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OK..I have overclocked a lot and have a good understanding of the process.But I got this new DFI board and don't know where to go from here.I cant seem to get past 2.6 Mhz 290x9 stock volts or 1.45volts dosnt make a difference.Have the ram underclocked,overclocked cant get past 2.6Mhz.HTT below 1000 or 1100 2.6Mhz.Anything over and it wont post or fails Orthos in 15 secounds
I have ether got a very bad stepping or there is some BIOS setting thats wrong.
Anyone have any expirence with this MB?
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try stepping voltage higher and higher untill stable?
    
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that's a little low to be a oc ceiling, my brisbane likes htt in the 1250's, try upping that a notch and see if it helps stabilize it

you could also bump your NB voltage but i'm not sure how the cooling is on that board though

what are your temps like, i don't think that's your problem looking at your cooler but it might be mis mounted

also, when i bench i run my voltage at 1.5v to get true stability, 1.45 is the everyday voltage (8hr orthos stable)
    
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Tried upping NB volts didnt seem to help. Had the HTT up to 1100 but have also heard higher could be better..It's strange that it wont go higher than 2.6 at any volts.I have been thinking it's got to be some setting in BIOS I'm not formilure with as this is my first DFI and have had Asus MB in the past?
From what I've heard these new Optys can get up in the 3.0 range fairly easy?!?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Doglips View Post
Tried upping NB volts didnt seem to help. Had the HTT up to 1100 but have also heard higher could be better..It's strange that it wont go higher than 2.6 at any volts.I have been thinking it's got to be some setting in BIOS I'm not formilure with as this is my first DFI and have had Asus MB in the past?
From what I've heard these new Optys can get up in the 3.0 range fairly easy?!?
Doglips, have you had a chance to find the limits of each component (processor, motherboard and memory)? This process should give you a nice baseline. Please check out this guide, it should explain on how to do this: http://www.overclock.net/faqs/31782-...pu-memory.html.
If you can, please post CPU-Z screenshots of each tab.
As you stated yourself, you can try a higher HT speed. AM2 processors apparently OC well between 1200-1400mhz.
Remember nothing is guaranteed when it comes to overclocking but I doubt your board is stuck at 260HTT unless it's a "FSB" hole.

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Well I do know the process you mentioned and no I haven't tried it yet but at this point it will be my weekend project. I have been hoping this new Opty would OC like my old 170 same stepping as yours thlnk3r! Will work on it this weekend.If I cant get it to go any higher I'll post some screen shots of stuff and see if someone can help me out. But will get the basics out of the way first.
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VID voltage: 110%.
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Originally Posted by Doglips View Post
Well I do know the process you mentioned and no I haven't tried it yet but at this point it will be my weekend project. I have been hoping this new Opty would OC like my old 170 same stepping as yours thlnk3r! Will work on it this weekend.If I cant get it to go any higher I'll post some screen shots of stuff and see if someone can help me out. But will get the basics out of the way first.
Dogclips, what motherboard do you have paired up with the 170?

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I have the Asus A8N32SLI Deluxe. Great MB!Now I'm wondering why I got this new DFI when my old rig was Awesome,Fast and stable at 2.95Mhz.But with some luck and perseverance I will get this Combo to work it's Magic for me
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