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It is a native AM2+ board.



I still can't get this thing stable at 3 GHz.

It is the weirdest thing.

I have no problem booting, I can effortlessly boot at 3.1 GHz with only 1.28v with no errors whatsoever.

It crashes instantly when I run a stress test, but usually, if a cpu is that unstable, I'll get errors in windows or something.

I dunno. It is weird.
3.1ghz isn't that bad for a SB600 board
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I thought that as well, but it does it even at low voltages with high frequencies.


Actually, this is a completely fresh install of Vista.

Yesterday I installed the 32-bit on one hard drive and 64-bit on another.

Once I find a stable OC, I will reinstall again in case I corrupted anything.
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R u using the latest bios?
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i dont know what else it could be. keep us informed on your progress.
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Whats the highest stable clock?
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post #36 of 45
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The highest stable clock I've been able to achieve is 2.9 GHz.


I do have the latest bios, 1406.



This chip still has some life in it.

I think I can squeeze out 3 GHz.
I'll probably be up all night tonight. Again.


One thing I've noticed is that this chip likes an overclocked NB and HT.

I seem to have better luck in the 2200 MHz range.
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Alright, so I'm done for now.

I simply cannot go past 2.9 GHz at 1.35v.

I've pushed this thing all the way up to 1.45v and all the way down to 1.2v and cannot get it stable at 3.0 GHz.



My only hope is that tomorrow Asus will release a new bios that will allow much better overclocking and turn this chip into a 1.15v, 3.4 GHz monster.
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Alright, so I'm done for now.

I simply cannot go past 2.9 GHz at 1.35v.

I've pushed this thing all the way up to 1.45v and all the way down to 1.2v and cannot get it stable at 3.0 GHz.



My only hope is that tomorrow Asus will release a new bios that will allow much better overclocking and turn this chip into a 1.15v, 3.4 GHz monster.
One can only dream.

I remember back before SB750 was out, reviews were saying Phenoms were BARELY hitting 3ghz stable

I honestly think it's your mobo
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post #39 of 45
2.9 isnt bad. its close to what mine was at before i got my 790GX with SB750.
i was just hoping that the unlocked multiplier would make a difference for you.


i say curse non SB750 mobos. lol
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yeah, sorry to hear about your troubles... try selling ur mobo and get an sb750 heheh
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