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I am able to get the X2 4400 overclocked to 2.5 and stable for 6 hours running prime95 but am hitting a wall. I have plent of voltage room and a strong PSU @600 so I think this should go up more. 2 questions:

1) With decent cooling (Right now Zalma and it never gets warmer than 35c) how high can i take this using budget ram?

2) I upped my vcore to 1.4, multiplier is at 10 and freq 250. Any suggestions on what else to do to take this higher? Also I only ran 1 instance of prime95 is that sufficient? this is a dual core...
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post #2 of 38
you must run two instances of P95 to get CPU usage to 100%, this will gice you your max load temp which is super important in OCing, also you really need too put your RAM on a divider, you can up your CPUVcore more than 1.4
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Hi,we have almost the same system.Im still working on mine,I went up to 2.64 some peolpe have like 2.7.And by the way you need to run 2 prime a the same time.My problem is I can't run 2 prime @ 2.64 now.But still working on.Read a lot is good information here.
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im running at 2.73 stable.. i doubt much can get much higher then them, im frustrated!
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sorry side question, Alexis what is your CPUvolts at, I'm curious why you cant run dual P95
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only way you are goona get it much higher than 2.6 is to vMod your board...it's really easy, adn despite what peole say, it can be reversed with no ill effects....if you do it right and have to RMA the board, noone will be the wiser.
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post #7 of 38
How high does that board go to with the CPUVcore 1.55? If it goes to that he may get 2.6 without Vmod
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1.475 around there,ddr 2.7,run yesterday 2 prime @ stock for 13 hrs no a single problem.Once I oc 2.5 up have problems,I have mine once 2.5 run 2 prime for 10+ hrs no problems.
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post #9 of 38
at 2.5 u have 1.47Vcore? At 2.6 u could run up to 1.55 depending on temps which shouldnt be an issue with BT, BTW nice mobo
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1.475 around there,ddr 2.7,run yesterday 2 prime @ stock for 13 hrs no a single problem.Once I oc 2.5 up have problems,I have mine once 2.5 run 2 prime for 10+ hrs no problems.
Alex would you mind showing me your CPUz shots? I would like to try and mimick what you have and see what I can do.

ALL: I have 2 1 gb sticks of budget ram is that going to hold down my OC? Also I cant seem to paste screen shots in here can someone let me know how to do it? Unfortunately I wont be able to post my CPUz until late tonight but I will post it once I get home.
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