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I took apart it's casing and didn't see anything but 12v and ground wires. Could it just be slowing because it's old?
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Everyone that has told him to bump the voltage up further is not taking into account his current temperatures. By bumping the voltage up by another 0.05v you will increase temperatures in the region of 5-10*C.

This would result in his CPU temps being too high for comfort.

Be careful when suggesting such actions without first contemplating the outcome of the action.

55*C should be taken as a maximum for these CPU's.
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Everyone that has told him to bump the voltage up further is not taking into account his current temperatures. By bumping the voltage up by another 0.05v you will increase temperatures in the region of 5-10*C.

This would result in his CPU temps being too high for comfort.

Be careful when suggesting such actions without first contemplating the outcome of the action.

55*C should be taken as a maximum for these CPU's.
55C Max? The lowest setting for the automatic shutoff is 60C on this board, so I figured max comfortable temp would be probably 60C. But if I do happen to fry it, there's always those $40 dual-cores on newegg...
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post #14 of 23
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Alright, bumped up VCORE to 1.45v, and got an extra 88MHz out of it. If I raise the FSB up 5MHz more, it locks up at POST right before it tells me my new FSB speed.
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post #15 of 23
How are your temps doing?
Yes 55*C is what you should be aiming for as a sustained maximum. 60*C is for peaks in temperature.

Personally I would suggest ditching the stock cooler and getting a better one if you want to make the most out of that CPU
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How are your temps doing?
Yes 55*C is what you should be aiming for as a sustained maximum. 60*C is for peaks in temperature.

Personally I would suggest ditching the stock cooler and getting a better one if you want to make the most out of that CPU
My temps after 45 minutes of Orthos shows 54C. Stock speed and VCORE showed a max temp of 52C... AMD Cool&Quiet is disabled with the overclock, and was enabled at stock.
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post #17 of 23
Yeah I would not let the temps rise much more.

Itreally would be a good idea to get an aftermarket air cooler for your cpu, you would prob see at least a 10-15*C temperature drop for the same clockspeed/vcore.

I have seen AMD 64 3000+ CPU's do 2.5GHz no problems.

What are your current settings?
Multiplyer?
FSB?
Memory Dividers?
Memory timings?
HT Link?
Pci-e frequency locked?

Might help us with helping you
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Yeah I would not let the temps rise much more.

Itreally would be a good idea to get an aftermarket air cooler for your cpu, you would prob see at least a 10-15*C temperature drop for the same clockspeed/vcore.

I have seen AMD 64 3000+ CPU's do 2.5GHz no problems.

What are your current settings?
Multiplyer?
FSB?
Memory Dividers?
Memory timings?
HT Link?
Pci-e frequency locked?

Might help us with helping you

Multiplyer? 9x
FSB? 264MHz
Memory Dividers? No idea...
Memory timings? 5-5-5-18
HT Link? 2x, CPU-Z shows 528MHz. At 3x, no POST.
Pci-e frequency locked? Couldn't find this option... and I don't wanna kill my video card. Should I stop with the overclocking?
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post #19 of 23
Yeah you should lock your pci-e bus to 100MHz to prevent any problems

the option is in the advanced chipset features tab:


I would imagine that your memory is still set on auto (?) if you have not manually set the memory divider.

It is a little worrying that your HT bus wont POST at x3.
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post #20 of 23
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Yeah you should lock your pci-e bus to 100MHz to prevent any problems

the option is in the advanced chipset features tab:


I would imagine that your memory is still set on auto (?) if you have not manually set the memory divider.

It is a little worrying that your HT bus wont POST at x3.
It wouldn't POST at 3x at much lower overclocks. Started chain-rebooting.

Alright, now that I know what you meant by memory divider (wasn't sure of the meaning) my RAM is set at 667MHz, and is about back to stock speed from the overclock. I think my problems are caused by this motherboard. When I was using the onboard graphics, I had hard lockups in Windows and Linux that made my screen look like this...



The Video BIOS for the onboard 6100 shows it's an engineering release... not sure if that's good or bad. I have an RMA number from Biostar, but I don't really want to be without a computer for that long...

Just so you know, the GeForce 6100 on this board is also the northbridge.
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