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So your 1.18v was what it was using after you increased it to OC, and the max is 1.35 ? or it was already at 1.18v and you oc'd without increasing it ? Meaning you were actually under volted, or are technically all procs under volted ?

So my multiplier's at max by default, so what do I increase, and what do I need to increase with it ?

Trying to be very cautious about this, but I'm willing to OC as I need more cycles for the dual core games.
You'll need to lower your HT Link ratio, possibly lower your RAM speed down a notch, and then raise the HTT / Reference Clock / FSB (whatever your board calls it).

And mine was stock at 1.35v for 2.8GHz. I raised my CPU to 3.25GHz, and LOWERED my voltage to 1.18v.

There should be a sticky in the AMD section that can describe in better detail how to overclock that chip. I'd go into detail, but it would be a VERY LONG post.
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And mine was stock at 1.35v for 2.8GHz. I raised my CPU to 3.25GHz, and LOWERED my voltage to 1.18v.
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Overclock and undervolt.

This will keep the heat down to a tolerable furnace level with that stock cooler.
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Try these settings out. They worked for me, they MIGHT work for you....

FSB / Ref. Clock - 250
NB Multiplier - 10x
HT Link Multiplier - 8x
CPU Multiplier - 13x
RAM Multiplier - 5.33x (or DDR3-1066 at stock) (will bring you up to 1333 after the OC)
Set RAM timings MANUALLY to stock timings

Voltages:
Set VDIMM (RAM) to whatever they're rated
CPU Vcore - 1.20-1.25v (maybe more, maybe less...you'll have to play with this)
CPU NB Voltage - 1.20-1.30v (maybe more, maybe less....you'll have to play with it)

That should take care of a 3.25GHz overclock + undervolt. Pass 12 hours of Prime95. Hit the Blend button, then custom (forces blend options), and change the RAM to 7168MB (so it'll use 7GB out of 8GB).

If the above passes for a few hours, knock a voltage down, try again. Keep going till it fails, and bring the voltage back up to where it doesn't. Vcore is going to have more of a heat and TDP impact over CPU NB.
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using that much ram will probably put your hard drive's swap file to use. i didnt know this til i got my 2nd set of 4gig and disabled the page file.
use 75%-80% of your ram size. 6144-6554. i use 6144 and dont get the error in prime.
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Well, I tried a few times.

Every bad OC resulted in needing to flash the CMOS using the jumper, which isn't an issue.

With changing only the CPU-NB frequency up a bit I was able to hit 2.95, but it wasn't stable. Going past that would render the system unbootable. At 2.95 I would suffer from a blue screen once W7 loaded. I haven't tried much else since I've been busy, should also mention I had L3 cache enabled when I tried the OC.

I'm going to try a significantly more detailed approach this week.
 
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2.95 on the CPU-NB? On an ATHLON? Wow man! You should have no issues at ALL stabilizing like 2.8GHz then. Nice!
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2.95 on the CPU-NB? On an ATHLON? Wow man! You should have no issues at ALL stabilizing like 2.8GHz then. Nice!
My stock speed is already 2.8, not sure what you meant.
 
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Going to post some amazing progress later on today after more tests complete, I think Pioneerisloud and Damric will be amazed/proud.

I'm very close to a stable OC.
 
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I tried OC'ing one single time before this but stopped 10 minutes later due to getting busy, I felt motivated to try this today and I'm glad I did because It appears I managed a stable OC !!

I've never OC'd before in my 20 years of using/building pc's, so, I think I did fairly well.



Full validation link - http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1841352



Performance preset was used, PPU/PhysX disabled for the 3DMark Vantage benchmark.


These are the settings I ended up with,

CPU FSB Frequency - 250
CPU Ratio - x13
CPU NB - x10
FSB/Dram Ratio - 1:2.66
HT Link Speed - x8

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Voltages

CPU - 1.332 *The bios will NOT let me go below 1.316, CPU-Z shows the current voltage as 1.320*
CPU NB - 1.265
Dram - Auto *1.5*

Level 3 Cache is unlocked btw.

These settings yielded 0 errors after hours of testing in Prime95 v266 64Bit
Temperatures during the Heat Test maxed at 67c, and averaged 64c.
Gaming showed no increases in heat above 58c, dual core game test though.

Logically, Folding and Prime95 should be the only things capable of taxing the proc that much, so it's logical to assume it will be lower in other things.

A few increments lower on the CPU Voltage yielded errors on Core 2, after increasing then testing that issue went away. Another thing to note, anytime I got an error in Prime95 it was always on whatever was assigned to Affinity 2.

To see if the CPU voltage was stable I ran a small FFT test for 3 hours, I had 0 errors, Blend tests resulted in the generic "FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4" error, a few tweaks to the CPU NB voltage apparently eliminated that.

Thanks go out to Pioneerisloud and Damric.

What does everyone think of my OC ?
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 5/28/11 at 7:36pm
 
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