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March 11, 2006 6:30:34 PM

Well here is what I got.

AMD 64 3000+ Proccessor
ASUS K8V SE Motherboard
1 Gig of DDR 400 RAM

Windows XP Home Tracks the speed of this Proccessor at 2 Gig....I have been told that it can be overclocked to atleast 3 without it having any problems.....I just dont know how to go about doing this myself....Anyone with Step by Step instructions for me would be greatly apprieciated....

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March 11, 2006 6:39:49 PM

For 24/7 glitch free stable operation 3GHz is not easy to achieve.
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March 11, 2006 7:05:54 PM

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These aren't great guides, but they should get you started.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/oc-guide.html

http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=gethowto&howtoID=58

Conventional wisdom is to not OC a processor more than 10% of stock speed when using stock cooling. If your CPU is 2 Ghz out of the box, 2.2 Ghz is the safe limit there.


I've gotten 2.7GHz w/ stock cooling on a 2.2GHz 3700+, minor v increase to 1.435 from 1.425 stock, temps are 31c idle and 40c load, if I turn on my vantec 92mm tornado, its 27c idle and 32c load.

~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time
March 11, 2006 7:06:25 PM

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For 24/7 glitch free stable operation 3GHz is not easy to achieve.


Because you've never tried to get it there, I've gotten 2.9 stable, I doubt 100MHz more will bring instability.

~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time
March 11, 2006 7:13:28 PM

So do you run 2.9 GHz 24/7 or you just got it there for fun?

I also got close to 2.9GHz on my Opteron 175, but it wasn't stable for 24/7 usage... as a result, that speed is useless to me.
But 2.6GHz I can make stable, but it is questionable as to 24/7 usage, so I run my 175 at 2.44GHz 24/7. Not as impressive, but I require stability.
I wish I could boast more than a 240MHz stable overclock for 24/7 usage, but that would be lying.
March 11, 2006 7:16:19 PM

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So do you run 2.9 GHz 24/7 or you just got it there for fun?

I also got close to 2.9GHz on my Opteron 175, but it wasn't stable for 24/7 usage... as a result, that speed is useless to me.
But 2.6GHz I can make stable, but it is questionable as to 24/7 usage, so I run my 175 at 2.44GHz 24/7. Not as impressive, but I require stability.
I wish I could boast more than a 240MHz stable overclock for 24/7 usage, but that would be lying.


Wow, you actually have a CPU of which dare not speak its name? :o ! Better not let your buddies know!

~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time
March 11, 2006 7:20:51 PM

All that care can inquire, I hide it from no one. :?

I have used AMD in the past and currently, along with Intel. Foolishly, I believe myself to be above the hype, and try to buy what is best currently for the money, but do not always succeed. Illustrated by my last choice of an Opteron 175, which I will throw more money at it in an to attempt to improve its current performance and stability! 8O
March 11, 2006 7:23:15 PM

I have the following...
Lian Li PC-60plus Black Aluminum Case (w/TR-3B Black Thermometer/Fan Controller 3.5” bay)
Opteron 175 (2x 2.42 GHz, 2MB cache, Socket 939, .09 micron, E6 stepping, OSA175DAA6CD)
ThermalTake BigWaterSE 12cm liquid cooling system complete kit
Asus A8R-MVP Motherboard (ATI Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire, socket 939, SATA2)
HiS X1800XT Graphics Card (625 MHz/700 MHz OC core/1500 Mhz/1600 MHz OC mem, Dual DL-DVI VIVO 512 MB PCIe)
ATI TV Theater 550 PRO Tuner (PCI TV and FM Tuner)
4x 512MB Corsair Micro Xpert DDR RAM (2-3-3-8-2T (spd 2-2-2-5-1T) TwinXP 1024-3200XL)
2x 74gig Western Digital Raptor Hard Drives RAID-0 (WD740GD RAID0 150gig Boot Drive)
2x 250gig Western Digital Caviar SE16 Hard Drives (WD2500KS storage and data)
Plextor 716AL Black 16x DVD/CD Burner (IDE slot loading type)
Antec TP-II 550 Power Supply (550 Watt ATX12V v2.0 PSU)
Dell 2405FPW 24-inch LCD Monitor (UltraSharp Wide Aspect Flat Panel Display)
Logitech G-15 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech Cordless Optical TrackMan
Case Fans (SilenX 120mm intake, Adda 120mm exhaust blower, SilenX 92mm exhaust and SilenX 80mm Fan)

Anyway, the fastest stable overclock I can reach is 2680; I seem to hit a brick wall at around 2700 MHz.
Whether I use 11x250 or 10x270 or even 10.5x260 it fails to boot, but if I back it down 5MHz things work pretty good, and it makes no difference at settings CAS 2.5 or 3, using 3, 3, 8, 3, or with just 2 stick or RAM; either way, around 2680 is my overclock limit. But this system is quick and stable; I keep it normally at 2420 MHz (11x220 at 2, 2, 6, 2) 2.8 volts for now. I am pretty sure the overclock limit is the processor and not the memory, but would have liked to see top out well better than a 20% stable overclock with this system, considering the components.
It does hit pretty high according to FutureMark’s results ~ 4,935 3DMarks06 and 9,881 marks in 3DMark05.

I am looking at upgrading motherboard to the A8R32-MVP with the FSP Epsilon 700watt PSU to see if I can o/c higher, since currently, overclocking at system max, the 5 and 3.3 volt starts dropping a little low due too pushing limits of current 550watt PSU... I hope that it is one reason I can not break 2.7GHz
March 11, 2006 7:24:07 PM

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All that care can inquire, I hide it from no one. :?

I have used AMD in the past and currently, along with Intel. Foolishly, I believe myself to be above the hype, and try to buy what is best currently for the money, but do not always succeed. Illustrated by my last choice of an Opteron 175, which I will throw more money at it in an to attempt to improve its current performance and stability! 8O


Said in true Intel Fanboy fashion :trophy: for you sir!

~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time
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