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Alright so I've got it stable at 2.5 GHz on the stock vcore. Now on other forums I've read that people have gotten theirs up to 2.6 and even 2.9 on the stock vcore. No my problem is that I can get windows to start up at 2.6, but it then freezes instantly.

One thing I am confused about in my bios is that for my HT Link there are 2 options: Standard and For Overclocking. Now standard sets the HT Link at 1000 MHz, which For Overclocking, CPU-Z shows it in the 700 MHz range. Could this be affecting my performance?

I also have the option of increasing the HT voltage and Northbridge voltage...should I even mess with these values?
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post #2 of 19
Not sure why cpu-z is reading that figure.

HT is normall calculated by your FSB.......what is your FSB & Mulitplier? Its best to stay close to 1000, so if your FSB was 300 then your HT multiplier would be set to x 3 to make 900

You could try upping the HT voltage a touch & the NB voltage, it won't do any harm to up them slightly
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HT frequency doesn't matter. running anywhere between 600-800 HT speeds is fine.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mudd View Post
HT frequency doesn't matter. running anywhere between 600-800 HT speeds is fine.
Isn't the HT freq the link between memory and CPU? Wouldn't slowing that down slow down the data transfer rate
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post #5 of 19
HT Freq doesn't effect performance.

Benchmarks can't pick up 750vs1200+ .
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post #6 of 19
Yea. As long as you stay at or under 1000, you'll be good. Keep OCing it!
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post #7 of 19
Depending on your NB temperature you could raise a touch the NT and/or the HT voltage. You should stay below 40°C IMO. However the ATI chipset does not need any NB voltage adjustments to achieve good OCs, I don't think that's limiting you.
For this mobo when OCing you should choose the "FOR Overclocking" HT frequency. For the others reading this thread: this mobo doesn't allow manually changing the HT multiplier.
Not everybody can achieve the same OC with a certain CPU model, some are luckier than others. Maybe the others had other mobos, other ram or other cooling devices. Dropping the ram freq can also help.

Optys usually react well to a slight increase of Vcore, may worth the shot. You should search OCing info for the optys that have your stepping to compare with.
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post #8 of 19
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Actually thats not entirely true. I can manually change the HT multiplier, but i can only go down, not up.

And also I'm not really looking into going up to that 2.9 oc or anything like that. I just want it at an even 2.6
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Really? Well that okay but give it a shot anyhow. I've never seen one of those OCed by one of our members.
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
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Actually thats not entirely true. I can manually change the HT multiplier, but i can only go down, not up.

And also I'm not really looking into going up to that 2.9 oc or anything like that. I just want it at an even 2.6
if course you can't go up. 5x is the max, which is why when you go over 200 HTT your LDT/HT goes up too..... thats why you can go down so you can get your LDT/HT back to around 1000 MHz or lower =D
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