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Hey,
Just bought a Opteron 144 (1.8GHz at stock) and I want to overclock it, I got the ASUS A8N-E, I tried to overclock it with ClockGen but I can't go over 230FSB... My system specs:
ASUS A8N-E
Opteron 144 1.8GHz
ATI Radeon x600 256MB
Infenion 512MB PC3200
Maxtor 250GB SATA

Well, for now, I'm trying with my multiplier set to 5x and my HTT (or something like that) to 2x.

I'm pretty much a noob and I really would like to overclock this processor, as I heard it's pretty good to OC...
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post #2 of 16
k, leave you multi at x9 and put the htt at x4. put your ram on a divider in your bios of something like 133/266 or it might be called a 2:3 divider. Raise the FSB from there. DO the pc in the bios if at all possible just a little more safe than trying to do it with software. Watch your temps and run SuperPI after each significant raise in the FSB.
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post #3 of 16
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Well, the RAM divider, I can't find it :S So, yeah, I can't seam to find that option, is it like the RAM timing and that stuff?
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post #4 of 16
it will generally be i nthe same menu as the timings it will no really say divider but look for an option in the ram menun that will list different ratios for the ram like 166/333 or a 5:6. It just allows you to tak the ram out of the equation becasue with 512 mg ram its harder and the x9 multi your ram will clock very high compared to the FSB. The lower the multi the more you have to ut the ram on a divider.
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post #5 of 16
Just so you know if you had your FSB/HTT set to 230MHz and with a 5x multiplier you processor was underclocked to 1150MHz. Like Hednik said leave your 9x muliplier alone, set a divider and push your FSB/HTT as far as it can go. All there is to it. Once you find your processors/motherboards max up your memory to the highest level you can with stability.

Download things like CPU-Z, Computer Brain Identifier, SpeedFan to monitor your overclock and temps.
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post #6 of 16
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Hummmm... when I set my ram timings to manual, I get the option Max Mem Clock, would it be that?

Ohh... it doesn't help that my BIOS is too old and recognise my CPU as a unknown model.
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post #7 of 16
Then you should probably flash your BIOS to a newer version. I believe Asus has a handy Update BIOS tool.
post #8 of 16
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Yup, just updated it, so, now, I need to get help for that RAM timming thingy...
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post #9 of 16
have you had any luck finding the divider, its gonna be your best bet to keep your ram from holding back your opty. Ive never used a asus board so i couldnt tell you what it would be. There will be one there. I looked up ther mobo and there is an option. JUst fin dyour RAM menu and look through all the diffrerent setttings. Its more than likely going to be near the top of the menu.
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250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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post #10 of 16
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Well I found an option called Max Mem Clock... is it possible that it's that?
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