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Thanks guys.
I've been around the block a time or two related to OC'ing but there's still more to learn on my part.

I'll get the specs on my system(s) in my sig soon.
BTW, that was done with aircooling.
Also have a few other 939's I need to test and see what they can do, a 4000+, Opty 175 and Opty 180. I'll get around to testing those before too long I hope.
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Thanks guys.
I've been around the block a time or two related to OC'ing but there's still more to learn on my part.

I'll get the specs on my system(s) in my sig soon.
BTW, that was done with aircooling.
Also have a few other 939's I need to test and see what they can do, a 4000+, Opty 175 and Opty 180. I'll get around to testing those before too long I hope.
Not trying to knock you down any becuase that is quite a hecktick OC. I'm just wondering how stable it is if any and what kind of things you can do w/only 512MB of pc4400 Ram???
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Gaaaaah four pages in two days?


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Posting this entry for the 939 club with specs on hardware used to pull off this CPU-Z run done on air:


X2 4200 LCBQE
DFI LP UT NF4 Expert
OCZ Gold EL PC4400 (2x256MB)
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Not trying to knock you down any becuase that is quite a hecktick OC. I'm just wondering how stable it is if any and what kind of things you can do w/only 512MB of pc4400 Ram???
There's actually quite a bit you can do with only 512MB of RAM. When you're running XP, most of the time (unless doing some serious gaming) you don't need more than 512MB.
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There's actually quite a bit you can do with only 512MB of RAM. When you're running XP, most of the time (unless doing some serious gaming) you don't need more than 512MB.
Really I did not know that. Since my first 939 rig I have had 64 bit os and 2 gig min ram... I'm sure I could choke 512 fairly easy w/all that I do...
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Really I did not know that. Since my first 939 rig I have had 64 bit os and 2 gig min ram... I'm sure I could choke 512 fairly easy w/all that I do...
Running Vista, yes you could. The rig I'm on right now runs just fine for standard stuff and simple web based games (which is what 99% of computer users use anyway).

Intel Celeron Socket 478 @ 1.6GHz
2x128MB DDR 266
40GB IDE Hard Drive
Onboard S3 Chrome Graphics

I've been using this rig for the last 2 days. And it appears to work just fine.

However my main rig...I can fill up all 4GB of the RAM with ease. Its just a matter of what you do with your computer. 512MB of RAM running XP is actually quite easy to use, and really doesn't slow down too much. 1-2GB is the sweet spot for XP though, that's for sure.
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Not trying to knock you down any becuase that is quite a hecktick OC. I'm just wondering how stable it is if any and what kind of things you can do w/only 512MB of pc4400 Ram???
I understand why you ask that and I'll say it wasn't exactly stable pulling that run off, but managed to get it done. In fact it was kinda like a house of cards related to stability. The low ambient temps I had at the time made it possible and took full advantage to get it done.

I used that particular RAM set for the run, being I didn't want too much RAM used for getting the clockspeed I wanted and not stress the CPU's IMC too much at those speeds.
I normally run 1024MB's with it but believe me, I have plenty of RAM onhand for whatever I need here considering I also bench Socket A's and 754 systems too. .
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512MB of RAM running XP is actually quite easy to use, and really doesn't slow down too much. 1-2GB is the sweet spot for XP though, that's for sure.
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Thanks guys... I new there was a catch... Any way I was able to get decent overlcocks w/my opty 180 and crucial balistix DDR500 1 gig kit On my daly driver DFI NF4 SLI-DR mobo but no where's even close to what you got. Not that I can't I just don't have the level of expertise at the time to pull it off... Still farting around w/ getting a better rig built. Come to think of it I spend all day on my pc's and learn littel to nothing ing at my self for that...
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In my experience with the Opty chips I have, they tend to run hotter than my X2 does making cooling even more important. I can normally get around 3.1GHz or so with them while the X2 can hit 3.2 with the same ambient temps, hardware, cooling ect.

I'm currently working on a WC'ing setup for my stuff and know I can get more from my CPU's if I can keep temps low enough. Will probrably be awhile before it's actually completed because I want it done right, so I'm taking my time with it.
No sense in killing hardware by being in a rush to get it done.
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