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April 6, 2006 4:31:38 PM

hi everybody.
i got an athlon 3700+ and i heard it has really good oc potential.
i heard it can reach the athlon fx55. is it true?
i have no experience in ocing..
my system is:
athlon 3700+
asus a8n sli
4x 512 ddr 3700 ram
6800 ultra
please.. help.!
if someone could write analytical what should i do, i would be greatfool..
thanks in advance!

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April 9, 2006 4:40:32 AM

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hi everybody.
i got an athlon 3700+ and i heard it has really good oc potential.
i heard it can reach the athlon fx55. is it true?
i have no experience in ocing..
my system is:
athlon 3700+
asus a8n sli
4x 512 ddr 3700 ram
6800 ultra
please.. help.!
if someone could write analytical what should i do, i would be greatfool..
thanks in advance!


I had the 3700+ w/ the A8N-SLI, and it's a bad combination. The A8N-SLI has severe problems overclocking, and alot of hardware review sites had problems getting systems to boot over 245MHz FSB/HTT. I got mine to boot @ 250MHz, but it crashed constantly. The 3700+ itself can reach 2.6GHz w/ about 1.47v-ish, give or take, but that motherboard probably won't make it. The most I was able to squeeze out was 235MHz w/ 11x Multi w/ 1.45v.

~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time
April 9, 2006 5:49:19 AM

I overclocked mine. run your ram slower 333 not 400 and put HTT at 225 not 200 but read into more you can get more out of that CPU for sure

just do some searches be ready to reset CMOS if you cant boot

http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/showthread.php?t=...

HTT Multiplier
Most AMD Motherboards are designed to handle an 800-1000 MHz Hyper Transport bus. Factory Default on 754 CPUs is 800 MHz (A 4X Multiplier) and 1Ghz (5x) on 939 CPU's this is a Critical part of Overclocking an A64 to the Max. Pushing the HyperTransport past 1Ghz can cause all kinds of system instability that is commonly misconceived as "I maxed out my CPU" or "My Ram is holding me back"
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April 11, 2006 11:22:11 PM

Hey is yours the E6? Ive been trying to find someone to compare notes with. I find that it doesnt seem to overclock as well as the E4s. 2.53ghz @1.40-1.43volts.
April 11, 2006 11:48:40 PM

i am currently running the same basic setup and no problems


asus mobo slix32 deluxe
evga 6800gt at 415 and 1.16 only one as it is not feasable to buy another
3700 e4 at 2608mhz vlts at 1.437 temps at idle around 80f load at 100f
4 corsair 512s xms timings at 3.3.3.8 stock vlts
3dmark 05 5988 and 06 3341
plays fear oblivion bf2 all great
i had an msi k8neo4 sli and could only get 2507mhz on that board
that was with stock cooler i now have the arctic freezer pro
in the bios 237and multiplier at stock x11
April 12, 2006 12:15:30 AM

I dont know, I really have not pushed it... I need to set up a CMOS switch
April 13, 2006 12:17:52 PM

I have an Asus A8N5X and I got my 3700+ to FX-57 speeds pretty easily a few hours ago. I am showing 26C at idle and 38C under load (Prime95 In-place large FFTs for 15 minutes). That is according to Asus Probe II. I have the HTT multiplier set to 4x, and the HTT set to 255 MHz, and the Corsair Value Select RAM set to DDR333 (it ends up back at DDR400) with 2.5-3-3-6 1T timings. The HTT ends up at slightly over 1,000 MHz (~1,020) so I don't know how that will be over time, but that is all I did:

April 15, 2006 8:57:40 AM

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I have an Asus A8N5X and I got my 3700+ to FX-57 speeds pretty easily a few hours ago. I am showing 26C at idle and 38C under load (Prime95 In-place large FFTs for 15 minutes). That is according to Asus Probe II. I have the HTT multiplier set to 4x, and the HTT set to 255 MHz, and the Corsair Value Select RAM set to DDR333 (it ends up back at DDR400) with 2.5-3-3-6 1T timings. The HTT ends up at slightly over 1,000 MHz (~1,020) so I don't know how that will be over time, but that is all I did:



The integrity of HTT Speeds over 1,000 depends on the motherboard, technically, the specification can reach 1,400MHz (That's in 2.0, and A64's use 1.05, but you get the jist) and some motherboards can run with a stable 1,450MHz HTT w/ 5x, so your system won't end up dying because of a faster HTT, it may become unstable, but that's it. Maybe cause a bad sector or 2 in an HDD, nothing a quick CHECKDISK can't fix.

~~Mad Mod Mike, fixin' the world 1 rig at a time
April 22, 2006 11:16:10 PM

I have mine overclocked to 2.6 with voltage at 1.34 Is that normal? Whats should it be at? higher or lower? which is safer
May 3, 2006 3:43:04 PM

not normal at all. at least you should be doing 1.400v. this is at least the initial voltage of almost every A64.
May 3, 2006 3:56:55 PM

Hmm, I cant change it.. The mobo settings only go up so high..
May 3, 2006 4:17:53 PM

i have the 3700 in a Asus A8n-sli deluxe board with 2gb of corsair xms pc3200 ram(2-3-3-6 ddr333 1.80v settings) and multiplier and fsb at 11*255 which puts the cpu at 2.81ghz(1.5v) and the memory at 201mhz for a total of 402mhz in dual channel. The HTT is set at 2x.
on stock cooling idles at 35c and 51c load
just upgraded to a Artic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro and dropped my temps to 29c idle and 41c load very happy with it

hope this helps any at al :) 
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