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My New Overclocking Adventure

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  1. CrAsHnBuRnXp

    CrAsHnBuRnXp

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    So I got my new motherboard yesterday and installed it replacing my DFI Lanparty LT x38. There is nothing really wrong with it other than the fact that my interest in SLi has been peaked. I do have my old quad core rig that has been shoved off to the corner (in pieces) waiting a motherboard and I think the x38 will suit it well. Im hoping to sell that off locally instead of parting it out at first.

    Instead of starting off with small overclocks, im going right into the heavy stuff. I should mention that the board I know possess is an EVGA 780i SLi motherboard. :) My 680i was great except for the fact that it didnt like my Q66 that much. :(

    Anyway, here I will post my overclocking results whether they be failure or not. I will be using SuperPi, 3DMark06, and Prime95 x64. I will provide screenshots when I feel it is worthy of one. :)

    I am starting off my adventures at 3.5GHz (3500MHz) stable or otherwise and will work my way from there. If anyone has any guidance that they would like to share, please do. All comments and suggestions are welcome!

    To cool the processor, instead of using IC Diamond 7 I am using MX-2 by Arctic Silver and the CPU HSF is the Thermaltake V1 (soon to be replaced by the MaxOrb EX around release)

    System specs are as follows:
    Intel X3350 (Q9450) stock is 2.66GHz C1 Stepping
    EVGA 780i SLi A1 Motherboard
    OCZ 850w GameXstream PSU
    G.Skill DDR2-800 (4x1GB) 5-5-5-15 2T
    OCZ RAM Cooler
    XFX 8800GT 600/900 (will overclock later)
    Thermaltake Armor computer case
    1x250GB 32MB cache Seagate hdd, 1x250GB 16MB WD hdd, 1x250GB 8MB WD hdd
    Creative X-Fi Xtremegamer Sound Card

    Without further ado, I will provide my current settings for my overclock:

    CPU Multi = 8x
    FSB = 1750 (essentially 437x8) nVIDIA based boards go by QDR which is FSB*4=QDR (eg 437x4=1750 approx)
    CPU vcore = 1.35
    RAM = 2.2v
    FSBv = 1.4
    SPP/NB = 1.45
    SPP<>MCP = 1.25

    Will Prime while im doing my homework and pray that it doesnt freeze and loose it all. :p

    If all proves well while priming, Ill keep this thread updated with results.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2008
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    excellent keep it coming i want to see crazy OC's
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    Ill do my best. Im hoping ill do better than on my x38. I want at least 3.6Ghz.

    Dunno how far ill get tonight. Tornadoes are touching down everywhere!!
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    hope you have your pc on a regulated power supply. lightning can fry components and not even trip the breaker. stay safe!
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    I dont actually. Ive been trying to get one for a year, but the money keeps going else where. :(
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    When did MX-5 come out? Is it better than that IC Diamond 7 (21) stuff? Also, why trade out the V1 for the max orb (unless its a bigger version of the Duo Orb)? All important questions that inquiring minds want to know.

    Back on topic, I like the board you got. From magazine articles I read, you should be getting good clocks with it. Cant wait to see what else you get from it.
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    MX-5 has been out for a little while now. Maybe a little before ICD7. Seems to show same results thus far.

    One reason I want to trade out the V1 for the MaxOrb Ex is 1)The MOEX has a shinnier base than the V1 (seems as though its made lapped) 2)A push pin on the V1 is broke and I read a review that it actually cools better than the V1.

    Its a bit bigger than the original MaxOrb.
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    Ahh I see. Havent found that stuff on the egg though, the MX-5. I do have me a nice tube of MX-2 though.
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    Maybe it is MX-2 cause im not finding it on Egg either. :laugh:
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    so how long has it been going ?

    you settings looks like it should pass

    the fsbv is what my Q likes and the NB like 1.45

    so why dont you try for 3.6GHz its just 100Mhz more :p
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    Haha, gotcha.!
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    It went for 15 minutes before i killed it myself cause we all thought we had to duck and cover.

    Im going to start with 3.5 for now and if it goes along well while im doing homework, ill bump it up to 3.6 when I get done with it.
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    mx-2 = thermal paste
    mx-5 = mazda miata
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    Been going for maybe an hour now and still going strong.
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    Ran for an 1hr. 55min with 0 errors. Bumping to 3.6 maybe even 3.7GHz.
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    What are your temps like?
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    36C idle 56ish load. currently testing at 3.7ghz.
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    What he said.

    Unfortunately, 06 just crashed on me (no pun intended) and so did Prime. :(
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    more voltage. 1.4 man im tellin you
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    I did and I have this to show:

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    CPU Multi = 8x
    FSB = 1750 (essentially 437x8) nVIDIA based boards go by QDR which is FSB*4=xxxx (eg 437x4=1750 approx)
    CPU vcore = 1.35
    RAM = 2.2v
    FSBv = 1.4
    SPP/NB = 1.45
    SPP<>MCP = 1.25

    2hrs Prime (user stop)

    CPU Multi = 8x
    FSB = 1850 (3.7GHz)
    CPU vcore = 1.35
    RAM = 2.2v
    FSBv = 1.4
    SPP/NB = 1.45
    SPP<>MCP = 1.25

    < 1min Prime (program failed)

    CPU Multi = 8x
    FSB = 1850 (3.7)
    CPU vcore = 1.4
    RAM = 2.2v
    FSBv = 1.4
    SPP/NB = 1.45
    SPP<>MCP = 1.25

    < 1Min Prime (failed)
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    Did you get MX2 yet? Dont! Get OCZ Freeze! I got some and its way better! Easier to spread and does a bit of a better job than MX2.
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    Its already on there. From what Ive seen, the OCZ Freeze seems to be no better than MX-2. Ive had this for a while now. First application of the stuff. Got it back in Feb.
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    have you tryed uping the FSBv &SPP/NB for 3.7GHz?
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    Im in the process of messing with them.

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