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AMD X2 6000+ Windsor

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April 26, 2009 10:45:42 PM

Im new here and id like to say hello to all the mod's/admins/members of this forum and to introduce myself! My name is Sasha im from Croatia glad to be a part of the forum =)....

OK so i have a problem with overclocking my system...
My specs are:

AMD 6000+ X2 (Windsor) (ASUS Royal Knight cooler)
Nvidia 9800GTX (Accelero S1 + turbo module cooler)
4GB Geil ultra 800MHZ
Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4
Corsair HX520W (Modular)

My problem is my pc is unstable when i try to get a higher clock out of my CPU! I have updated the bios but still the same thing!

My default is FSB 200 X Multiplyer 15
resulting in 3000 MHZ

My memory timings are by default 5-5-5-18 @ 800MHZ , 4-4-4-12 @ 667 , 3-3-3-9 @ 533

So after i try a setting as of FSB 210 x 15 to result in 3150 the system acts stable but it actually isn't! i get a freeze or blue screen soon!
I have even tried to push my CPU voltage to 1.5v (max i can is 1.55v) but it did not help i have also tried lowering ram to 667 but still the same problem!

I have atempted 230 x 14 = 3220Mhz core at 1.5v , ram @ 667, HTlink 4X (default is 1GHZ this results in 920MHZ) and still my system is not stable!
Most of the time while i play with this settings in BIOS i end up clearing CMOS....

Ok well my chip must not be that good (note its an 90nm 3.0ghz by stock it can't go much 3.2-3.3 iv seen people on 3.5 with this chip)

But here is the strange thing that happens I download Nvidia Ntune and use the "AUTO" tuning to find optimal and believe it or not it sets my CPU to 3180 MHZ , PCI-E from 2500MHZ to 2850, lowers timings on ram @ 800mhz and its stable!

The thing im bothered here about is i have to load that profile every time! And i would like to do it in BIOS...
Could some 1 point me in the right direction?

Thank you
Regards, Sasha

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April 26, 2009 11:04:18 PM

The 570 is not the most capable chipset to OC and expect stellar results. Try upping the voltage on the RAM. Try different RAM if available. If you are brave, increase the vcore beyond what you have tried. Seems you are not the only one at Tom's who has trouble tweaking that MB.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/246625-30-faulty-m57s...
April 26, 2009 11:10:50 PM

Hmmm i see... Thank you for a quick reply i did think the motherboard could be the problem! Because i have tried to raise RAM voltage by default is 1.8v and on Geil's site the memory spread is 1.8 ~ 2.3v i have set it to 2.0v that i believe its fine! i have seen my memory on test up to 1100Mhz stable! i don't think RAM is the problem!
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April 26, 2009 11:16:20 PM

Yeah, I built the 570 years ago and returned the board due to it's lack of memory compatibility at the time. Still have the Intel 945 I built in place running today. And with the same RAM that would not run properly in the 570.
April 27, 2009 12:04:48 AM

Hmm i see its time for me to upgrade my system =) ... I was thinking to go Intel Q9450
12MB cache 4x 2.66 easy to get 3.5 out of it, bus 1333 and ,45nm and to get a good ASUS board like Asus P5N-T deluxe... Don't think its worth DDR3 at the moment....
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April 27, 2009 12:30:32 AM

HT Link speed

The 570 Northbridge acts hot as it is, so if you go overclocking the FSB without lowering the HT multiplier your chipset will get to hot and will act very unstable. Lower your HT multiplier to 4 to get an HT link speed of 800. You will be able to overclock your FSB to 250 before going over an HT speed of 1GHz (4*250),
April 27, 2009 10:26:42 AM

well the northbridge is that thing covered with gigabyte logo on it right? has like a metal head spreader?... i could add a fan on it maybe it would help!
April 27, 2009 5:08:32 PM

One of my previous builds was a 6000+. The chip it self seemed to be the stumbling block. No matter the setup achieving much more than a 3.25 GHZ clock was impossible. I have read reviews that most of these CPU’s cant break the 3.2 mark. I used the same mobo that I had with my 5000+ @ 3.2. I can recall the board, but this made it clear to me that it was the chip.
February 23, 2010 6:43:04 AM

infinitejustice said:
One of my previous builds was a 6000+. The chip it self seemed to be the stumbling block. No matter the setup achieving much more than a 3.25 GHZ clock was impossible. I have read reviews that most of these CPU’s cant break the 3.2 mark. I used the same mobo that I had with my 5000+ @ 3.2. I can recall the board, but this made it clear to me that it was the chip.




I have my amd 6000+ windsor at 3.4 GHZ 11x multiplier and 310 bus at 1.55 volts and never runs above 56 degrees with only a cheap 19 dollar budget coolermaster hyper tx3. my ht link runs at 1550mhz and my ddr2 1066 ocz fatality is set to 2.1 volts and timings are 5 5 5 15 20 2t on dual channel and bank enterleiving enabled.
February 23, 2010 4:00:29 PM

rainbbowblueboy said:
I have my amd 6000+ windsor at 3.4 GHZ 11x multiplier and 310 bus at 1.55 volts and never runs above 56 degrees with only a cheap 19 dollar budget coolermaster hyper tx3. my ht link runs at 1550mhz and my ddr2 1066 ocz fatality is set to 2.1 volts and timings are 5 5 5 15 20 2t on dual channel and bank enterleiving enabled.


That's great. You are posting directly to a thread almost one tear old, April 2009. The guy you posted to is no longer an active user of the forum. Read the threads date before replying.
December 13, 2012 7:02:36 PM

set your ram to 533 everything looks good
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