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Got my build put together.. next I need to OC the 3700+

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UPDATE: So i've been messing around with the OCing the past few days... I really don't understand the FAQ fully enough to feel comfortable finding my maximums... I think maybe my MB has different acronyms that are throwing me off. Looking around these boards, a lot of people have my RAM and CPU, so i've been trying their settings. I haven't gotten any high stable over clocks on my cpu, but I admit my main concern is high 3D Marks...

Now I'm REALLY confused, because I scored my highest so far on 3D mark this morning (9805) with the settings in this pic, when my highest "windows stable" overclock was around 2.8, and I got around 100-300 points less in 3D mark 05... anyone have any ideas as to what is going on, and any suggestions for better settings for me?

Also: Just installed the AC 64 Freezer Pro last night before running that prime95 in the pic, the temp was up at 44c when i stopped the test... should I be concerned? Does the thermal paste have to break in or something like that?

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post #2 of 25
Here:
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/31782-...pu-memory.html

Cheers mate!
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I'd start by reading the FAQ if you haven't done so yet. You do everything in the BIOS. You should get a pretty good overclock with that system.
Do you know your cpu's stepping?(on the front of cpu, second row of letters and numbers).
settings I'd try.
cpu multiple 11x
FSB 250
vcore(cpu voltage): 1.45v or 1.5v(if 1.45v doesn't work first, but it should)
no memory divider since you have ddr 500.
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nevermind... i cant get the pc to post

I put this thread up becasue x64 wouldnt load, so I assumed 32 would load right up... SAME PROBLEM! I cant get this pc to post! THe furththest i get is the splash screen!
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updating bios now
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everything is going welll! I'm following the quides and working my way up... at 2.47 now! thanks so much for all the help guys!
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wow... 9138 3dmark05 on my first OC
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You are going to enjoy this I can see.

Welcome to the forums and the wild world of overclocking bgbop

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Cool... another person hooked on oc'ing

good luck in your quest for speed
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cpu/fsb = 251
x11
1.425v
2.747 ghz
its running prime95 at 39 degrees C... should I up the fsb more?
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