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I have a 64 3700+ and i wanted to go more then 2750mhz
i just updated my bios and it can let me go more then 250fbs,
but when i try 273mhz to hit 3ghz the sytem gets a warning.

for one thing i have no idea how to set the ratio ram/fbs 1:1

when i set the mem to 133mz i should be getting 66mhz space but when i do a 255mhz fbs i get only 163 not 133+55.

can someon help me and might the be a reason for my mb not to go 3.0ghz

temps at 2.8 32ide, 44load
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You should slow down, make sure you drop the HT multi from 4 or 5 to 3. The ram doesn't go the same as fsb unless its set to 200, different ratios will give you different speeds. Regardless as long as your ram is staying under its rated speed it shouldn't be a problem unless your adjusting the timings. It may not reach 3ghz, the one I had before only made it to 2.8ghz, although playing with it enough I did reach 3ghz for a few bench marks.
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i only did e very little vcore increase its only 1.39v right now. should i increase it more. will it help.
and for the HT its at 4 but if i go 3ghz it will be 3.
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post #4 of 11
I suggest you read through the ultimate overclocking guide.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html

It steps you through every aspect of overclocking, its a really good read.

It helped me
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post #5 of 11
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OK so right now is at 2.8 GHZ
temps are 31ide and 42 load , i think is good
HT is at 1020, 255*4
memory i set to 166mhz and after the overclcok is 199,9 ~200mhz (normal stock speed) Happy about it.

when it was at 2.75ghz i idnt use and voltage increase but when 2.8 i did a

100mvold increase(warried about it)

will i have any problems if i leave it at this?
i have been runing at 2.75ghz for sometime

what are some faliers that might be caused (CPU burn).
Will they happed at this temps or as slong as they are under 50 i ma OK?
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post #6 of 11
You will be fine as long as its deemed stable and you keep it under 1.55-1.6 vcore if temps are 50c, imo.
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What are ur CPU temps, mine is so low compare to my other PC P4 2.66GHZ with stock cooling and stock speed is at 52.
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post #8 of 11
Those temps are fine. I'm ideling at 46c (hot room, stock cooler) load at 50-51 . I would never go above 55 though.

Have you found the highest FSB that your mobo can go? That could be stopping you.
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post #9 of 11
Not familiar with your mobo, but my vcore on my sandy is always (1.5 years now) at 1.54v on a DFI mobo. Just keep the cpu cool and it should be good to go. Add some extra high cfm fans in the side case to help the chipset and video card.
You did pretty good on your overclock considering your mixed ram. gL
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post #10 of 11
Im loading at 44c at 1.56 vcore to make 2750 10 hours prime stable for my doggy ccbwe 3700+.
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