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Hey i have a X2 3800+ that i cant get past 2.33, anyone know if my stepping is goodfor O/Cing? CPU-Z says:
Family: F
Model: B
Stepping: 1
Ext.Family: F
Ext.Model: 2B
Revicion: BH-E4
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post #2 of 9
Wow....what settings are you using, becasue that ovrclock is only slightly better than pitiful. You should be able to push out 2.5GHz without breaking a sweat.
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Dude its ure memmory. I had kingmax before and it wouldnt go anywhere above 200. Strange memmory that.
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I ran into the same problem, I had tried to change too many settings at once, or on too many different componets.

follow this to the letter it should solve your problem, it solved mine.

Turn on your computer (heheheh)
- Load defaut settings and REBOOT
- Go to cput config, change hyper transport to 3X AND disable cool and quite (it is is enabled)
- Go to cput config, DRAM config, change memory to DDR266
- Change memory timigs to 3 4 4 8 (most likely 3 8 4 4 depending where the "big number" is, my a8n premium was 3 8 4 4)
REBOOT!!
- Go to Jumper free configuration, change overclock to manual
- Change multiplier to 10X
- change cpu voltaget to 1.4
- change pci clcok to 33.33
REBOOT!
- got to jumper free config and increase FSB by increments of 5 (yes FIVE) MHZ NO MORE, (i made that mistake more than once. )


USE YOUR JUDGEMENT AND COMMON SENSE : I did not want my temps to reach or go over 65 celcius so i stopped oc at 2750 with stock cooling. I did not want voltage to go over 1.46, it is up to you to decide how far you want to push depending on your cooling solution. do not go over 2800 with the stock fan, i know it may be able to handle it but under load, your temps will skyrocket(i know mine did!!!. )

Hey HardwaterH4ck3r, How did you build your own case??
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post #5 of 9
Nevaziah

How did you test to make sure every time you stepped the FSB up 5??? I have the same mobo and same processor and I have my FSB set to 235 now and its running great...but, I cant A get my 2 gigs of ram to run dual channle and B am afraid to step the processor up much. The highest I have ever seen the temp at was 38 *C and that was in the worst part of 3D marks 05....

Any sudgestions, and do you think it may be my ram timings that wont allow me to run dual channle. I have both ram in the two slots farthest from the CPU because that was the only way I could get them to work :/

Thanks!

(BTW)...I was going to PM this but I couldn't so.../shrug
    
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post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by frupert
Hey i have a X2 3800+ that i cant get past 2.33, anyone know if my stepping is goodfor O/Cing? CPU-Z says:
Family: F
Model: B
Stepping: 1
Ext.Family: F
Ext.Model: 2B
Revicion: BH-E4
Change the memory timing index from 400mhz to 333mhz da way when u increase fsb to 2.4 the memory will be running about 200mhz. I cant tell exactly now cus im at work but when u have the index at 333mhz and the cpu at 2.5 the ram will be working at about 220mhz. Good luck, hope my info helped.
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38*C is not a high temp for load, 55*C is max temp
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Have you tried a command or 2T for RAM stability?
    
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I said to bring down memory to ddr333 and timings at 3 3 3 8 but i forgot to mension it has to be at 2T for maximum memory stability, just leave it at 2T apparently with the "exelent" ram that runs at 1T, "you" wont notice a difference when playing or running programs, the computer will notice approx 10% increase.

So in short set your memory timings 3, 3, 3, 8 and 2T, DDR33( or 266 to take it out of the equasion all together)
(In the sli premium bios should show 3 8 3 3)
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