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post #22 of 32
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Here are my present settings
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CPU(s)
Number of CPUs1
NameAMD Athlon 64 3700+
Code NameSan Diego
SpecificationAMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3700+
Family / Model / SteppingF 7 1
Extended Family / ModelF 27
Brand ID4
PackageSocket 939
Core SteppingSH-E4
Technology90 nm
Supported Instructions SetsMMX, Extended MMX, 3DNow!, Extended 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64
CPU Clock Speed2211.2 MHz
Clock multiplierx 11.0
HTT Bus Frequency201.0 MHz
L1 Data Cache64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Instruction Cache64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Cache1024 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed2211.2 MHz (Full)
L2 LocationOn Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logicyes
L2 Bus Width128 bits

Mainboard and chipset
Motherboard manufacturerASUSTeK Computer INC.
Motherboard modelA8N-SLI Premium, 1.02
BIOS vendorPhoenix Technologies, LTD
BIOS revisionASUS A8N-SLI Premium ACPI BIOS Revision 1009
BIOS release date10/21/2005
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Sensor chipITE IT8712
Graphic InterfacePCI-Express
PCI-E Link Widthx16
PCI-E Max Link Widthx16

Memory
DRAM TypeDDR-SDRAM
DRAM Size1024 MBytes
DRAM Frequency201.0 MHz
FSBRAMCPU/11
CAS# Latency3.0 clocks
RAS# to CAS#3 clocks
RAS# Precharge3 clocks
Cycle Time (TRAS)7 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (TRC)16 clocks
DRAM Idle Timer16 clocks
Command Rate2T
# of memory modules1
Module 0G Skill DDR PC4000 - 1024 MBytes

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post #23 of 32
BIOS release date 10/21/2005

Is there a newer BIOS?

DRAM Frequency 218.2 MHz
FSBRAM CPU/9

And you are looking for 250 I presume? Have you tried raising the FSB?

Like I said I am yet to become fully AMD savvy--so I'm not certain what altering the HTT does...looks like you could get some more speed from that San Diego--AMD-heads would know best how to do it (voltage etc)

DDR 500 RAM is awesome...as Ted sez the purpose of it is to let you keep a 1:1 divider and OC the CPU. You've got a good solid set up and it will (eventually) show you what it can do...if you are new to this OCing stuff I reccomend taking your time--little adjustments make big differences in BIOS.

Using SW to OC is a last resort IMO (for boards with locked BIOS etc) just poke around in the BIOS and ask some more questions on the AMD forums and you will be sure to get it...
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post #24 of 32
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hey thanks for hanging in there with me cyber. I have not messed with fsb yet honestly I don't know which one that is in my bios and yes the bios is current. well I do but then there is the voltage and the hyper threading and then the multiplier and it seems that if I mess with the fsb it just becomes unstable.
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post #25 of 32
if your ASUS BIOS is like mine...then in your advanced tab you will see "jumper free config" if you go in there you can set your "cpu clock (fsb)", your pci-e freq, your pci-e voltage, ram voltage, cpu voltage, cpu mult........set everything to "manual" rather than "auto" and enter your values.

if you exit the jumper free config...then enter cpu config from the advanced tab you will be able to set your HT mult and turn off cool'n' quiet

(your HT is your cpu clock x HT mult ie: 250 x 4 = 1000.....you need to keep the HT value under 1000 or your system will become unstable.....over 251 fsb use HT x3...get it??)

if you exit cpu config and enter chipset config you can set your RAM freq and timings etc......leave your RAM set to 200 (400) seeing as though you have DDR550 you shouldnt need to change this unless you ae able to really push your cpu....you can leave your RAM timings as auto for the time being and tighten or loosen them once you have clocked your system a bit.
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post #26 of 32
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thanks ted thats the most help I have gotten so far!!!! I have gotten a little more knowledge and here are my stats now tell me what you think.


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Number of CPUs1
NameAMD Athlon 64 3700+
Code NameSan Diego
SpecificationAMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3700+
Family / Model / SteppingF 7 1
Extended Family / ModelF 27
Brand ID4
PackageSocket 939
Core SteppingSH-E4
Technology90 nm
Supported Instructions SetsMMX, Extended MMX, 3DNow!, Extended 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64
CPU Clock Speed2574.0 MHz
Clock multiplierx 11.0
HTT Bus Frequency234.0 MHz
L1 Data Cache64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Instruction Cache64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Cache1024 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed2574.0 MHz (Full)
L2 LocationOn Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logicyes
L2 Bus Width128 bits

Mainboard and chipset
Motherboard manufacturerASUSTeK Computer INC.
Motherboard modelA8N-SLI Premium, 1.02
BIOS vendorPhoenix Technologies, LTD
BIOS revisionASUS A8N-SLI Premium ACPI BIOS 1011-006
BIOS release date03/02/2006
ChipsetnVidia nForce4 rev. A3
SouthbridgenVidia nForce4 MCP rev. A3
Sensor chipITE IT8712
Graphic InterfacePCI-Express
PCI-E Link Widthx16
PCI-E Max Link Widthx16

Memory
DRAM TypeDDR-SDRAM
DRAM Size1024 MBytes
DRAM Frequency234.0 MHz
FSBRAMCPU/11
CAS# Latency2.5 clocks
RAS# to CAS#3 clocks
RAS# Precharge3 clocks
Cycle Time (TRAS)7 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (TRC)11 clocks
DRAM Idle Timer16 clocks
Command Rate2T
# of memory modules1
Module 0G Skill DDR PC4000 - 1024 MBytes

Software
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post #27 of 32
you should have no hassle pushing it further than that...I know of guys here that have their 3700 at 2.9GHz (290x10 I think) or there abouts.

keep pushing your fsb up by 5MHz until you get stability problems.....then if you want to go further you can try increasing your Vcore (cpu voltage)...just make sure your temps at full load stay under 50C.

to test stability and load temps download OCCT.....it will use the ASUS pc probe utility that came on your mobo driver CD to monitor temps and voltages.....if you run the stability test it goes for 30mins and runs your cpu at about 100%.....you will easily be able to keep an eye on your temps.

keep us posted
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post #28 of 32
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Now is it ok with the stock cooling I have to go higher that 2.6ghz? I havn't raised a single degree yet since I started but IM afraid of a temp spike?

Me no speaky english hopefully you can figure that last part out.
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post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by joshallen79
Now is it ok with the stock cooling I have to go higher that 2.6ghz? I havn't raised a single degree yet since I started but IM afraid of a temp spike?
As long as your full CPU load (100%) temperature is under 55C then theres nothing to worry about temperature-wise
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post #30 of 32
Do watch your full load temp and keep it under 50c. Ususlly about 2600ish depending on your vcore (CPU voltage) will hit near the max.

Check out this FAQ for some insight and the links to progs like OCCT to test for stability and full load.
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/38169-...roduction.html
    
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