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So far i've only been able to get it to 2.83 stable at 1.5Vcore and 1:1 memory speed running at cl2, i can get a bit higher at cl2.5 but i get less game performance due to increased latency.

Anybody else have relatively good success with their 3700's?

(i'm running on air only btw, but i'd like to see what ppl were able to do with water...)
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I know you can get to 3.0, depending on the setup with air, I've been able to get mine to about 2.75 with everything stable...i really dont see the need to get that much faster, you won't see that much of a gain if you go higher. I would just keep it where you have it, unless you have a WC setup.
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ya i could probably touch 3 with cl2.5 seeing as i was at 265x11 already. I'll see whats the max fsb i can get with the ram tuned down to 3:4 and CL3 with the multi at 9 or 10. Should be able to get around 3.1 or 3.2 (310/320 fsb) i think realistically.

My new personal challenge is devising a way of cooling my northbridge and trying to hit 3.0 with CL2 without water.

I'll keep you guys posted.
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trying to hit 3.0 with CL2 without water.
that wont happen....
you shouldn't be trying to find the maximum of your cpu with your memory the way you are running it anyway. Its better to have higher mhz vs tighter timings.
the bandwidth of high mhz cl 2.5 is greater than cl2 at lower speeds....
i want to see some superpi runs on this cl2 memory you claim is running 1:1, or even a screenshot of your memory tab in cpuz....
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2.6-2.7 is about average for a 3700+. Really good ones do 2.8-2.9. I have mine at 2.88 with 1.65V (won't go any higher even if I increase voltages). I'm currently experimenting with lower voltages and see how it goes.
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that wont happen....
you shouldn't be trying to find the maximum of your cpu with your memory the way you are running it anyway. Its better to have higher mhz vs tighter timings.
the bandwidth of high mhz cl 2.5 is greater than cl2 at lower speeds....
i want to see some superpi runs on this cl2 memory you claim is running 1:1, or even a screenshot of your memory tab in cpuz....
Bandwidth isn't everything on memory, access time and queue time is quite important when doing quick iterations. Either way when i'm done work for the week i'll have some time to delve into it a bit more and give you some test results (and screenshots for you skeptics).
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2.6-2.7 is about average for a 3700+. Really good ones do 2.8-2.9. I have mine at 2.88 with 1.65V (won't go any higher even if I increase voltages). I'm currently experimenting with lower voltages and see how it goes.
not with the new steppings. the kab2e and newer avg is 2.9-3.0 on air look around the forum the new 3700 steppings are nice
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not with the new steppings. the kab2e and newer avg is 2.9-3.0 on air look around the forum the new 3700 steppings are nice
Haha i stirred up some sh** with the retailler i bought my proc from, I had them open the box and check the identifier on the cpu before they shipped it. I did teh same thing back in the day when hunting around for my 1700+ thoroughbred (lots of palmino's running around back then). I've heard some pretty dissapointing figures coming from the 3500+ (venice core w/512k L2), like caps at 2.6 and less.

As far as what i've seen, they clocked a 3700+ to 2.94 on air and ran it stable at 2.5-3-3-7 and 1.45V on one review i read ( on a dfi tho ;0 ).

Concerning the Cl2 @ 3.0, i don't know if it'll happen and if it happens it'll be the first i've seen on air. I'm gonna test my ram sticks individually with lower multipliers and higher fsb to see where exactly they give out each, then label them so I know which is the weaker. Also I have a friend with a very nice pair of mushkins that he's tested to 272 at cl2.0, so if my ocz platinum el's wont do it then i'll try it with them (thats only 2992mhz tho, lol) .

read up ;0
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=219&num=1
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Haha i stirred up some sh** with the retailler i bought my proc from, I had them open the box and check the identifier on the cpu before they shipped it. I did teh same thing back in the day when hunting around for my 1700+ thoroughbred (lots of palmino's running around back then).

As far as what i've seen, they clocked a 3700+ to 2.94 on air and ran it stable at 2.5-3-3-7 and 1.45V on one review i read ( on a dfi tho ;0 ).
what stepping did you get??
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