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hey guys, I got a problem (sort of) My cpu won't run as a x2 4200+ anymore! It has to be OC'd to a 2.4 to run. Any suggestions. Yes, I cleared cmos and did all that stuff. It seems to think its an x2 4600+ now!
keep pushing it then , you might talk it into an fx-60
    
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need a program to test the bandwidth of my rig. I want to compare my CPU/RAM/GPU and try and find that sweet spot.

I can not afford to buy one, is there a free version out there of this type of software?
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G.O., try SiSoft SANDRA. You want to download SiSoft SANDRA Lite. In its older versions (and before I went with Everest Ultimate), the Bandwidth benchmarks were available for use in the free Lite version.

Hope this helps!
    
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G.O., try SiSoft SANDRA. You want to download SiSoft SANDRA Lite. In its older versions (and before I went with Everest Ultimate), the Bandwidth benchmarks were available for use in the free Lite version.

Hope this helps!
Thanks Joe, now here is another question. What am I looking for to optimize the bandwidth?

Just everyone knows if I do not respond right away. Verizon turned my phone off and I would assume my Internet will be next. So if you do not hear back from me, that's why.
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Well switching RAM slots didn't APPEAR to do anything for me .

However I am currently running Memtest with my memory at 272MHz (DDR544). I can almost promise this is a no go...but its worth a shot. That puts my CPU at 3.0GHz again.

So far I'm 25% into Pass 1 and no errors yet!

However this isn't solving my issue of BSOD and failing stress tests when in Windows though......hmmmmm.

EDIT:
Yeah that was a DEFINITE no go . It started giving me 20,000+ errors in test 5 . Oh well....back to the drawing board. Going to give joe's settings a try since our chips are pretty close to the same .
Edited by pioneerisloud - 6/27/08 at 5:28am
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NATE , did you lap your freezer pro? just switched and went back to mine from the XP-90 .. seems my lapped freezer pro{with the xtra 80mm fan} cools better than the XP-90 or my S-128 by about 2-3c
yeah I did, 400grit followed by 600grit, then 1500grit for fun
(hardware store didn't have any other wet/dry sandpaper other than these )
Is your processor lapped too? Or naked? I don't want to lap mine :\\. I may try re-lapping my heatsink though. First time I did it I used the glass cover for our coffee table, which I later thought of as not perfectly flat, but slanted possibly. Second time I lapped (just 600 and 1500grit) I used a small tile of granite left over from when our kitchen was fixed up, then taped the sandpaper around that on the coffee table. I figured that would be really flat, but I guess not... Can you post the guide you used for lapping?
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nate, here's a free plug for G.O.'s excellent lapping guide.

By the way, nate, I'll be sending out that package of goodies tomorrow. I've been swamped at work and haven't really had time to go to the Post Office. The end of the Fiscal Year is always a rough time when you work in a municipal entity.

pio: 20000+ errors? What divider are you running that RAM at? And what's the VDIMM? These Infineons are a little sensitive to VDIMM delivery. I wouldn't go much over 2.8V with these. I've set up the Mushkin Redlines to run at 2.75V.

Good luck!
    
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hey guys, I got a problem (sort of) My cpu won't run as a x2 4200+ anymore! It has to be OC'd to a 2.4 to run. Any suggestions. Yes, I cleared cmos and did all that stuff. It seems to think its an x2 4600+ now!
Anqt, what kind of problems are you having when trying to run the 4200+ X2 at stock clocks? Does your machine lock up or BSOD? Are you running the stock voltages ect?

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That's actually a very curious (and unique!) situation, Anqt. I've never even heard of a CPU that will not run at stock settings, but will be perfectly happy at an overclock.
    
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That's actually a very curious (and unique!) situation, Anqt. I've never even heard of a CPU that will not run at stock settings, but will be perfectly happy at an overclock.
Joe, I think I remember one other person a month ago that said he had problems running at stock settings. When his rig was overclocked it actually ran perfectly fine. Very strange
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