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post #1 of 51
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I'm trying to hit 3.7 GHz with my AMD x3 425 on a Gigabyte MA78LM-S2 mobo. I followed Gyro's steps in another thread. I downclocked a lot of things and ran a blend test on Prime 95 for 10 mins at 270 reference clock. This was to make sure the reference clock could up that high and be stable. No errors. What should I do next?
Edited by Domele - 1/16/11 at 2:59pm
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post #2 of 51
Just to be clear, did you go directly to 270 or did you work your way up?
And can you post a screenshot of cpu-z, cpu and memory tabs please.

Gyro
Edited by Gyro - 1/16/11 at 3:00pm
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post #3 of 51
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I was already at 250 with my current overclock so I went to 260, then to 270. Also why does it matter?
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post #4 of 51
It's just better to take small steps,but if your there then ok.
the 10 minute test is just to see if it will fail straight away.
You need to now,with things still downclocked, run prime for a few hours, min 3hrs,just to be sure you are reasonably stable.

Gyro
Edited by Gyro - 1/16/11 at 3:11pm
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post #5 of 51
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Yes. They are all underclocked. Warning though my ram sucks. It's two sticks of 1 GB 667 from a Dell computer. Manufacturer is Nanya Technology.
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post #6 of 51
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I tested at 270 for 7 hours and it seems to be fine. I'm going away for a couple of hours so I'm going to test 280 while I am gone.
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post #7 of 51
Great.
Looking forward to the results.

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post #8 of 51
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Okay tested 280 for 6-7 hours and no errors on blend test. Whats my next step? Btw thanks for all the help.
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post #9 of 51
Post a screenshot of cpu-z cpu and memory tabs please.And what cpu volts you're at.
How were your temps while testing?

Thanks

Gyro
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post #10 of 51
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I'm at stock CPU volts, I think its 1.425. My temps were averaging 40-41 C and occasionally spiked to 46c.
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