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October 25, 2006 8:40:02 PM

Stats are in Sig.

I set my ram to 5-5-5-15 for the sake of max OC

I followed WUSY's guide for the motherboard voltages

I set multi x6 and got 470fsb before errors on SUPER PI.

I set multi to x7 and reached 470fsb at 3.3ghz. 1.325V

Not sure of 100% stable, but Im playing Doom3 just fine right now. I will do some more stressing. Super PI 1m runs fine.

These are very good results on a first try and it looks as if im MB limited on F4 BIOS... Gotta get a damn floppy drive to flash to latest bios!

This link provides more information. Look at the 2nd pic on the first post

http://www.teamdoh.com/forum/index.php?topic=1479.0

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October 25, 2006 9:16:40 PM

quite a nice overclock and a nice setup there :mrgreen:

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Not sure of 100% stable, but Im playing Doom3 just fine right now. I will do some more stressing. Super PI 1m runs fine.


prime95 or orthos prime95 will stress test it :D 

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Gotta get a damn floppy drive to flash to latest bios!


cant you do a BIOS update from CD or usb flash drive? (the man at the shop said you can :wink: lol methinks)
October 25, 2006 9:22:25 PM

easiest way i've found is with the @bios from windows.. dont do the web update, just download the latest bios from the website, then flash it using @bios, works like a charm.. Normally i dont flash through windows, but since i have started doing it that way.. no probs as of yet.
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October 25, 2006 9:38:14 PM

Ohh yeah... Those do page my HDD like crazy... 2nd stick comeing sooner or later.

Gloomy... I know... But its what i used to bench my old system and the gains from that one to this one is insane!!! 3x faster :D 
October 25, 2006 9:46:17 PM

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easiest way i've found is with the @bios from windows.. dont do the web update, just download the latest bios from the website, then flash it using @bios, works like a charm.. Normally i dont flash through windows, but since i have started doing it that way.. no probs as of yet.


DEE DEE DEE!! Totally forgot about that!!!
October 25, 2006 10:58:18 PM

Got the F7 BIOS.... That helped a bit. Allowed me to touch 500mhz. Didnt last long though. At that point, I cant tell wether my ram is the limit or its the DS3. I upped the ram voltage to 2.1volts and that didnt make a difference. So im expecting motherboard.

Got a doom3 benchmark at 3.4ghz Super PI ran 1million. I played another game and it was a bit glitchy.

Stick Vcore... I just laugh thinking about this silly overclock...

I will probably settle with what ever speeds I can get with 4-4-4-12 untill better cooling.

So far I am quite happy with this overclock!
October 25, 2006 11:13:33 PM

I know lol... I dont want to void my ram's waranty quite yet!

I'll wait untill better cooling before I push for 4ghz.

1.5v looks scary :wink:
October 26, 2006 12:18:31 AM

OK fine..... Ill try to pick up a BT on friday and get it installed. Right now Im happy with 2.9ghz 4-4-4-12 time stock voltage. :tongue:
October 26, 2006 1:03:43 AM

How come the guide wasnt made with 1.5vCORE then?? :p 
October 26, 2006 1:20:08 AM

Everything in the guide is not set in stone. Results can vary.
October 26, 2006 4:34:15 AM

I was just thinking... 4ghz = 572x7

How could I ever hit 4ghz? My motherboard would have a stroke! I honestly think im lucky to hit 500mhz according to a lot of people on xtremeforums. Some people are hitting a wall at 500mhz.

vMCH +.3 volts... How long will that last?!? All that extra voltage will allow me 572mhz? Could my ram hit those speeds? 2.4 vDIMM 5-5-5-x time?
October 26, 2006 4:52:14 AM

I wouldnt be so sure that 1.55v would be enough to reach 572Mhz...
Ive seen alot of C2Ds passed 1.6v just to reach 500Mhz
October 26, 2006 4:26:28 PM

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All that extra voltage will allow me 572mhz? Could my ram hit those speeds? 2.4 vDIMM 5-5-5-x time?

Yes, your RAM can go 572Mhz without any problem. Some have luck with 4-4-4-xx on 2.6V (knowing that the point of breakdown occurs at ~2.76V)

:D 

You think DDR2-800 can run at that speed (572MHz) ?
October 26, 2006 11:44:38 PM

We will see :) 
October 27, 2006 2:31:43 AM

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You think DDR2-800 can run at that speed (572MHz) ?

at 2.6v yes. Most modules can do 533Mhz at 2.2v so it is quite probable.
October 27, 2006 2:55:19 AM

Most my motherboard will allow is 3.5votls +.7Vdimm

@ 4-4-4-12 I get 460fsb regardless of voltage.

Ill try 5-5-5-15 in a few.
October 27, 2006 3:23:19 AM

This is realy dissapointing... I cant get past 490fsb 2.5Vdimm +.3V MCH 1.5Vcore...

Looks like 460 4-4-4-12 is where its at... :( 
October 27, 2006 4:10:35 AM

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This is realy dissapointing... I cant get past 490fsb

Now youre just being effing cocky

All the 500+Mhz FSB ive seen are at 1.55v to 1.7v
October 27, 2006 4:24:00 AM

Sorryman... I was going for max memory/MB. I set the multi to 6x. I think its the motherboard... If I can do 460 4-4-4 I should get past 490 5-5-5 on my memory.
October 27, 2006 5:07:32 AM

On the CPU? Stock, but at 490x6 = 2940. Thats well below my max OC on the chip. I only upped the voltage to be sure it wasnt the CPU. Tomorrow ill pick up a BT.
October 27, 2006 5:13:19 AM

You seem just as excited as I am :mrgreen: :tongue: :trophy:
October 28, 2006 3:23:52 AM

Got a nice drop in temps.

CPU 2.8ghz 1.325v

Went from 55c idle to 35c idle. Load from 62c idle to 51c idle.

EasyTune... Never even taps 40c load :D 

Damn the BigTyphoon is a pain to install. The instructions where a difficult to understand. I wound up putting on the cushion and insulator on back-asswards and had to peel the shit off. That was a mess.

I was a bit chicken on those damn thumb screws. I got it snug, but I can twist the HSF on the mount some. Its not athlon XP stock cooler snug, but I think its getting the job done fine.

I find it strange to be getting a reading of 36c and 33c on both cores idle. How could they be so different.

I will do some more OC'n tomorrow.
October 28, 2006 4:20:49 AM

RAWR!!! I cant get past 480-490!!! RAWR!!! :evil: 

Regardles of Vdimm, Chipset at max. I put VFSB +.2v. CPU 1.5v ( runs cool)

Sry lol.. Couldnt sleep untill I try'd for 500 again :oops: 

Im going to poke around Xtremesystems and skim over your stick just to be sure.

I even went as far as to takeing all my USB devices off...
October 29, 2006 2:38:23 PM

how are your temps that low! im on stock with an e6400 and tat is telling me that i idle around 50c.

your overclocking the crap out of yours and its the same temp as mine. :evil: 
October 29, 2006 11:03:27 PM

Iuno... Im 1337 8)
October 29, 2006 11:33:08 PM

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how are your temps that low! im on stock with an e6400 and tat is telling me that i idle around 50c.

your overclocking the crap out of yours and its the same temp as mine.


Could the motherboard contribute to that (DS3 vs S3)?
October 30, 2006 1:18:22 AM

Not the tenth of a degree. They even share the same BIOS so it wont affect for OCing either.
October 30, 2006 1:19:14 AM

I duno.. But coretemp (I think, not sure) gives the same results on any board.
October 30, 2006 1:30:41 AM

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Iuno... Im 1337 8)

^^'/ 455 15 1337, '//_/() @l23 ^07!
October 30, 2006 4:21:42 AM

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Iuno... Im 1337 8)

^^'/ 455 15 1337, '//_/() @l23 ^07!

My best guess

"My ass is leet, something something not!"

I just cant picture the words... Guess im not 1337 after all :cry: 
October 30, 2006 5:25:36 AM

I swapped out the stock BT fan and replaced it with my FM121. I got about 3-5C drop at ~2400rpm's. I plugged the stock 120mm fan into the casefan plug and sat it on top of the BT and motherboard edge to blow over the base of the HS and Voltage junk on the motherboard.

Running at 3.1ghz Im getting Eastune 48-49C load and 64 and 59 on Coretemp load. 110CFM is nice :o 

I sat a small 80mm fan that moves 25cfm on top of my videocard to blow toward my northbridge that dropped the temp 10c on the NB! SWEET! 8)

The two fans are super light and dont add much extra weight. The HS and videocard dont even move or bend under the weight.

Maybe with all this extra cooling I can get that 500mhz mark I want so bad! Ill try for it later

Edit: The BT fan spins at 1400rpm compared to the FM121 2400. The FM121 performs about the same as the BT fan at the same speed. No audible difference at 1400rpm.
October 30, 2006 5:48:01 AM

ok perfect, were all set. Time to crank up those voltages :twisted:

'//_/()'11 83 @ 1337 7(-)3^ 8)
October 30, 2006 4:40:40 PM

Where can I find the temps on the NB?
October 30, 2006 5:12:42 PM

speedfan, if your northbridge has a digital/analog thermometer :) 

or NXsensor (not sure how god it is though)
October 30, 2006 8:25:11 PM

Got the Gigabyte 965P-S3.......compatible for NB temps??? If so, which reading is it in Speedfan? If not, then I'll move along......;)
October 30, 2006 8:44:31 PM

Just use Easytune...

Othewise... Load the CPU and the one that moves the least is probably it.
October 30, 2006 9:22:07 PM

so does easytune monitor the cpu and motherboard temps, i guess the motherboard temp is just the northbridge temp, right?

I've got a DS4 but I've RMA'd it at the moment and I had only a few minutes to play with the computer before it stoped working you see thats why.... :( 

oh can you use ati tool to monitor GPU temps (x1900 series)?
I have a x700se in my other computer and atitool but it doesn't come up with temps, I guess this is because the x700 series has no digital/analoge thermometer :?
October 30, 2006 9:43:43 PM

Yeah.. Im useing ATI tool to monitor temps and controll that loud ass fan.
October 31, 2006 7:13:08 AM

In fact, my E6300 survived 500MHz FSB with Vcore at 1.300V and Vdimm was at 2.2V for my DDR2-675MHz Corsair module.

I tuned it down because load temperature on CPU was 66C.
October 31, 2006 7:56:31 AM

Is there any way to find out how much more power the systems requires after teh oc'ing? (I am a noob, don't burn me) Can you do it for ur system?
October 31, 2006 8:06:21 AM

I looked at ur guide and its great! But I am a total noob and need something like 'click-that-button-to-do-that'. Do u know where I can get that?
October 31, 2006 1:46:02 PM

there are ways of getting software to do it for you... an example is gigabytes easytune software which allows you to set the speed to cruse, full throttle, speed etc and so on...

clockgen allows you to do this also - if you know what motherboard you have.

however these programs are looked down upon by computer enthusiasts who prefer to do it manually, the old fashoned way :D  through the bios :) 

When I overclock I do it through the BIOS, its easier and it allows you to know what speed the computer will run at, whereas the software programs do it automatically :) 
October 31, 2006 11:02:58 PM

Is there like an "easy-to-follow-guide" of how to do it in BIOS. Is OC'ing in BIOS actually better than using those oc'ing programs?
October 31, 2006 11:32:54 PM

Honestly, if you dont know what to do, then it may be best to do nothing untill you learn a lot more about how a lot of this works.
October 31, 2006 11:40:23 PM

Best bet is to do some more reading and research in articles and forums....nobody "just started" as an overclocker ;) 

The other thing to do is get your parts and post them, and maybe somebody can give you specific suggestions to OC your system, instead of talking generic info at this point.

Don't fret, you'll get there, just give it some time. Spend some time searching and reading and you'll get the hang of it :) 
October 31, 2006 11:58:51 PM

I pretty much hit a wall at 505*7 with my e6300 and p5b deluxe, which is 3.535GHz I think. Any over and p95 will fail (running dual prime) almost instantly. I know my heat is ok, coretemp reports ~48c. If you hae any suggestions, please mention them :D  btw my core voltage is 1.425, mem at 2.35, fsb terminate at 1.45.
November 1, 2006 12:13:24 AM

Oh most definitely- pulled off that retarded plate on the nothbridge and tied a 45mm fan to it plus ceramique underneath ( i want to slap a water block on it after my car / insurance payment), and my soldering skills are adequate- i did a 7900gt voltmod and its been working since july :p  would you mind linking me to those pages for the voltmods? i really dont care about the warranty- either apathy or even more apathy cause it sure isnt because i'm loaded with cash lol (freshmen at college, tight budget and computer hating, sports loing ignorant parents...)
November 1, 2006 12:14:11 AM

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So where are you at now Clob?
Still stuck below 500x7?

Man I wish I can go to your place and get the job done and see what your chip can do. :lol: 
My OC toolkit:
-the usual w+d sandpaper and Basso
- G-clamps (a small and big one)
-Solder and blowtorch iron


G-Clamps?!?

Blowtorch?!?

Im not that hardcore ROFL!..

Ill see what I can get it to here in a bit. Just for you sheep focker :tongue:
November 1, 2006 1:10:41 AM

I read several posts about vdroop by using pencil .. but cannot find any -step-by-step instruction (for dummie .. of course :D  ) ....

Really wanna learn how to vdroop so I can do it on my puppy ..

Running my E6400 (P5B Dlx) at 3320MHz ....
vcore= 1.55v
vdimm= 2.05 (Prime will fail if vdimm 2.15+ v
Idle temp= 43*C / Load temp = 56*C (Room temp 26*C) -- all from Core temp --
!