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Old 02-26-2006, 06:04 PM   #1
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ive been reading some reviews on my cpu and i noticed that they all get higher overclocks than me, this one for example http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=127&type=expert got to 2.8GHz when i cant even get to 2.6GHz and stay stable so whats goin on?
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its probably your memory controller crapping out and not willing to go above 250HTT. You might have to tweak the memory settings and such.
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Old 02-26-2006, 07:11 PM   #3
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Yeah, I've been having problems as well. I can't hit 3 GHz no matter what I try. I've even put my memory down to like 180 MHz with the FSB at 280 with a divider, about 1.5 volts into my Opteron... It won't stay stable at all. Temperatures are fine.
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Old 02-26-2006, 07:14 PM   #4
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Wow you guys complain about not getting to 2.8GHz with a freaking 3200?? Dude, I can't get past 2.672GHz with my 3500 venice, and I have 4 fans on the thing!
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Old 02-26-2006, 07:18 PM   #5
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Jamxx, put in 1.55V. Pump more voltage into your cpus guys! Come on. Im pumping 1.85V into my AXP.
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Okay, that's as high as my motherboard goes... But I'll definitely try it. Also, since I have a 24-pin PSU and motherboard, that has an added temperature sensor, right? Because I found a new temperature on SpeedFan, and it jumps when my computer goes into load. That's the PSU, right?
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ya my motherboard also only goes up to 1.55v but looking at the review i posted they did it with less so i dont know what the problem is, ownage u say its the memory controller, what can i do to fix that then?
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Old 02-26-2006, 08:27 PM   #8
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not all chips will overclock like another. Its the luck of the draw. The memory controller is unfortunately a hardware issue. There is nothing you can do to fix it. Whatever your memory controller feels what its max is, thats it. You cant get anymore out of it.
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Yeha, it's all about the silicon that goes into the chip... so don't expect the same results for the same cpu... seriously...
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what BIOS version are you currently running?
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