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Yes, I have not ventured into manually changing things just yet.

OR, is that OC decent enough for that CPU with air cooling?
I don't like doing any overclocking with the stock fan. They just can't dissipate the heat fast enough, so the longer you run at high load, the hotter the chip will get. There is no ceiling that the temps hit.
Get yourself a decent cooler if you are going to be OCing.
Also, I agree with N2Gaming that using AI NOS or Overclock is not a great idea. It is better to use the manual BIOS settings. NOS and OC will overvolt randomly.
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So you are still running all your settings on auto??? That may be the problem.
Speaking of which: should we run the really complex memory timing settings on auto? (IIRC, there are like 25 to adjust.)

Oh yeah, I repped some guy for a nice post about the Kuma vs the 5400. Given a lower target voltage, the Kuma was able to outperform the 5400.

With Kuma, the RAM latency was longer, but throughput was higher for "memory copy" (therefor negating associated worries about RAM thruput). However, Mem Read & Mem Write (MB/s) were substantially higher on the 5400 BE. :-/ Here's the catch:
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latency is how fast your memory refreshes..but i think kuma doesn't benefit having low latency since it has a L3 cache for buffer
Looks like I'll be getting that Kumaaaaahhh...
Edited by Slink - 3/24/09 at 6:00am
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I bet you all thought I fried my PC hehe

I went through the guides and did try the settings N2Gaming suggested, manual settings will only get me to 2835Mhz stable, boots, bench's, games.

I may look into a new cpu cooler and maybe better quality memory

Thanks all and I am really enjoying the forum
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Thanks all and I am really enjoying the forum
Weclome in. It's my favorite place on the Inturwebz!
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My Kuma arrived,
I was already running bios 2101, so I thought I'd just drop it straight in, I was impatient.
It worked! Flawless. First thing I did was to lower the voltage as it defaults a little high. So I set it to 1.28 (real) booted first time no problems.
I'm gonna run it at stock for a few days before I try and bump it up a little. I've not had too much run time yet but my idle temps seem to be at 40 and running orthos it doesn't seem to get past 55. I think with the voltage lowered a litle more these temps would be pretty cold. Amd site says it can run at 1.05!
Will report back when i've done some more tests
I know im not supposed to beg for rep, but I want to break my duck


edit - I crancked it up to 2860 with a HTlink of 848 (is this too low)
running orthos for a few hours
It seems to be no problem
Edited by princip - 3/24/09 at 9:24am
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post #1566 of 12360
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edit - I crancked it up to 2860 with a HTlink of 848 (is this too low)
running orthos for a few hours
It seems to be no problem
A ht link of between 1,000 and 1,400 seems to work best with these boards from my experiences. Try to crank it up some, there actually is a difference to be seen there.
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I bet you all thought I fried my PC hehe

I went through the guides and did try the settings N2Gaming suggested, manual settings will only get me to 2835Mhz stable, boots, bench's, games.

I may look into a new cpu cooler and maybe better quality memory

Thanks all and I am really enjoying the forum
Good Job so you are at about the same place you left off. before making any static settings or are you more stable now???

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Good Job so you are at about the same place you left off. before making any static settings or are you more stable now???

N2G
O yes and seems to be a bit more faster using manual settings, generic 3dmark01 gave a 300 point increase.

I know big fat hairy deal LOL

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I crancked it up to 2860 with a HTlink of 848 (is this too low)
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A ht link of between 1,000 and 1,400 seems to work best with these boards from my experiences.
Guys, I was under the impression that the factory HT link speed is 1800Mhz (3600Mhz)? Is there performance issues running a lower HT speed on these boards?

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Guys, I was under the impression that the factory HT link speed is 1800Mhz (3600Mhz)? Is there performance issues running a lower HT speed on these boards?

Thanks
Yes as a matter of fact there is all kinds of issues... This mobo is/was made for am2 and coinsidentally can run some am2+ cpu's but the factory HT speed is 1000 w/a system buss of 2000/1600 what ever that means. I think they double the 1000 if you are running a x2 duel core but honestly I'm really not sure on that or what it means (2000/1600) ???
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