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Ladies and gentlement I am overclocking an AMD athlon X2 3800 and i hit a block at 2200 mhz. I think i found out why but i just want to confirm it seing as I am not a pro at overclocking. This is my rig:

AMD Athlon x2 3800 (OC 2200, multi 10X, Hyper 4X, voltage 1.38)
ASUS A8N Sli-premium (220MHZ)
Kingston value ram ddr400 512 MB (dual channel) 3 3 3 8, 200 MHZ
A-top value ram ddr400 512 MB (dual channel) 3 3 3 8, 200 MHZ
ATI Sapphire X1600 512MB GDDR2
Western digital 80GB ATA133 DMA

The two memories i tried running at 3,3,3,8 and they were stable at 333 AND 400.

Could it be the ram that is holding me back? i just saw 2X512MB DDR400 Mushkin green line on sale at tigerdirect.ca at 114$ canadian, should i get these and get rid of the kingston and the atop memory and would i get a more stable overclock this way?
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post #2 of 39
Hello and welcome if you could post your full system specs under User CP(top left)

Also post your current Overclock in this thread...
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The Asus MBs are an average OCer which needs a slightly different approach from say a DFI due to the few BIOS screens required to work through.

Look at the Asus FAQ (Link in my Sig) as the Premium MB operates in a similar way with a few extra settings available. CPC 1T timing has also improved.

You will be best to find out how far each of the 3 key components can OC, that is the MB, CPU and Mem ... work through the Max CPU FAQ - see link in sig.

Welcome to the OC.net Forum and happy OC'ing
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i know cpu clock is multiplied by the cpu multiplier to get the external clock, but what is and where where do i change the htt?

Update - feb 26 2006 18:27 eastern time

Managed to overclock the x2 3800 to 2750 MHZ !!!!!, got to 2800 with temp 62 celcius but i did not like the temperature being over 60.

CPU clock: 275
Multi:10X
Hyper T: 3X
Cpu voltage: 1.4
Cpu temp in bios(no load): 52 celcius
DDR:200 3 3 3 8 2T
DDR voltage :2.65
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post #5 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nevaziah
Managed to overclock the x2 3800 to 2750 MHZ !!!!!

Cpu voltage: 1.4
umm....i highly doubt that, show me a screenshot, I dont care if it's stable or not..
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post #6 of 39
Good Work.... run some tests (OCCT, PI32M, Prime) and post your results in the OC DB thread.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nevaziah
i know cpu clock is multiplied by the cpu multiplier to get the external clock, but what is and where where do i change the htt?

Update - feb 26 2006 18:27 eastern time

Managed to overclock the x2 3800 to 2750 MHZ !!!!!, got to 2800 with temp 62 celcius but i did not like the temperature being over 60.

CPU clock: 275
Multi:10X
Hyper T: 3X
Cpu voltage: 1.4

Cpu temp in bios(no load): 52 celcius
DDR:200 3 3 3 8 2T
DDR voltage :2.65
yeah i'd like to see proof of that 2750 on a 1.4 Vcore.

IIRC, they refer to HTT as FSB in the bios.
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post #8 of 39
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what application do i use to get a showing of voltage, speed, fsb, multi and hyper?? cause cpuz does not show voltage or temp
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post #9 of 39
i use Asus Probe from my motherboard cd to grab voltage, temps and fan speed.
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post #10 of 39
cpu-z should show voltage
but here are some other apps to try.
speedfan
A64 tweek
OCCT
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