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Hey everyone,

i am Vladimir and i have decided to join these forums as i am interested in overclocking but i am no expert at it.

I recently upgraded my computer with a

AMD64 3700+, Sapphire Radeon Xpress 200 Crossfire motherboard, antec 450w powersupply, Sapphire Radeon x1900xt and 1 gig Corsair TwinX 3200c2pro
which is ment to run at 2 3 3 6

I read a simple guide on overclocking where i went to the bios, went to the core speed, found it to be 200 i select it and press enter and it comes up with "min = 200, max 232" so i put it on 210, stable. 220 stable. 225 and my computer reboots every 10 minutes. i attempted to increase the voltage by 0.025 and 0.05 and still very unstable. So i google up this site and search 3700+ only to find people bragging about how they have managed to get thier cpu to 3ghz while i struggle for 2.5ghz. I know its not temperature because i have a thermaltake bigwater cooling system. If anyone knows how i could overclock my cpu to 3ghz or whats holding me back i would very much appreciate it.

Much Thanks
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post #2 of 43
Hi, and welcome, Vladimir!

Well, the main thing I can suggest is to first get the program Speedfan, and CPU-Z. These programs can be very helpful in the overclocking world! Second off, if you could, please fill out your System specs in the User CP section. If you do this, it would help us alot more, to help you!
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Kia Ora and Welcome to OC.net Forum.

Do fill out your profile - User CP as this will make it helpful for others to help you.

OCing is about knowing your systems and how these components work individually and then placing them together to max it all out.

Work through the MAx FAQ - link in my sig.
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Alright i am filling in the profile thing now. Thanks for the feedback, i am looking through the max cpu but i think something might be wrong, my bios doesent seem to have the HTT options, its as if i am looking at some sort of limited and more safe version. I have downloaded CPU-Z it seems very useful but i dont understand 90% of it

Edit:

I just finished reading Max Cpu and i have been looking through my bios but i cant find anything to do with cpu multi. i have Standard Cmos Opt. Adv cmos Opt, Adv Chipset Options, Pnp/Pci, power mngment, pc health and frequency/voltage and i cant find anything very useful. Is it possible to install a new and more helpful bios?
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post #5 of 43
Oh man, I wish it was that easy...

You'll probably want to go check either in the Advanced Chipset options, or the Cmos options. Well, wait here... Do you see a choice called the Cell Menu? Because that's where I go to in my BIOS. Well, if it wouldn't be too much to ask, do you think you could tell me what brand your BIOS is?
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I dont recall having a cell options. My Bios is for a PC-A9RD480Adv

Heres the site i got it from

http://www.sapphiretech.com/en/suppo...s_viewlist.php

in the screenshot thats included in the manual its called a "Pheonix - Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS setup utility"

Thanks for your help.
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post #7 of 43
try loosing your RAM timings or seting them on a divider. I don't know much about the ability of our RAM.
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post #8 of 43
wow..GateKeeper do you have any screenies of your overclock.
Is that a stable 3.2??
If so thats the highest oc I've seen on those dual cores
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post #9 of 43
I asked him about it last night, he's got his PC sitting on a window balcony out side, so his temps are like 5 C.
post #10 of 43
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i still cant find how to set my cpu multiplier! .

i have tried to loosen the ram timing but it seems whenever i change one my computer turns on but nothing is displayed on the monitor and i have to wipe the cmos. Whenever i want to change the core speed of my cpu the max i can put it on is 232 which is still alot less that what other people have achieved with a 3700+ San Deigo
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