Hi all, this thread is a bit dusty and it seems like many of the more active people from this thread have already moved beyond the 6000+ (based on their sigs), but I've obtained a lot of good info here so I thought it would be the best place to make my post. I've spent a lot of time and have read at least half the posts on this thread, as well as explored some of the threads on other boards linked from here.
I have a 6000+ Windsor and have never bothered to OC it since it handled the games I played just fine. I'm probably going to be upgrading in a few months but until then I have a game or two that isn't performing so well and I'd like to see about getting all I can out of my chip. I'd REALLY like to see 3.3 or 3.4.
I have the Windsor steeping JH-F3 on an Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe board with DDR2 800 RAM. No matter what I do, I just can NOT get to 3.3 and have it be stable. I can get it past 3.4 no problem but it isn't stable and obviously I'm looking for it to be stable enough to game.
Things I have tried without success:
- Pushed vcore all the way to 5.25 (temps are ok)
- Maxed out RAM voltage per mfg specs and set ram to slower timings
- Set RAM to DDR 667 and DDR 500
- Increased chipset and PCI-E voltages
- Experimented with higher clock speeds and lower CPU multipliers
- Experimented with lower HTT multiplier
None of that works. Orthos always reports failure on the blend test within 6 minutes.
For a while I was thinking my DDR2 800 RAM was limiting me, but at 220x15, that would mean my RAM is only running at 880 which isn't too much of an OC, and on top of that, I did try running a divider by switching it to 667 and 500 in the BIOS which didn't help at all.
At 220x15, my HT speed is only 1100mhz which is only 100mhz above stock so I don't think that is an issue, do you? I have tried bumping the chipset voltages a bit to compensate but again, it doesn't help.
Any tips or advice would be appreciated!