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Originally Posted by zerohour
What Vcore are you running though? And trust me, your PSU is better then this, "fluctuate" is an understatment.

Wax - I will tighten that up.
1.31 V +/- .05V
EDIT: According to speedfan.
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You have me wondering now, is that low? What's average for this kind of OC?
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Well, since the stock voltage is 1.35, I'd say it's pretty low.
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You have me wondering now, is that low? What's average for this kind of OC?
Most people can get their X2 3800+ up to 260-270 @ 1.44-1.48vcore, mine doing 260/1.44vcore 24/7. I cannot get it up to 2.7 unless i give it 1.56vcore and watch my temp goes up to 53C on dual prime.
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Nice oc there zerohour.

I have a off topic question, where can i get that Vista thingy u got looks cool. I mean your desktop and menu bar or w/e.
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Nice oc there zerohour.

I have a off topic question, where can i get that Vista thingy u got looks cool. I mean your desktop and menu bar or w/e.
Download and install from here

And Brisk, I was talking about my PSU flucuating, I wasn't hating on yours
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Hey everyone,

As you know I built a new rig, the build log is found in my sig - "X-Qpack 1.1".

I have been experimenting with my x2 3800+ to see what I can get out of it. I started out by pumping it to 2.3ghz with stock volts and priming that overnight. My results in the morning were that it was indeed 9 hours prime stable. There were 0 errors, I just stopped it myself. Take a look at the screen shot:



Next I bumped it up to 2.4 which was also prime stable for many hours:



Now is the tricky part. I believe I have narrowed it down to the PSU, because I know, and have known from the start that this Aspire PSU is litterally a peice of junk, but I thought I would give it a try. I need alot of voltage to go much higher then this, so I think the PSU is copping out.

As I type this I am sitting on these settings:



260 FSB @ 1.45V and it gets to about 30% OCCT test and then quits. It doesn't lock up or anything, just stops testing. I bump the voltage up to 1.5V and this is what I get:



OCCT stable with 260 FSB x 10 = 2600Mhz w/ 1.5V. I haven't yet primed at these settings, OCCT was enough for me then. However it doesn't seem like it should need this much to get stable there. I know it needs at least 1.475V to become OCCT stable because right now I am at 1.45V and it doesn't even do 50% of OCCT testing.

Also I read the post earlier today about a fellow overclocker with his x2 3800+ @ 3.0ghz with less voltage than mine needs to get to 2.6 which just doesn't make sense, unless this PSU is alot worse than I think. Also his stepping and revision are the exact same as mine, so we have similar X2s. He also has a DFi mobo which is surely a better overclocker than this, however it doesn't explain 400mhz and less voltage, unless his overclock isn't stable, because I never saw and prime or OCCT tests of his.

*EDIT* This is a quote from the 3.0ghz 3800+ owner above: "i run 2820mhz 1:1 with 1.375v. and my load and idel are super low."

This doesn't add up to me at all seeing how stock voltage is 1.350...

So I ordered a zalman 7000B tonight which will be here tomorrow to take care of some heat, but do you all think a new PSU is in order? Or should I mess around with these settings a little more? I have some time, so spit those suggestions out.
sometimes they just don't get that high. mines only stable with 1.45V at 253mhz fsb, so 2.53ghz. im getting water cooling soon though, so i can get it to around 2.7-2.8ghz hopefully
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post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by zerohour
Download and install from here

And Brisk, I was talking about my PSU flucuating, I wasn't hating on yours


Thx alot.

Your psu could be limiting your oc with unstable rails maybe it's time to upgrade.
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out of topic but vista looks beautifull . Maybe it will effect ur fps in games cuz of those graphix ?
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out of topic but vista looks beautifull . Maybe it will effect ur fps in games cuz of those graphix ?
Games don't slow at while running it, 150 FPS+ in CS:S on all high settings. 90K AQ3 score to boot. This is by far the best midrange card I've ever seen, not to mention the crazy clocks of 630/1560mhz.
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