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Yeah guys I just realized this in BIOS. x15 was maximum for multi. I upped FSB to 214 instead and didn't touch anything else.

A modest 3.2GHz
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=781926

So far so good. Temps appear to be 1 degreee higher on avg, but I'll run Prime95 and see how it does.

I don't know anything about CPU-NB, NB voltage, or HT Link for that matter. I have never tweaked those settings before as the options were not available on my old P4 660 system (Chaintech Zenith V915P mobo).

Yeah run Prime95 for atleast 2 hours and see how it does, if your getting unstable well take it from there. Personally I always push CPU(even if that means underclocking alone to see what I can get out of it then OC the NB-HT-RAM slowly upping there voltages as well.
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So far all is stable, all tests are passing, and the max temp is 49c, 1 degree higher than max on stock settings. Current temp is 47c.

I'm going to let Prime95 run the whole time I'm at my job (I leave now for 9 hours). If its still running and everything passed when I'm home, I'll assume its stable at 3.2.
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3.2 should be pure yawnage for the chip. Its the RAM that might have a problem as you push it up. That chip should do 3.4 on all stock, but like I said, its a matter of if the RAM can take it.

BTW, whats everyone's opinion on the v1.6 BIOS thus far? Ive been reading the past couple pages since I last posted, and everything seems good with it?

One last note, after searching google a little, I can't seem to get a clear answer on what the options C1E and HPET do? Do they have any relation to overclocking the AM3 socket, or are they of another purpose?
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Sorry guys I have not been here for a couple but my internet went out looks as tho you guys are taking care of one another tho :
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I dont blame you, have you got a spare chip lying around? Practice makes perfect, I'd poop myself if i screwed up mine lapping it.

Speaking of which, put a new cooler on my 5050e (used an skt939 4600x2 stock cooler which looks the same as my 955BE cooler exactly). While i was taking the heat sink off, the crappy thermalpaste (MX2) acted as a glue almost and ripped the whole cpu out of the board while it was still clamped down, flung off and i bent some pins. Luckily I was able to bend them back into place using some fine jewlery pliers my mum has and its working fine.

Just thought i'd throw that in there, as we were talking (well I was) about screwing up CPU's.

How would you hold it while your lapping it? I'd be heaps scared of bending pins, its easy to do. It'd be a little different breaking a 300$(AUD)+ CPU compared to a 95$ CPU.
Id probably put it on some sort of sturdy foam that I could stick the pins into then shine the holey hell out of it haha
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Id probably put it on some sort of sturdy foam that I could stick the pins into then shine the holey hell out of it haha
Great idea!
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Id probably put it on some sort of sturdy foam that I could stick the pins into then shine the holey hell out of it haha
Lol just dont get too excited about the holey part. I'm gussing a big hole in the top of the cpu is a MASSIVE no no xD. Although if its like cars, less metal = lighter weight = faster.

About the bios, can someone point me in the right direction of how to flash the bios. There are different ways on how to do it, someone said that doing a certain type of flash can brick the mb? Is there a correct safer way to flash bios?
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I've had good luck with using m-flash inside the bios.

Download the bios file and save only that file to a usb stick that has been fat or fat32 formatted and stick it in your usb port

restart the system and go into the bios, select m-flash, select bios update where it says disabled and then select the usb drive and navigate to the file

hit enter, it will ask if you're sure and continue.

Do not restart the computer, or do this while you are on a o/c. Have everything set to auto normal settings, and let her go.

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I did mine through MSI live from 1.4 to 1.6 inside windows, was flawless for me but i hear others are opposed to it.
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I did mine through MSI live from 1.4 to 1.6 inside windows, was flawless for me but i hear others are opposed to it.
I am one of those(personal opinion) just to many possible ways for things to go wrong IMO.
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