBX2's BIOS back to an earlier revision which I was told to be the best, and it certainly seems that way!
Before changing to this older BIOS I wasn't able to post at anything above 3.4ghz and couldn't get my core voltage up from 1.2v. Anyhow, with the new BIOS it's got me cruisin' right along at 3.6ghz with a measily 1.3vcore, that's friggin' amazing in my book! It's almost tempting me to get a bigger cooler (thinks CM Gemini
) and slap a pair of 800RPM S-Flex's on it and then go for 4+ghz on air.
Xeon's definitely seemed to be binned better than the C2D's, at least in this particular instance!
I shall continue tweaking tonight and see if I can't pull 3.8ghz out of a hat with my small little Zalman cooler.
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