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Old 07-29-2006, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default AM2 Overclocking

My results with my new rig:







Windows won't boot; but:



My PC:

Case: Antec Performance TX Server Case

PSU: Antec SmartPower 500Watt 2.0

Motherboard: ASUS M2N-E Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Orleans Socket AM2 2.2GHz @ 2.7GHz

RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 1GB TWINX DDR2 800 PC2 6400 512x2 @ DDR2 900

Video Card: BFG 3D Fuzion 7600GT PCI-E 256MB 128-BIT @ 592/1720

Hard Drives: 2x HITACHI Deskstar 7K80 80GB SATA 3.0GB/sec in RAID 0

CD Drive: NEC DVDRW 16X Black IDE

Floppy Drive: NEC Floppy Drive

Cooling: Stock, 4 80MMs, 1 120MM, and 2 PSU Fans.

3DMARK 03: 14057
3DMARK 05: 6283
3DMARK 06: 3223
AQUAMARK 3: 83270



Processor = 3500+
Socket = AM2
core = Orleans
Stepping = 2
old MHz = 2.2ghz
new MHz= 2.7ghz
Orginal vcore = 1.25
New Vcore = 1.42
Cooling = stock
Temp (idle/full) = 24/34
Motherboard = asus m2n-e
Memory = corsair xms2 512*2 ddr2 pc6400
Vmem = 1.90
Stabillity OK?= yes
HTT = 245mhz
Chipset Volt = stock
Timings = 5-5-5-18-2T
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Old 07-29-2006, 08:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: AM2 Overclocking

nice!! my ram is limiting me from oc'ing my 3200+. i think ocz has a problem running on am2 platforms.
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Old 07-29-2006, 08:05 PM   #3
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yea...you really need corsair for am2 because of the low memory voltages.
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That's a nice overclock! At least compared to the old S939 CPUs. It's just too bad you lose a little speed on the memory with DDR2 but thats normal.
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hmm my ram bandwidth is faster now than when I had 939
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hmm my ram bandwidth is faster now than when I had 939
i mean timings are higher that's all
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Old 07-30-2006, 05:17 PM   #8
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i can tell you that those timings are just crap for DDR2. Seriously, i would never use CAS5 on DDR2. Cas4 is the max that i would go. Ive seen DDR1000 CAS4 with ~$200 2GB sticks. You should have paid the extra 50 bucks and gone with the 6400C4s. But DDR-900 is probably the highest you are going to get out of those sticks. None the less, a decent overclock on air.

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Old 07-30-2006, 05:19 PM   #9
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right now the board only allows 1.95volt for max ram voltage...cas4 ram is 2.1volt...so ya that wouldnt work out right
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BIOS posted at 4.4GHz:



I found a way to get the ram higher than 1.95 Volts. ASUS includes an overclocking program which allows you to give up to 2.5Volts!! and 1.5625 Volts on the CPU. But if I raise the FSB, the PC just freezes, im going to try clockgen to see if it works with the ram voltage up higher. Also setting the CPU to 1.5625 volts only gives it 1.425 volts. So I'm sure ASUS will probaly fix this in the next BIOS release. Keep this in mind if you are going to buy this motherboard!


I got the CPU at 2.805GHz - didnt last long enough for screenshot (sorry for blurry pic...got excited and couldnt hold camera still lol):



2.797 seemed stable: and only 39c



Now im waiting for ASUS to send me a BIOS that can up the core on the CPU or a new version of the AIBooster program that will allow me to. I have a feeling this CPU has a lot more to give .
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