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Just got my Opteron 165 in the mail from NCIX.

Seems there's mixed results with this stepping.

CCBWE 0550UPMW

Let's hope to see 2.6 (hopefully 2.7) on this good 'ol xp-120.

Do you think it'll fit since the bracket's been modified for no IHS?
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Tested it with dual prime for 10 minutes at stock and it passed. Will run dual prime each step for 10 minutes until I find the right clock and then go for several hours.

Clocking it up right now, baby!

1.21v (stock is 1.3)
I'm at 2025Mhz right now....this thing is rock solid so far!

WOO HHOOOOO!
 

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why are you decreasing the voltage?
Just leave it at default which is 1.35, and give 2.5 a shot right out of the HOLE!!


I just estimated in BIOS what would be stock...and it ended up at that....now it's at 1.32 at 2340. Here it goes for a big jump...hang on to your socks folks!
(I only increased cause I thought tha was stopping me...but it was my ram timings...now they're good for up to 310 or so....I was just too lazy to see if it'd work at lower...but either way I'm going big now. Back soon to let you know!
 

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toss a divider on that memory and just clock the cpu, put a HUGE divider so you know it's just the chip that can be the cause of instability. Also make sure you are changing your HTT multi with the different FSB speeds..

I have GEiL One TCCD! It's stable up to over 300FSB.

Either way...it just passed at 2520 at 1.32 and I'm shooting for more. Be back soon!
 

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what is the pwmic temp? It's getting a little hot under dual prime.
290x9 primed for 35 minutes then one core failed...I'm working on tweaking it to be stable at 300x9 and will work it down from there...

Anybody got any tips on memory timings that Opterons like? Obviously my 3500+ setting will not work. Tried those and I got memory error beep codes. Back in a few...
 

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I'm stuck guys! I can't even get it stable at 2610! I need to get it to at least 2.6! my 3500+ was at 2651 so I wanna get close to the gaming performance I had before...

any tips on getting there?
 

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Max cpu temps are around 48.

I swear it's the "sweetspot"...I'll try higher, but I already went above this and it primed for a lot less time (10 minutes, then 30 seconds)...I think it's more about temps with these babies.
 

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Well...I told you so. I worked my way up to 1.56 and nothing along the way helped (all made it worse). I HAVE found the sweetspot of my voltage. Now I need to bring down those damn pwmic temps so the voltage doesn't get higher when it starts getting hot and cause it to fail prime (that's what I'm pretty sure is causing this). Any tips on cooling it?
 

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As far as the memory timings go being TCCD chips I have patriot DDR400-DDR533 with XBL technology which is the TCCD chips and have checked on other sites that are also TCCD chips as well all recommend the same timings for every manufacturer....

DDR400 -- 2,2,2,5 -- 2.6-2.7v
DDR433 -- 2,3,3,6 -- 2.6-2.7V
DDR466 -- 2,3,3,6 -- 2.7-2.8V
DDR500 -- 2.5,3,3,7 -- 2.75-2.85V
DDR533 -- 3,4,4,8 -- 2.75-2.85V

Have had this memory O/C at DDR600 @3,4,4,8 2.8v but have read other forums and such that say they set theirs to 3,5,5,10 but not so sure about those timings...

I meant more specifically with Opterons. I know already my initial timings are 2.5-4-3-6 all the way past 300.
 

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well, it could be your bios, or your memory timings...I would give 704-2BTA a try or 623-3.
Look for others at dfi-street with the same memory and see if you can find what they are using for timings.. Other than that, try to just manually set the CPC to enabled, and the 2.5-3-3-6 timings...leave everything else at auto or default.
Increase voltage to 2.7

I've got 623-3. The memory is "stable" for memtest...but not for large ffts. I think it must be the processor talking to the cpus and it's something to do with timings. I'll try 2.7v just to see
 

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increase your LDT voltage a notch, and your chipset one notch. I would still be using a divider on your memory so that it isn't even close to being the cause of instability. You dont want to be in your situation not knowing what component is failing.

Well dude...this is messed up. I just put the ram on 100 (1/2 divider)...and it's running large ffts right now for 13 minutes with no problems. This is weird, because it was always stable with my 3500+. Guess I'll have to do some major tweaking on the ram again to make it stable...that kinda makes me mad, cause memtest is a pain in the ass to keep doing over and over.

I did up the chipset. I guess I should up the ldt too, cause I always did with my other processor...so maybe that'll help, thanks.

Any ideas what would cause the ram to be unstable at such a low frequency?(290)...usually my problems start at about 305...
 

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Yes....I'm now testing it on a 180 divider....and it's been priming for 22 minutes. It's something to do with the ram and the memory controller...something like that. Why won't it run 1:1? It's not like the ram isn't stable...

Could it be power supply? I don't think so...but it's a possibility isn't it?
 

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Ok, ok ok ok... What is your HTT multi at? It should be at FSB x HTT multi x 2 = less than 1000MHz. Sorry, I just wanted to make sure that your HTT was under 1000MHz. ANything over will cause instability, and anything under 800 will do the same thing.


It's at 3. I tried it at 2 and 1, but nothing helped. I don't think that's the problem anyways, cause it's been way over 1000 stable before. it's at 3 though right now.

When I say "low" on my ram...it's RATED to run at DDR400 (1.5-2-2-5) AND DDR600 (2.5-4-4-7)...It likes 2.5-4-3-6 better though. I have memtested it up to and past 300FSB, so technically the ram is stable...just i guess it isn't stable with this particular cpu combo yet.

Time to get down to some hardcore tweakage to find the problems.
 
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