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Overclocking to come later, I'm just glad it WORKS!! I'll have my case pics up in a bit, too. =)
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Originally Posted by Xyro TR1 View Post
Overclocking to come later, I'm just glad it WORKS!! I'll have my case pics up in a bit, too. =)
Yes!

Must... overclock... Opteron!

Must... post... rig... pictures!

DFI motherboard for free if you win. Free CoolerMaster case for second place.

(But if you ask me, the best prize is for 3rd place: Lamintated case badges! W00t!)
    
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Case pictures up! Woot!!

I'm in such a good mood! =D
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Glad to see somebody else joined our Opteronage! Hope that 180 serves you as well as my 165 does me, and my fiance's (froggy's) 170 serves her . Now lets see how this 180 overclocks .
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I have work in six hours, but I figured I'd quickly clock it up to 2.6Ghz. Ran a 3DMark 06 without crashing, and I'm leaving it on tonight, so we'll see if it's stable. =)

See ya tomorrow. I wonder if it'll hit 3Ghz aircooled.....
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Okay txtmstrjoe, I have upped my voltage like I said I would.

My CPU voltage is now 1.488 V. Idle temperatures with CnQ shut off are 37/43º C.
Recall at the stock 1.328 V, idle temperatures with CnQ shut off are 32/37º C.

That means that I gained 1º C for each 0.0291 V added.

Due to a limitation of my motherboard, turning on CnQ no longer adjusts the voltage, but only the multiplier, and so discussions about temperatures there would be flawed.

Now I will be attempting to boot at a low voltage, expect this post to be edited soon.

EDIT: I set it to 1.000 V in the BIOS, and it seems to have booted back at Auto. Trying again, but less aggressively now.

EDIT2: What the strange? Unless I have it set to Auto, greater than 1.350 V, or less than 1.000 V (which is then treated as auto) it will not boot. So above is all the experimentation I can foreseeably do.

EDIT3: Yes, I know that the temps above were 2º C higher than in my signature. The reason being, is at time of the above testing, my heat was on. Now that it is off, it has dropped to where it belongs.
     
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Okay txtmstrjoe, I have upped my voltage like I said I would.

My CPU voltage is now 1.488 V. Idle temperatures with CnQ shut off are 37/43º C.
Recall at the stock 1.328 V, idle temperatures with CnQ shut off are 32/37º C.

That means that I gained 1º C for each 0.0291 V added.

Due to a limitation of my motherboard, turning on CnQ no longer adjusts the voltage, but only the multiplier, and so discussions about temperatures there would be flawed.

Now I will be attempting to boot at a low voltage, expect this post to be edited soon.

EDIT: I set it to 1.000 V in the BIOS, and it seems to have booted back at Auto. Trying again, but less aggressively now.

EDIT2: What the strange? Unless I have it set to Auto, greater than 1.350 V, or less than 1.000 V (which is then treated as auto) it will not boot. So above is all the experimentation I can foreseeably do.

EDIT3: Yes, I know that the temps above were 2º C higher than in my signature. The reason being, is at time of the above testing, my heat was on. Now that it is off, it has dropped to where it belongs.
Brings to mind another favorite overclocker's adage: YMMV (Your mileage may vary).

I don't doubt the integrity of your findings/observations, actually. I think that what we're seeing here is the effect of radically different CPU configurations (my CPU runs sans IHS) allied with totally different air coolers (plus the effect of the unique aerodynamics of our respective PC cases). I'm pretty sure that the fact that I never run CnQ also has a radical effect on your observations as well.

For sure, though, there is a minimum required VCore setting for a successful boot-up. It's very likely that this setting varies motherboard by motherboard, in my opinion.

Thanks for sharing your findings.
    
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I agree completely. I am sure the only way I can hit 3 GHz with this motherboard is to get a better multiplying chip (IE, a X2 4800+ / Opteron 180, an Opteron 185, or an FX-60) and the only way this chip can break 3 GHz is get a motherboard with a stabler front side bus.

Yes, ambient temperatures are a much larger factor than voltage modifications. And, even if only based on our two samples, it may be possible to suggest that naked chips will be effected less by voltage than stock chips, which could very well be a reason to strip your chip for overclocking.
     
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I agree completely. I am sure the only way I can hit 3 GHz with this motherboard is to get a better multiplying chip (IE, a X2 4800+ / Opteron 180, an Opteron 185, or an FX-60) and the only way this chip can break 3 GHz is get a motherboard with a stabler front side bus.
Blitz, are you 250HTT * 11? That chipset will do 290HTT. What was the maximum HTT that you tested?

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