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After reading ncsa's Opteron 146 overclocking success, I knew it was a time for me to get a new chip. After almost 6 months with my previous Athlon64 3700+ @ 3.22 GHz, it was definitely time for a change, the hard part is getting an Opteron chip in Canada. I tried in vain for three weeks to get an Opteron and came close when my local store ordered me the 940 version . Anyway I'm happy to report that I just received a Socket 939 Opteron 148 and it's identifying marks say CAYBE 0543FPMW. ncsa and EvilXP 2400, I'm aiming for your numbers! Now mind you these numbers are initial tests and are not tweaked so benchmarks should improve when I have more time to play.



It completed SuperPi 32m test at 3 GHz with stock voltage unfortunately i forgot to take a picture. As you can see, the chip does 3.1 GHz without any problems.



The Opteron 148 can complete SuperPi 32M test at 3.22 GHz (same speed as my old 3700+) with 1.5V, things are looking very sweet right now!



Originally with my 3700+ I was aiming for 3.3 GHz but alas was not able to do it. With 1.6V the Opteron 148 had no problems but it looks liek the chip might be topping out since the voltage is jumping pretty high.



ncsa I'm at 3.4 GHz! I need more voltage than you do though... Please note the lousy numbers are due to the memory running in 133 MHz mode, I'm just testing the top speed of the chip, not trying to set a new personal best in Super Pi.



I think I might be reaching the top speed of the processor but there's still a lot of playing left. I hate to be a tease but I have to cook dinner so I'll have to update this a bit later.

No suicide shots yet, I only do that after I find the max stable speed so look for that on the wknd. Something interesting, after a bit of initial testing, it looks like clock for clock the Opteron is ever so slightly slower than my 3700+. I guess it's not a surprise, while performance is important in the workstation/server world, stability trumps that so perhaps its memory controller is more conservative (with the settings we can't change).

Anyway I hope at least someone enjoyed that, more to come hopefully!
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nice!
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post #3 of 20
truely amazing lol ... that is excellent ... what speed is it Prime95 stable atleast 10-12 hours at?

Why don't you get some GeiL One ?
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I've noticed too. Opterons are always slower than the regular A64's clock for clock....
Not bad at all...
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Excellent work there and it looks to be an good Chip too ... the extra multi will help alot as well

The numbers are there for the taking... I didn't expect them to last long ... so bring it on.. just make hay while the sun shines

I look forward to seeing you more tweaked runs... I am sure there is some more in it....

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Thanks for the kind words guys! BDillon the GeIL One (low lats) use the same UTT memory as my VX and they already do 270ish 1.5-2-2-5. Still I'm affected by the cold bug so I'm using my older Mushkin BH6 DIMMs at the moment.

I don't think myc hip is as good as ncsa's 3.4 GHz seems to be giving me troubles right now but who knows what the wknd will bring.
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Guess I should have seen it coming ... great Pi32M run ... bring it on

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W00T! Looks like 3.4 GHz is a go... I'll run Prime95 on the wknd.
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Very nice work Colin!!

Replace that x850xtpe so you can break some of the benching scores in the top 30 computers. I know how hard (and expensive) it is to get certain things in Canada, so good job finding that CABYE opteron!

3.4Ghz is pretty impressive for that CPU in my opinion, so great job overclocking.

As stated, I'd sell that VX and get yourself some Geil BH5 dimms. They work well with the DFI boards, and the coldbug isnt an issue. I remember Evil had problems with the VX, switched to the geil and was fine. You seem to have quite a bit of decent ram laying around, I've seen you say you have 2x256 of twinmos, now some mushkin and the VX. Sell some of that stuff off and get the geil one!
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bigval I will be replacing the videocard in the very near future. Yes finding the good stuff in Canada is a challenge if you want to buy locally. Thanks for the info on the GeIL ONE, I didn't know that part. I will look into it and perhaps pick myself some up on the wknd.

Haha I have a ton of memory at my place, two sets of Mushkin (BH6 and UTT), TwinMOS (UTT), two sets of Corsair (BH5 although I think it died,TCCD) and two sets of OCZ (UTT)... Haha the quest for the perfect memory is never ending.

No updates, I was sick last night and went to bed early. Will update the thread on the wknd though for sure!
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