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Scratching my itch....

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    Ok, so I've been using my trusty macbook pro for a good while now.... playing too much WoW... and now that i've cancelled that I've been quite bored.

    And the itch is back :eek:

    So my trusty A64 3700+ sitting in the corner is getting revisited... I used to be running 2x 512mb Mushkin DDR, one was a stick of BH-6, and one was a TCC5. Needless to say, while good memory, they don't like eachothers timings, and 1gb sucks. So, I recently upgraded to 2x 1Gb OCZ Platinum.. and well, they don't clock well but 2x 1Gb is so much faster. ;)

    http://picasaweb.google.com/sabilleg/ComputerStuff?feat=directlink

    The hardware.

    I was running 300x9 with memory @ 2:3 I think it was, but it was just a "stick it in and boot" kinda day when I upgraded em, so i didnt feel like screwing with it.

    Now, my new overclock!

    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=583910

    [​IMG]

    More to come..... This memory is some weird generic stuff, and it doesn't seem to like high speeds :ohwell:
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    Push 3.1v through that memory and up the timings to 3-4-4-8 and I bet that memory will do 250MHz.
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    ugh, I can't get this memory to boot anything past 240... Highest I've got so far is 236. I really don't want 250 at 3-4-4 if I can have 236 at 2.5-3-3 :banghead:

    Can't quite get the 3100 mark either. I did look at the chips, they're some really weird brand.

    Was like "Qimonda" or something. Anyone heard of these, or have any known overclocks from them? a reference would be handy. These ones are kinda icky.

    I keep getting a boot cursor after post. :banghead:

    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=583926

    CPU Voltage doesn't seem to do a whole lot, nor does memory. Perhaps a tras of 7 instead of 11?

    I'll try 3.1v. I want 3100mhz -_-

    Not convergent in SQR... from superpi :|
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Qimonda is pretty well known, I think they make some of the GDDR5 for ATi.

    Those old San Diego cores were a bitch to get past 3.0GHz, my Opteron 148 was a real bear to even get to 3.0GHz, and my 4400+ wouldn't even get there.

    Have you tried lowering the multiplier to eliminate the processor as being the item holding you back.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Yeah, this memory is just.... icky. I've tried like 6x and scaling memory up, it POSTS from anything from like 200->300. Problem is when trying to boot I get past the POST, but get a boot cursor, and it just stalls.

    236 I think is the highest I've obtained so far. Running 3v now.
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    Hmm. 385x8 works.
    428x7 does NOT. Memory pushed down to 1:2.

    Memory doesnt like 5:6 @ 300 either. 3:4 works It seems. :|

    Damn numbers! Why is there no 388 in the bios? LOL.

    Hmm. 300 isn't stable. o__O

    This is retarded. 3Ghz at 385x8 boots, but 3Ghz with any other HTT won't. Memory is actually running slower, and I didn't change any voltages or anything.
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