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Hi all,
i'm still rather new here, and am soaking up all the info I can. But it's time to ask a question, and soak some more info...

I have now oc'd my computer. After a 12 run of orthos, i am satisfied it is stable. But i do not think i have reached the processor's limit yet. How can i start testing the actual limit i can overlock to? I am running...

3.4ghz at 1.35 vcore
1512mhz fsb
1066mhz ram

should i try yo push it more or no? any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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if your vcore is that low..what are temps like? I think 3.6ghz should be do-able..
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push it as far as it will post, the Xeon procs are very stable because they are meant for servers but personally only go as far as your temps will allow you to, and as far as you feel safe with it...
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push it as far as it will post, the Xeon procs are very stable because they are meant for servers but personally only go as far as your temps will allow you to, and as far as you feel safe with it...
agreed


Xeons will more likly top out due to temps and not ram....
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when i try to overclock more, it will post, but dies trying to boot windows. any idea what i'm doing wrong? temps are stable right now at 60'C load...
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you may have reached the limit of that proc, have you tried increasing the multiplier instead of the FSB?
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Giver 'er more volts captain .
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Giver 'er more volts captain .
Aiy'! Thar's ...I mean..there's a good sign of not enough vcore. Problems with the RAM will usually prevent a POST, unless you are right on the edge of a good setting...sometimes it will load windows...but in chinese...anyway, Bump your vcore up by.02v if you can, that should compensate for vdroop.
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Aiy'! Thar's ...I mean..there's a good sign of not enough vcore. Problems with the RAM will usually prevent a POST, unless you are right on the edge of a good setting...sometimes it will load windows...but in chinese...anyway, Bump your vcore up by.02v if you can, that should compensate for vdroop.
that's what i was kinda thinking i had to do... up my vcore to handle the extra load. what other app can i run to test stability? i am running orthos right now, is 'prime95' the name of another?

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Yes..prime95 is a good one, you can either load just the L1..combination of L1/L2 or all of your CPU and your RAM.

I would use small FTT's for a good CPU load.
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