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    OCing 3700+ UPDATE: HELP NEEDED!!

    Hey, my main rig has all the specs in that "My System" box over <-- there.

    I'm a newbie to overclocking but I wouldn't mind having a go, just because I can. First off I'm not expecting much, as I think its mainly the 3000+, 3200+ and certain Optys that OC really well. I just want that extra few mhz, why not?

    So where do I start? I'm a complete n00b, please help! Oh by the way I'm an experienced PC user, just never tried OCing before.

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    One of the best guides on the internet is here:

    http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20823

    Much better than trying to explain it.

    The 3000/3200's overclock "more" because they start off at a lower speed in the first places. Generally the more expensive the chip in the first place the higher it will overclock as it will be better quality. With a 3000/3200 you'd be lucky to get to 2.8-2.9ghz while with an fx chip you'll probably get about 3ghz or more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pr0p4g4nd4
    First off I'm not expecting much, as I think its mainly the 3000+, 3200+ and certain Optys that OC really well. I just want that extra few mhz, why not?
    Yeah, the Optys clock well, but the 3700's aren't actually bad overclockers at all either! I've hit 2.75GHz stable on air with mine. You'll get more than just a few extra mhz!

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    At one point the 3700+ was the must have OCing chip as they were mostly FX55 ready chips but there was not enough demand.

    So depending on what one you have it could be a nice OC. Mine hits 2.6GHz stable at a "safe" voltage.
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    Cheers for the replies guys! I'm gonna fry some CPU tonight, hehe I'll post results from a CPU-Z screenie if all goes well

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    I'm hitting about 2727 max, which is pretty disappointing. I think I got bad stepping.. Oh well!

    It's a great overclocking chip though, can make 2.6 with ease... Was after that I had to start adding volts.

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    gar - i have to up the voltage loads to get 2.6!!! GRRRRRRRRR
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    yeh im 2.6 aswell, DAMN U NIGHTSHADOW



    I got the CABGE 3700+, maybe thats whats holding me back. any higher HTT and it wont boot
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    First burn-in test complete, stable at 2.3ghz. Lets crank it up some more

    UPDATE:

    Second burn-in test complete, stable at 2.4ghz. Lets crank it up some more
    Last edited by pr0p4g4nd4; 24-06-2006 at 03:25 PM.

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    Oh bananaflange!

    It was going well then I managed to screw something up. While I was in BIOS I changed some of the SATA settings and now the PC hangs at BIOS, I've cleared CMOS to find the same errors and I cant get into BIOS setup by pressing f2.

    If I boot up with the CMOS clear jumper in place it says to insert boot drive and reboot, so it isn't detecting the SATA drive. I cant access BIOS setup this way either.

    Can any of you gurus help me out??

    Thanks in advance,

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    same, i have to add voltage to get 2.6ghz grr

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    Quote Originally Posted by pr0p4g4nd4
    If I boot up with the CMOS clear jumper in place it says to insert boot drive and reboot, so it isn't detecting the SATA drive. I cant access BIOS setup this way either.
    Whoa-hooo there man, you put power through with the CMOS jumper set to clear?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK
    Whoa-hooo there man, you put power through with the CMOS jumper set to clear?!
    lol, no. I meant once I'd cleared it and reset the jumper. I was in a bit of a rush to get some help so my english wasn't at its best!

    EDIT: Wooties got it fixed
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