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Bad IT7 Overclock?

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technogeeky

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Sep 3, 2002
Hello folks,


I am concerned about the condition of my IT7. While I am happy with my overclock, some things seem strange to me:

- When plaing Unreal Tournament 2003 demo or even using Microsoft Word, there are noticable pauses in the applications. I think this may be a Windows thing because after recently tring some extreme overclocking, I had some hard disk errorsr and things haven't been the same since.

However, this is what I know and how I know it:

My CPU will hit 177 MHz stable (it's a 2.26a) with the AX-478 heatsink. The idle tempature in this case is quite high, something like 50 degrees celcius.


My CPU tempature is obviously off. Even with the AX-478 installed with a ThermalTake Volcano fan attached, the idle temp. STOCk is 37 degrees celcius.


My memory will go higher. Right now, I am running at 3:4 (memory is 4) at 168 MHz. It appears to be stable. It used to be stable at 169MHz. I have a friend who has a chiller and he can run my memory stable at 180 (3:4). I have a better (more constant) power supply than he does, and I'm running 1.7v CPU / 3.2 (2.98) volts for the memory.

My 2nd memory slot does not seem to work. No matter how I seat the memory, I get boot errors.


Problem: My goal is 3.0GHz on air. I have not even come close to that yet I truly believe I can.

Is it possible my motherboard could be a bad overclock, or is it a bad combo of memory running too high of temperatures and my CPU running too hot?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

-Drew
 

trex

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Oct 14, 2002
i think my second memory slot also is not working............whenever i put the memory.i'll get a7 code during boot up...................
 

wills11

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Oct 23, 2002
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What are your memory settings? I had similar problems; a lot of RAM requires 2.5 latency with dual sticks.
Try backing off to 2.5/6/3/3 and see if you can boot with a second stick (I assume you mean that you can't boot with a second stick of RAM in the second slot, not a single stick in the second slot)
 

trex

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Oct 14, 2002
wills11 said:
What are your memory settings? I had similar problems; a lot of RAM requires 2.5 latency with dual sticks.
Try backing off to 2.5/6/3/3 and see if you can boot with a second stick (I assume you mean that you can't boot with a second stick of RAM in the second slot, not a single stick in the second slot)

What i meant was with a single stick that won't worj in the second slot.......i am also getting worried about that