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So I'm trying to get into the 1GHz overclock club. I've kept everything else at or below stock clocks, but with plenty of voltage. I'm just trying to get the CPU to 3.9GHz long enough to validate. I've tried every ~3.9GHz combination of multi+fsb between 14.5x269 and 13x300, and all of them POST just fine, but I just get a blank screen after the "loading operating system" message. Not sure how to fix it, because I've never seen it before. I've even disabled two of the cores, and used as much as 1.55V...no change. Very low ambient temps, well below 0C...I was idling at 8C on stock clocks.

This is somewhat frustrating, honestly...considering that this is my previous best, and it was able to run both Super Pi and wPrime:
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1514382

I figured I'd at least be able to boot at 3.9 since the memory controller isn't being taxed so much, you know?

So...anyone know what I've done wrong?
Edited by Drenlin - 1/13/11 at 1:11am
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post #2 of 24
try upping your cpu-nb voltages a little. you could also try a higher multi and lower fsb. 300 is the high end for most amd boards. what are your ram settings? you could also try to boot with one stick of ram as this sometimes gives a little more stability than multiple sticks. a few other things to try: lower ram freq., looser ram settings, higher ram voltages)

let us know how it goes and good luck
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post #3 of 24
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14.5 is as high as the multi goes :/

I had the RAM on auto for the most part, with the frequencies below 1600 at all times and at 1.65V.

So, one RAM stick, >9-9-9-24 timings, and more CPU-Nb voltage? (It's already at 1.3)

Disabling two cores will help won't it? Or is that just useless?

Will keeping the HT or NB frequencies below stock help?
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post #4 of 24
i wouldn't go over 1.3 on the cpu-nb. the ram will be fine running at 558. turn off cool n quiet and c1e and manually set everything, instead of 'auto' settings. a piece of note paper and pencil comes in handy too.
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post #5 of 24
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I have a second computer right next to it for notes (and posting this, haha)


I've just tried the following with no luck:

cores 2 and 3 disabled
C&Q and C1e disabled
CPU ≥ 3.9GHz with the multi at 13, 13.5, 14, and 14.5
CPU @ 1.55V (max spec according to AMD is 1.25V :/)
CPU-NB @ 1.325V (It's very well cooled right now...this should be ok just the once, yeah? )
HT and NB ≤ 2000MHz
RAM ≤ 800MHz (as well as ≤ 600, but it doesn't seem to like that )
RAM @ 1.71V (stock 1.6V)
RAM @ 10-10-10-27-2T

I'm givin' 'er all she's got, cap'n!
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post #6 of 24
yeah. thats a big jump on the voltages, lol.

try:

14.5 cpu multi x 269 fsb = 3900 cpu (1.5 cpu vcore)
x10 nb multi = 2690 (1.3 cpu-nb)
x8 ht multi = 2152
ram at manufacturer's timings and voltage 1:2 ratio
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Manufacturer's RAM timings are 7-8-7@1.6V ...seems a bit much, yeah? Would 9-9-9 would be alright?

What do you mean by "1:2 ratio" ?
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yeah. 7-8-7-24 2t should be fine with dram v 1.6 and cpu-nb 1.3
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post #9 of 24
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It worked! I got into Windows! thank you so much!

I got a BSOD before I could validate, though...no time to write down the numbers.

edit: got it up in networked safe mode with an extra .025V, but it won't validate
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add one more notch to cpu-nb and ram and see if that helps
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