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Trying to be stable @ 2.9Ghz

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Alright guys, I'm back at it again. She boots at 2.9Ghz and runs windows fine, but bluescreens within 3dmark06 and orthos errors in about a minute. I just want it stable. 2.8 is rock solid with just a slight increase in voltage. I had the voltage up to 1.4v @2.9, and still the same issue. How high should I push it? The RAM is only at 820Mhz so I don't think that's the problem. I haven't started playing with the MB voltage, but I heard this can be the deciding point sometimes. I really hope this isn't the wall, cause I just shelled out for a fancy HSF, hoping to run 2.9. Suggestions are appreciated.
post #2 of 13
raise voltage a bit and dont let it get 2 hot.
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What's generally a safe voltage limit for the windsors? i'm not particularly worried about frying it, but this is also my work computer so the least amount of downtime the better.
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What are you running for ram voltage? And what are your load temps looking like?
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I had the RAM all the way up to 2.1, up from 1.8v default, but it didnt change a thing, so it's back to default. I'm hitting high 40s right now on load.
post #6 of 13
If the specs call for it, you could leave your ram set at 2.1v.... you probably want to up the southbridge voltage a bit. I'm not sure on voltage limits for Windsors, but I'm running a Brisbane at 1.47v with no problems.
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Is your ht link at 4x? Have you tried bumping up the chipset voltage?
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The HT link is 4, and i bumped the chipset voltage up from 1.20 to 1.275. im at 1.45 vcore and everything seems to be running fine. gonna try orthos.
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Ok, I got ORTHOS to run stable for 17 minutes with vcore at 1.45v, the chipset at 1.50v, the ram at 2.1v, with a 264mhz bus and 4x HT. My temps got up to 54c before it failed. Any ideas? I think 2.8 is just the highest i'm gonna get out of this, which is kind of disappointing, although my temps don't go over 45 full load at this speed. Also, while I'm here, coretemp is reporting about a 10 degree difference between core 0 and core 1, with core 0 idling at about 36-38 and core 1 idling at about 25-28, with the cpu temp at about 26c. I heard this is fairly normal for X2s, and it was the same with the stock cooler. I was more than generous with the AS5, so I don't think that's the problem. But maybe it is.
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My 5000 shows about a 10 degree difference between cores as well.... it is pretty common. And you don't need to use very much AS5.... only about as much as the size of a grain of rice.
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