Ive got 6 case fans, stock FX-55 cooler and stock BFG Cooler I have an XP-120 but it was really tight and difficult to put in because it uses hooks why cant they design the installation like the new tension arm stock coolers have?
Ok my ram voltage only goes up to 3.2 and which LDT? What the name of setting for the LDT? Most of my stuff is on auto right now...
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by DataCrypt on 04/14/05 01:36 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
Flash your bios to latest version first, your DFI board's voltage on the ram should go up to 4.0V, I'd recommend you get better cooling for both CPU and Vid card before overclocking. Looking at your system, money doesn't seem like a problem, so I recommend you getting watercooling for the video card and harddrives and Prometeia Mach2 for the CPU.
LDT multiplier, that's the hypertransport multiplier, auto is 5x, lower it 4x manually. I'm sorry I don't have a DFI board handy right now, but they should all be similar, if i remember correctly on that board, the bios should have a genie bios option? Go into that, the FSB bus speed is your what we used to call external CPU frequency, you use that number times your CPU multiplier gives your final CPU frequency, right now it should be at 200, and your multiplier is at 12. I don't recommend voltage increase right now on your CPU, since I really don't trust a stockcooler on a highly volt tuned FX55.
I'd recommend you installing that XP120 back on, the vdimm requires a jumper change on the motherboard. What fan is that you have? Can you provide a link if possible? Can you also give a link for your case? And for your video card, if you don't feel like going extreme cooling, pick up a NVsilencer 5 for your video card.
Goddamn, that sucks, hope you didn't get bloodstain all over your motherboard...
Anyways the temperature still seems a little high, I would be heisitating before overclocking, what is your load temperature, i mean temperature running Prime95. If it's under 55C, you'll have a little overclocking room, if it's over 55C, then i wouldn't recommend overclocking at all, until you can cool down that chip.
If 53-54 is your load temp, then you can overclock, but DO NOT change the Vcore, then you'll overheat too quickly, try lowering multiplier to 10x, and try increasing FSB to 260mhz, which will give you 2600mhz, but your ram will be running at 260mhz, which will give significant bandwidth increase. Have ram running at timings of 3-4-4-8, we'll tighten that later once you can crank Vdimm up to the 3.5-3.6 that's rated for your ram.