Did I hear my name?
you sure did
I am stable at 2.6Ghz now - I have however, been stable at 2.8Ghz, but I realized my RAM where in the wrong slots and they were running in Single Channel.
Mine is running in dual channel so all is good there
One thing to mention, is that better OC's have been reported with AM2+ boards and 790FX boards.
I was assuming that might have something to do with it as my board was not designed for the Phenoms even though it supports it...
Firstly, I jumped up from 200 - 230 no problems, but you said you are stuggling at like 2.5, which is like what, 225sh???
My FSB is at 227
Firstly, update your BIOS, then, turn off TLB errata patch, virtualisation and cool 'n' quite. Don't worry about errata, it's very rare and has only appeared during Virtual machines and virtualisation activities.
Bios is upto date, how do i disable errata? Also Cool'n'quiet is disabled. Virtual machines and virtualisation is active so ill disable that also.
If you've not done that, do it and try raising FSB a little more. + CPU multiplier made no difference for me, I just set on x11.
I cant actually set the multiplier on mine, you have a 9500 too how are you doing this?
Then, I always try to keep memory clock frequency (NB) around 1800Mhz - so use the correct multiplier, at 200 it's x9, so see if that helps.
Also, I have the HT set at x6 on my stable OC of 2.7Ghz (246), so around 1500Mhz is what I use.
In terms of memory all i can set is timings and the core speed, 200, 266, 333 and 400 i have no mulitiplier. As for HT is that the "HT LINK"? if so i have 1x (200) to 5x (1GHZ) only. Would setting this to 3x (600) be a better option?
Another wee note to mention is the PCI-e, I've set mine at 125 which has give me no probs.
ive been told not to really mess with OC'ing my 3870X2 untill proper drivers come out for it (if they ever arrive lol)
Also, the voltage is probably the most important part of my OC, but good cooling is need, mines not top notch, my RAM is copper cooled with little things on top to spread, my chipset has cooper heatspreaded cooling and I have a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme which is ace.
Well in terms of cooling i have ordered surprise surprise the same heatsink as you lol and i also ordered copper shielding for my ram sticks for better cooling. Only thing i have done extra is ordered a new heatsink for my northbridge as my Mobo gets to 44 degrees at idle which aint too good lol
My CPU didn't take any extra voltage from 200-220, but then I put +0.05 volts through, and lasted until about 230 when I put through +0.1. At 240 it spiked and needed +0.2 but that's lasted until 246, when I hit 3.0Ghz for a few minutes, I used +0.25. I have my RAM set at +0.15 (I increased +0.05 every 15), my chipset is on +0.1, pcie +0.1, HTs +0.1.
Sadly my Mobo does not allow for manual voltage changes for CPU well at least i cant find it anywhere i look. My Mobo is very limitedand really doesnt allow much change other than RAM voltage, timing and setting core speed at the usual 200, 266, 333, 400. Everything is done either automatically or by the FSB...
I hope this helps,
yup i will disable the virtualisation and give that a try also and se how it goes fingers crossed. Thank alot for the input