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Originally Posted by crimsontears809739 View Post
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?
Crimsontears, if you could post CPU-Z screenshots of your recent overclock that would be very helpful. Make sure to include each tab.
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.

Let us know

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Originally Posted by alk View Post
lower the HT multiplier to 4x and you should be able to go up to 250MHz FSB, so 2.5GHz on the CPU.

You never want the HT to go above 1000MHz
I lowered the HT to 4x, and kept the HT Bus under 1,000 MHz. I was able to get to 2.24 GHz. A 20 MHz improvement is good, but not anywhere near the improvement i would like to see. So where is the bottle neck now?
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well, 2.0v for ram isnt very good. Perhaps upgrade you cmos to see if you can get more, because that ram MAY want more than 2.0v to overclock stable. Also, someone made the suggestion to me to remove 2 of my sticks and run only 2 sticks total. I simply refuse to do so because im thick-headed, but maybe ill experiement with that at a later date

56 is a pretty high number, and would make me uncomfortable. I would suggest investing 20 bucks in an aftermarket cooler and some good AS5 TIM. You may not need the machine to last forever as your primary box, but a 2.0 would make a good htpc or something like that.... secondary boxes are always nice

To overclock my machine (5600+, but still a good reference) I lowered my multi to 12x from 14x, this game me more play on the FSB. I also lowered my ram to ddr667 which kept my ram stable when it *may* have otherwise gone wacko at me.

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I lowered the HT to 4x, and kept the HT Bus under 1,000 MHz. I was able to get to 2.24 GHz. A 20 MHz improvement is good, but not anywhere near the improvement i would like to see. So where is the bottle neck now?
Crimsontears, check out my above post
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Not sure you should push your cpu any further considering your load temps are nearing 60. I had the same chip overclocked to 2.6 and the load temp was well below 50. If you wanna push it more, get aftermarket cooling. And if you want to overvolt your ram you can assign a jumper to put more juice into your memory, but be careful
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Not sure you should push your cpu any further considering your load temps are nearing 60.
Jaclipse, the OP has only overclocked his processor 220mhz. His load temps are not normal for that type overclock. Something else is the culprit here
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