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So, after a couple of days, I finally got my 3500+ Venice up to 2.8Ghz and running fine. I haven't done any torture test yet, but it flys when I play games. I'll get some pics posted when I get home, apparently I'm dying to post this even when I'm at school.

Also, I did a quick 5 min fan mod on my case, it looks neat but it's in fact ghetto.

Pics to come in a few hours!!!
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I'd hate to find out that you're not stable at that...and you had to bump it back to like 2.6 or something...

That's what mine was like. I could up it a lot higher and not really crash, until I tested for prime..and then I was stuck. Now I got the Opty, and it's a totally different story...but I'll save that for another day lol.
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generally, we dont accept a overclock until its prime stable, but that is a very good start.
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can you tell me your settings? Tell me everything.
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Ahhh it's gonna take me some time to get used to OC.net, plus this is my first CPU overclock since I didn't feel like overclocking the old Intel P3 999mhz anyways.

Currently I'm still lowering the timings little by little in hopes of better stability, and it's looking good so far. Sometimes my system resets in newer games like Call of Duty 2, but I found that as I keep on lowering the timings, it gets more stable. Right now I can run 253x11 without any problems, and hopefully as I advance in the work, I can get the 255x11, or 2805Mhz, running stable. It's good for Windows though.
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can you tell me your settings? Tell me everything.
Go ahead and add me to MSN, I'll accept when I get home.
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#1, windows stable and prime stable two different things. the reason why you crash on CoD2 is because you're not stable. 255x11 is a sheiserload. lower your multi to 10 and it'll help a lot. 10x280 will give you faster fsb (as long as you have corsair XMS and not C2) also, 2x1 gig chips usually run better w/ timings at 3-3-3-8, so........ its nice that you can get your 3500+ to get to 2.8, but be wary because i have a 3500 venice e6 and you may have ogtten lucky, but you may also just not have it stable....do prime for 24 hours and post results. also superpi helps....
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Prime for 24 hours is too lnog. If its gonna fail, itll fail in the first 8-10 hours.
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Yea, I noticed the instability, but I'm trying hard, not giving up yet.

253x11 was fine for hours of F.E.A.R., well....actually I switched to CoD2 after an hour because I was a little scared to go on, the game, not the load. I played until I had a headache and had to hit the sack.

The story continues today.........

By the way, my Corsair chips are those "ValueSelect" ones, but they're great performers though.

Oh noes, lunch is almost over.
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post #10 of 19
He may have a good starting point Lozza, but remember, each chip has its own ceiling.
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