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Originally Posted by thlnk3r View Post
BlackOmega, I have a feeling it's CPU-Z displaying incorrect information again. The Vcore reading isn't always accurate it seems blehh.
While it is possible, from what I have noticed with my Ultra-D and CPUz are voltages are right on. I have used everest, smartguardian, speedfan, HWmonitor, S&M, etc. I'm 99% certain that his voltage is just a tad high.


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Now that I think about it, same. Truth be told though, technically I didn't really do anything to get that OC aside from enabling Biostar's overclocking engine ( lol). Call me a bit naive if you'd like, but I actually didn't notice the vcore, so I'll probably go back and fix it the right way.

When I started the PC after installing my old HS I really just wanted quick performance-- Got a little anxious to have a computer running as both my machines had been off for 3-4 hours.
Yeah I was gonna say, from my somewhat limited experience with the 939 chips, you should be able to get 500 MHz (average) pretty easily with little to no voltage increase. Once you go beyond that is where some chips require voltage. Some chips are golden and can run a 1.2-1.3MHz OC undervolted (that would be nice).
Out of all the chips I have had or still have I can easily attain a 500MHz OC. Hell my opty 180 on my Ultra-D's doesn't even need a voltage bump. On my CFX however, I need to bump it to 1.375v.
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Timxirish, what kind of micro atx case are you running with the Opteron 165? My bad if it was already mentioned. By the way what model X800 are you running? These cards are still awesome!

Good luck
I'm using a Thermaltake Lanbox. Just thinking about it and the space issues, I recall reading a review on the Lanbox that actually included the Blue Orb II by Techpowerup. Doesn't have the same motherboard as the one I have, but hey, gives you a better visual at least.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/T.../LanBox/4.html

Only difference is mine is the steel (black) version. Would have like to have had the aluminum version they show in that review, but I couldn't argue with getting it for $60 versus full price for the silver.

As for the X800, it's a MSI RX800 256MB. But yeah, it certainly lasted me quite a long time. I had used it for 5 years up until labor day weekend and bought my nvidia card in the sig rig (geforce 9800, i believe). While it's got decent power... ATI has stated they will not release official drivers for better opengl support. This particularly irritates me as I wished to be able to run XBMC on this PC (so it could double as half HTPC and half a lan party PC), and XBMC requires opengl 2.0. Microsoft's driver for it only has opengl 1.12 or something of the like.

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Yeah I was gonna say, from my somewhat limited experience with the 939 chips, you should be able to get 500 MHz (average) pretty easily with little to no voltage increase. Once you go beyond that is where some chips require voltage. Some chips are golden and can run a 1.2-1.3MHz OC undervolted (that would be nice).
Out of all the chips I have had or still have I can easily attain a 500MHz OC. Hell my opty 180 on my Ultra-D's doesn't even need a voltage bump. On my CFX however, I need to bump it to 1.375v.
Definitely hoping this new opteron will perform nicely.. According to lemans, he never really pushed it, so I don't know it's limit just yet.. But I will for sure be content with it running at a solid 2.66ghz. Anything more would be a treat imo .

Currently away, but sometime tomorrow morning (er.. later in the morning?) I'll try different settings with the machine.
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Using a Thermaltake Blue Orb II, so no heatpipes. I was able to hit ~2.66 w/it and my other opteron on my main rig though, but it could be pushed a bit further).
Yeah, Once you lower the voltage you should be able to push that cchip alot further with better temps.

AND that BlueOrb is huge!!!!
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On my CFX however, I need to bump it to 1.375v.
Is this in CPU-Z or the BIOS? That is, is there a Vdroop coming to play somewhere?

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My experience w/Thermal Take HSF units are kind of biased. I purchase My first aftermarked cooler and it was a cheap TT TR2 R1 that did not do a good job. So I have crossed TT off my list of HSF solutions because of it. I feel a company should put out products that superseed stock oem units or not even make one and my TT did not superseed my stock OEM HSF. So that is why I don't like TT HSF. Oh yeah and becuase the TT HSF got a bunch of Thermal paste goop on my brand new cpu.

Oh and BTW: Happy 4th of July to all our American members.

I only paid $14.99 for it w/free shipping
Edited by N2Gaming - 7/4/09 at 11:19am
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Heh, I've had great results with a TT Big Typhoon (first version, the one with the bolt-on retention mechanism). A very underrated HSF for our 90nm dual-cores.
    
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Yeah I guess I did not do my homework before I bought the cheapest HSF I could get. Oh well live and learn.
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N2G, which Thermaltake was it?
    
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N2G, which Thermaltake was it?
TR2 R1 series

Sorry I just edited my previous post.
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Heh, looks like the stock cooler for a single-core Athlon64.
    
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