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This is my second Opteron 165. I have it set up with a brand new board, DFI LanParty Ultra-D.<br><br>
Ram: OCZ 2GB (1GB x 2) Platnium. 2-3-2-5<br><br>
My Opty stepping is CCBWE 0551<br><br>
I know it's not the best... but on stock volate, I can overclock about 20mhz. Seriously.<br><br>
My old opty hit 2.5ghz, Prime and memtest stable.<br><br>
I hit 2.3 with bumped up volates, and majorly underclocked ram, but it wasn't stable. Anywhere from inbetween and Prime95 or memtest failed.<br><br>
I think the culprit is my ram. On the gold connectors, some are slightly tarnished. Almost corroded. It's still under warrenty... I was thinking of returning them.<br><br>
Anyone else with a DFI board and an opty if you mind giving me your exact setting I'll try them and post back with my results.<br><br>
The volate is listed weird in the bios, but I changed one, and it read it at 1.45ish. So... yeah.<br><br><br>
-Towels
 

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change the cpu voltage to 1.45 and the voltage % to "auto" I forget what it's called, but leave it at auto.<br><br>
Also, put the ram on a 100 divider with 2.5-4-3-6 timings, just to keep it outta the way completely.
 

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Run MemTest86 on your memory and see if you get errors at stock settings. Try running at 2T if you have the command rate set to 1T. Those are some aggresive timings also for a 2/1GB kit, try 3-3-3-8 and see if you gain any stability.
 

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You will think this is crazy but a pencil erasier works well to clean the contacts .
 

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wow so many opty 165s around these days <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">boy..i hope i don't have problem oc'ing my 165 when i get it.. my stepping is CCBBE...</div>
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CCBBE you wont have the slightest problem <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I will try thost settings tommorow, im gonna memtest overnight on stock speeds.<br />
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The ram is, an was at 1T the whole time<br />
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On my epox board, I had the ram at the rec speed of 2.3.5.3, and 1T, and I think 180mhz.<br />
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Worked fine at 2.5ghz.<br />
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I think some moisture got on my ram, and that could be the problem. I will try the eraser trick tommorow also.<br />
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Thanks.
 

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#1: Use the orange slots for dual channel, not yellow ones.<br />
#2: Verify bios edition your using. My UltraD would need a flashed bios to run dual core.<br />
#3: Use memtest with only one stick at a time.<br />
#4: Re-verify all 4 power connectors are snug on your mobo.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">My Opty stepping is CCBWE 0551<br />
I know it's not the best... but on stock volate, I can overclock about 20mhz. <br />
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My old opty hit 2.5ghz, Prime and memtest stable.<br />
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-Towels</div>

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</div>2.5 ghz is a low overclock for a 165. If you take your time and learn about what you're doing, you'll most likely get much further. That CCBWE should be an even better chip, so follow the OCing guides on this website. Once you've studied the guides, I would be shocked if either chip crapped out a 2.5gz. I simply don't think it's possible if your settings are correct and you have adequate cooling.
 

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Most of that stepping reach 2.7ish GHz max.<br />
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To get help on DFI MoBo it's IMPERATIVE that you give us ALL of your ram settings in the BIOS. If you use auto you'll likely get a crappy overclock as you're seeing.
 

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Alright. I ran memtest on both sticks last night. I think they are both in the orange slots I'll have to double check. My bio has been flashed.<br><br>
Both were at 1300% or higher with 0 errors. I'll try running memtest from the bios with one stick only also.
 

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Both ram dimms are in the orange slots, and also all four power connectors are secure.<br><br>
DRAM Config:<br><br>
DRAM Frequency Mhz: By Dran SPD Value<br>
Command Per Clock: Auto<br>
Cas Latency Control: Atuo<br>
RAS# to CAS#: Auto<br>
Min RAS# active time: Auto<br><br>
1T<br>
2-3-2-5<br>
DDR 401<br><br><br><br>
Need any other values/ what should I change those auto's too?
 

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On a DFI motherboard you have about 20-30 settings for ram. Those are the big important ones that NEED to be set manually or your OCs tend to suck.
 

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looks like a quadruple post <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick out tounge caps" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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i hope you get this straightened out because i plan to buy the same CPU and MOBO
 

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(The CPU and Board are both highly reccomended I think I'm just having a personal prob.)<br />
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Can someone give me their values for their ram settings so I can try out some known to work. I'm can't remember how to change the values I.E. what corresponds to 2-3-2-5.<br />
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Thanks.
 

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DFI is a little odd...<br />
Your known settings of CAS2-3-2-5 will be in order from top to bottom CAS2-3-5-2 in the BIOS.<br />
Compare the CAS, RAS to CAS, RAS, TRAS, etc in CPU-Z to the BIOS.
 

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One other thought. When I started ocing mine I was used to Bumping voltage along with higher fsb from ocing 3200's and 3700's. Well sorta same prob until i dropped my voltage down to 1.35...then slight increases as needed but not needed much. I'm at 2.8+ @ 1.375. I didn't need the extra until the 2.74 level
 
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