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sounds bad, but im glad im not the only one having issues OCing this chip... makes me think that AMD over estimated this chip.
    
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What do you mean CPU limiting factor?

I got it to be stable for 20 minutes at 3.7GHz. I will continue testing.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=504174
He means what I said. The Phenom chips, unless they are under water cooling or better, often top out around 3.7 GHz. The chip is the limiting factor because your board and RAM are most likely capable of going faster, but the CPU is maxed out.

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sounds bad, but im glad im not the only one having issues OCing this chip... makes me think that AMD over estimated this chip.
Not really. Ya, they said 4 GHz on air, but from a 2.8 GHz chip, they weren't that far off. They got 6 GHz on LN2. That doesn't really do anything for the average user. The fact that you can get a Phenom, with the "true quad core", and all of the bugs of the original Phenoms fixed, at 3.6 GHz for right around $200 certainly makes it a worthwhile buy in my book.
Edited by pow3rtr1p - 2/9/09 at 7:14pm
    
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Well... actually im now down to 3.2 stable. 3.4 worked for about a week, but now any loads causes hard lock....
    
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ok, to up date my original post, here's the link to my validation

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=504172

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[IMG]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b65/CelticDodger/Web%20****/th_CPU-Z.jpg[/IMG]

this is about as far as I can push this matx board, I really don't feel like the cpu is holding out, the board doesn't like it's fsb messed with very much at all.
For cooling, I currently have a TRUE strapped in with a Sythe Ultra Kaze and temps are 34 idle and 44 under 100% load.
Edited by Dodger02WS6 - 2/9/09 at 7:52pm
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:: UPDATE ::

I no longer am able to OC. Nothing is stable. I was stable all week (except for the win XP debacle) @:

bus = 200
mult= 17
v= 1.48
cpu-nb v= 1.45
HT v= 1.28
NB mult = 13 (2600)
HT = 2600
DDR v = 2.1
speed = 1066
timings = 5-5-5-15-2t


now stock is barely stable
    
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Not really. Ya, they said 4 GHz on air, but from a 2.8 GHz chip, they weren't that far off. They got 6 GHz on LN2. That doesn't really do anything for the average user. The fact that you can get a Phenom, with the "true quad core", and all of the bugs of the original Phenoms fixed, at 3.6 GHz for right around $200 certainly makes it a worthwhile buy in my book.
I completly agree. I paid about $220 for the Phenom 9500 a year ago and that was a 2.2GHz. Now I only paid $214 for a 3.7GHz CPU. It was a definite upgrade for me.
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:: UPDATE ::

I no longer am able to OC. Nothing is stable. I was stable all week (except for the win XP debacle) @:

bus = 200
mult= 17
v= 1.48
cpu-nb v= 1.45
HT v= 1.28
NB mult = 13 (2600)
HT = 2600
DDR v = 2.1
speed = 1066
timings = 5-5-5-15-2t


now stock is barely stable
You could RMA the CPU if it's still fairly new. Newegg may replace it if you pay a restocking fee, too.
    
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im not paying to restock a CPU ive had for a week. thats BS. ill RMA it to AMD.
    
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Originally Posted by emersonsc View Post
:: UPDATE ::

I no longer am able to OC. Nothing is stable. I was stable all week (except for the win XP debacle) @:

bus = 200
mult= 17
v= 1.48
cpu-nb v= 1.45
HT v= 1.28
NB mult = 13 (2600)
HT = 2600
DDR v = 2.1
speed = 1066
timings = 5-5-5-15-2t


now stock is barely stable
Do you still have your 9850, if so, drop it back in and see if it's stable, you have something weird going on, I'd love to have that system here to trouble shoot it, it's what I do
Edited by Dodger02WS6 - 2/9/09 at 7:53pm
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Originally Posted by emersonsc View Post
:: UPDATE ::

I no longer am able to OC. Nothing is stable. I was stable all week (except for the win XP debacle) @:

bus = 200
mult= 17
v= 1.48
cpu-nb v= 1.45
HT v= 1.28
NB mult = 13 (2600)
HT = 2600
DDR v = 2.1
speed = 1066
timings = 5-5-5-15-2t


now stock is barely stable
Maybe your HT is overclocked too high?
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