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This is the single thread performance that I was able to achieve at 4.1Ghz with my Athlon II x2 250. Would appreciate if you could also post a benchmark and keep this Athlon II thread alive smile.gif

Your request I will honor, I am curious too
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Here is the result.
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Here is the result.

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I've been finding it impossible to overclock my Athlon II X4 630, as you can see here http://www.overclock.net/t/1420202/trouble-ocing-athlon-ii-x4-630-on-asrock-880gmh-u3s3

It actually seems more unlikely to post when I set the RAM timings manually to the 800Mhz settings, with the RAM at AUTO/920Mhz (that seems as low as it goes, so I think that's the actual speed, rather than 920/100*200) than if I leave the timings on Auto.

I note what you say here:
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**Do NOT enter the values for the shown in BIOS DDR setting (be it 533/667 or other)***
Instead, calculate your REAL frequency with ((DDR setting)/100)*RefClock and enter the values for *THE PREVIOUS SPD FREQ*. (Frequencies in CPUz SPD section are halved - meaning 533=1066 real, 667=1333 real and so on)

For example, if your SPD tab contained (533: 7-7-7-20-27), (610:8-8-8-22-30) and (685:9-9-9-25-34)
and your frequency is (666/100)*250 = 1665Mhz (= 833*2), enter 9-9-9-25 (because 685 is the largest prior to 833).
If your frequency is (533/100)*250 = 1333Mhz (=666*2), enter 8-8-8-22, or if you wish to try- 7-7-7-20 (because 610 is the largest prior to 666, but is also almost equal, so 533 timings might also work).
This will give you a nice RAM timings near stock frequency, which are usually always stable, even with the cheapest RAM, and increase performance.
In case they are not stable (LinX crashes, you get BSOD or such), then enter the next larger values (like 8-8-8-22 instead of 7-7-7-20)

but CPU-Z only shows JEDEC #5-7 and XPM-1600, which are 800, 888, 977 and 800Mhz as you can see



so I was using the 800Mhz timings shown in the BIOS (5-5-5-12). Is that wrong?
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I've been finding it impossible to overclock my Athlon II X4 630, as you can see here http://www.overclock.net/t/1420202/trouble-ocing-athlon-ii-x4-630-on-asrock-880gmh-u3s3

It actually seems more unlikely to post when I set the RAM timings manually to the 800Mhz settings, with the RAM at AUTO/920Mhz (that seems as low as it goes, so I think that's the actual speed, rather than 920/100*200) than if I leave the timings on Auto.

I note what you say here:
but CPU-Z only shows JEDEC #5-7 and XPM-1600, which are 800, 888, 977 and 800Mhz as you can see



so I was using the 800Mhz timings shown in the BIOS (5-5-5-12). Is that wrong?

Hi, I'll take a look at that, hopefully later today smile.gif
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I've been finding it impossible to overclock my Athlon II X4 630, as you can see here http://www.overclock.net/t/1420202/trouble-ocing-athlon-ii-x4-630-on-asrock-880gmh-u3s3

It actually seems more unlikely to post when I set the RAM timings manually to the 800Mhz settings, with the RAM at AUTO/920Mhz (that seems as low as it goes, so I think that's the actual speed, rather than 920/100*200) than if I leave the timings on Auto.

I note what you say here:
but CPU-Z only shows JEDEC #5-7 and XPM-1600, which are 800, 888, 977 and 800Mhz as you can see



so I was using the 800Mhz timings shown in the BIOS (5-5-5-12). Is that wrong?
Sorry, I totally forgot about you, man! Sorry! Yes, your timings seem waaay too low. Try 8-8-8-21 , 7-7-7-18 and eventually 8-8-8-24 and 7-7-7-24.
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Thanks. I've pretty much given up on overclocking this setup now as even with just the FSB at 240 or 230, with the CPU, NB and HTT and stock clocks, with CPU 1.45v and NB 1.25v, it still won't POST even if I set the timings manually to the 1066Mhz (6-6-6-16-1T-25-8-90-4-4-4-16) or 1333Mhz settings (not sure what they were, 7-7-7 or 8-8-8 something).

There seems to be a bug in the BIOS with the NB (not CPU-NB) voltage, as at default settings it shows 1.19v but overlclocked it shows 1.10v even if I set it manually to 1.19v or even 1.30v but that might just be a readout problem.

Anyway, I will check the timings I used and see if the ones you suggest are any different or work but at the moment I've moved to undervolting and am happily running at 2.8Ghz@1.25v which runs 5c or so cooler at load and obviously uses less energy as well. 1600Mhz@1.1v and 800Mhz at 0.95v are working nicely as well for the other P-states smile.gif
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Thanks. I've pretty much given up on overclocking this setup now as even with just the FSB at 240 or 230, with the CPU, NB and HTT and stock clocks, with CPU 1.45v and NB 1.25v, it still won't POST even if I set the timings manually to the 1066Mhz (6-6-6-16-1T-25-8-90-4-4-4-16) or 1333Mhz settings (not sure what they were, 7-7-7 or 8-8-8 something).

There seems to be a bug in the BIOS with the NB (not CPU-NB) voltage, as at default settings it shows 1.19v but overlclocked it shows 1.10v even if I set it manually to 1.19v or even 1.30v but that might just be a readout problem.

Anyway, I will check the timings I used and see if the ones you suggest are any different or work but at the moment I've moved to undervolting and am happily running at 2.8Ghz@1.25v which runs 5c or so cooler at load and obviously uses less energy as well. 1600Mhz@1.1v and 800Mhz at 0.95v are working nicely as well for the other P-states smile.gif

Great! Nice to hear, I've had a lot of fun with undervolting, I'd even say it can be more rewarding than overclocking smile.gif Cheers! Also, you might find this thread useful (or not biggrin.gif who knows): http://www.overclock.net/t/965150/undervolting-athlonii-with-llc

Edit: I just noticed some of the graphs are gone and I can't recover them... I hope it still makes sense, sorry.
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Great! Nice to hear, I've had a lot of fun with undervolting, I'd even say it can be more rewarding than overclocking smile.gif Cheers! Also, you might find this thread useful (or not biggrin.gif who knows): http://www.overclock.net/t/965150/undervolting-athlonii-with-llc

Edit: I just noticed some of the graphs are gone and I can't recover them... I hope it still makes sense, sorry.

Thanks, I found that very useful, even with the missing graphs. I've made a post over there now as it seems more appropriate now I'm undervolting instead of overclocking wink.gif
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