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    Overclocking with nTune

    I have had my first experiences with overclocking to day, with Nvidias nTune software.

    I have managed to get it stable (by stable i mean it would go through 3Dmark05, is that enough?) @ 210.

    I have tried 215 but it will it stops about halfway through 3dmark.

    See my system spec list for details and i am using an arctic cooling freezer 64 pro oh and my ram is now GEIL value 2GB (not very OC i know)

    To try and get it to 215 do i need to add a higher voltage? nTune says that it changes the memory settings with the FSB (its a little slider to increase the FSB lol) what does that really mean?

    EDIT: what a really want to OC to is 218 so my cpu becomes a 4000+
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    DO NOT use ntune

    In fact you should not use any windows software at all for overclocking

    Use the BIOS

    Click Here for a good starters guide

    And yes - you should add some volts - but please use the BIOS
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    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, but its so use friendly!

    Ok, ok

    I was going to do bios (infact i did rease it to 202 ROCK!)

    Then i googled it and everywhere kept saying SOFTWARE lol, ill give that guide a read thanks.
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    OK well i have completed step one, i have worked out what my CPU goes to.

    I got it to an HTT (FSB) of: 275 with a 10x multiplier

    That was with a CPU voltage of 1.7v and a chipset voltage of 1.7v

    (it was also set with a 100mhz memory speed to stop the memory being the limiting factor)

    Thats a good chip right?

    Anyway i have only got value ram so ill see how that goes tomorrow.
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    CHECK YOUR TEMPS!!! - 1.7v on an air cooled san diego (presuming you are on air) is a bit high. I would not like to go past 1.65v unless I knew my cpu temps and voltage readings were accurate.

    275fsb is not bad but is that stable? Run 3dmark05 and OCCT for a quick idea of whether the system is stable.
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    Temps were coming up at below 48degrees (socket temps which from the guide i gather thats ok?) anyway im not leaving it at that because as is aid that was just so i knew the limiting factor of the CPU. I also have quite good air cooling, but i have takien it off those settings anyway and i am now on to testing the memory.

    And yes it was 275 stable (it ran 10 minutes of prime95 max heat torture test with no errors, a 1m test of super pi with no errors and it ran 3dmark fine, and gave me a 127 boost (its very GPU dependant))

    Now i have come up to a problem, the gide i am using says

    Drop your HTT bus back down to 200, and reset your Memory Divider to 1:1 (Usually "AUTO") Leave your CPU Multiplier at 9x (For a 10 Stock Multi) and let start out at 215 at Stock Timings, Bump VDimm up to 2.7v(Or +.1Volt)
    My HTT is at 200 but i cannot find memory divider but i guess that means set the RAMs mhz to to 200 so it is at the same speed as my DDR400 memory?

    My CPU multiplier is at 10 (i have 11 stock) and have my memory voltage at 2.7v.

    The problem i now have is what do i change to 215? Im guessing it does not mean the HTT cause it just told me to set it to 200? The only thing i can think it means is the the RAM mhz, and so this would mean what i said above about the memory divider was wrong? However, even if it was wrong it will only go up to 200 anyway.

    I have one more theory and that is that it means take the HTT to 215 and the the memory mhz to auto, then it would automatically match the HTT and so would be 1:1 right? Then if i went faster that the ram could go then it would then start to get errors on memtest and super pi?

    Am i right anywhere at all?
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    Sounds about right direction mate
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    You shouldn't go beyond 1.5v really, not on air. Also, make sure you lower the LDT multiplier to x4 for a HTT up to 250, and above that you'll need to lower it further to x3...

    EDIT: 'Cause herulach is MEAN!
    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 10-01-2006 at 09:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK
    Noooooo! Too high!! I'm sitting on 1.45v with a 2.75GHz overclock... you shouldn't go beyond 1.5v really, not on air. Also, make sure you lower the LDT multiplier to x4.
    a 2.75Ghz overclock, wow man, ownage.

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    Hey leave me be! I'm yet to fit my Akasa AK913 (that's when the fun begins) and it's actually a really good overclock.

    LDT multiplier's at 4 x 250 HTT = 1000. ~ Can't go higher without lowering the LDT.

    RAM's on a 5:6 divider so it's back to the stock 200MHz. ~ Keeps the timings tight.

    Just below FX57 speeds. ~ ZING!

    52&#176;C under constant load on stock cooling. ~ Safe as houses.
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    I wasnt dissing the speed, just your grammer, it reads as if you have 2.75Ghz over stock.

    And its better than my zero overclock at the moment (damn cmos battery)

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    Quote Originally Posted by herulach
    I wasnt dissing the speed, just your grammer, it reads as if you have 2.75Ghz over stock.

    And its better than my zero overclock at the moment (damn cmos battery)
    4.95GHz CPU... I wish.

    Ah that's crappers, I take it it just goes back to default whenever you restart?

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    If you reset CMOS it resets saved prefs

    I am going to join everybody in saying that 1.7v is far too high - no matter what the temps (unless your using good water or phase). But then the choice is yours
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    Ill run it at a lower voltage when i get m final OC and i wont need to cause of my non OCing RAM. Anyway authough your 5GHz OC is very nice i stell am not sure what to do with this dam memory!

    [QUOTE]I have one more theory and that is that it means take the HTT to 215 and the the memory mhz to auto, then it would automatically match the HTT and so would be 1:1 right? Then if i went faster that the ram could go then it would then start to get errors on memtest and super pi?[QUOTE]

    Is that right kempez then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK
    4.95GHz CPU... I wish.

    Ah that's crappers, I take it it just goes back to default whenever you restart?

    [Note: GrammAr ]
    Yep, annoying as hell, especially as i get a SYSTEM IS NOW IN SAFE MODE, press F1 message everytin=me it boots, no time to go grab another though

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    1.7v!

    roffle i wont even put that through my newcastle and that has a default of 1.5v

    sitting nicely at 1.6v now with no noticeable change in temps. I wuv my XP90.

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