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Opteron 165 won't boot past 320 HTT

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I've tried everything I can think of to get it past 320, with the exception of raising the vcore past 1.55 volts. Temps aren't bad, CPU at dual p95 is 46 degrees with a 318 HTT, but my PWMIC occasionally reached 50 degrees which "shouldn't" be too high??

I've tried every RAM divider option. Even lowered my timings to 3-5-5-10. I'm clueless, I can't get it to boot into windows. Most of the time it just restarts itself before it starts loading windows, but a couple of times it started booting into windows and just froze.
    
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Have you worked the method below to find the maxes ?
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/31782-...pu-memory.html
    
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Hmmm, perhaps raise your RAM Voltage. Keep the timings as loose as possible, set it to the lowest divider, boost voltages for CPU to like 1.575 or so? Just make sure temps don't get too high. Maybe do something with the PCI-E lock, as well. Mine doesn't have that option, so I can't help with particulars.
    
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yea, definitely put your RAM on a 1:2 divider, and see if you can got up then.

Did you also raise your chipset voltage, and LDT voltage?
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what is your HT multi? if your HT is getting around 1000 you might want to try lowering it a little bit...

yeah, if you're running a 3x you would be right around 960. try dropping it down to 2.5x and see what it does.
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Have you tried raising the voltage to the Northbridge? Sometimes at extremely high FSB you need to raise it. Also, once those opties get up to 2.8 you really need to start feeding it the volts, my 165 wouldnt even be stable at 1.6 (@3.0)! I think its normal, just make sure your RAM is not limiting, make sure your HTT is set at 3X (or even 2!) multiplier!
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Have you tried raising the voltage to the Northbridge? Sometimes at extremely high FSB you need to raise it. Also, once those opties get up to 2.8 you really need to start feeding it the volts, my 165 wouldnt even be stable at 1.6 (@3.0)! I think its normal, just make sure your RAM is not limiting, make sure your HTT is set at 3X (or even 2!) multiplier!
yeah, might want to put your northbridge aorund 1.65v. that'll be safe on it. and what is your voltage on your CPU?
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put the chipset voltage to 1.6/1.7?
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yes, chipset voltage at 1.65 is safe as long as you have some air flowing past the heatsink.
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Wow! Fast replies.

OK, for DUKE: first of all my mobo was stable up to and beyond 340 HTT as of a couple of months ago. RAM was stable at 255mhz. (these were both with my old 3700 San Diego.)
I'm trying to find the max CPU frequency, which is why I'm here.

For Powertrip: my RAM voltage was @ 2.7 volts when I had it @ 255 mhz with my Sandy. That should still be the case, right? Or would the fact that I'm using a different memory controller (Different CPU) change that?

For Brinnuts, Tubnotub, Mudd and Sideburns, I tried raising my chipset to 1.6 volts, I'll try 1.7 next. I haven't messed with the LDT. I'm not too sure what it is, seems like it has something to do with the HTT??? I think it's at stock (1.2 volts)now. I can try raising it as well.

Thanks so much for the suggestions, keep them coming.
    
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