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AMD overdrive has never shown any voltage increase for me, I usually trust CPU-Z over most other programs.
Yeah, I thought that too. It's not the best in-Windows overclocking program anyways, althought it is nice since you can see a crapload of details about your CPU/RAM.
CPU just passed the 1024K test in Prime95, too.
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Yeah, I thought that too. It's not the best in-Windows overclocking program anyways, althought it is nice since you can see a crapload of details about your CPU/RAM.
CPU just passed the 1024K test in Prime95, too.
i suggest also trying to run OCCT: Linpack. That thing errored out in half an hour opposed to Prime95 blend erroring out just over 12 hours. If i had stopped prime95 exactly at 12hrs i would've thought my clock was stable. Nope.

i could say at 3.5 i passed 12hr prime95 lol ..i wouldn't be lying but my system isn't stable.
 
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i suggest also trying to run OCCT: Linpack. That thing errored out in half an hour opposed to Prime95 blend erroring out just over 12 hours. If i had stopped prime95 exactly at 12hrs i would've thought my clock was stable. Nope.

i could say at 3.5 i passed 12hr prime95 lol ..i wouldn't be lying but my system isn't stable.
Will try that right now !
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yes, i've ran it at 3.1 and it passed 12 hours of Prime 95 Blend no problem.
Ez12a, is this as a tri-core? I would try a separate overclock with the processor just as a dual-core to see how high you can clock it. 3.4Ghz seems a little for this processor...perhaps maybe that other core is holding you back. Too me it sounds like you have a true faulty quad-core.

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Ez12a, is this as a tri-core? I would try a separate overclock with the processor just as a dual-core to see how high you can clock it. 3.4Ghz seems a little for this processor...perhaps maybe that other core is holding you back. Too me it sounds like you have a true faulty quad-core.

Good luck buddy
ahh i dont want to hear that! lol all of my stressing has been with it set up as a quad. I could try just disabling the two extra cores but my CPU rating goes way down in windows 7 after that...i'll just be happy with 3.4 if i can't get any higher.

when i was testing with prime95 at higher clocks it was always core 3 or 4 (assuming core 1 is the first core) that failed. i'll take in the suggestion that positive values in ACC can hurt overclocking.. that was actually the same for my old 7750, where negative values allowed me to get 3.3Ghz.

As long as i can beat a 965 at stock clocks i will be content.
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I could try just disabling the two extra cores but my CPU rating goes way down in windows 7 after that...i'll just be happy with 3.4 if i can't get any higher.
Ez12a, do not worry about the Windows 7 ratings. That thing is a joke in my opinion. Do not let that rating system determine the performance of your machine

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Well, after an hour of OCCT, it seems my overclock is stable.
Great stuff. Now I'm at 3.6 Ghz =D
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Thought i would make this my second post.
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=938466



Sorry if the pic is too big, will convert to attachment if you guys want. This setup survived 28 hours of Prime95 and 4 hours of OCCT directly afterwards, and even with the Shuttle's small case and scary-looking lack of cooling, never broke 48*C/44*C core at stock voltage. Cannot, for the life of me, go any higher than this without Prime throwing a BSOD almost instantly, even with VCore around 1.410, so I suppose I will keep it steady at this speed. Also, please excuse the garbage RAM (CAS 6 DDR2-800), it was super-cheap, it works, and the whole point of this setup was to be a bit pennywise and still get decent performance.
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Cannot, for the life of me, go any higher than this without Prime throwing a BSOD almost instantly, even with VCore around 1.410, so I suppose I will keep it steady at this speed.
sub50hz, looking great

Have you tried running a lower HT Link speed to see if you gain some more with the cpu? What is your memory currently at (frequency/sub-timings)?

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No, I haven't tried reducing the HT link, do you have a suggestion on a setting to start with?

Also, as far as the memory, it's at 840MHz, 6-6-6-18 (Kingston ValueRAM, kinda garbage, but completes 3 passes of Memest at these timings/speed). I can't say I'm disappointed, but I don't have a lot of room for cooling with the SFF the Shuttle offers, unless I run the 92mm fan at near 100% all the time (WAY loud), so perhaps the OC journey for this setup ends here. I also have to consider that I've only got a backbone of 300W to work with. Not anywhere close to ideal, but I guess the Performanceollar:Size ratio is pretty good. Meh.
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