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Ok ive read the walkthroughs and I still have some questions. First my specs:


CPU: P4 3.2Ghz Stock
DDR: 2X1G OcZ Platnium (pc 3200 DDR400)
AGP: Radeon X700 Pro AGP 256MB @ 8X


I don't care about finding tha "absolute limit" for my hardware, I just want get a decent OC out of some already decent hardware.

I have been increasing my CPU Frequency by 5 mhz at a time and then running 3DMark05 to see if my score is getting better and to test stability.

I got up to about CPU 240 (X16 multiplier) Mhz = 3.8 Ghz and my 3Dmark05 score is lower then when I ran It before OCing. I increased the Vcore voltage to 1.5V and still a lower score.

Also I notice that my Bios will automatically switch my ration from 1:1 to 5:4 after CPU 214 Mhz. The only options i have for changing Ram Mhz is something like 1.33, 1.66, 2.0, or auto.

Ive read lots of posts saying "loosen your timing" but i dont see anything in my Bios about timing.

The only other options i have in my Bios outside of CPU Frequency, Ram something or other, and Vcore Voltage, are DIMM Overvoltage and AGP Overvoltage. Should I increase the voltage on my DIMM & AGP?

And what is HTT?

By the way My 3Dmark05 score at stock (no OC) was 3227 and at 3.8Ghz OCed it was 3065...shouldn't my score be going the other direction?

I've seen people with way crapier hardware get way better scores than this.

Please help im getting extreamly frustrated.
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post #2 of 6
3dmark is a video benchmark, overclock your video card and you will notice a large diffrence, to test your cpu use something like superpi,

htt is hypertransport its an amd thing

ive never adjusted timing on ram so i cant help you with that.

also i wouldnt change the voltage on your agp or pci slots
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While 3dMark is partially CPU dependent, most of your score is based off the video card performance. To test CPU speed and stability, run superpi or Prime 95. And as OtherMike already said, don't mess with your AGP voltages.

Loosening timings is raising the rated memory timings. You may have seen something on your RAM that says something like CL 2. This is the timing (or the first one at least - CAS). It represents the number of clock cycles that the memory takes between doing certain things internally with the data. There are four main ones (CAS, CAS to RAS Delay, tRAS, and TRP) that come in a string like 2-3-2-5 (stock for your mem if I looked it up right). You need to change it to higher numbers like 3-3-3-8. This should let you push the memory farther than stock speeds. It should be in BIOS under ram or chipset options. You might have to change it to something like user defined in order to enter the values manually.

Also, don't up the vCore to try to get a higher score. Upping vcore should only be done to remedy system instability. To test for that, use Prime95.

With HTT are you thinking of Hypertransport (an AMD tech) or Hyperthreading (an intel tech your proc should have)?

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Ok so when should i increase my DIMM voltage?

And after i up my FSB a little how long should i run Prime95 before upiing the FSB a little more?

As for timing, the only options in my Bios that might change timing are the 33/66/100 thing, and the option to change Dram to 1.33, 1.66. or 2.0 so can i change the timing with one of these?
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I've never needed to increase my vDIMM, but its my understanding that only needs to be done in extreme OC's (someone correct me here if I'm wrong).

I would run Prime95 for a good couple of hours at least.

Hmm... all those BIOS options look to be for frequencies and voltages. What bios are you running?
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Umm... Its a Gigabyte 8IG1000p-G With Bios brand: Award Software International, Inc. Version: F5

At least that what it says in CPU-Z
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