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Hey guys,

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en...-80068674.html

Im at work and we just fired one of these Servers up, in the BIOS we found the following:

CPU Voltage (Set to AUTO) is changable from 0.8 - 1.4V in 0.25 steps

Multiplier (Set to AUTO) is changeable as follows:

x4.0 800Mhz
x5.0 1000Mhz
Reserved
Reserved
x8.0 1600Mhz
x9.0 1800Mhz

The CPU is 1800Mhz, but anyone think it can be improved apon? as in another CPU?
These little servers are VERY good value for money!

BTW, Im NOT too clued up on AMD CPUs!! (old Intel boy!)
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Unless you can change the HT Clock ("FSB") on that motherboard, you cannot change the CPU's speed. You can, however, drop in a faster (AM2) CPU without any problems.
    
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Hey guys,

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en...-80068674.html

Im at work and we just fired one of these Servers up, in the BIOS we found the following:

CPU Voltage (Set to AUTO) is changable from 0.8 - 1.4V in 0.25 steps

Multiplier (Set to AUTO) is changeable as follows:

x4.0 800Mhz
x5.0 1000Mhz
Reserved
Reserved
x8.0 1600Mhz
x9.0 1800Mhz

The CPU is 1800Mhz, but anyone think it can be improved apon? as in another CPU?
These little servers are VERY good value for money!

BTW, Im NOT too clued up on AMD CPUs!! (old Intel boy!)
Bugbash, if this was a "Black Edition" processor then you could easily overclock it by just changing the multiplier and vcore. Like Joe said unless there is no area to change the HTT (reference clock) then I think your out of luck. I'm actually surprised an HP proprietary bios offers the options above.

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Hi there! Do you know if I can put an Antec, Corsair, Cooler Master, BFG Tech, etc power supply in that machine, because the 370 Watt stock power supply is not too much.
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Hi there! Do you know if I can put an Antec, Corsair, Cooler Master, BFG Tech, etc power supply in that machine, because the 370 Watt stock power supply is not too much.
Otaku, as long as the computer case is compatible with a standard ATX sized power supply. Some branded machines have a proprietary PSU that fits differently into cases so it really depends(some crazy bracket perhaps). I honestly don't see it being a problem. If you have a spare PSU laying around you could always throw it in to see if it fits.

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Otaku, as long as the computer case is compatible with a standard ATX sized power supply. Some branded machines have a proprietary PSU that fits differently into cases so it really depends(some crazy bracket perhaps). I honestly don't see it being a problem. If you have a spare PSU laying around you could always throw it in to see if it fits.

Good luck
The problem is that it has 23 wires in the ATX conector, I tried a ****ty power supply from a chinese case and nothing happened, I didn't try a branded PSU, but I tried a black Edition, corsair XMS2 CAS5, and a 3870 and is running much better than my 590 sli with a black edition, 430 PSU and PNY XLR8 CAS 3 memories. I think I'm going to put the black edition in the ml115 and overclock it.
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The problem is that it has 23 wires in the ATX conector,
Otaku, are you positive it was 23-pins and not 24-pins? Even though your case may be proprietary HP still has to follow the ATX standards. Have you verified that the ML115 has overclocking options available in the BIOS?

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Otaku, are you positive it was 23-pins and not 24-pins? Even though your case may be proprietary HP still has to follow the ATX standards. Have you verified that the ML115 has overclocking options available in the BIOS?

Good luck
The pins are 24, but there are two wires connected to pin number 11 and pin number 16 is unused, not only in ML115, the same case in ML110.
I can see in the bios setup "AMD overclocking feature", I didn't try to change the values yet, though I know this is the slowest chip in the 1200 series opteron. I played Unreal Tournament 3, Need for Speed Carbon and had no problems or lack of speed in any time. I decided to try once the black edition, only to know if it was compatible, so I only started windows once, but didn't try a game.
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The pins are 24, but there are two wires connected to pin number 11 and pin number 16 is unused, not only in ML115, the same case in ML110.
Otaku, that is very interesting. Sounds like another proprietary device. In the long run you may have to just go with a aftermarket motherboard, psu and case if your wanting to overclock.

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Otaku, that is very interesting. Sounds like another proprietary device. In the long run you may have to just go with a aftermarket motherboard, psu and case if your wanting to overclock.

Good luck

It has a big heat sink and the 92mm fans are not only wide but very fast as well, when cpu reachs high temperatures(not happened yet) they doubles the revving and the noise is like a vacuum cleaner. So I guess I would have no problem with the heat when I want to oc it.

Post Scriptum: Actually the bios would not be propietary, indeed it is an American Megatrends BIOS and the RAID setup is the same as any other compatible motherboard with nVidia chipset.
Edited by otaku_ex - 6/25/08 at 5:58pm
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