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Fossil, everything looks great according to your post above. By any chance do you have "Spread Spectrum" enabled in your bios?

What overclock is actually stable? Can you post some CPU-Z screen shots (cpu and memory tab) of this stable OC? If I remember correctly weren't you the one having severe troubles overclocking your 940BE? I can't imagine your 940BE being that bad of an overclock but it is possible.

Good luck
I don't believe Spread Spectrum is even an option in my BIOS. Remember I have a much older AM2+ that doesn't even officially support Phenom II CPU's.

And my 3.5ghz stable OC is in the list on the first page. And no I don't believe I was the one having troubles with my 940. I never really tried after getting 3.5, which wasn't hard, due to the summer heat and I have since then gotten a newer CPU cooler, etc.

I'll go ahead and load my 3.5ghz OC and get a couple of CPU-Z's since you asked.

EDIT:

This is of my highest stable overclock. Just a brief history of my CPU...

3.3ghz is the highest stable clock I can reach without upping voltage. Just bumping the fsb to 220 and cpu/chipset voltage to 1.25v makes this stable.

3.5ghz requires a bump from 1.35v(which is stock) to 1.425v. Which I found really quirky, but whatever. I put the multiplier to x16 to reach this.

3.7ghz is what I am currently trying to shoot for but having no luck. 1.435 almost looks like it could be stable but from 1.43-1.48 it fails on one of the worker units in Prime95 within a few minutes. So I'm hesitant to believe I need that much more voltage to make this stable when it almost appears to be stable without actually crashing.

ps - CPU-z reads the voltage wrong, always has. My BIOS read my older CPU voltages wrong but when I got a 940 it fixed this. So what it shows in BIOS is right.
Edited by Fossil - 10/9/09 at 3:23pm
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Anyway, the real reason I came here is to get a refresher since it's fall and time to overclock

1. What is the stock voltage for a 920? I thought 1.35, but using Antec's PSU calculator, it lists it as 1.2

2. Is 49 degrees at stock too high? (at load) ambient is 24
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1. What is the stock voltage for a 920? I thought 1.35, but using Antec's PSU calculator, it lists it as 1.2

2. Is 49 degrees at stock too high? (at load) ambient is 24
The stock voltage for 940 is 1.35-1.36v so I would think it would be about the same for the 920. 1.2v seems to low.

Eh... 49c isn't bad but I don't think it's great considering your ambient.
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And the fact my cpu/HS are lapped. I'm gonna reseat the thing
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3.7ghz is what I am currently trying to shoot for but having no luck. 1.435 almost looks like it could be stable but from 1.43-1.48 it fails on one of the worker units in Prime95 within a few minutes. So I'm hesitant to believe I need that much more voltage to make this stable when it almost appears to be stable without actually crashing.
Fossil, I noticed you had a asus M2N motherboard...have you tried posting your overclocking woes in the Asus M2N/M2N32-SLI thread? Perhaps one of the M2N experts in that thread can point you in the right direction. There could a setting in your bios that is holding you back. Other than backing down your memory frequency I'm really not sure what else to suggest. We already covered quite a bit of ground from a few months ago. Could full load temperatures be a culprit when testing?

Good luck buddy
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Fossil, I noticed you had a asus M2N motherboard...have you tried posting your overclocking woes in the Asus M2N/M2N32-SLI thread? Perhaps one of the M2N experts in that thread can point you in the right direction. There could a setting in your bios that is holding you back. Other than backing down your memory frequency I'm really not sure what else to suggest. We already covered quite a bit of ground from a few months ago. Could full load temperatures be a culprit when testing?

Good luck buddy
Haha, oh brother have I infected that topic many a times in the past. I've had overclocking problems throughout this board's life. It could be some dumb setting or just the board rejecting anything more, who knows.

And nah, temps aren't the problem. My CPU rarely ever see's 50c on full load.
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Haha, oh brother have I infected that topic many a times in the past. I've had overclocking problems throughout this board's life. It could be some dumb setting or just the board rejecting anything more, who knows.

And nah, temps aren't the problem. My CPU rarely ever see's 50c on full load.
Fossil, it sounds like to me your board may be holding you back. How much of a higher OC could you get with another board though? Probably not very much. In regards to N2Gaming's response about these chips liking high NB Frequency is definitely true and that is something the M2N series is not capable of doing
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Fossil, it sounds like to me the board could be the culprit holding you back. How much of a higher OC could you get with another board though? Probably not very much. In regards to N2Gaming's response about these chips liking high NB Frequency is definitely true and that is something the M2N series is not capable of doing
I would agree that its probably your NB frequency that is holding you back. You probably need to be at >2ghz on your NB. The Phenom II doesn't like it when it can't get data from the memory fast enough to match its clock speed.

I used to use the M2N-Sli but I was running an Athon X2 6000+ back then, unless they updated the bios to support AM3 chips there will be no option for CPU-NB voltage in your bios. Remember the Phenom II has an integrated memory controller, I have found that it is essential to increase CPU-NB voltage when overclocking to become stable.
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I would agree that its probably your NB frequency that is holding you back. You probably need to be at >2ghz on your NB. The Phenom II doesn't like it when it can't get data from the memory fast enough to match its clock speed.

I used to use the M2N-Sli but I was running an Athon X2 6000+ back then, unless they updated the bios to support AM3 chips there will be no option for CPU-NB voltage in your bios. Remember the Phenom II has an integrated memory controller, I have found that it is essential to increase CPU-NB voltage when overclocking to become stable.
Ah well that sucks then. Nothing I can do about that. Looks like I'm stuck to low clocks until the day I upgrade my motherboard. Which I don't have planned, haha. 3.5ghz isn't bad.
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