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Windows 7: I think I found a stable OC!!!

29 Nov 2009   #1
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 
I think I found a stable OC!!!

I just got my Phemon II x2 3GHz@3.9GHz!!!

Here's what I got running for speeds atm... =) I bothered to see if I can get this stable now...

CPU:3.9
RAM:1400Mhz@1.6v
Chipset:2080Mhz@1.0v
HT:1580

Oh it makes me so happy! Oh I hope I can get this stable, that's an extra 900Mhz on each core, almost a 30% increase per core! Oh that's nice.


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29 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
I just got my Phemon II x2 3GHz@3.9GHz!!!

Here's what I got running for speeds atm... =) I bothered to see if I can get this stable now...

CPU:3.9
RAM:1400Mhz@1.6v
Chipset:2080Mhz@1.0v
HT:1580

Oh it makes me so happy! Oh I hope I can get this stable, that's an extra 900Mhz on each core, almost a 30% increase per core! Oh that's nice.
Hey MRB

What flavor of BSOD did you want again? <g>

btw you could tell us your system specs now and save the post bsod rush


Seriously

32bit or 64, what video, ram etc.

thanks and good luck
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29 Nov 2009   #3
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Phenom II x2 3@3750Mhz
Crucial 1G 1600 (though getting another stick soon)
Nvidia Geforece 8800GT
Segate 160G
ASRock M3A770DE Motherboard

I have to underclock the ram though as I didn't get the higher speeds, which I should have and just clocked them to 1700. =( I wasn't thinking at the time though, how lame. Also on a side note, I had to drop it down to 3750 as I don't have my coppter heatsink on atm and temps are causing BSOD's. ARRRRRG. I hate having to figure out all these numbers and what voltages should work ect... lol But I do like getting 3750 per core, It's at least 25% increase =) and the ram doesn't have to be messed with! lolz. It's at 1666 atm now.

[edit] For future notice, that motherboard does allow core unlocking, so if anyone wants to upgrade I'd recomend it as you can get a phenom II and at least try to unlock the cores, I had all cores unlocked but I'm guessing I have bad L2 caches as the disabled cores lock up under load. =( But it's a gamble, and at least you get the possibility to upgrade to x4 later!
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29 Nov 2009   #4
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

Q9650 @ 4.5ghz = 50% oc.
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29 Nov 2009   #5
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

daaam NICE
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29 Nov 2009   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
ARRRRRG. I hate having to figure out all these numbers and what voltages should work ect... lol
Welcome to the world of overclocking

Just when you think it's stable... BSoD
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29 Nov 2009   #7
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
ARRRRRG. I hate having to figure out all these numbers and what voltages should work ect... lol
Welcome to the world of overclocking

Just when you think it's stable...
I know, I've done it over and over again lolz. It almost borders insanity.
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30 Nov 2009   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
ARRRRRG. I hate having to figure out all these numbers and what voltages should work ect... lol
Welcome to the world of overclocking

Just when you think it's stable...
I know, I've done it over and over again lolz. It almost borders insanity.
lol, I did reach insanity.

My machine has been overclocked to varying limits for a year. It's passed 24hrs P95 /24hrs memtest/ 30-50 passes of IBT etc several times yet I still had varying degrees of BSoD instances.

A few days ago I had one BSoD too many, finally snapped and went right back to stock clocks.

The thought of starting it all over again just leaves me cold at the moment
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30 Nov 2009   #9
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

30-50 passes of IBT is too much, you will shorten the CPU's life.

There is no need to run that many passes, 5 is the REC so say 10-15.

You seem to have tested it in all types bar 3D, I have seen PC's passes all Prime/IBT etc and fail in a Games or 3D Mark, same goes vice versa.
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30 Nov 2009   #10
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helmutcheese View Post
30-50 passes of IBT is too much, you will shorten the CPU's life.

There is no need to run that many passes, 5 is the REQ so say 10-15.
Yeah, I only did that many runs once or twice when I was frustrated. I ended up ditching it altogether because it was too harsh with no guarantee of stability anyway.

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You seem to have tested it in all types bar 3D, I have seen PC's passes all prime etc and fail in a game or 3D Mark, same goes vice versa.
lol, that's where I 'truly tested' the OC's and got the vast majority of Blue Screens.

Some games worked without a hitch, others failed sporadically and some just crashed and burned straight away. The crash dumps were never conclusive.

I was literally tearing my hear out trying to work out whether it was hardware or a dodgy driver that followed me through different builds/OS'es.

I'm still not 100% sure, although I'm leaning towards h/ware. I probably pushed something too far for too long
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