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I cannot overclock my 3600 X2... at all

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First thing to keep in mind, the Brisbane is my first AMD processor ever.

Secondly, I know the basic things about the way the hypertransport works and to keep it near to 1000 if possible. If I move the FSB at all, it straight up doesn't post or boot. Even if I move the HTT down to 4x is still doesn't do anything.

Any ideas, or am I just too much of a newb?
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post #2 of 30
what board you usin?
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whay don't you give me all the system specs. cooler ram everything
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Yeah, sorry.

I've got the Zalman 9500 I believe, whichever one is the black one with the green LED.

Ram is pqi DDR2-533 at 4-4-4-12 stock. Even though the ram seems cheap, it worked out well for me in my Pentium D rig that I managed to get over 4 Ghz.

I've got a Rosewill 550W power supply that has also served me well, 18A on each 12V rail.

Radeon x1600PRO, although I don't think that matters.
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post #6 of 30
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There must be something on my motherboard or in the BIOS that isn't allowing me to change anything to do with the processor. I even tried changing the multiplier to 5x instead of 9x and running it at stock 200MHZ FSB, and no post/boot/anything. I literally cannot modify -anything- at all.

This is really frustrating, any help would be -greatly- appreciated.
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post #7 of 30
I don't know much about that board. If I was you I would post this under the AMD motherboard section and put EVGA 590 SLI in the title
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1. Disable Cool N Quiet
2. Disable any setting with "Spectrum" in it.
3. As the RAM gets to it's max stable speed you'll have to...
a. Increase the voltage
b. Adjust timings
c. Set the degfault speed down to DD2 667
4. Do you have all the required power to MB connections... 24 pin and 4 or 8 pin 12v?

The HT should be able to stay stable to the 1200 range on most AM2 MBs.

Consider the above and try again.
    
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post #9 of 30
Did you disable Cool and Quiet in the BIOS? That is probably the issue. CnQ is what throttles back the vcore and multiplier of the CPU to conserve power and lower temperatures when the full power of the CPU is not needed. Keeping CnQ on when changing FSB, multiplier, or vcore will cause a failure to boot. The Cool and Quiet setting should be in the bios--just disable it.

EDIT--guess I was a bit too slow. Beaten to it... Always happens.
    
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post #10 of 30
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Thanks guys, I'll try those things and get back to you.

Although, I looked through most of the bios settings and didn't see anything on Cool N Quiet.
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