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I can finally join this club, I just need to go home in a couple of days to prove it with a CPUz validation. I got a Sempron 3000+ and hopefully the Athlon 64 x2 3800+ in one of my sig rigs is coming in the post.
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Hey Everyone! New here obviously, but I just wanted to say how much I've loved my 939 socket. I have run an Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 24/7 for the past 6 years and neither it or my motherboard (or any other component aside from case fans) have caused any problems. Aside from slowly becoming obsolete. frown.gif So to save some money and keep this great little comp going I got a 64 x2 4200 Manny off Ebay to upgrade it. And then i look and find out Diablo3 wants a 4400 minimum (I assume they mean a 2.3GHz AM2) So here I am crash coursing myself on overclocking. I have found out that my ASUS A8N-VM CSM micro ATX board is junk for overclocking. I can't change any voltage settings at all and the FSB max is 240 doh.gif . I have been able to get a mild overclock to 2.4, but at 100% load I run at 60C which is right at case limit. So the main thing I'd like to know are what currently available Heatsink should I go for? I'd like to try for 2.6 GHz max that this board can do, but right now I'd melt my chip during stability testing I'm sure. I've attached my CPU-Z so I can join this illustrious group smile.gif
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2508923

This was stable for 1 hour on Prime95 kinda afraid to go longer since its running so hot.
 
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Originally Posted by toughacton View Post

Hey Everyone! New here obviously, but I just wanted to say how much I've loved my 939 socket. I have run an Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 24/7 for the past 6 years and neither it or my motherboard (or any other component aside from case fans) have caused any problems. Aside from slowly becoming obsolete. frown.gif So to save some money and keep this great little comp going I got a 64 x2 4200 Manny off Ebay to upgrade it. And then i look and find out Diablo3 wants a 4400 minimum (I assume they mean a 2.3GHz AM2) So here I am crash coursing myself on overclocking. I have found out that my ASUS A8N-VM CSM micro ATX board is junk for overclocking. I can't change any voltage settings at all and the FSB max is 240 doh.gif . I have been able to get a mild overclock to 2.4, but at 100% load I run at 60C which is right at case limit. So the main thing I'd like to know are what currently available Heatsink should I go for? I'd like to try for 2.6 GHz max that this board can do, but right now I'd melt my chip during stability testing I'm sure. I've attached my CPU-Z so I can join this illustrious group smile.gif
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2508923

This was stable for 1 hour on Prime95 kinda afraid to go longer since its running so hot.

To be perfectly honest, with a Manchester 2.5-2.6GHz is USUALLY where they'll top out stable wise. You can grab any aftermarket heatsink that works with AMD, they haven't changed the clip on mounting bracket since 754 days.

But yeah, I really wouldn't worry too terribly much about it, since you're very near the max that chip is going to pull stable anyway.
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Cool. Good to hear I can probably get to 2.6 stable once i get some better cooling. Since I'm on a mATX board i went with a CoolerMaster Hyper 101 (I have a spare fan for push/pull). I wanted a 212, but it just looked too big to fit my board. (Plus I still needed to get 2 120mm fans to replace the dead ones in my case) I want to get the CPU as fast as I can first, but was wondering if the 2 x 1G Corsair value select RAM was overclockable at all? Granted since I can't change my voltage I wouldn't be able to do much anyways other than FSB adjustments and timings. Anyone know if the timings can get any better on this stuff? Was just wondering.

I might just get addicted to this overclocking thing! It's a ton of fun thumb.gif
 
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First the CM Hiper101 is doo-doo. I own one and it doesn't do much at all. Second I own some of that Corsair Value Select pc3200. Not very overclockable but I did manage to get the timings down to 2-3-3-5. With some luck hopefully you will hit that 2.6 goal. Good luck!
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Thanks! I can't imagine that the Hyper101 is gonna be any worse than the old stock cooler for my 3200. Maybe when I can get some real money saved up I'll get something nice I know will port over to a new AM3+ board build whenever I get around to doing it. Of course I set up S&M to run before I left for work today, so the whole thing coulda fried on me and its all moot anyways, but it survived P95 for an hour so hopefully I'll be good.wink.gif
 
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When I was clocking my Opteron 165 I did have a pretty awesome Mobo,

but I used the stock opteron Cooler which incorporated HeatPipes into the standard HS Block style. WHich actually did very well at cooling.

My Max stable was only like 312 FSB but I pretty much ran her 24/7 at 2.7 or 2.8 ghz I dont really remember anymore. I think 300 fsb

But My Ram was also pretty golden too, the IC's were of a type that were highly looked for here =)

Somewhere in this thread are those details and the settings I had my Ram running at, and I remember some of these guys wondering how on earth I got them so low while still raising the mhz he heeee



On another note, i recently found a 3800x2 and I salvaged a tower with a 939 board and an unknown processor under teh HS. Dont have any DDR1 memory though so I have not booted the thing up..

Not sure what to do with it confused.gif
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I believe you had BH-5's. smile.gif I remember those beauties very well. My Corsair XMS did quite well too at DDR-567, 2.5-3-3-6 though. smile.gif And my Opteron lived its life between 2.8-3.1GHz or so (depending on the board I had it in). I never had it over 1.42v either. biggrin.gif

I miss that rig so much. frown.gif

And yes, I do agree on the stock cooler thing. The stock Opteron (939), or Phenom II, or Bulldozer coolers (all fit 939) are very VERY excellent coolers for being stock coolers. I was able to keep my Opteron at 3.0GHz with one of those no problems. Of course, my Xiggy was much better...but that stock Opty heatpipe cooler did just fine of a job.
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I recently "Found" my X2 chip after the move here and I want to setup a 939 for a few hot laps once I get some stuff sorted out here.
I still have a few sets of BH-5 here for whatever myself with some good TCCD sticks too - Should be great to bust out the Expert board again and see what I can do.

I'll also see what the 4000+ can muster while I'm at it. wink.gif

Toughacton, checkout newegg for a few good chips, the San Diego 3700+ and 4000+ chips are good ones BUT that's only if you get the right one.
The chips that end with CF in it's model description will be the ones to get since those are the newer ones with the better steppings (CCBWE - LCBBE - LCB9E, the latter two are definitley good) if you pick one up. These might be refurbs but I've bought a couple of refurbed Cedar Mill (775 chips) that run good, got one in the wife's PC and it's doing great. These also ran well OC'ed too so I don't believe you have alot to worry about, esp for the price they currently have them for.
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I'll look into it. Though at this point I think I am more limited by my board than anything. I was stable today at my previous CPUZ with passing S&M, but I tried just a bit more and failed it and crashed during P95. I also had to clear CMOS once when i treid to Max it out at 240FSB. Wouldn't really post. Got into bios but it froze up on me there. Its either the junky A8N-VM CSM board or my RAM can't be overclocked. I've yet to try really taking a hit to RAM speed to see if that makes a difference. Just too tired to do any more tonight. Plus I've got some more case fans and a new heat sink on the way. Hopefully some copper pipes will help me out. Still a 2.4 overclock thats steady is better than nothing thumb.gif Just wish it were as easy to overclock as my wifes new A6-3670k. That thing is soooo easy to get overclocks on. of course unlocked Multi will do that biggrin.gif
 
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WD 150 Gig IDE Sony DVD R/WR 24x Masscool 7WA868 UNIVERSAL Socket CPU Cooler Windows Vista 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Soyo 17inch 1200x1024 Logitech Antec Earthwatts 650W Xion Mid Tower circa 2006 (dont recall the model) 
Mouse
Wireless Logitech Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
R7 1700X Asus Crosshair 6 Hero XFX R9 390 GSkill FlareX 3200 MHz 2x8GBs 14 14 14 34 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD 500GB M.2 SSD Cooler Master Gemin II 254 Windows 10 home ACER CB280HK 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Enermax ivektor Mionix Naos 3200 
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