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Well I finally found a 939 socket information forum,
so I've decided to stay with the 939 for a bit..... just to see what it can do.
And not to mention I'm extremely broke and can't afford a new board, CPU,
memory and the whole deal.

But when I do I'm hoping I will have done enough research so I don't regret
my new choice, and since I've now found this place....I really doubt I will.
You all have some great people here, very inventive and full of ideas.



Sorry about rambling, I'll post my CPU-Z validation.....
Hoping to join the group.

I'll be getting a new 939 mobo from a friend soon,
that's whats stopping me at 2700mhz.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=820775
    
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post #20202 of 28665
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Originally Posted by darusezekiel View Post
Well I finally found a 939 socket information forum,
so I've decided to stay with the 939 for a bit..... just to see what it can do.
And not to mention I'm extremely broke and can't afford a new board, CPU,
memory and the whole deal.

But when I do I'm hoping I will have done enough research so I don't regret
my new choice, and since I've now found this place....I really doubt I will.
You all have some great people here, very inventive and full of ideas.



Sorry about rambling, I'll post my CPU-Z validation.....
Hoping to join the group.

I'll be getting a new 939 mobo from a friend soon,
that's whats stopping me at 2700mhz.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=820775
Welcome Darus. I think part of your problem might be your RAM. Try going for a higher clock with the 2x512 sticks.
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Notice there really isn't a huge difference in performance between the 3 other than the L1 cache gets a nice "copy" boost from going to the 8-8-8-24. There's a actually a memory write decrease by going to the 7-7-7-21 settings. And amazingly enough the auto settings had the most L1 READ throughput.
BlackOmega, thanks for the results buddy. Pretty cool stuff. Which sub-timing configuration are you going to stay with? 2640NB Freq is very nice.
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Ok, that works. Here it is.
Eternalenergy311, those average read results are about normal for this drive. Most of the benchmark searches I did on this drive came back with similar results. What are your burst speeds? Do you have the SATA controller set to "AHCI"?

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Originally Posted by twowheelmotion View Post
My best results so far are a stable oc to 2.55. I ran Prime95 for an hour on the default test and cpu load temp maxed out at 75 C. I know this is high, but this proc was stable for a year of gaming when if often exceeded 80 C (this was before I learned lapping and how to properly install TIM).
Twowheelmotion, I updated the roster with your new validation. Keep up the good work.

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I'll be getting a new 939 mobo from a friend soon,
that's whats stopping me at 2700mhz.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=820775
Darusezekiel, welcome to the Overclock.net

Woohoo nice to see a single-core overclocked to 2.7Ghz. BlackOmega had a pretty good idea about your memory. Try overclocking with just the DDR-400 sticks installed. Remove the other set of DDR-333 and see if that helps. It's been said that overclocking with more than (2) sticks of memory can be a tad difficult. Reason being more stress is put on the integrated memory controller which can limit your OC.

Keep us updated on the new board

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Welcome Darus. I think part of your problem might be your RAM. Try going for a higher clock with the 2x512 sticks.
Thank youu, I'm glad to be able to share my fun times with others who enjoy them just as much.
But that's what I will do as soon as I'm up in the morning. And I've actually had her around 2800Mhz but not stable at all. So maybe dropping the extra memory will help steady her out a bit....who knows?

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Darusezekiel, welcome to the Overclock.net

Woohoo nice to see a single-core overclocked to 2.7Ghz. BlackOmega had a pretty good idea about your memory. Try overclocking with just the DDR-400 sticks installed. Remove the other set of DDR-333 and see if that helps. It's been said that overclocking with more than (2) sticks of memory can be a tad difficult. Reason being more stress is put on the integrated memory controller which can limit your OC.

Keep us updated on the new board

Good luck
WooooHoooo!!!
Thanks, I've been going around trying to figure which OC forum to call home.
And I think this is going to be it, OCN has about the best of the best in everything these days.

But I will, tomorrow I'm going to only put the 512's in and maybe even re-flash my BIOS since I haven't EVER rofl.... that could be another problem holding me back a bit?
After the memory and BIOS what could be doing it besides the Motherboard? Which is my next upgrade in a few days.
    
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Oh and welcome to our ever expanding club of 939 lovers.

You could try messing w/your timings and voltages. I don't know what kind of cooling you have in your case but proper cable management may decrese you total system temeratures and that right there can sometimes help stablize higher overclocks. You can run fans over any componants that display heat. i.e. chipset, cpu, VRM's Mosfets Ram GPU's etc etc.

Glad you like it here at OCN.
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But I will, tomorrow I'm going to only put the 512's in and maybe even re-flash my BIOS since I haven't EVER rofl.... that could be another problem holding me back a bit?
After the memory and BIOS what could be doing it besides the Motherboard? Which is my next upgrade in a few days.
Darusezekiel, you may also be at the limit of the processor. I always like to leave that thought for last though. I have a feeling the 512MB (2x512MB) may give you some more OC'ing room. Flashing the bios can also sometimes be beneficial but not always

I'm glad you found the right forum!

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BlackOmega, thanks for the results buddy. Pretty cool stuff. Which sub-timing configuration are you going to stay with? 2640NB Freq is very nice.
Well here is the interesting thing thlnk3r. I was still getting hard lockups regardless of timing or even frequency when playing Mass Effect. Mind you that was on 8 hour prime stable OC's. Well last night I started having some audio issues, like it just flat out not working. So I uninstalled my XFi and am using my onboard again. Well the onboard pretty much sucks and it starts to cut out after a while. Anyway, since removing the XFi I haven't had one lock up. I'm starting to think that something isn't playing nicely together, namely the XFi and the board.

And another odd thing that I've had going on with my audio is since I installed my second GPU it keeps asking for the HDMI driver on the PCI bus (). Since there is nothing on the PCI bus wth is going on? I've reinstalled the ATi HDMI driver, no change, when the XFi was in, reinstalled all of that too and still no change.

Anyway, at the moment I'm running @ 1333 6-5-5-15-20-1T timings. Gamed on it for a while last night without issue so I have to think that my XFi was behind my instability issues. I wonder why though
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Well last night I started having some audio issues, like it just flat out not working. So I uninstalled my XFi and am using my onboard again. Well the onboard pretty much sucks and it starts to cut out after a while. Anyway, since removing the XFi I haven't had one lock up. I'm starting to think that something isn't playing nicely together, namely the XFi and the board.
BlackOmega, could it possibly be a IRQ conflict or poor drive support? I can't believe you're already having problems with the onboard audio...this is a new board right? Do you experience any issues while running stock settings (no overclock)?

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Oh and welcome to our ever expanding club of 939 lovers.

You could try messing w/your timings and voltages. I don't know what kind of cooling you have in your case but proper cable management may decrese you total system temeratures and that right there can sometimes help stablize higher overclocks. You can run fans over any componants that display heat. i.e. chipset, cpu, VRM's Mosfets Ram GPU's etc etc.

Glad you like it here at OCN.
I'm attempting to, but my BIOS is terrible with memory OCing.... I'm not a
pro like most on this forum so somethings I still don't understand or I'm sure I could do something.
I can get to the timings and have changed them from 3-3-3-7 to 2.5-3-3-6,
should change it any more? Any tips on which way would be great. I understand what they each do, but I don't know exactly which way will benefit my OC.

Also I have a Zalman HSF and stock GPU with 4 case fans. Then I have a window A/C mod'd to one outlet so I can put it into the hole in my case. I keeps everything below cold for now. And just installed the MurderMod sleeving. Ohh how I love it!!!

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Darusezekiel, you may also be at the limit of the processor. I always like to leave that thought for last though. I have a feeling the 512MB (2x512MB) may give you some more OC'ing room. Flashing the bios can also sometimes be beneficial but not always

I'm glad you found the right forum!

Good luck
Ahh!! I've been trying to avoid that, but I'm starting to thing it is. I've got it to hit 2.8 and be stable on Borderlands and some other games. That was with changing the memory to what I had posted above, but it wasn't stable in Prime95.
Guess it's time to get a dual core 939. I'm sure after that and the A8N32-SLI deluxe I'll have plenty of room to play with.
    
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I'm attempting to, but my BIOS is terrible with memory OCing.... I'm not a
pro like most on this forum so somethings I still don't understand or I'm sure I could do something.
I can get to the timings and have changed them from 3-3-3-7 to 2.5-3-3-6,
should change it any more? Any tips on which way would be great. I understand what they each do, but I don't know exactly which way will benefit my OC.
Darusezekiel, have you tried reading over any of the overclocking guides? Here are a few that I recommend reviewing. Those should answer some of your questions:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ocket-am2.html - Cover's AM2 but the procedures are relative to S939. Make sure to keep your HT Link speed at or below 1000Mhz.
http://icrontic.com/articles/a64_overclocking_theory - Old guide but does cover S939/S754

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