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I have a 3800+ X2 (1.9GHz) lying around so I decided to buy a cheap board for it and assign it to folding. I am curious as to what anyone else might have gotten as far as overclocks so I have an idea of what to expect.

Also The cheapo board I purchased is this and I am curious to know if anyone has this board and experience with it as well. If you have experience with both....well great...fill me in.
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Strange, the X2 3800 was rated at 2Ghz, not 1.9Ghz.

I got my X2-3800 to 3Ghz @1.5v before the nForce570 chipset topped out at 300mhz FSB
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Hmmmmm. Well I pulled it out of an HP system so maybe it was mis-represented. 3GHz sounds great. I was just hoping for at least 2.5GHz. I hope the cheap board I got can get me somewhere in between.
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Hmmmmm. Well I pulled it out of an HP system so maybe it was mis-represented. 3GHz sounds great. I was just hoping for at least 2.5GHz. I hope the cheap board I got can get me somewhere in between.
I was using an MSI K9N Platinum which had the nForce570Ultra chipset.

It was never a great overclocking board, but decent enough. The real kicker was that it had no chipset voltage controls, that's what limited my overclock
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I have a 3800+ X2 (1.9GHz) lying around so I decided to buy a cheap board for it and assign it to folding. I am curious as to what anyone else might have gotten as far as overclocks so I have an idea of what to expect.

Also The cheapo board I purchased is this and I am curious to know if anyone has this board and experience with it as well. If you have experience with both....well great...fill me in.
Ben, have you had a chance to check the core name? Manchester cores typically require more voltage then normal to reach speeds up to 2.7Ghz-2.8Ghz. Make sure you have sufficient airflow in your case. It's also a plus if you have aftermarket cooler.

Good luck
Edited by thlnk3r - 6/13/08 at 1:02pm
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I was running my X2 3800+ before at 2.6-2.7GHz stable.
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I did not look to see what the core was, I will do that once I get it all put together.

I picked this cooler up in hopes of moderate overclocking and it will be in a Cooler Master Centurion 5 case, which does not have the best airflow. I can remedy that by removing the drive bay covers though.

Thanks for the info guys, +rep to all!
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Strange, the X2 3800 was rated at 2Ghz, not 1.9Ghz.
That is true it is rated at 2ghz, 200FBS with a 10x multi. My crappy 3800 is running at 2.85ghz and it was pretty easy to get it there, you should be able to get it there easily OP.

EDIT: my bad, didn't know it was an AM2 so I have no clue how well she will OC. I have no clue how well that mobo will do either .
Edited by J.Harris - 6/13/08 at 1:25pm
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Ben, just remember nothing is guaranteed when it comes to overclocking. Don't expect a crazy OC...you might be disappointed

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Well as stated previously, I was hoping for at least 2.5GHz, but I will take what I can get I guess
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