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flapperhead

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well finally put the new sl6z3 in last nite. while i was at it i also finally put on my swiftech 159 nb cooler, readjusted the mcx4000. now its up to the luck of the draw as to how good this cpu is..( im hoping for 3.6 and fantisizing about 3.7)
 

daNo-

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Good luck sir and enjoy cranking the juice out of that hopefully good chip.. :D
 

batboy

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Come on Flapper, you can do it. Post or send me a pic of the installed Swifty N/B cooler, been thinking about whether I want one or not for my next project.
 
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flapperhead

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well guys im back with some very preliminary results... she will boot into windows 290 at about 1.6v when i tried 295 all h*ll broke loose..
i got cmos checksum errors all kinda alarms and she wouldnt start at all. by then i was sweatin bullets cause i thought i either blew the cpu or a couple caps on the board.. but after close inspection everything looked ok so i took out the cmos battery and i got her to fire right up!!!( thankyou ye gods of overclocking) Batboy believe it or not i dont have a digital camera yet so ill borrow one from my buddy charlie and try to get some pics tonite.. anyway i just wanted to check in and give an update of how its going.. my next test will be at 295 and hopefully 300 at a higher vcore voltage... thx for the for the encouragement flapperhead
 

shortbus_

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whats your pack date? seems similar to fine. i can get into windows at 295 although it crashes with load. 290 is good at 1.6 vcore.
 

batboy

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If you don't have a camera, then don't worry about it. Ain't that important. Was just curious. I had an easy time up until 295 FSB... it's that last 5 MHz that have been super tough for me. Good luck.

I know lots of people argue that burn-in is a myth, and I wonder sometimes myself too, but it did seem to help me gain 1 or 2 FSB. Whether it was just allowing the AS to cure or what, I don't know. Don't hurt to try.
 
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flapperhead

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well guys looks like 295 is the absolute limit.. 300 is beyond my reach.. thats whats so fun with this hobby. u do everything possible to reach your goal then spin the wheel and see what happens. whats really amazing is that my memory had more left in it at 1-1. the darn cpu just couldnt hang.. i would have loved to take a shot of 3.6 with a sandra bm runnin 1-1. anyway goodluck to the rest of the guys runnin your 2.4's maybe you can reach the hallowed ground of 3.6
 

asw7576

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flipper.... don't cry if your SL6Z3 can't pass 295 FSB. You still lucky because I have the same chip (Costa Rica) that won't do 250 stable..... :mad:

by the way Merry Christmas to ALL
 

arklab

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flapperhead

CONGRATS MAN!
Really GREAT OC.:burn: :clap: :clap: :clap:

And guess what week CPU I just decided to try first! :eek:


(Unless you want to trade that old, tired chip of yours for a same week unsealed box???) :santa:

Merry Christmas!
 
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flapperhead

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sure ill trade with u.. but i must tell you first this was just testing to see how far she would boot into windows.. i havent done stability tests yet...