Hey cool! It's you! 8) Accumulating notes on oc'ing this chip, I've
copy/pasted quite a few comments from your posts into my info file. 8)
> I recommend reapplying thermal paste as you said, ...
I found this excellent page:http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_ap...on_method.html
I redid my i7 HSF following their advice, it lowered load temps by 4C and
made all cores much more even. Hopefully the relevant info for K8 will
help in a similar way.
> and also putting another fan on the TRUE120, I have two fans on mine
> so it is a push pull config and it works great!
One pain of my current setup is the HSF points upwards. Need to find out if
it's possible to change the mounting somehow to make it face the rear.
There's enough room for a 2nd fan, but I don't know how effective it would
be atm. Hmm, if I fitted another Scythe though, it might be a bit noisy; I could
attach a couple of fan controllers maybe, reduce them from 1900 to 1800rpm
(I bought a bunch of "Zalman Fan Mate 2"s).
Ach, I could try it with two of them @ full speed, see how they go, reduce
later if necessary I guess.
> The clock speed depends on the overclockability of your motherboard
> and RAM. What mobo/RAM have you got?
Full specs here:http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/misc/mysystemsummary2.txt
The board is an ASUS M2N32 WS Professional (and oh if only someone
could 100% confirm how to get a Phenom II working with this board! Damn
ASUS and their lack of BIOS updates...)
OCZ told me the RAM should oc quite a bit, but I've not tried that yet. Back
then I wasn't so familiar with oc'ing, learned a lot since then. Found a good
guide which was very useful for sorting my i7:http://www.overclockers.com/3-step-g...core-i3-i5-i7/
Some of the same principles apply I expect.
Found some K8 guides yesterday, will maybe have a go today.
> Here is my current config, you could try it:
> RAM: 2 volts, (May need more depending on the RAM and latency you have)
I found the original note from when I bought the RAM in 2007:
2 x OCZ Platinum Series 2GB DDR2 PC6400 800MHz Rev.2 Dual Channel
memory Kit+Platinum Heatspreader OCZ2P800R22GK @ Â£109.80 each.http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...2_dual_channel
The specs say 1.9 to 2.1, but I'll have a look. Can't remember what it's set to atm.
> Try that out and see how it goes for you.