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Hey OCN,

After being offline for a while, I decided to give back to the community.

I'm offering completly free help and support. I have knowledge in CPU, Northbridge (IMC), Hardware choices and more.

Take note I can also help you for other products such as graphic cards, just PM me and I'll help you.

If you started a thread already, asking for help, you can always post it there or PM it to me and I'll gladly go and read it all and see what I can help you with.

Thanks all,

Best regards,

Blostorm.

Edit: Only PM me if it's related to other products than AMD CPU / IMC.
Edited by Blostorm - 4/2/11 at 12:15pm
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hi blostorm i have a question if i may be so bold as to ask =)
at which point of overclocking your northbridge (with your cpu set to 4ghz),do you stop seeing increases in throughput?
im asking because i can get 4ghz on cpu,and on the nb,but im limited to using ddr2 800,so i soon find that i stop seeing increases due to memory being the bottleneck as opposed to nb/cpu.
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The better the best.

I would try to reach 2.6 GHz myself. If it works at 2.6 GHz, try pushing 2.8 GHz. 3.0 GHz is pretty much the max you really want to see improvements.

Some programs using alot of ram will see improvements after 3 GHz but for general use, over 3 GHz is pretty much useless.

For 4 GHz I would recommend 2.6 - 2.8.

Edit: Check this out: http://www.overclock.net/amd-memory/...nificance.html

That guy is a big big RAM FAN / IMC FAN / Everything related to memory stuff.
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hey man, thanks for lending some advice! I've made a thread or two before ...

But, now I've got my Phenom II X(3?)4! 720 Black Edition stable at 3.255Ghz but I was wondering why the clock speed is floored to it's max 3255.3~0Mhz is what CPU-Z is showing... Why doesn't my clock speed fluctuate? Is this a problem?
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cheers fella!
I did work my way up to max stable cpu speed,then max stable nb speeds,and as im fsb overclocking(locked multi) the ram either rises up to where it will not boot or gets dropped down the next divider,which means im stuck at a max of 453.9 ram frequency until i stumble across ddr2 1150/1200 for cheap (unlikely).

I should have run benches while raising the respective speeds and its only now i realise i can drops unecesary speeds that dont offer any benefit and lower volts to keep the chip cooler.

I will drop the nb to 2.8 and run aida64, i have memory benches for stock and 3.8ghz
nb so by rights i shouldnt see any drop in numbers by dropping a gig in nb.
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hey man, thanks for lending some advice! I've made a thread or two before ...

But, now I've got my Phenom II X(3?)4! 720 Black Edition stable at 3.255Ghz but I was wondering why the clock speed is floored to it's max 3255.3~0Mhz is what CPU-Z is showing... Why doesn't my clock speed fluctuate? Is this a problem?
I don't really understand your question. You asking why your CPU Frequency is always 3255.0 to 3255.3 ? I don't really understand. CPU Speed can vary a couple MHz for multiple reasons.

If it wasn't your question, feel free to tell me
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I don't really understand your question. You asking why your CPU Frequency is always 3255.0 to 3255.3 ? I don't really understand. CPU Speed can vary a couple MHz for multiple reasons.

If it wasn't your question, feel free to tell me
Yes, it used to fluctuate between like 1.2Ghz and the max OC whatever I had it at. Now it just stays at the max OC, is this normal?
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cool n quiet off ? power option set to max not balanced or power saver?
yeah, i hijacked your threrad!
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Yes, it used to fluctuate between like 1.2Ghz and the max OC whatever I had it at. Now it just stays at the max OC, is this normal?
Above poster win the interwebz!

Cool n Quiet must be OFF. C1E too.

In windows, go to control panel, power options, try "HIGH PERFORMANCE" preset. You can go into advance and set it to never save energy.

Hope it works!
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cool n quiet off ? power option set to max not balanced or power saver?
yeah, i hijacked your threrad!
Cool N Quiet is OFF

AMD C1E Supprt is OFF
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