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I know you have all seen this before but here we go again.

I recived my Opteron on thurs at 8.45 in the morning along with the ASUS A8N SLI DELUXE mobo. By mid day it was all together and ready to install windows .Great i thought lets see if these cpu,s are as good as they say HA HA!
After 3Hrs no o/s lots of BSOD and reboots. It was my Ballistix ram the mobo hated it .So i went out and got myself some OCZ 3200/400 just to tide me over .An wow what a difference .Clocked it to 2700mhz 270x10 with this cheap as chips ram running at 333mhz 2/3/3/5/10/ At 1t dow below are some piccys what you think



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NICE!!! What stepping did you get?
    
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Originally Posted by Transonic
NICE!!! What stepping did you get?
Its a cacje stepping i think but will check. i was a bit dissapointed when i found that it was a venus core but seem to o/c qiute well .maybe 2.8 with decent ram ( i love you OCZ i am not complaining about you really) Oh and my 3dmark 05 score is here too
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post #4 of 14
Sweet

I got the CACJE too. 2.7GHz is the highest I can get on stock Vcore, and 2.85GHz is the highest I can go on this motherboard, the Vcore tops out at 1.55

Your mobo hates Ballistix? We have the same RAM and motherboard, and I'm running fine.
post #5 of 14
Venus core is what it's suppose to be. Don't worry, it's not a bad thing. Get some G. Skill or Platinum Rev. 2 to go with that 10x multi and OC away. How are your temps btw?
    
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temps are at 28 % idle and 32% load but thats based on FAH running overnight .Yeah muffin i was gutted ,but that was definetly my problem . I have had no BSOD,s with the OCZ unless the balistix went sour on me will check it out when i build the other system up. 2750 seems to be my wall with this ram but am still over the moon . I aint gonna miss my 3700+ 754 lol
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post #7 of 14
great work, you should be able to get 2.8-2.9 with 1.55v especially with water, just make sure your temps are in check, with water try to keep around 45 - 50c load, possibly lower.
Dont be dissapointed with a venus core, there are NO other cores in the 146/148 opteron lineup....
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post #8 of 14
Looking good
Give it some time... BTW, from what I've concluded, the verified OCing Optys seem to like lower voltage to get the best OC, mid 1.4v to mid 1.5v
    
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Im at 1.460 at the moment gonna let it burn in a couple of days more it has been perfectly stable running FAH for 18 hours . I dont think this RAM will allow me to go much higher it wil boot with all the same settings at 2.9 ghz but above 2.75 it became unstable. I am going to get some better RAM Later on but i am very pleased with the 700mhz increase over stock on 320O/400 basicaly value RAM
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Originally Posted by markuk3
I dont think this RAM will allow me to go much higher it wil boot with all the same settings at 2.9 ghz but above 2.75 it became unstable.
why dont you find the maximum of your ram? Instead of playing guessing games? This stuff is simple guys, test each component individually. Slap a divider on if its unstable.
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