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LCB9E 0704XPMW Opteron 170 results (3GHz@1.35!)

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Hello everyone,

I decided to buy a new 170 from the Egg to see what I could get out of it, since I figure I can resell it at near cost if I choose. It came in today, and was running at 63/72C with stock volts, which is way too hot for a Thermalright Ultra-120.. so after I went out for a bit today I cut the IHS off, since I could see it had potential .. 2.95@1.35 booted right up but wouldn't pass Prime95. I don't even have any stable overclocking results with the IHS on so I can't give a before and after - I can give just the after so far however (see screenshots).

I know the one with Prime doesn't prove full stability, but if it fails there it will definitely be fine 10MHz lower.

edit: I let it run until it hit the hour mark, then stopped to play CS:S

edit 2: 3GHz@1.35v now stable (last screenshot)



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post #2 of 7
ah nice, a naked opty.
Temps look like they droped 15 degrees!!! damn! Good job!
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Thanks! Right now they seem to be running even cooler, they're both hovering at about 45/45 +/- 1C. And it's running Prime95 happily at 3000MHz@1.35v

So, that's about 18C for core 0 and close to 30C for core 1 - worst IHS in existence
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post #4 of 7
Wow nice oc! and with an extremely low voltage!
Have you tried getting it any higher?
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Yeah, 3.05@1.40v works too. I tried to get a good suicide / CPU-Z valid at 3.4+, I started at 3.5 with 1.6v. That booted up and was fine in the BIOS, but wouldn't get past the second bios screen. I had to go all the way down to 3.28 before it would even boot Windows, and it blue screened at the desktop.

I'm gonna run it at 2.85@1.275v for now, it gets too hot in my room during the summer. It's run Prime95 for two hours at these settings.
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If only my board would go that high.. mine tops out at 320 roughly.
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Sorry for posting in a super old thread. but holy ****. My stock volts aren't even as low as your 3 GHz overclocked volts! I have to use 1.525 just to get to 2600 MHz. I must have a crappy stepping.
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