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Hello.

I have attempted my first overclock last night.

I have an outdated amd 3800+ socket 939 single core that i am try to get some extra life out of.

It is running on a gigabyte ga-k8nxp-sli motherboard

i have done some reading but i cant find anything that tells me what temp i should keep my cpu under. in the bios i have moved it up to 231mhz and cpuz tells me my cpu is now running at almost 2.8ghz the temp of the cpu at full load moves between 58 to 68 degrees celcius.

Is this to high?

Also there is some settings in the bios i am not to sure what they do. I am not in front of the computer so i cant tell you what they are but when i get home i will check.
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Hey, welcome to OCN

For temps, generally 50c is considered high, with 55c being just about as hot as you'd ever want your CPU to run. So i'd say that your temps are on the high side ( might look into a new HSF if you're getting into overclocking). Hope that helps out.
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Yeah... anything over 60 degrees is dangerous. Dont worry about 55-60 degrees. Your CPU is built on older 90nm or 130nm tech which can take a bit extra heat.

60+ is bad. period
    
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it is currently sitting on 50-52 on very small loads. It only gets higher when maxed out for a bit. I will probably get a better cooler soon.
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Hello again.

New problem has arrisen today. I upgraded my bios and it reset all my settings. So i started again with a heap of new features in my bios. But now when i start to up my bus speed i can not get it over 215.

I did have it up to 230 with the old bios. Now if i go over 215 i save and the computer restarts but it doesent go past the boot screen. It just stops.

Any idea on what might be causing this?
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It always best to set the BIOS to default before flashing...
Try re-clearing the BIOS, reboot then try your hand at OCing.
    
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Try re-clearing the BIOS, reboot then try your hand at OCing.
Just did and no luck.

as soon as you go over it just stops after it has tested the memory but before it loads all the ide stuff
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i don't think that 939 systems, ht freq can be too far out of range which is 1000 ........try lowering your ht multiplier and try again.
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What's your RAM speed running at? It's posisble with the increase in FSB, your RAM can't go that fast.

You may also have to increase the voltage to your CPU, as well as RAM, but when you get tot hat point, it would probably be best to hold off on higher overclocking until you get a new heatsink-fan, more volts=more heat.

Try dropping your RAM clock down a bit.

As the poster above said, 939 doesn't funciton too well above 1000MHz HTT, I'd drop it down to 4x.

EDIT

BTW, the point you are talking about that the boot stalls at is called the POST, or Power-on self test. That is when the system tests itself for possible booting errors. It's good I suppose, that it is indeed POSTing, but not past that point... Have you cleared the CMOS?
Edited by Pap3r - 6/14/08 at 7:49pm
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What's your RAM speed running at? It's posisble with the increase in FSB, your RAM can't go that fast.

You may also have to increase the voltage to your CPU, as well as RAM, but when you get tot hat point, it would probably be best to hold off on higher overclocking until you get a new heatsink-fan, more volts=more heat.

Try dropping your RAM clock down a bit.

As the poster above said, 939 doesn't funciton too well above 1000MHz HTT, I'd drop it down to 4x.

EDIT

BTW, the point you are talking about that the boot stalls at is called the POST, or Power-on self test. That is when the system tests itself for possible booting errors. It's good I suppose, that it is indeed POSTing, but not past that point... Have you cleared the CMOS?



Thank you guys. I just changed the ht setting to 4 and it now allows me to make some more adjustments.

I not sure witch one my ram soeed is.

DDR speed 422
or
Current DDR speed 398

Also i got a few other things i am not sure of
core PCI-E voltage
HT-Link voltage control
DDR Voltage Control
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