it's because this thread has basically died. and our system is OVER a year old. socket 754 was phased out several YEARS ago. in fact, when I bought my Venice 3000 last year, it was the ONLY chip they had for 754.
congrats on getting the 3000 up to 2.43. The best stable I could pull with my venice 3000 was 2.43ghz as well. I could do 2.5 but it wasn't very happy. ONE NIGHT during winter, when I had an inch thick mink fur blanket, I left my window open, the day it had snowed, and chilled my room. IDLE temps at maximum voltage (1.55-1.6 I think) were 17c load temps were probably only like 30-40c haha.
my system is still stable at 2.59ghz (236fsb) after 8 hours. load temps are peaking sometimes at 60c when my room boils, but right now it's just under 55c. when I came into my room it was a cool 52c and I'm running 1.77v right now
I'm going to stop the test and lap my heatsink and CPU. I bought a little mirror at the store that's made of glass. it's ultra thick and takes a ton of pressure to get it to deform in the slightest. perfect for lapping a cpu
(and rusty, I did somewhat reply to you saying I'm not much sure how much further you can push it, but it wasn't very obvious. I wanted to ask for more info but at the time I was a bit excited about my new heatsink, so I apologize for that)
anyways, what do your system temps look like, and what voltage are you using? I also have a newcastle so they should be similar. I can't lower my multiplier without using a program, so I use a clock gen to up the voltage and I was able to pull it up to 2.6ghz easily just by upping the FSB, I don't know if your 3000 can go that high, but if you have enough cooling it should be fine.Edited by Nenkitsune - 9/27/08 at 9:48pm