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Hmm, I might have to try that out. When I simply set ACC to unlock all 4 cores, it bumps voltage up to just over 1.4 V and it's not stable for folding at all. I might try some RAM sinks though. Which ones are you using? Have any pictures?

Oh! And just a thought - this motherboard is a pain in the ass for trying to choose its own overclocking and overvoltage settings when on Auto - you may have seen "Overclocking failed" or "Overvoltage failed" on boot. Go into the BIOS, into Advanced and then jumperfree config, and set the FSB clock, GPU clock and PCIe clock to manual - same with the voltages for the Vcore and CPU-NB. leave the loadline at auto. i also manually set my HT frequency and width, left the voltage on auto. I set the memory clock manually, and the voltage, left the rest on auto.

Then I came out of there, and into CPU configuration. i disabled cool n quiet, and C1E, then set Advanced Clock Calibration to "Per Core". here I unlocked my 4th core - i'm sure its just an on/of setting. and pretty much left the rest auto.

I'd try that and see how stable the overclock is - I suspect the auto settings on the voltage will be the cause of your overclocking woes. wink.gif

I hope this helps smile.gif

Lesley x

PS if it fails an overclock first time you try, just reboot it with ctrl alt del, sometimes it goes second shot. don't write off voltage/frequency settings first try with this board.
post #132 of 355
I had a brainwave - took pics of my BIOS settings for you axipher.

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Again, apologies if they're poor quality.

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Oh! And just a thought - this motherboard is a pain in the ass for trying to choose its own overclocking and overvoltage settings when on Auto - you may have seen "Overclocking failed" or "Overvoltage failed" on boot. Go into the BIOS, into Advanced and then jumperfree config, and set the FSB clock, GPU clock and PCIe clock to manual - same with the voltages for the Vcore and CPU-NB. leave the loadline at auto. i also manually set my HT frequency and width, left the voltage on auto. I set the memory clock manually, and the voltage, left the rest on auto.
Then I came out of there, and into CPU configuration. i disabled cool n quiet, and C1E, then set Advanced Clock Calibration to "Per Core". here I unlocked my 4th core - i'm sure its just an on/of setting. and pretty much left the rest auto.
I'd try that and see how stable the overclock is - I suspect the auto settings on the voltage will be the cause of your overclocking woes. wink.gif
I hope this helps smile.gif
Lesley x
PS if it fails an overclock first time you try, just reboot it with ctrl alt del, sometimes it goes second shot. don't write off voltage/frequency settings first try with this board.

Voltage options in the BIOS should ALWAYS be manually, since auto pushes either too little or too much.

Push the DRAM voltage to 1.65v.
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Thanks for all the info, I'll try that out this weekend.
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Voltage options in the BIOS should ALWAYS be manually, since auto pushes either too little or too much.
Push the DRAM voltage to 1.65v.

oooo I'm nervous about upping the RAM voltage - it is 1.5V stock and the RAM's rated to run a 1866Mhz at 1.5V. I have overclocked in the past, but never been one for pushing voltages. I suppose my electronics background, and repairing lots of PC's and lappy's with cooked chips have made me cautious about upping voltages. I know there is usually room for maneuvre, but I just bought the RAM after my OCZ ram popped. And it really stabilised my board - I think its running at 1666MHz at present, which i'm happy with. TBH I think a 3.75GHz overclock is good from the stock 3GHz, especially with an unlocked core, and the fact my board is meant to only support 95W CPUs.

I may play with it later once i get the confidence up - but i'll look for plenty of experienced advice from here first.

Lesley x
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oooo I'm nervous about upping the RAM voltage - it is 1.5V stock and the RAM's rated to run a 1866Mhz at 1.5V. I have overclocked in the past, but never been one for pushing voltages. I suppose my electronics background, and repairing lots of PC's and lappy's with cooked chips have made me cautious about upping voltages. I know there is usually room for maneuvre, but I just bought the RAM after my OCZ ram popped. And it really stabilised my board - I think its running at 1666MHz at present, which i'm happy with. TBH I think a 3.75GHz overclock is good from the stock 3GHz, especially with an unlocked core, and the fact my board is meant to only support 95W CPUs.
I may play with it later once i get the confidence up - but i'll look for plenty of experienced advice from here first.
Lesley x

CPU thottling will kick in once the chip is put under constant load. That's why i'm running mine on stock for now (that's right OCN, STOCK!! biggrin.gif).

1.5V is the default voltage and the max rated safe operating voltage fir DDR3 memory is 1.65v.
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CPU thottling will kick in once the chip is put under constant load. That's why i'm running mine on stock for now (that's right OCN, STOCK!! biggrin.gif).
1.5V is the default voltage and the max rated safe operating voltage fir DDR3 memory is 1.65v.

Oh, My CPU doesn't throttle under full load. With the stock cooler it did, once the chip hit 55C, you'd see it constantly throttle the core speed back to 1GHz, and it would oscillate up and down, as it cooled and heated. It was at that point I decided to get a decent cooler, so I got a Spire Thermax Eclipse II , and even on full load with Prime95, it won't break 50C, or throttle back.

As for the memory - you're convincing me - I might just try 1.6V with a 3.9GHz overclock and see what happens. tongue.gif

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Got my Athlon II x3 450 unlocked to Phenom II x4 B50. smile.gif it is OCd @ 3.6Ghz using my ASUS M5A78LM_LE. So far it is stable and still impressing me. smile.gif

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Well, am open to your suggestions and comments regarding my rig.
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Got my Athlon II x3 450 unlocked to Phenom II x4 B50. smile.gif it is OCd @ 3.6Ghz using my ASUS M5A78LM_LE. So far it is stable and still impressing me. smile.gif

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Well, am open to your suggestions and comments regarding my rig.

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Yo ! axipher i have an asus LE edition and i unlocked the 4th core of my athlon II x3 450 at the same time i OCd it @ 3.6Ghz on 1.33V. Take a Look at my latest post, it might help you.
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