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post #21 of 31
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It would be cool if you could software overclock it via linux with the old PS3 firmware
Possibly possible one way or another. But I don't think it's a wise idea since stock PlayStation 3's tend to overheat... Unless modifying the cooling, I woulden't overclock it...
    
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I haven't got a screenshot but 1.5v for 4GHz
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Ive never had a chip out of the 3 I've owned that could overclock to 4ghz or past stable. My i7 has gotten to 4ghz and can be stable during games, but if I hit it with a high priority video conversion for example - it'll bomb. I've downclocked it to like 3.66ghz like I could get to with my Q6600 and my E6700.
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My old E5200 would struggle to get 3.3 stable at 1.36v wouldnt go anywhere near 4GHz

But the E5200 i have now on the other hand 4Ghz stable at 1.32v and 4.4GHz bench stable 1.4v.
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post #25 of 31
I do remember that my original AMD Athlon 1.2GHz processor had no headroom whatsoever. Thankfully that was back in the days when the very mention of the word 'overclock' would have someone quizzically squint their eyes at you.
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post #26 of 31
my ES amd athlon 3700 wouldnt do a penny above its rated 2.4 lol
i wasted so many hours trying to get that piece of **** to shine!
to add insult to injury most games wouldnt play with that chip because it showed up as 4x200 in the system details...

my 7550 didnt like overclocking either,i could get maybe 2.9 out of it...

my boys pentium 3.2 gives a mahoosive 120mhz increase even with a chiller though thats probably the oem bios holding it back.

so i sigh with relief that my 945 will do 4.1 cpu/3.8nb
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post #27 of 31
I feel your pain.

Testing a 3000+ Venice and right now, it ain't looking good. Has yet to run or boot anywhere near 2.7 even with 1.55v's or better thrown at it.
At stock settings it's OK and runs nice 'n cool at least.
I'll have to see how crappy it really is later.
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post #28 of 31
Experience has shown me that it's not always the chips fault for a poor OC. I had a Q6600 that would only do 3.2 stable on a P5N-D or a 780i FTW MB, dropped the same chip in an EP45-UD3P and got 3.6 stable with nearly identicle volts. Can't beat Gigabyte for OC'g intel quads, at least on 775 platform.
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post #29 of 31
Agreed. UD3P is bad ass
 
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post #30 of 31
Original Phenom Tricore, 2.1 to 2.3 stable, woudnt post at 2.4 and horridly unstable at 2.5
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