I see all these people on OCN with uber overclocks and I wonder if I can do anything to push my CPU any farther. (I hope i am not missing anything)
I have AMD 3800+, (2.0 Ghz) and the farthest it will go is 2.22 Ghz. It just restarts at anything higher.
I have M2N-E SLI motherboard. I have stock cooling. It idles at around 42 C and gets up to 56 C under load. I can't overvolt the RAM anymore (I have it at 2.0 v, my motherboard won't let me go higher). If I change the clock multipler to one number lower, I am limited my motherboard (The hTT won't go high enough). I was told if i overvolt my CPU, my CPU would melt into a pile of molten slag with the stock cooler. Would cooling the CPU better would make a noticeable difference? (I assume not) Anything else i can do? Any ideas?
With AM2 processors you do not have to keep the HT under 1000mhz. AM2 processors actually overclock well between 1200-1400mhz. The 1000mhz HT only applies to socket 939.
EDIT: Don't worry about your processor melting. That is physically impossible. The worst that could occur is electromigration. Over time the "overvolting" will degrade the life of your processor but by the time you notice that I'm sure you'll already be building your second or third computer.
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