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Hi,

I could really use some help with getting the most of my new Opty165. I've been messing about and know the basics, but could really use some suggestions.

My data is as follows:

ASRock 939 Dual SATA II mainboard.
Opteron 165, stock cooling.
Kingston Valueram 2x1GB PC3200
Antec smartpower 2.0 500W

I know it's not cremé de la creme for overclocking, but I just want to get the best of it. 2,4GHz would be great.

I'm currently stable (dual superpi) at 2,2GHz 9x244HTT and RAM at CPU/11 ~199.6MHz, but I'm not totally down with the whole RAM/HTT multiplier thing. I realise I will need to run my modest RAM on a multiplier of some sort to go higher, but I could really use some suggestions on how to proceed from here.

Thanks in advance.
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Antec Smartpower 2.0 500W Junk 
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what HTT multi are you on now? I would try 267 x 9 = 2.4ghz and DDR533 I would try without a divider first but my guess you will have to use one seeing it is value ram but nothing wrong with using dividers as they give you more O/C ability on the lower end ram....

Also drop you HTT from 5 to 4 and see if that is stable...it will give you 1068 HTT which some boards are ok with but if it is not stable drop it down to 3 which will still give you 801 HTT which after reading a lot on dividers and HTT and one forum several benchmarks of everyday use the HTT x1 - x5 gave no performance difference what so ever...best bet is keep it at or below 1000...

not sure about the timings for that ram maybe someone else can shed some light on that for you.
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So far I have had HTT multipliers etc. controlled by 'auto' because I didn't quite graps the concept and the bios layout, but I've been reading a lot tonight, and it's starting to make sense. I will try out your suggestions tonight (its 4am here).

I've been stable at 2,4GHz but with a CPU/14 divider (ram @ 170 )selected for me by the auto settings I guess. I will experiment with HTT and other dividers later, to see if I can get closer to 200 on the RAM.

Thanks!
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Opteron 165 ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 Windows XP Professional Samsung 240T 
PowerCase
Antec Smartpower 2.0 500W Junk 
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Opteron 165 ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 Windows XP Professional Samsung 240T 
PowerCase
Antec Smartpower 2.0 500W Junk 
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Originally Posted by theprophetmortimer
So far I have had HTT multipliers etc. controlled by 'auto' because I didn't understand the bios, but I've been reading a lot tonight, and it's starting to make sense. I will try out your suggestions tonight (its 4am here).

Thanks!
Yeah, read up on AMD OCing basics. You actually have a VERY good OCing processor, but I can't say much about the motherboard... The Denmark cores OC great, and perform great because of their 2mb cache. You should see if you can ask Ste some questions about OCing that processor, he has experience with OCing that processor.
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