David, it looks like I may have similar results to you. I went straight to 11 * 200 this afternoon at stock 1.650v. Ran fah with mbm5 to monitor load temps. After an hour I have 65C diode, 50C socket and 24C case temps
. The diode temp is up 5C from 166 * 12.5 (2800+) speed. I have to say this is higher that I would like, but I don't know what diode temp I was running at stock 2500+ speed. I had been relying on ASUS PC Probe until yesterday, but that just reads the socket temp.
Anyway, after that limited stability test I tried moving up to 200 * 11.5, but within a few minutes of running fah and web browsing IE crashed trying to write to memory out of it's address space.
I'm taking this as a sign that there's no chance of stability at 2.3GHz and stock voltage. I've decided I want the best overclock I can get at 1.650v. I don't really want to increase vcore.
Back to 3200+ speed now. Downloaded Prime95 but I'm gonna need some advice as to the settings to use. I clicked "torture test" out of interest but it only seemed to give 20% load for the couple of minutes I left it
If prime95 gives errors then it's decision time. I've got my heart set on having 3200+ speed now, but raising vcore is unappealing. Diode temperature is already hotter than I would like, but then again an 80mm L1A isn't much airflow on the heatsink. Do you have diode temps for your bartons David?
The other point of note is my memory timings. At 166 fsb I was running 2-3-3-7 in dual channel mode, but at 200 fsb this drops to 2.5-3-3-8. I guess this pretty much eliminates any performance benefit gained by increasing fsb (at the same clock rate). I might compare 200 * 10 to 166 * 12 sometime out of interest, but that will have to wait for a while.