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Need help with OC AMD athlon 64 3800+ X2

post #1 of 5
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Hi all,

I'm new to overclocking and have read things here and there but there is something I don't understand. Which is the ratio.. I see a lot of numbers X:Y.
X:Y:Z:A:B:C. etc... What are they?

I've personally tried OC-ing to 220 Core speed with x10 multiplier with 1.4V and 1.5V voltage Vcc but they ain't stable. Sometimes it doesn't even boot bios. is this normal?

is there something i can change to make it more stable?

Current settings:
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Code Name: Winsor
Brand ID:4
Package: Socket AM2(940)
Technology: 90nm
Core Volt:1.368V

Clocks core:
Core speed:2000Mhz
Multiplier: x10.0
Bus speed: 2000Mhz
HT link: 1000 Mhz

I'm running on 3 GB DDR2 ram which is PC2-5300(333Mhz)

Please advise.
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Would you go here http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem and fill it in the best you can,please and thanks.
We'll need more info to help you.

And read this guide http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ocket-am2.html it will help you understand the basics of oc'ing.


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Thanks for your reply.
I've edited my system info. Please have a look. Will be running 3DMark06 Benchmark soon.
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What you were trying to OC was the HT reference clock also referred to as the front-side bus (FSB). HT reference clock is the proper AMD term; front-side bus is the an Intel term. Although, they've become synonymous and can be used in place of each other.
The ref. clk. (200 stock) is the number that all of the components use as a reference so they know what speed they're supposed to be running. So the CPU, ram, HT link and sometimes the PCIe all are affected by changing the reference clock frequency.

I think you need to take a step back and read this guide. It'll take you step by step through the overclocking process. It'll warn you of all the pitfalls, and things you need to adjust to get a nice and stable OC.

Remember, overclocking, especially when you're new, takes time and patience. Don't try to rush it or you'll just damage your components.
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