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Glad to see you're making the board scream

Nice results I think this is the best documented overclocking log I have ever see, you should be proud
Definately. I'm a little confused here...that ABIT board is only letting you run 1 stick'o ram?
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post #412 of 521
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Thanks Burn--here is some reading I think ayone OverClocking a C2D should see.
http://forum.abit-usa.com/showthread...028#post798028

It explains the ins and outs of MCH volting...applicable to more than just Abit.
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Wow, I am going to bookmark that and use it for my C2 build Nice work!

Does it apply to a P965 chipset or is it just 975x?
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Definately. I'm a little confused here...that ABIT board is only letting you run 1 stick'o ram?
My first run up to 4006 was on one stick of RAM--it provided the most stable platform and it also gave better performance than my re-created OverClock with 2 sticks I ran today.

Yesterday I spent a long day getting to 4006--flashing and crashing and TAKING NOTES!

Today I went over my notes and re-traced my OC but used two sticks of RAM--this time trying for the lowest possible voltages that would yield results. I am now at 3995 in the 1333 NB strap and working on improving stability. I can run 3DMark06--but as noted the marks are lower by about 300 using two sticks. The voltages are pretty high and so far 3800 is the last stable plateau. I am somewhat dissappointed that I can neither overclock this nice RAM nor run it Dual Channel with the current BIOS. I real performance hit.

Hope that brings us up to date.

Currently we are taking intermission--feel free to browse the gift shop and be sure to stop by the concession stand...

When we return I will continue the search for stability and have yet more documentation for you. I have been making tons of screeies--hang tight--more to come!

And no I have not forgotten I need to resize the pictures...
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CyberD, can you ask him where he found those briefs? I am doing some research on the P965 chipset and can only find the product brief, which doesn't provide me with anything useful.
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Wow, I am going to bookmark that and use it for my C2 build Nice work!

Does it apply to a P965 chipset or is it just 975x?
I believe it is only the 975X--I should ask Ropey--he is up on that sort of thing...

Briefs? I thought you wore Boxers...

Ohhh...I dunno about that--I will PM him and see. I put some of my OverClock findings up on the site there--maybe we will get some telling info.

The One Stick trick made my day. And I am but one of dozens that happened to! Now I have a BIOS chip coming--buit knowing my luck I might need it.

I checked out Tmods BIOS site and saw they had some BIOS modding utilities...that really appeals to me because the language for switches and stuff seems a lot like waht I used to do with assembler and stuff many many moons ago. May try writing my own BIOS once I know I can pop in a chip and recover...LOL

Now that would be cool...add some voltage adjustments, unlock some DRAM timings...
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Found some information- Shall post it in a couple minutes.
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http://download.intel.com/design/chi...s/31305302.pdf

From pages 361 & 362:

Table 11-1. Absolute Minimum and Maximum Ratings
(G)MCH Core
.......VCC, Maximum voltage: 1.375v Max

Host Interface (533 MHz/800 MHz/1066 MHz)
......VTT, Maximum voltage: 1.32v Max

Some excellent information there, I like the way Intel does their technical documentation.
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They are the leaders in their field. Bookmarked!
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That should come in useful when I do my P965 clocking I gotta know what the maximum is, and go right up to it...

Meanwhile, on this poor AMD...
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