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Sempron3100+ how far will they go?

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January 14, 2005 8:02:26 PM

I've seen test's that have shown that the 3100 will hit 2.4ghz+.
What sort of speeds are you hitting with this processor?

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January 17, 2005 4:48:20 PM

Am i the only one with this processor?
January 18, 2005 10:46:24 AM

Indeed you are.

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January 18, 2005 6:19:18 PM

Oh well, got it dirt cheap anyway.
They overclock well, seen reviews claiming 2.5ghz+.
Faster than a A64 3400,in 32 bit.
January 18, 2005 10:19:10 PM

The big trick is in 32bit mode.

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January 19, 2005 3:04:01 AM

So what speed have you been able to hit?

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January 19, 2005 9:09:33 PM

Will tell you soon,Asus K8N(NF3-250) turning up tomorrow,I'm not intending to push it to it's limit's,don't want to break it though.

I'm just hoping for 2.4ghz(up from 1.8).£60 chip....haha.
That'll do me fine.
Presently i have an xp2000+ on a Asrock K7u-880.

ps,read a review that claimed >2.5ghz on air cooling.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/print/sempron-3100...

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by petrolhead2003 on 01/19/05 06:34 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
January 21, 2005 12:10:54 PM

I had a friend hit 2.4 on it with stock cooling. He still hasn't decided to get better cooling.

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January 21, 2005 3:23:19 PM

akasa ak855.(nice large copper block on it,blue fan led,good for clear sided cases).
meant to be upto 4000+.
Have'nt tried clocking it up yet.
Had problems with XP pro,BSOD with sp2,perfect without it.

Cool and quiet works well though,runs at 1000mhz,1.09 V when not on load(browsing etc).nice.
January 21, 2005 5:02:04 PM

The story so far.
2204mhz,979htl,406 ddr,9X,cpu 1.45v,9x,44 c. fsb at 244.

So how do i go over 250? up the voltage to 1.5 and change the htt from 4 to 3?.

Where's the cpu voltage adjuster?

What do you reckon?

2249mhz,999.999htl,415ddr(vdata pc3200),9x,45 c,1.45v,250fsb.

I'm guessing that i need >1.45v to go faster,could do with some faster ddr as well really.

oh well,this'll do for now,but where is the cpu voltage adjuster's on Asus K8N?

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by petrolhead2003 on 01/21/05 02:49 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
January 22, 2005 2:57:20 AM

but where is the cpu voltage adjuster's on Asus K8N?
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There is a big red knob on the motherboard by the CPU. Turn it clockwise until you see a faint red glow coming from the heatsink.

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January 22, 2005 11:53:47 AM

is that the best you could do?

It's ok now,i've found em,thanks for being useless.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by petrolhead2003 on 01/23/05 09:39 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
January 23, 2005 7:38:33 PM

Had >2.4ghz with 1.6v,htt on 3,270fsb,9X.

Because of my crap ram,i have to start it at 266 before increaseing fsb,lowering it's speed to 374ddr when at 270fsb.

mmmm.
better get some ddr500.
January 24, 2005 7:32:48 PM

Anyone get better than that?
If so,how?
January 25, 2005 8:05:53 PM

vdata,512mb.cl2.5,ddr400.
nothing special.

I need to get some ddr500,it'll fly even better then.

Are there very few 3100 owners?
Feedback has been rather slow.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by petrolhead2003 on 01/30/05 01:38 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
May 15, 2005 3:34:56 AM

Looking to build a rig using this setup for a friend. Probably using the exact same gear as in the writeup petrolhead linked to earlier. Will post up my results when I finish. But I think my biggest issue it with the RAM. Not sure what to buy. I want to buy the fast a$$ Corsair stuff (DDR500 or above), but I can't see spending DOUBLE the price for it versus the run of the mill DDR400. How much do I stand to gain by getting the faster RAM? This IS suppose to be a budget computer right? So is it worth it? I'm leaning towards no....

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May 15, 2005 4:15:24 AM

Make sure it's the ValueVX though. The normal Value stuff still sucks. :wink:

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May 15, 2005 6:18:45 PM

I had thought about that, but I noticed in every write about this I read, they were using the same Corsair XMS series RAM. Figured I'd better do the same. But that's just too much to spend on a budget computer. I'm looking at some Geil Ultra.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
I noticed the reviews. People are saying if you're OCing the CPU then that RAM is great... but if you're OCing the RAM, find something else. I'm not really advancing the RAM at all am I? Also, should I worry about the Geil's 2.5-4-4 timings versus others 2.5-3-3?

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May 16, 2005 3:00:40 AM

Chuck, looking for DDR500 or above correct? And what do you mean Winbond UTT? Sorry. I'm still sorta new.

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May 16, 2005 8:11:17 PM

I'm not sure what you mean by looking for DDR500... you want to hit at least DDR500?

And Winbond UTT is a die type (actually just untested stuff) that scales very well with voltages if you're overclocking.

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May 16, 2005 8:50:58 PM

Well, I noticed in both THG's Sempron OC writeup AND the write up linked to previously in this thread, they are using Corsair XMS RAM rated up to DDR500 or 550. Noting that when they OC to around 2.4G, the threshold for DDR400 is reached. So they reduce the RAM multiplier (to 1:11 I think) and can continue clocking up. Maybe I just took it as they needed the DDR500 RAM for this? I must be reading it wrong? If I can do 2.4G with the Geil RAM you linked me to, that's fine with me.:) 

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May 16, 2005 11:15:01 PM

That THG overclock was pretty measely. If you pick up a Sempron 3100+ Palermo, you can probably hit 275x9 on decent aircooling. Then knock in the 180MHz RAM divider and run some Winbond UTT at 250MHz or so 2-2-2-x. You could get the Corsair but that'll be much more expensive and no better performance than the UTT at low latencies.

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May 17, 2005 7:36:21 AM

Yeah, the THG review was a little lame. They stopped way too early. Should have continued until it was goo! lol Anyway, you recommend the Palermo core? Noticed on the other writeup, they were using the Paris core. Did pretty well with that. What real difference will I see between the two?

And your RAM talk was over my head. Sorry. I got the lump of it though. Go with a low latency regular ol' DDR400 for like 90 bucks.

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May 17, 2005 10:02:09 PM

Yeah, the Palermo core is the new revision, 90nm instead of 130nm so should overclock a bit better.

As for the RAM, I meant you can pick up some cheaper DDR400 UTT sticks and overclock them instead of getting very expensive DDR500 or whatever. They'll give you near the same performance. Look for the OCZ ValueVX stuff. They're about $105 at newegg.

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May 18, 2005 8:19:17 PM

Sweet. Will I be able to OC those with the mobo I had picked out? Same as in the write up linked to above. Epox I believe....

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May 19, 2005 12:06:55 AM

Yep. IIRC that Epox has vdimm up to 3.2V so you should be able to unlock some of the VX's potential.

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May 19, 2005 1:12:29 AM

Depends, where you go, but I think you can pick one up for ~$40 at newegg. Be careful though, there's a lot of imcompatability issues with it.

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May 19, 2005 1:12:53 AM

And I don't even mean it just won't work, I'm talking fried DIMMs and such. Not a pretty sight.

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