I think he means on any configuration, be it c2d or am2 or p4 or whatever. I personally don't know if it can go that far, but there might be the lucky guy somewhere that gets that special ram kit that can go farther than most of its type.
My questions are, how can I overclock my cpu, what are the settings?
In the BIOS, you should see a setting called "CPU Frequency" (or at least that's what it's called in my BIOS). The default will be 200; it's the base clock which is used to determine the CPU, RAM, and HTT (I'll explain later what HTT is) frequency. Your CPU is 2.4GHz; that speed is found by multiplying that base clock by the CPU multiplier of 12 (12*200=2400MHz). So if you raise that base clock to, say, 250MHz, then you'll have a 3GHz CPU (12*250=3000).
Athlon 64s don't have a conventional FSB; they use what's called HyperTransportTechnology (HTT) to the other parts (I think HDD, RAM, and some other stuff?) of the system. On socket 939 and AM2 (not excluding AM2 Semprons), HyperTransport runs at 1GHz (2GHz DDR). The HTT speed is determined by multiplying that base clock by a number up to 5 (5 is the default).
Sorry for the incomplete post; I have to leave home now. I'll finish my post later today.
hello,i also have an Orleans 3800(2400mhz) so i decided to reply.
here is what i did : - cpu voltage at 1.552
- multiplier at 9
- HTT at 300
- memory at 385,7mhz with the divider at 7
- the htt multi is at 3 since going to 4 would be too much
- RAM is running at 1.9v(default 1.8v)
so this gives me exactly 2700mhz which is 300mhz overclock from the original.i wouldnt go more than 1.6v on the CPU so this is what i settled for until AMD releases the 0.65 micron cpus.
other parts that i have in the PC ---> - mainboard: ASUS M2N32-SLI DELUXE
- memory: 2GB (1GB x 2) super talent T800UX2GC4,with timings running at CL 4-4-3-8
- PSU is a 530W Tagan
- cpu cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro which is very good middle performance cooler,gives me about 24-26 when idle and 49-51 when full load.
rest of my setup doesnt matter for the overclocking...video,hdd etc
in your case having an Gigabyte board i have no idea how high can the HTT go,i bought the asus cause i knew for sure that it can be pushed up to 333 so i can just wish you luck with the Gigabyte board.
be sure to have a good cpu cooler the AMD one that comes in the package is pretty weak imo.
useful progs when overclocking are CPU-Z,core temp,your mainboard control progs that come with the motherboard, i hope Gigabyte provides just as good ones as Asus does,never had a GB board so no idea...
i would say your cpu has no problem running just as high as mine(2700) you just gotta see and combine the HTT multi with the memory,no idea how far can you go with your GB board and memory...
Word on the street is that it's far better to buy fast RAM that can handle an FSB higher than the default for your CPU (and thus take any FSB increases in its stride) than it is to try and overclock any RAM by such a high amount you are suggesting (you're talking an almost 20 percent overclock here!).
In short, given the price difference you shoulda bought DDR2-800 with good timings. That way you wouldn't have this problem because you could be increasing your FSB and still keeping good timings without needing to increase voltage and risk nuking your RAM.
It also means (as MB rightly suggested) that when you get a CPU that needs DDR2-800 as standard then you would have some scope for increasing the FSB to overclock that.
I've got the same problem as the originator, EXCEPT I have NOT been changing the voltages.
ONLY manual 200 X 10x works. That setting yields 2000MHZ. Auto, Standard, oc profile oc by 3% won't boot...no other setting seems to work !
12x200 will boot but hangs once I start Sysandra. Am I outta luck on getting to the possible 2400MHZ or higher?
but no matter what I do..
even standard, auto,
12x *200 -ATRIX CSCI-L8039-C34 Black/Silver SECC steel sheeting FCC class CB&CE approved ATX Mid Tower 4in1 Combo Computer Case 480W (20/24 pin Prescott version) Power Supply -
HTT Multiplier: 5X
FSB freq: 230MHz
CPU Multiplier: 12X
CPU Voltage: 1.425v
Ram Voltage: default + 0.05v
My PC has come through super pi, memtest & burnittest. It's great.
I'm new to overclocking on the AM2 platform. What did you do to get your RAM running at that speed besides increasing the voltage. Are you using RAM dividers, and could you tell me your settings in BIOS for your RAM? Thanks