Does the Manchester 3800+ dual core have any headroom?

I have a AMD 3800+ Manchester dual core (running 1.3 volts) on a MSI 7185 N Force 4 board Rev A3/Bios 6. -1GB Corsair DDR400 value ram at 3.0 cas latency timing 4 4 8 command rate 2T. Zalmen Artic cooler Antic case with added 120mm fans top and bottom and x1800xt with stock cooler. PSU 450 Antic true power. Any headroom here for a overclock? If so what should I look for? Thanks. :?:
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  1. Thanks ILT :D How much and what type of ram would you suggest as I have noticed on these AMD Dual Cores you loose some speed on the ram after 2 sticks
  2. I Love Tacos is on the money. Yes, there is headroom. Not as much as Core 2, but you should get anywhere between 2.6-3ghz on a 3800X2 on good air cooling(for the higher clocks).

  3. oops,

    Missed the manchester part. Yeah, I had a couple Manchester cores which clocked as high as 2.65 and 2.7ghz. So, once again, sorry about the misinformation. The newer cores can reach 3ghz, but you would have to have a 1 in a Million to get a manchester that high.

  4. Well the Devil is in the Details :evil: I will check the stickies fo instructions but from what you have said I will probley see more results by OC the X1800XT graphics card. :roll: Thanks for the input. I built this rig (first build) when the 3800 first came out and now I'm getting antsey to try my hand at something else.
  5. Havent got any greens left (Santa took them all) thats why im looking to do something manual with what I got.
  6. You should be able to get 300-500mhz more out of that processor.Goodluck.


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  7. Thanks I do have a Zalman Artic cooler on it.
  8. Well it's the Zalman 7000B. I had room for it with the Antic Sonata case. It had good reviews,was 25.00 US on sale and has brought temps down by 10deg. So I guess I have been happy with it but it was my first build like I said so I don't have near the experiance of the rest of you. I will check out those brands you mentioned in the future. Thanks
  9. Guys,

    Do you have any experience overclocking a windsor core? I have the following and would like to OC:

    M2N-SLI deluxe (0609 bios)
    AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+ (2000mhz) stock cooling
    Corsair XMS2 2048-6400 C4 4,4,4,12,2T

    Using the asus ai booster I can get 10% overclock no problem. I was just thinking about overclocking in the bios to get to 2.4ghz and then stop.

    Any advice?
  10. tACOS,

    Thanks for the quick reply. I wonder what is up with the date of the Ram purchaes? I purchased it about two weeks ago. So that might make a difference? So you think that I should keep vcore at about 1.35 and then just up the ht until I max out. Once that heppens add a divider to my memory, i,e, 667 mhz, and then continue on? Do you see a need for changing the processor ratio?
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