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DFI 3GHz Sck754 Memtest, but won't boot XP

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by xvi, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. xvi


    Nov 10, 2006
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    I managed to hit 3GHz (300x10) on my Sempy tonight and successfully passed a Memtest from an Ubuntu 7.10 x64 live cd, but XP won't boot. Brought it down to 2.5GHz and still nothing. The text-based progress bar loads slower than usual, then freezes at 100%.

    Specs are:
    AMD Sempy 64 3400+ Sck754
    DFI LanParty UT nForce3 250gb
    2xSeagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA (nForce RAID)
    Windows XP 64-bit

    x3 HTT (900MHz)
    x10 Multi
    1.78v CPU VID
    1.8v Chipset VID
    2.9v Mem VID
    ~DDR400 3-3-3-8-10-12 2T (effective. DDR-266 divider)

    Any tips?

    I needed a small voltage bump to hit 3GHz, so I'm thinking maybe I need another small bump to make it stable.
    The other idea is that despite the memory divider, the memory can't handle something (I have no idea what). I constantly had to set my divider down (sub DDR-400) the higher I went. Eventually, despite running sub-stock speeds, had to pull some of my memory out to reach 3GHz.
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  2. Cold Storm

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    I'm feeling man that your trying to fry it. The temps are probably so high that the chip is shutting it self off. What was your temps and volts before hitting 3ghz?
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