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 11/13/2006 04:35 PM
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Mikeyzig
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Hi, Looking for some help.

I have managed to overclock my 4600+ CPU and got it running at 2850Mhz no problem, also upped my video card no problem. System is very stable.

I have however not touched the memory settings at all and have to admit I do not really understand what I should change.

Any help would be appreciated.

My system runs cool enough now, with cpu and video overclocked the max temp I get on PCmark 06 is 48 degrees c

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 11/13/2006 06:15 PM
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thespin
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Is it stable ? Can you run twin Prime95 (one one each core simultaneously maxing out CPU to 100% in TaskManager) for 8 hours without error ? What's your temps under these conditions ?
(for game playing you probably don't need this kind of stability but you never know)

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 11/13/2006 08:21 PM
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I have the same question as the person above me: is it stable?
My 4600+ can reach 2800Mhz, but only stable with a vcore of 1.55. As you can imagine this generates a lot of heat, so i usually don't run at those speeds. It could be that you have an overclocking monster, but it might as well crash as soon as you try to run a program.

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 11/14/2006 02:36 AM
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Mikeyzig
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It seems stable to me but I am no expert, I may well try to run the test that you suggest.

I have run many applications without crashing including playing battlefield 2142 for about four hours solid. The pc has been on solid for a week no problem.

The Vcore is at 1.45v with the idle on the cpu temperature about 31degrees c.

The cpu temp never goes above 49 degrees, it did go up to 58 degrees but fitting the asus silent square and an extra fan took care of that.

What about my memory, how do I change that for best results?




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AMD 64 x2 4600+ Socket 939 @ 2850Mhz/238Mhz V Core 1.45
Thermaltake Mambo VC 2000
Asus A8N-SLI-SE
Asus Silent Square (Excellent)
2x 1GB DDR 400 3200
I Green Power 600W Power
BFG 7950 GT OC @ 580Mhz/723
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 11/14/2006 10:05 AM
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Just to be sure, you should run two instances of Prime95 like thespin said also. That way you can test if the cpu and memory are really stable at those speeds.
And about your memory, at what timings can it run? It's usually shown on the sticker, something like 3-3-3-7.

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