Your a little vague on the info. What cpu is it a opty 165 know for the ocing ablity or a run of the mill 3200? is it an 940 or 939? what are u running for a psu and what kind of ram? Give us your fill system specs get it.
if you have the socket 939 amd 3200 you should be able to go to
2.4 pretty easy, those cpus have been to 2.6 and 2.7.
i dont ever use the superpi i just overclock and see if the computer
will play games and do the everyday things i would do normally
with out any hang ups.
i have had my 3700 from 2.2 to 2.6 for the last 8 months.
it is currently at 2.3.
also my 6800gt is at stock 350 and 1000.
it was at 420 and 1.5 for the same amount of time
as i dont see any diff except in benchmarks
Thanks for the reply. I just want to see how far I can go with my setup and was disppointed by the mere 200mhz OC. Can you give any advice that can allow me to move past 230mhz. I agree that Superpi doesn't mean much, but in addition to gaming I fold 24/7 so it does matter to me.
IMO, the mobo is not an extreme one... nor is the Patriot memory... and all that is combined with AMD's low overclock potential :roll:
Seriously, if it runs stable at stock speeds 24/7 then all your components are performing as intended...
If failure occurs at speeds above and exceeding stock specs, then you have an undeniable successful build...
Those that get uber high OC's plan thier build from scratch, hand selecting components from either experience firsthand or from reports from others, and even then it is not guaranteed, but chances are greater...
Best advice I have to you is to delve deeper into understanding memory timings and overclocking principles and techniques, then you will either know what is up, or have more focused questions to guide you to your answers, which you must find on your own anyways...
actually... ask yourself this... Is my current speed or overclock insufficient for my computing needs? If it isn't, then OC'ng further is just for fun, and you need to realize that further increasing could destroy your PC making it unusable even at stock speeds... Are you willing to trash your PC for that extra few MHz? Can you afford to? If the answer is yes, then go for it! Think carefully, read deeply and act wisely...
Just my 2 cents, but i got mine running @ 2.4 off the stock voltages with a 240FSB and 166 memory divider for a resulting memory speed of 400DDR.
Rock stable and with an opteron 165 heatsink it runs around 27 degres celcius.
I took raised it to 1.4125 but still fails superpi. The memory is fine at 230 cuz 9 hour of memtest+ shows no error. When I avoided superpi and went to 240, BIOS got messed up and it won't post. Well, I guess i'll have better luck next time.
thanks for the support but your mobo is the king of OC with AGP while mine is.......
Just from the top of my head maybe you should try loosening your memory timmings to see if it can help you getting a bit more out of your OC. Also if there are any settings in the BIOS for it , try to increase the chipset voltage a tad. Good luck with that.
Take great care in over volting that is where you can very fast fry both the mobo and or cpu. As to why i asked what your setup is i never asume that it is the one in the sig as i personaly own 2 comps and there are another 4 in the house i live in so it is one of those thing which one is it your talking about.