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hi everyone! i need some input on my first OCing attempts..

specs: asus a8n32-sli deluxe, amd 64 x2 4400+, geforce 7800 gtx, 2x1gb mushkin xp4000 redlight dual-channel, maxtor 300gb sata2 3gb/s, enermax 600w psu, i have my cpu, my gpu and my gpu's rams in a water flow using an eheim pump and waterblocks from germany (hyperlink)
oh ya & btw, in the user cp i cannot find a link to change my sig?! ***? lol (:

i didn't oc the cpu too much and i didnt oc the rams yet, but i clocked up the 7800gtx a bit.. will this oc give me enough performance boost in games such as bf2? or should i overclock the cpu more and the rams alot more in order to see enough difference vs stock?

also, in bios i have my memclock value set to limit: 200, the maximum i can set is 250, i heard i must leave my rams memclock value at 200 so it has a 1:1 ratio with the cpu is that correct?

ok here's some pics, what do yall think?




ok this is my first 3dmark03 bench
is it very bad?
i think i could still squeeze alot juice outa this system.. dont you agree? how far should i push my cpu and rams?

* i wanna voltmod my 7800gtx 256mb, do i have to solder the resistances and the cables at the same spots as on the 512mb version?

my watercooling circuit first cools the cpu, then the gpu and then the gpu's mosfets

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Looks good to me. Keep going, i'm sure that chip has more left in it. Keep up the great work
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Keep upping the FSB and see how far that baby will go, whats the temp at 2.5Ghz? Also use the highest multiplier you can i.e 11. I see you dropped it back to x10.
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Keep upping the FSB and see how far that baby will go, whats the temp at 2.5Ghz? Also use the highest multiplier you can i.e 11. I see you dropped it back to x10.
the temps are 20°-25° celsius when idle and 32° under full load
it has the same temp as my gpu+mosfets, they all run in the same water cooling circuit.
i was also wondering if i should watercool my dual channel ram, is that necessary, if lets say i wanna OC my memory with ~ 3 volt or more and have them babies run cool for 24/7 use?

another thing, i wanna volt-mod my 7800 gtx 256mb, can anyone point me to a good guide for this? i mean come on, the card is old, its time to overclock that baby to the max. im unsure about what resistances, trimmers, etc.. i should use and where exactly to solder them. do i also need a volt-meter for this? whats a multimeter? is that something like a volt-meter and an oscilloscope in one?
k thx 4 the replies

EDIT: so a higher multi is always better? i still dont get that divider element
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I wouldnt worry about volt modding the 7800 Gtx, aslong as you can play all games maxed out(which you should unless you playing stupid resolution). Keep upping the FSB and Vcore if you have problems with stability, I wouldn't go above 1.5vcore maybe 1.55max, and keep and eye on those temps under load. Under 50c is good. As far as your memory goes I wouldnt worry too much about cooling them, you should be able to clock them to 265-270mhz anyway which is enough(unless your going for 3GHZ).

edit: make sure HTT is around 1000, ie @ 250 FSB drop the HTT multi down to x4
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I wouldnt worry about volt modding the 7800 Gtx, aslong as you can play all games maxed out(which you should unless you playing stupid resolution). Keep upping the FSB and Vcore if you have problems with stability, I wouldn't go above 1.5vcore maybe 1.55max, and keep and eye on those temps under load. Under 50c is good. As far as your memory goes I wouldnt worry too much about cooling them, you should be able to clock them to 265-270mhz anyway which is enough(unless your going for 3GHZ).

edit: make sure HTT is around 1000, ie @ 250 FSB drop the HTT multi down to x4
ok thx for the help now my htt is around 1000
id really like to get my cpu to 3 ghz but the problem is my a8n32 (or maybe it's its bios) doesn't want to supply more vcore than 1.44 volt no matter what vcore i set in the bios, the only thing i can do is try to enable the overvolt option but im afraid that it will raise my vcore directly up to 1.6 volt or something, i mean im on water but still...
ive seen on another forum that somebody had fluctuating voltages on this board but he couldn't find a solution either,
anyone here have this board and could tell me how to fix this bug?
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