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Is 55C* too high on an athlon 64 3800+ 2,4ghz (old) clocked to 2.664

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June 29, 2009 7:46:22 PM

Anyone know if 55 Celsius is too high for an old 3800+ athlon 2.4ghz ?

Also anyone know any good overclocking tools so I don't have to enter BIOS ?

Currently using Core Center due to the fact that I got ripped off with an MSI mobo as this was my first build lol.
June 29, 2009 8:32:18 PM

If you value your system you should only OC in the BIOS.

55 is fine as I think the die temp is 71'C. If you got it to 2.4 congrats. I remember trying to get my friends stable at 2.2. :sleep: 
June 29, 2009 9:01:38 PM

2.4 to 2.666 :p  nothing really, ordering phenom II 955 etc this week :D 

so i dont really value it :p 

never overclocked in BIOS before... ill give it a go
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June 29, 2009 9:16:15 PM

I could never get his stable over 2.2 no matter what i did.

You should make a suicide run once you have your new chip !!
a b K Overclocking
June 29, 2009 9:31:33 PM

Is that 55 idle or load? (I'm assuming load.) Makes a difference.

OCing from the bios is the way to go. A bit harder then windows methods, but it works the best. Roush, he's overclocking an old single core 3800+, so it started at 2.4GHz.
June 29, 2009 9:51:38 PM

Load, just tried OC'ing from BIOS a lil, lol it feels DANGEROUS, my comp does all types of st00f it shouldn't be doin lol !

Got it to 2688.02mhz =\ sounds a lil lame to me, idk probably just what everyone says AMD's are bad for OC'in.

Stable on 224x12 stock voltage, one question, does increasing cpu voltage let the frequency go higher ?

Locked multiplier old K9N Ultra board, built this pc about 6-7 yrs ago !

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm jus testing OC'in on here due to the fact Im ordering Phenom II 955 in 2-3 days and don't wanna destroy it lol.

Cleaned my *stock* cpu fan today too lol !

BTW its like 48 C at idle lol. Never seen it go past 55, 55 is high for this piece of pleb.

What do ya mean by a suicide run, put max on everything + blow it up ? L A W L
a b K Overclocking
June 29, 2009 9:57:05 PM

It can be dangerous, but you should be alright as long as you don't start upping the voltages. At worst, you should just have to clear the bios. Upping the voltage can open up higher "FSB" settings, just don't push it to far. Remember that AMD CPUs like the one your using don't have an FSB. Also remember to keep your HyperTransport bus under 1GHz. If you hit 224 and left the multiplier on 5, your now at 1120MHz, much to high. 224 * 4 = 896, a far better number.
June 29, 2009 9:59:50 PM

Doesn't have hypertransport bus setting in BIOS :o , plus its locked multiplier :o 

Is a 300mhz improvement a bit crappy for a single core AM2 ?

Sounds like it to me I wanna get to like 3ghz somehow lol !

Only at 48 C 100% cpu load =\ lol
June 30, 2009 12:02:21 AM

lmfaooo hahahahaha my noob 7300 GS ( worst card ever ) runs at 70 C idle R O F L goes up to 100 C when looking for artefacts lmfaooooo !

it has a fan -.-

meh, ive had it for about 6-7 years, ill clean it tomorrow...

plus no fan control programs can detect its fan :'( 
a b K Overclocking
June 30, 2009 12:24:46 AM

It should be there. Common settings are auto, 5x, 4x, 3x, 2x, 1x. It might not say multiplier, but it should reference the hypertransport/HTT. Its normal for the CPU multiplier to be locked, and yes its different from the HTT multiplier. I don't think the 3800+ would normally OC to 3GHz, but 2.8 on air should be doable.
June 30, 2009 12:28:44 AM

:(  Doesn't start at anything higher than 2.7ghz, is there any other settings I can change to get a better OC ?

Ty for help !
a b K Overclocking
June 30, 2009 12:42:48 AM

What are your settings? Is your ram to high? Did you find a way to lower the HTT frequency? As I said, if it gets above 1GHz, it won't be stable/bootable.
June 30, 2009 12:55:05 AM

got 1+ voltage and changed frequency from 200x12 to 225x12 and thats all :p  ill have a look for the HTT
a b K Overclocking
June 30, 2009 1:14:45 AM

No ram settings? If you can't change the ram or HTT values, its going to be hard to cross 225. Your already at 450 and 1125, not sure how much more your RAM and HTT can take.
June 30, 2009 12:08:46 PM

Ive got ram settings I upped ram by 0.1 and tower seemed to like it, feels more stable !

But no, I cant change HTT, looked in every option in BIOS its not there :( .

Bare in mind this Mobo very old + I havnt updated BIOS either lol !

Thanks for the help anyways 4745454b

New build comes tomorrow, ordered today from they do next day delivery ftw !