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Hey guys. Even with the crappy heatsink and fan I have on it, I've decided to overclock my Opty, just to see where it would go on stock voltage with terrible cooling. So far I have gone to 9x270 = 2430MHz. After that it didn't post, so I thought I should come here and ask for advice. I'm probably doing something wrong with the RAM because I'm a total RAM nub, so help me out please! I have it at 3-3-3-10 2T right now, but it was at 2.5-3-3-10 2T. It did not post at 9x270 with 2.5 CAS, so I put that at 3, and now it doesn't post on 280. I have not tried anything in between those two yet, but thought I should seek some advice here first. This is the first time I have overclocked this specific processor, but the guy who sold it to me got 2800MHz on stock voltage. I'm trying to get to 2600MHz stable by the end of tonight. I want to go to sleep around 10:00PM. It's 9:26PM right now EST. Can you guys help me get there? Let's go!
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post #2 of 25
lower the HT link.... start with 4X
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Sorry, forgot to mention that. I have the HTT at 3x right not. 3x270 = 810, which is plenty low for now.
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with that cooler it might be tough with stock vcore, 1.42, or 1.45 wont hurt it.... and bring the memory speeds lower, not just the CAS
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Find out your max FSB with x9 multiplier or x10, forget about rams for now. Put them in a divider 166 or 133. When you find your max FSB than work on the rams...
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Memory speed is at 133MHz (DDR266). I'll try raising the Vcore up to 1.4V and see what happens. Be right back.

Also, divider is capped at 9x. Opty 170 has 10x.
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its 9, and ya, 166 is the best choice, not to low, not to high
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Quote:
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Memory speed is at 133MHz (DDR266). I'll try raising the Vcore up to 1.4V and see what happens. Be right back.

Also, divider is capped at 9x. Opty 170 has 10x.
um, 939 doesnt support DDR2.... and the vcore is usualy stock at 1.4.......
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um, 939 doesnt support DDR2.... and the vcore is usualy stock at 1.4.......
What I mean is that I am running at DDR266 speeds. If I were to put it at 200MHz it would be DDR400 speed.

Right now I'm at 280x9 = 2520MHz. So far so good. I forgot to set my RAM divider down, so it's at 200MHz, but going fine. I'm gonna push it the extra bit to get it to 2600MHz and leave it. I think that's the most I can ask on this cooling.
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post #10 of 25
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WOOHOO! Got to 2.6! I'm at 280x9 = 2610MHz right now and it seems ok. The temp is 50c with F@H running (50% CPU usage) and bad cooling. I'm leaving the side of the case off, my fan running, and a window open to keep it cool and I'm gonna prime it overnight with F@H running too. I hope it's nice and stable so I can keep it! BTW, I still have the RAM at 200MHz, so I'll see if that affects it's stability.
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