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Old 03-29-07, 12:52 AM Thread Starter   #1
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OC newbie needs advice


Any pointers for me? My first attempt at overclocking my 3700+ San Diego seems rather unimpressive:

model number: ADA3700DAA5BN
core description: E4?
CPU frequency: 2420 MHz (220 x 11)
CPU voltage: 1.36V
temperature (system idle/load, CPU idle/load): system unavail C, CPU 32/42 C
cooling: Thermalright SI-120, 120mm Panaflo M1A
motherboard: DFI LanParty nF4 Ultra rev. a3
memory: OCZ Platinum EL Rev. 2 PC3200 512 MB x 2
memory bus frequency: 220 MHz
memory timing: 2-2-2-5 1T
memory voltage: 2.69 V
HT frequency: HTT x 5 <- (Usually between 3x - 5x)
power supply: OCZ Powerstream 520 W

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Old 03-29-07, 08:18 AM   #2
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You mayhave to run the memory on the 183 divider, you are right at the edge of the 3200ELs limit at 220. I can only see 215-217 stable with my XTCs. Don't hesitate to try relaxing the timing a little they may reach higher speeds at 2.5-3-3-7 (speed trumps latency in real world gaming and folding (benches do better with latancies).

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Old 04-27-07, 05:16 PM Thread Starter   #3
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Alrighty, finally got around to trying it again. This time the numbers look nicer. I adjusted my RAM timing to 2.5-3-3-7 as you suggested and turned up the voltage on my CPU. Results?:

model number: ADA3700DAA5BN
core description: E4?
CPU frequency: 2782.5 MHz (265 x 10.5)
CPU voltage: 1.51V
temperature (system idle/load, CPU idle/load): system unavail C, CPU 48/52 C
cooling: Thermalright SI-120, 120mm Panaflo M1A
motherboard: DFI LanParty nF4 Ultra rev. a3
memory: OCZ Platinum EL Rev. 2 PC3200 512 MB x 2
memory bus frequency: 265 MHz
memory timing: 2.5-3-3-7c
memory voltage: 2.58 V
HT frequency: HTT x 4
power supply: OCZ Powerstream 520 W

I haven't stress-tested it yet, so these numbers may change. What do you think for now? RAM doesn't seem to be a limiting factor right now. Should I try to push the CPU any further? Is heat the only limit I should consider when increasing voltage?

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Old 04-27-07, 07:56 PM   #4
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Saweet That's about where my Sandy 3700 went. They are good clocker, I just wish it has 2 cores. Others here may no more about your ram sticks but getting 2.5-3-3-7 at 265 in my book is super!

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Old 04-28-07, 02:15 AM Thread Starter   #5
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Sooo... I've been playing around with things a bit more

Currently running at:
CPU: 2906Mhz (262x11)
CPU Voltage: 1.55V
Temp: Idle 48C, Load, 54C
RAM: 262mhz
Timing: 2.5-3-3-7
Voltage: 2.82V
HTT: x3

Still haven't reached a stable point quite yet; I'd liiike to break 3ghz but I just don't think its going to happen

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