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Hey thanks fellas. Back at the hospital, had to make an appearance at my wife's sisters wedding reception.


As for RAID and short stroking, as Blitz has said, there is no noticeable difference between short stroking and short partitioning. If anything, I personally, have noticed a better speed boost from the short partition than a short stroke using my particular drives. I tested both using RAID 0 for consistency.
Short stroked I had slightly better average read/write times. However, I had WAY better burst speeds with short partition. Mind you I SS'd 3 250 GB drives to 250 GB and it still wasn't any faster than a short partition.

However, with short partition my burst speeds were amazingly fast --over 2000MB/s.
Edited by BlackOmega - 6/19/10 at 10:04pm
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Congrats B.O.!
Omega, your initials are unfortunate.
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Omega, your initials are unfortunate.
I know.

I guess I didn't think my name over enough. Most people either call me Omega or black.
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Well, I noticed the Socket 939 Appreciation Club and couldn't resist the urge to register on overclock.net

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1254411

Yup, a Sempron 3400+, bit sluggy, but has served me well since about 2005 or 2006, when I got this (used) PC
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Hello 939ers!

I just found the following lot on ebay and thought some members of the club might be interested.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Lot-10-Opteron-1...#ht_3804wt_912

Less than $80 each!

He is a trusted seller, I've bought a large number of 1207 Opterons from him and was looking for some more.
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Here's the situation:

Asus A8N Sli Premium
Opteron 170 Socket 939
4x 1gb Corsair XMS2 TwinXL DDR (matched pairs)
Raid 0 configuration
Sapphire Radeon HD5770

I cannot overclock this thing past 2190mhz. The Windows 7 driver certification for the processor appears to think that I am no longer running an Opteron 170 if I go to 2200mhz or above. It blue screens and gives an error message about an uncertified driver.

Is there a way around this? I have this thing cooled to the point that the processor runs just 2 degrees celcius above room temperature under heavy load. It does not appear to be any stability issue, because I have stress tested the thing with every utility there is, at 2190mhz, and it will remain stable for 24 hours (that's the longest I've tested).

I know there's a way to disable certified driver requirements in 64-bit windows 7, but I don't know how to do it any other way besides putting in commands upon every boot of the machine.

The only thing I haven't tried is first overclocking the thing beyond 2200mhz and then installing windows (and seeing if it detects a different processor or whatever).

Any tips? Am I even in the right thread? I imagine backing down to 32-bit Windows 7 would get it done, but the problem is that I bought an OEM version that only came with the 64-bit install. I also use AutoCAD, which takes advantage of 64-bit processors, along with several other lighting design programs that do the same thing.

Again, apologies if I posted this in the wrong thread, but it is a 939 processor (I bought it in February of 2010, and it was still new in the box!)

I left memory timings as they appear on the stickers for the memory (3-3-3-8)
post #23618 of 28692
I had no problem overclocking my Opty 180 in Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I was using an ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe.

EDIT: try with just 2 sticks of memory. My 170 CCB1E is stable @ 2.9Ghz. Ohhh and welcome.
Edited by ny_driver - 6/22/10 at 10:09am
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Did you use the generic CPU driver that came from Microsoft? There are no drivers available for this mobo, for Windows 7, but Microsoft did produce numerous drivers to address the issue. I'm just not sure if there's an "official" driver outside of the one that came from Microsoft?

(It would be really neato if you could send me yer machine specs - namely, drivers related to the processor and motherboard)

Ya, I guess I could pull two sticks. Seems like 2gb of memory on this machine might make it chug a bit, but I may as well fiddle-diddle with it and see what happens.

Also, I'm not sure if power management could be related to this issue? I know it will throttle the CPU up and down (depending on settings). I have it set to boost the fans first, but it never gets warm enough to matter, I don't think?

I'll give it another whirl in the next couple of days with two sticks of memory and what-not, and see what I can see. Thanks for the reply.
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I just made sure I had the latest greatest bios and popped the cpu in, then install OS and then fully update windows.

No special drivers needed for the cpu on any board I have used. You can use the dual-core optimizer, but it's not necessary.

2 GB memory should be fine, in fact ideal, for socket 939 because you can run them at 1T command rate and overclock them further than with 4 sticks.
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