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Hello, I'm new to overclocking, builded my rig 1 year from now, finally decided to overclock (don't want to fry my first build)

I heard all the crazy number ppl pull out of a 4400 X2, but I can only get it to run on 2.5GHz (no error after running torture test for 9hr). I tried to go for 2.6 running at 1.6v, but cant even pass the first minute of the torture test. also tried 2.55, but also failed the test after 3 hour-ish. Temperature never go higher than 50C, around/below 40 most of the time.

Am I doing something wrong here ? ?
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are you running on a 1:1 ram/fsb ratio?
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Yea, I have tested my max memory clock before using some guide i found on the internet, passed memtest with 248Mhz without CPU or mobo limiting it. Might test again some other time just to make sure.
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What stepping is your CPU? You'll need to remove the HSF to read it off of the processors IHS. I for example have an LCB9E
    
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O.O never know the numbers on the chip means anything. Can I find it in the box? School in 30minute or so, dont have time to open up my computer and clean + repaste the solution on the CPU
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no its only on the CPU
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post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by exe163 View Post
Hello, I'm new to overclocking, builded my rig 1 year from now, finally decided to overclock (don't want to fry my first build)

I heard all the crazy number ppl pull out of a 4400 X2, but I can only get it to run on 2.5GHz (no error after running torture test for 9hr). I tried to go for 2.6 running at 1.6v, but cant even pass the first minute of the torture test. also tried 2.55, but also failed the test after 3 hour-ish. Temperature never go higher than 50C, around/below 40 most of the time.

Am I doing something wrong here ? ?
1.6V VCore is a lot. Sometimes, even when temperatures look fine, when you're running that much VCore, your system can fail during a stress test. I'm willing to bet you're on Auto in your VCore settings, but I may be wrong. At any rate, try reducing VCore and see if stability improves.

Hope this helps!
    
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post #8 of 27
Have you lowered your HTT to 3x? That chip should get 2.8Ghz or so
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Yeah... 1.6v is starting to get dangerous for air-cooling. I think it maybe your memory ration. The limit of the K8 architecture is somewhere around 3GHz. Most of them can do around 2.5GHz though.
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What stepping is your CPU? You'll need to remove the HSF to read it off of the processors IHS. I for example have an LCB9E
Why bother? Stepping is only good to give generalities, but tells us very little useful info. There's no point in looking at the stepping now because he already owns it. Just see what the chip can do because every chip is different Trial and error is the only surefire way to see what your chip can do
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