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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Honestly, I think part of your problem is running 3GB of RAM. Make it 2 matching sticks and give that a go.

Also, Memory Frequency IS your divider. If you drop your memory frequency down, that's a divider. Your RAM is NEVER going to hold you back on 939. There's ALWAYS a lower divider (frequency). It should go all the way down to DDR200, 100MHz, (or FSB / 2). That gives you up to 400MHz FSB (HTT) to play with until your RAM is at DDR400 again.
thanks for your thoughts m8
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good ole abit an8 sli fatal1ty has no audio. but running good! the speakers get power just no signal..
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Heres my amd story.
memory dividers seem to work automatically in my bios (Asus A8N SLI SE), I can only set memory frequency, not a divider. frustrating to have no control over memory frequency.
Sadly the ram is my OC limit (kingston value).
I am reaching 2.7 ghz with my Athlon 64 3000+ venice, have loosened timings on ram too.
If I buy some top of the range ram, (eyes on OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Dual Channel Platinum XTC), will it vastly improve my 3D performance, plus the little extra I could reach with the cpu? Had 4gb ram but fried one stick so down to 3.
Whaddya think?
I like to play Arma 2, performance is fine, but I would like a little more detail and higher res settings
Plus my temps, load, are 51 C, ambient room temp can reach 30. Can work on those.
Like Pioneerisloud suggested, take that one extra stick out. It'll run faster without it. Aside from that you're using XP and running more than 2GB of RAM is totally unnecessary.

However, I think your real problem is the CPU, even though it's running at a high frequency, there's only one core.


You're running 2 GSO's; a single core 939 CPU will NEVER be able to process all of the info those cards can throw at it. You need to get a dual core, simple as that. No other effective way to raise your FPS.

Not to mention, ARMA 2 takes advantage of multiple cores.

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good ole abit an8 sli fatal1ty has no audio. but running good! the speakers get power just no signal..
Check to see if you get a signal from the front panel audio.
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Yeah the Athlon ones are barely adequate. I'm using a stock Athlon one on my lapped 3800x2 and it's just barely enough at stock speed.

If you're in the market for a good cooler get one of these refurb Big typhoon's. They're actually very good coolers. Just don't adhere the backplate to your board with the adhesive, it's seriously a mofo to get off.
Awesome! I actually already have one of those heatsinks on my main rig, Move On It v2. Not so awesome out of the box, it had very wide, deep grooves in the base. However, after lapping the base, it's a pretty good cooler. And for $17.75 shipped! I'm grabbing one right now. It's worth the hassle of not using the stock clamp. I couldn't even find any Opteron coolers for that cheap.
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Awesome! I actually already have one of those heatsinks on my main rig, Move On It v2. Not so awesome out of the box, it had very wide, deep grooves in the base. However, after lapping the base, it's a pretty good cooler. And for $17.75 shipped! I'm grabbing one right now. It's worth the hassle of not using the stock clamp. I couldn't even find any Opteron coolers for that cheap.
, thats where I got mine and I had to lap it right out the box, but I couldn't complain for the price.

Looks like their shipping got cheaper.

And they do cool very well, it was sufficient enough to cool my lapped 720 OC'd to 3.6 @ 1.496v! If I saw temps above 50C I knew that the heatsink was getting plugged up.
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While I'm waiting for the TT Big Typhoon to arrive, I want you're guys opinion on the PSU I've got hooked up to this rig. I know Rosewill doesn't make the best PSU's, but for the money its not too bad, as they do tend to be $20 to $30 cheaper.

I know it's a little overpowered for the rig, but what I'm really wondering is if it's stable enough that it's not going to influence my OC significantly. My goal is 2.9 or better. This chip has hit 3.0 and might even have more in it according to the previous owner.

Exact PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182032
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I believe the RP series were one of their more decent quality units. You should be fine .
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Well Rosewill is known for budget components so I would assume that it's not the greatest.

With that said, when I switched over from my Antec SP500, which actually was a sub par PSU for being an Antec, to my PCP&C 750 quad, I was able to get a better OC simply due to the fact that the PCP&C has much better voltage regulation.

But as far as yours is concerned, you wont know until you try. Give it a go and keep an eye on your voltage for fluctuation. IMO, there's only so much ripple that a motherboard can regulate.
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The RP600 was an inflated unit. It's not bad, but the power is inflated alot.

It's a decent 450-500w unit.
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The RP600 was an inflated unit. It's not bad, but the power is inflated alot.

It's a decent 450-500w unit.
Right, and thats all I need to power this rig. So I'm hoping for good results.
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