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I had no problems with my 3200+ @ 3.11ghz. I recently upgraded (or so I thought) to an Opty 146. I swapped out the CPU's and now the Opty wont post on even a 2.4ghz overclock. Nothing else in the system has changed. Am I just forgetting to do something when changing out CPUs?
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Since opterons are made for server boards. They are not usually made to work with normal mobos, but are very compatible, enough to be almost perfect. To succeed this you definetly need a BIOS update. That should do it.
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Since opterons are made for server boards. They are not usually made to work with normal mobos, but are very compatible, enough to be almost perfect. To succeed this you definetly need a BIOS update. That should do it.
BIOS update to what? I am currently running the most recent version. Should I try rolling back the BIOS?
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just flash or update the bios, let your motherboard configure itself to a "server" enhanced cpu. im really not sure if it works, but everywhere ive read it says before you do any overclocking on an opteron, you need to reupdate your bios to attain its "opteron" overclockage.
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post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by u.c.i.n.e.x.
just flash or update the bios, let your motherboard configure itself to a "server" enhanced cpu. im really not sure if it works, but everywhere ive read it says before you do any overclocking on an opteron, you need to reupdate your bios to attain its "opteron" overclockage.
So just reflash to the same version that I have and it should get the "server" enhanced CPU you talk about? If that works, major reps coming your way.
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Reset the CMOS and start over?
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post #7 of 19
Sounds like a cold bug. Are you running phase?
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post #8 of 19
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Sounds like a cold bug. Are you running phase?
Yes, it's on Phase. If it was the cold bug it wouldn't post with stock settings correct? Which it does without any hitches.
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Yes, it's on Phase. If it was the cold bug it wouldn't post with stock settings correct? Which it does without any hitches.
Not always (from what I have heard), sometimes phase will just limit the OC because the CPU is running too cold. You rembered to grease the socket with dielectric grease, right? And every thing is properly insulated too, correct?
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Not always (from what I have heard), sometimes phase will just limit the OC because the CPU is running too cold. You rembered to grease the socket with dielectric grease, right? And every thing is properly insulated too, correct?

Yes sir. dielectric grease all around the socket and on the pins. Everything is very well insulated, never had a problem with condensation.
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