ok so i just got this brand new computer, here are the spects:
1 x Intel Pentium D 805
2 x G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200)
2 x 7300GT (SLI)
1 x ECS C19-A SLI (1.0A) Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce4 SLI XE ATX Intel Motherboard
1 x 160GB HD
plus lots of fans and stuff to keep everything cool..
anyways, according to CPU-Z this is whats goin on:
Core Speed: 3.625 MHz
Bus Speed: 181.3 Mhz
Rated FSB: 725.0 Mhz
FSB RAM 12:22
CAS Latency 4.0 clocks
Ras to CAS 5 clocks
Ras precharge 5 clocks
Cycle time: 15 clocks
Bank Cycle Time 20 clocks
i overclocked my CPU, obviously, with a Zalman cooler, and i have fans with my video cards, the problem is that i jsut wanna know if i overclocked correctly...im not so sure about my RAM overclock....if anyone has any idea, also, my computer acts so weird sometimes..jsut today it restarded by it self twice in less than 10 mins, does this have to do with my overclocking, and also, sometimes when i turn my pc on, the clock gets reset to like 2001 and a different date .
if anyone could please tell me whats goin on
Your core voltage seems pretty low. I think default is somewhere around 1.3 or 1.35 volts. I had an 805D running at 3.8GHz and my core voltage was 1.47. Try increasing the voltage to 1.4 and see if that helps.
I've been rocking out at 4.00Ghz for a few months now with my D805 and Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro (Air cooling if you don't know )
Just to make sure, is your RAM brought up to the voltage that G.Skill says it is supposed to run at?
Also, CPU-Z doesn't always report voltage correctly. Tell us what your voltage reads in your BIOS and if you have raised it or not.
If the answer is no, and you are still at stock voltage, bump it up the minimum increase you can until the PC is stable. I had to up the voltage at around 3.5Ghz if I remember, and my current specs are in my sig.
i got the 7300gts two days before they lowered the price of the 7600gt...almost wanted to shoot myself...but o well wtv...ok...so raise the voltage on cpu AND RAM right??...do i do that on the BIOS..or is there a nifty little program to do that
is my ram freq.. alright with my cpu freq..and how about my timings...i dont know much about that...but they seem pretty high...and also i set up my motherboard to control the voltage to the cpu to auto..so i havent changed a thing yet...should i sill add some volts..and if yes how much,,...plz anyone thx!
You definatly can't leave the voltage on auto for anything when you overclock. I think eventually you want to get the memory to 363 so the diveder is 1:1 but for now leave it where it is at and get the CPU stable first.
ok, my cpu voltage is at 1.365V...and its running Prime95 now...and it hasnt given me any errors like last time....however, i noticed that theres a DIMM voltage too....whats that for..and what should it be put at .. right now its at 1.8V....thx...i think my pc is more stable now...im downloadin 3dmark as i type this
alright, so i took everyones advice, and ran Prime95 for 7hours and 30 minutes...and NO ERRORS....is that good...should i mess with the voltage and stuff anymore...i kinda want to overclock to 3.8Ghz..since my temp..wont pass 60..even at 100% cpu power...what do u guys think?
I have that exact same Mobo and CPU. The CPU I have sitting at the stock voltage and running at 3.78Ghz the Ram I OCed a lttle and raised it to like one tick higher. Its a nice combo for the price but it shouldnt be rebooting at random like that (Im thinking its the RAM and as others have stated it needs more power) I usualy only increase voltage to a CPU as a last resort.
Running Folding at home in the background with my firewall and antivirus my temps are 45-49C. But im using some cooler I ordered that has 3 heat pipes (forgot the name already)
Edit: Do you have the latest BIOS from ECS ? Its like 1.1a or something.
Edit Edit: I did some digging in my email and found where I ordered from (Newegg of course lol) order history is so cool... anyway here it is and its pretty cheap 28.99 and it fits well.