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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Zealotkiller View Post
Can u just live t like that and only change the FSB 270 to 3ghz
Wha?

I agree with the DFI people, might be the PSU. Watts do not mean everything when it comes to PSU's, and if you get a new one, look for one with good amps on the rails.
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I agree with the PSU part. DFI recommends 480W's minimum from a reputable company. I have a 450W'er by FSP, and its stable as hell.......but once I try to get above 2.5ghz, its a no-go. I figure I just need more watts, or I got a lousy chip. I bet these two possibilities apply to you as well
    
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By the way, which 3700 cpu do you have (Revision 4 or 6?) and what is the stepping code printed on the cpu face?
Sounds like you have a CABGE stepping or your power supply just aint cutting it.
Some steppings oc better than others.
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Also, which bios are you currently using. A bios update could free your system up.
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wat stepping u got? my kab2e's not going past ~250mhz... so i got it at 250x11. which is good enough i guess.
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By the way, which 3700 cpu do you have (Revision 4 or 6?) and what is the stepping code printed on the cpu face?
Sounds like you have a CABGE stepping or your power supply just aint cutting it.
Some steppings oc better than others.
My thoughts exactly

If it is a CABGE stepping you are pretty much at your limits im afraid.

Mine will only hit about 2.7ghz
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My psu is on the DFI recommended list and some other people reassured me that it should be fine. I'm using the default bios (whatever that is). The chip is a revision 4, but I'm too lazy to look at the stepping code printed on the cpu.

MUST BE CABBAGE!!
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post #18 of 18
It would seem that way. Without verifying it though you cant rule it out as your stumbling block
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