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Ok, so I got this advice here earlier that I shouldn't OC with Windows applications, and the most I could get with ClockGen was 2,2 before I would BSOD with RAM issues. Anyway, I just upped my RAM voltage with 50mV, tried new clock settings with ClockGen and voila! 2,4 GHz Everest confirmed.

Anyway, anybody have good experiences (or bad ones) with oveclocking with Windows utilities? Is this something that I need to avoid?
How high can I set my RAM voltage?

Input would be appreciated
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What kind of RAM do you have? And programs that help you OC usually aren't as stable...I can OC my 3800+ to 2.8 stable from BIOS by upping the voltages a little and lowering the HTT Multi to 3x
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post #3 of 15
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My RAM is: Corsair Value Select, DDR2 SDRAM, PC5300. *shrug*

But my mobo is really really bad, atleast for OC'ing so I can't do much with my CMOS. I have problems with temeratures but that's because my CPU fan is going at a slow 1400RPM and I'll see if I'll find a new one today, unless it's slow because I need a better PSU, (mine is 400W). So yeah, my temps are unstable with or without overclocking and I don't really see a difference. (AMD told me to get a new HSF on my warranty BTW).
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post #4 of 15
ur going to have to set ur ram to ddr2 400 setting if you have that choice
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I have no clue about the RAM really I have mine set at 2.8v and it's fine... Same RAM, but mines DDR1
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post #6 of 15
ya with drr2 you don't want to go past 2.2
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post #7 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
ur going to have to set ur ram to ddr2 400 setting if you have that choice
I did, that's the original setting, I had it at 533. No clue what that setting does but mesa try anyway

2,5 GHz on the CPU now, CPUz verified...

**EDIT: DIMM vlotage @1,8. How high can I put it and should I get RAM cooling?**
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post #8 of 15
if you set ur ram lower it will allow you to over clock more. i would try to kept ur ram below or around 266 - 667

if you keep ur ram below 266-267 you should need to raise volts but i would say below 2.1-2.2 it wouldnt hurt to put a case on them
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post #9 of 15
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Hmm ok thanks. I'm happy with these clocksettings for now, aslong I dont get into any ****..

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post #10 of 15
Are you sure it should be 1400RPM with the stock fan? I'll send you one of my fan connectors for 20 NOK, which should hook it up directly to the PSU, while still being able to monitor speeds through a plug that's on the PSU
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