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post #11 of 16
I think you should revise the thread title with the same title that the pdf file has. That way those who have the 680i will come to this thread.

But right now it seems as "if" someone is asking for help and not posting a link of this guide that it may help someone looking for it.
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
I got it up and running at 3.6ghz at 400x9. Works well because it keeps my memory at 400 also with those rates, and I was able to run the memory I got at stock timings without changing anything. Don't have all my tools installed yet, but my bios CPU temp is reading 33C (area has a rather high ambient temp too).

I was going for 450x8 but for some reason it kept changing the number to something it wasn't. I believe this is the "Phantom" number issue the bios have. I need to update my bios but it is time for bed now.

Another thing I noticed with the 680i board is when I changed the multipler to 450x8, and I went to the volt menu it changed the voltage to the cpu to 1.4 itself. Is that a 680i thing? Or should I manually set it to 1.4 anyways.

I will try it again tommorow with new bios.

On another note. My memory is rated for 4-4-4-12 at 400mhz fsb. If I overclock to 450, how much should I expect my timings to be hit. Any recommended settings I should go for? 5-5-5-18 or whatever the next increment is? Or should I aim to keep it at 4-4-4-12.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
I will just make another thread, as this is mostly a thread about me asking for help.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by blitzer View Post
On another note. My memory is rated for 4-4-4-12 at 400mhz fsb. If I overclock to 450, how much should I expect my timings to be hit. Any recommended settings I should go for? 5-5-5-18 or whatever the next increment is? Or should I aim to keep it at 4-4-4-12.
Ok, lets say you set your FSB at 450, what you will want to do is increase your timings to 5-5-5-16 2T, once you make sure that will boot and is stable, start decreasing the timings. First see if you can get the CS down to 4. 4-5-5-5-16 2T. Once that is stable, start lowering the other numbers, keep testing for stability, and then your done. I would *think* you might be able to get away with 5-4-4-4-12 2T, however, that dominator is some nice ram, you might try upping the voltage a bit, and see if you an hit 4-4-4-4-12 2T!
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Last question and I think I should be good to go.

What is the max I should push the voltages on the memory I have. 2.3? 2.4?

For the CPU voltages should I push it as needed until the temp hits around 60-65Cish full load and stable? More worried about memory as I don't really have a way to test the temp on it.
post #16 of 16
I personally have never been a fan of over-volting ram, for both the reason you stated, you cant monitor its temp, and also because it does not have active cooling. However, you will notice instability if your ram starts overheating, so that would be a good sign to lower the voltage. As for the CPU, it is best to keep the cores somewhere around 55c at full load, so keep that in mind.
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