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The most I threw it up to last night was 1.825 @ 2625mhz.. I had to push it up that high before xp would actually boot at that speed. Even booted, it wouldn't pass the prime95 testing. I think I'm pretty close to the limit of this chip, but I have some samsung pc3200 and a stick of crucial ballistix that I want to try pushing it a little further with.

It seemed to do OK with 1.825V, I didn't try any higher though. I will keep that in mind (re: 1.8v), if I get to a point where voltage adjustments aren't helping stability. As long as I don't fry it.


Hey and I should have another xp-m 2500+ to test out tomorrow or monday
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After trying various memory and playing around with my settings a bit, I have it running stable at 2595mhz (207.5x12.5x @ 1.825V). Swapping around memory last night did not have any effect, well almost -- it wouldn't even boot using the ballistix, it was flaky when I swapped the 2 nanya 512mb sticks with samsung 512mb sticks. I tried kicking the voltage to 1.8 and below, the lower I went, the less and less stable it was.

I beat it to death last night with various benchmarks, games, etc. It seems rock solid so far. The load temp runs around 51-52C when in games or benchmarking, I can make it peak at 55C using Prime95. A better waterblock and some arctic silver 5 should be here today, so hopefully I can drop that temp down a bit. It doesn't look like the other XP-M will be here till monday, so that will give me a weekend to burn it in.

CPUZ:


I found more info about my CPU also...
Type: Barton, 0.13u, Organic Pin Grid Array
Speed: 2500+
L2: 512kB
Default bus: 133MHz
Batch no: 5013
Stepping: IQYHA
Year: 2004
Week 08
Batch: M
Downgraded from: B500+

uAMD reports that current settings are equiv to PR of 4100+


My original CPU before starting all this was a Sempron 2500+, below is a table of sisoft sandra results/graphs, and a comparison between the sempron and my current settings using Passmark PerformanceTest 4.0.

SiSoft Sandra Combined Perf Index - Click to open in a new window


Passmark PerformanceTest 4.0 - Click to open in a new window
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Well I got a coolermaster cooldrive (drive cooler / 4-fan controller), some cold cathode uv lights, and another waterblock today. Basically the last of my upgrades, except for the Arctic Silver 5 that should be here monday, with another XP-M 2500+ to play with.

The only thing that didn't work out so well was the new cpu block (coolermaster aquarius).. Although it was a block that works with 1/4" tubing, the pump on the Bigwater SE system is definately not good enough to handle any type of other blocks. It hit 58C before I turned it off. The good news is that after cleaning everything up and putting the old block back on, it's running about 5C cooler.. Probably wasn't well seated or a problem with how the thermal paste was sitting on the die.

Anyway, I took some pictures.. It's not a mod case, but it looks decent for a budget setup..





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