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Well, I got my opteron 144 to 2.6, but it's not quite stable. I have the CPU-Z cpu and mem screenshots below. My temps are varying from program to program, but they're in the area of ~50-55 at load. The mem is what bother's me though. It's at 2.7v and in 1T command, but it's only at 240 mhz, below what it's rated. Lastly, in Prime95, it doesn't get an error...it just gets 100 warnings then ends the test. All suggestions would be appreciated.

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first of all, the HZ only need 2.6. so ease off .1v. youre obviously running on a divider which is telling your mem to run slower then your FSB and at that particular divider, your mem will run lower then rated timings.

you might want to upgrade cooling. ~50-55C load on stock cooler isnt too bad, but most likely youre going to need a little more volts to get it stable. i would get some better cooling to lower your temps.

oh yea, loosen your ram timings to 3-4-4-8 as well. tighten the timings once everything is stable.
    
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Run MemTest86+ and see what type of errors you get. I have a feeling it will be a command rate issue, but just run it at your current settings. If you get errors/computer freezes on test 5 or 8, set your command rate to 2T and run MemTest86 again.
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Run MemTest86+ and see what type of errors you get. I have a feeling it will be a command rate issue, but just run it at your current settings. If you get errors/computer freezes on test 5 or 8, set your command rate to 2T and run MemTest86 again.
i think these sticks are better off at 1T. i switched to 2T in my adventure and it didnt do squat. i still say loosen it to rated timings until a good cpu overclock then tighten it afterwards. im at 273 MHz 3-4-4-8 and after my 12 hour prime test, im gonna try 3-4-3-8 and so on. its better to start slow and work your way up i think.
    
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Alright, I think I will have to use 2T because 1T won't boot at 2.6v, will boot at 2.7v, but fails prime95 instantly. I'm still running at 240 mhz, but I'm going to go back in and use a 2T command and try to up the mhz to at least 250, hoping to get around 270-280.
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Run a stiff divider and see where the CPU will go to stable.
Then run a 6x on the CPU to see where you can get the RAM to work.
    
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Wow Duke, you lost me at "Run"

I've included a pic of my bios, it's my current settings right now. I was in 1T, right up to the point where it did a random reboot. I'm not quite sure on how my computer uses a divider. From what I go, it's the "memclock frequency", but it only gives me 100 133 166 200 213 233 250 for options.

This is my first real OC, so please bear with me.
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do 100.
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check this out buddy, it might help, take in what yo can
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/14...-far-your.html
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