Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › Athlon XP 6000+ new HSF
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Athlon XP 6000+ new HSF

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hello

I have just now been getting into the OverClocking scene. I just recently bought and installed a CoolerMaster 212 plus heatsink with 2 fans doing a push/pull with my Athlon 64 X2 6000+ with 8gb RAM using a M2a-VM motherboard.

I have been doing a lot of testing and running of different programs and have noticed some things. When I leave my Multiplier (x15) and Bus speed (200) at their defaults, when I run prime95 it doesnt spit out any errors. Temps at 100% CPU are: Core0 is 45-47C Core1 is 52-54C. These temps are a LOT lower than when I had my stock HSF on. They were 60+C back then with 100% usage.

OK now the fun. When I increase my bus speed to 210, prime95 still does not give any errors after a couple of tests. Temperature change is very small.

When the bus speed is increased to 220, the system still boots fine, temps still around the above stated values but when I run prime95, I get this one just one of the workers:

FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.

However, no stress.txt file is produced only a results.txt file. The other worker does not give any errors and continues working. This error only seems to come up when the bus is set to 220.

I would like to squeeze every bit of performance out of this as possible, and as I see it temps aren't the problem at the moment, as with the stock HSF it was regularly 64C+ at load with no OCing. Now it runs around 58C at load, 36-37 idle with a minor OC on it.

Can anyone give me any pointers or any other programs to use to figure this out? I have been using HWMonitor, CPU-Z, and prime95 to make these observations.

Any tips are welcome.
Thanks.
post #2 of 8
Higher overclocks require more voltage. I haven't seen anything in your posts about this.
Stacker 810 V3 :)
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k 4.5 GHZ ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION EVGA GTX 980  16gb G.skill Ripjaws 2400mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x 64gb ADATA SSD RAID0 + 2x 4 TB spinners 2x Asus DVD+RW Swiftech Watercooling 360 rad mcp655 win 7 x64 Ubuntu x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x DELL S2740L 27'' IPS screens  Logitech G15 Corsair 1000 Watt Modular CM Stacker 810 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G9 OCZ Behemoth 
  hide details  
Reply
Stacker 810 V3 :)
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k 4.5 GHZ ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION EVGA GTX 980  16gb G.skill Ripjaws 2400mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x 64gb ADATA SSD RAID0 + 2x 4 TB spinners 2x Asus DVD+RW Swiftech Watercooling 360 rad mcp655 win 7 x64 Ubuntu x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x DELL S2740L 27'' IPS screens  Logitech G15 Corsair 1000 Watt Modular CM Stacker 810 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G9 OCZ Behemoth 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Well i am interested in OCing, but only safely. Once I got to the point where prime95 started spitting out errors (the system still runs at this point without any other noticeable problems) I decided it may be better to see what the 'pros' think.

Here is a screen shot of my system at idle:


Edited by ef87 - 2/10/11 at 10:19am
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
i have upped the voltage as much as the bios would let me with a bus of 225, i reseated the HSF, redirected the push/pull direction and it seems to be running more stable now.

new screenshot:

post #5 of 8
I have that same processor, and to be honest im surprised you even got a .37 overclock out of it. Its 90nm and generates a lot of heat. Don't expect to get much more out of it. If it's not stable, drop the fsb to 220 or 222.
6CORES!!
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1605T @ 3.54 1.37V ASUS M4A785-M 1GB Gigabyte Radeon HD4870 2x2GB .GSkill 800 DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 640GB/1TB Spinpoint F3 ASUS DVD/CD w/ Lightscribe Xigmatek Dark Knight Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 20inch 1600x900 Logitech G510 Corsair CMPSU-550VX 550W HAF 912 [Painted Black] 
MouseAudio
Logitech G700 Sennheiser HD201's 
  hide details  
Reply
6CORES!!
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1605T @ 3.54 1.37V ASUS M4A785-M 1GB Gigabyte Radeon HD4870 2x2GB .GSkill 800 DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 640GB/1TB Spinpoint F3 ASUS DVD/CD w/ Lightscribe Xigmatek Dark Knight Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 20inch 1600x900 Logitech G510 Corsair CMPSU-550VX 550W HAF 912 [Painted Black] 
MouseAudio
Logitech G700 Sennheiser HD201's 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by fordy314 View Post
I have that same processor, and to be honest im surprised you even got a .37 overclock out of it. Its 90nm and generates a lot of heat. Don't expect to get much more out of it. If it's not stable, drop the fsb to 220 or 222.
This.

Your x2 6000 was already pushing the limits of the K8 architecture at bone stock (3.0GHz). The K8 architecture won't generally pass 3.2GHz. A few of the lucky ones got higher, but most won't.
Junkyard
(18 items)
 
NAStradamous
(12 items)
 
HTPC01
(16 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
  hide details  
Reply
Junkyard
(18 items)
 
NAStradamous
(12 items)
 
HTPC01
(16 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
I did not know that! I guess I should start looking for a better CPU

What would be a good alternative CPU for my M2A-VM?
post #8 of 8
Any thing from this list http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/c...roduct=1&os=17.
You will need to update bios to version 5001 too.ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/so...2A-VM-5001.zip

Good luck

Gyro
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Ph IIx4 955 @ 3.2 Asus M2N32-sli dlx Asus GTX 460 1gb DirectCU MSI GTX 460 1gb Cyclone 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4x2gb OCZ ddr2 1066 plats seagate 320gb sata lg supermulti dvd WIN 7 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
acer p221w ms SS ST75F-P 750w CM 690modded w/KazeMaster pro 
Mouse
ms intellimouse explorer3.0 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Ph IIx4 955 @ 3.2 Asus M2N32-sli dlx Asus GTX 460 1gb DirectCU MSI GTX 460 1gb Cyclone 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4x2gb OCZ ddr2 1066 plats seagate 320gb sata lg supermulti dvd WIN 7 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
acer p221w ms SS ST75F-P 750w CM 690modded w/KazeMaster pro 
Mouse
ms intellimouse explorer3.0 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › Athlon XP 6000+ new HSF