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I bought a couple of clawhammers a month back strictly for purposes of overclocking.
That said I cant get it to post much higher than a freq of 212. My mobo allows me to add voltage to memory but not the cpu (maybe I need a bios update). By the way its watercooled and usually hovers around 32c. Here are my CPUz numbers:

Memory: Freq 195.9
fsb: cpu/13
cas lat 3
ras/cas del 3
cycle 8
bank 11
dram 16 clocks
command rate 2T
Single DDR 1gb cheap ram

mobo: Gigabyte K8NE NVIDIA Socket 754 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / Gigabit LAN / USB 2.0 / Serial ATA

CPU
Core: 2546.h
multipler x12
HTT 212.2 mhz
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I don't have too much info on this mobo and the in the web info on it's possibilities to OC are scarce. You know that for all the Gygabytes to have acces to the avanced features in BIOS you need to press ctrl+F1 when you enter the BIOS? I've sen some preety good OCs with the F6 BIOS, but they didn't say if that's with a default core voltage or not. If the ctrl+F1 trick doesn't work, then try a bios update.
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ya i poste on you other post, id say try the key to unlonk the features he mentioned some older bios and even newer ones require you to hit a combo of keys to unlock the featues just because they dont reccomend you to overclock with their boards.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sdumper
I bought a couple of clawhammers a month back strictly for purposes of overclocking.
That said I cant get it to post much higher than a freq of 212. My mobo allows me to add voltage to memory but not the cpu (maybe I need a bios update). By the way its watercooled and usually hovers around 32c. Here are my CPUz numbers:

Memory: Freq 195.9
fsb: cpu/13
cas lat 3
ras/cas del 3
cycle 8
bank 11
dram 16 clocks
command rate 2T
Single DDR 1gb cheap ram

mobo: Gigabyte K8NE NVIDIA Socket 754 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / Gigabit LAN / USB 2.0 / Serial ATA

CPU
Core: 2546.h
multipler x12
HTT 212.2 mhz

Don't know about the motherboard that you have, I have a 3700Newark and a MT-40 Turion both great overclockers, so you should beable to get 2.8ghz with the right setup. the newark's vcore is 1.68 the Turion is 1.72vcore with typhoons folding 24/7 for the last 6 months with no problems temps never go past 47c. under full load. Hope this helps some.
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Any ideas about the correct memory settings even without a vcore bump I am hoping that by adjusting my timings I can get it to post at HTT 220 or so.
I was also somewhat surprized to see an Intel 4 3ghz (my work machine) with 512mb of ram show better CPU scores but the clawhammer is an older chip.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sdumper
Any ideas about the correct memory settings even without a vcore bump I am hoping that by adjusting my timings I can get it to post at HTT 220 or so.
I was also somewhat surprized to see an Intel 4 3ghz (my work machine) with 512mb of ram show better CPU scores but the clawhammer is an older chip.

1gig sticks don't overclock to good, but you should beable to get more than what your getting, try 3 4 4 8, 166 divider drop your multi to 10x, htt 3x, then up the fsb in tell it won't boot then back it off in tell it dose, then run prime.

If I was you I would look around for a DFI lanparty 250gb, best overclocker for those chips.
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post #7 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jrabb1920
1gig sticks don't overclock to good, but you should beable to get more than what your getting, try 3 4 4 8, 166 divider drop your multi to 10x, htt 3x, then up the fsb in tell it won't boot then back it off in tell it dose, then run prime.

If I was you I would look around for a DFI lanparty 250gb, best overclocker for those chips.
Great advice thanks!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jrabb1920
1gig sticks don't overclock to good, but you should beable to get more than what your getting, try 3 4 4 8, 166 divider drop your multi to 10x, htt 3x, then up the fsb in tell it won't boot then back it off in tell it dose, then run prime.

If I was you I would look around for a DFI lanparty 250gb, best overclocker for those chips.
This helped a lot I am stable now at 2.55 but
My bios gets incredibly hot like 74c hot is this normal? Does anyone make fans or better heatsinks than stock. I havent looked into and will probably google it in a few minutes but if you have any suggestions on that fron let me know.
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running your bios runs your CPU usage at about 50%, and yes that is way way way too hot, People on the forum typically agree that the BT (Big Typhoon) is the best CPU heatsink, but look at the Zalman line they make great heatsinks, there best one is the Zalman CNPS9500
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post #10 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by el7145
running your bios runs your CPU usage at about 50%, and yes that is way way way too hot, People on the forum typically agree that the BT (Big Typhoon) is the best CPU heatsink, but look at the Zalman line they make great heatsinks, there best one is the Zalman CNPS9500
Thanks I just added the CNPS9500 to my X2 which I am also currently overclocking. I saw your reply on that one too. I mistyped earlier I meant my chipset not my bios. I have the 754 watercooled but I opted for a bargain watercooling kit and it is not as efficient as my Zalman so I will probably sell it and go with a Zalman on that rig too. I am very surprized about my chipset though it has no fan but it does have a large copper heatsink on it. Any idea how hot is safe?
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