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Ok my 3500+ is up to 2.5ghz on stock cooling, with a bit of a case mod. I should soon be getting my new Thermaltake Blue Orb 2 HSF, my question is, to move it up to say 2.6 or maybe even 2.8, will i need to run the DDR400, at DDR333? and also is running the HT Link at x4 ok?<br />
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any other things i should change Voltage wise before going ahead. <br />
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Basically anything i should think about?
 

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drop your HT to 3x. try to run at 2.7 Ghz (300 x 9 @ 1.58-1.6v) if you have good corsair ram you can run at 1:1 using 2.5-4-4-7 2t timings. if you have c2 corsair or valueram you're going to have to use a 133 divider (which puts your fsb at 200 again).
 

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well at the moment i am running 227x11 (the multiplyer is stuck at 11. And the HT Link is at 909.7 mhz Which is ok and stable. SO if i go further up ill drop down to x3 cheers for the info. oh i am at 1.42 vcore at this speed is that ok? and DDRV is 2.65
 

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well two things. you need to specify what type of memory you have because different memory chips like different voltage. also you have to see if you're stable at that by running superpi a few times and running prime95 for awhile.<br />
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if you can't move your CPU multi down you're kind of stuck. you'll find that youc an be more flexible and fine tune your system more if you can drop the multi to 9x or 8x and raise the fsb up some.<br />
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ALSO i just noticed you had an AGP board. find out if you need to use a PCI lock or anything to stable out your overclock. I don't know much about Abit boards, but i know in my AGP msi board that i had to lock down the PCI so i could overclock stable.
 

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well to get over 2.5 your going to need up your voltage, i know i had to.. i am at 2.7ghz with 1.5 volts . you want to keep your HTT under 1080. and using a divider is not a problem with amds memory controller. im using a 166 divider and my fsb is 260 mhz multi is 10.5 .. you cant change your multi? mine is totaly unlocked , i can use a 9 or 10x multi . but i get better performance with 10.5 for some weird reason. i can do 300x9 with gives you 2.7 , but i have to run 133 divider instead of 166.. and with me overclocking the fsb and the ram at 166.. means my ram is running at 215mhz or 430mhz DDR<br />
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also with your motherboard having a via chipset your not going to get the best overclocking results.
 

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<a href="http://www.nerddesigns.com/images/pcinfo.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.nerddesigns.com/images/pcinfo.jpg</a><br />
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there is all the info you should need, dont mind wat it says about the vcore as cpu-z isnt reading it right. Also i understand the temps are high i drop it to 2.4 usually just have it a 2.5 to show you, it is on stock you know. Just see what you think and if you need anymore info tell me
 

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<a href="http://www.overclock.net/faqs/50370-info-how-do-5-cpu-multipliers.html?highlight=.5+multi" target="_blank">http://www.overclock.net/faqs/50370-...light=.5+multi</a><br />
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thats why you don't use .5 mutlis <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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and all you have to do is run a divider and up your voltage a little bit and you should be able to crank it up higher.
 

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idle temp is a little high. im also using the stock cooler , i also have really good airflow in my case, my idle is 30c and load is 42c. Well with those idle temps i wouldnt go any further untill you get some better cooling.. also if your gettin instability try backing your memory divider to 166 instead 200. also you can keep your HTT at 4 if you dont go over 260mhz fsb.
 

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to sum up, .5 Multipliers aren't a bad device to use, you just need to be aware of the effect that they have on Memory Frequency. If you do the calcs correctly, these multipliers can help you get that little bit extra out of your system.<br />
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nothing wrong with using a .5, and that thread is telling you the benifits of a .5 multi. it does not say its bad to use one. <img src="/images/smilies/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" />
 
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