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i just read the faq of pushing 3000+ to 2.6.i ve done it too.it was a great overclocker!but now im trying to oc my 3500.ive reached 2.7 at 1.4875v and it seems to run stable.but that s not what i want!i would like to reach 3.0,but the best i can do is a 2.8(11x255)@1.55v the maximum voltage(1.600V shows cpuz and asus pc probe).surely it cant run stable because it overheats in minutes.anybody experienced the same thing with asus a8n-sli?
    
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There is very little chance you're going to reach 3 Ghz with any Venice core on air cooling. It just doesn't happen. San Diego cores are much better overclockers.
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Reaching 3.0 with a 3500+ would be awesome, but not too likely. A better cooler sounds needed since it overheats right away, though I was able to take voltage to 1.55 and still keep temp at 50/51c
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its not about cooling.i just want to see it boot when i set the freq 256 @1.55v,the highest voltage supplied by my v1014 bios!
3000+ had venice core too,but it overclocked like an opteron!
in few words:should i give up @2.8(suicide)?
    
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i guess,this silence means yes.
    
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Youonly gave it five minutes. Get a good stepping, regaurdless of core a good stepping will take you far. I'm sitting pretty at 2500mhz on stock volts, if I had the cooling/and or the motherboard to take me that high I would have a good possibility of hitting it. Same goes for you, the a8n sli is a good board, but it can only overclock to about 300 fsb.
    
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you can see my cpu stepping here.it is 2.how can i get a good stepping?(whats a stepping?its not a good thread to make this question,he?)
    
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I have the same as you, and i could NOT get windows to boot with 2.8.Ill be getting a new heatsink and fan in a few days thanks to 455buick, and im gonna try again then.
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I have taken a 3000+ Venice DH-E6 to 2.8 with 1.65V and it was Prime95 stable. I ended up with it at 2.6V @ 1.55V though as that was the sweet spot with regards to a 51C load temp. The motherboard was the eVGA 133-K8-NF41 SLI.

I would say that the problem is the voltage of the A8N.

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you can see my cpu stepping here.it is 2.how can i get a good stepping?(whats a stepping?its not a good thread to make this question,he?)
The stepping requested is on the CPU... 3rd row down.
Mine for example is CAB2EFPMW
    
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