Originally posted by: ricardo2kn6
all is well now, she overclocks fine and stable untill 265 x 8, any ideas for memory timings and voltages guys?
What HTT multi are you using? I am using 3x....for some reason when I use 2x with a FSB of 277; the changes
made in the BIOS render stock settings. I noticed that when enabling "BIOS SHADOWING" in the BIOS,
the cold boot problems and slow post problems are virtually gone.
I set my timings to AUTO, and use that setting as a guideline to overclock to my CPUs limit (or a comfortable
voltage/heat ratio) Once I get a good overclock (278 X 9 @ 2.5GHZ Sempron 3100+) I then change
the timings of my ram. I have been consistently using 1T command rate, and have had no problems with stability. My memory's CAS latency is 2.0 @ 133 MHZ (memory divider currently used for PC3200),
but If you aren't using identical ram chips or chips with the exact same timings, it may be wise to use
AUTO, or experiment for indefinite periods of time to find a good setting. My ram runs currently at 2-3-3-6.
As for voltage; what temps are you getting at load 2.1GHZ? My load temp using Prime 95 torture test
(CPU - not much ram tested option) is 50-51 C - @ 2.5 GHZ; an overclock of 700 MHZ!! At idle my temps are 33-35C. My CPU cooler is a Zalman 7000B-AlCu fan/heatsink and it has dropped my temps by 8 compared to the stock AMD fan/heatsink.
What voltage setting are you currently using? My voltage is 1.6 @ 2.5 GHZ; 1.55 @ 2.4 GHZ, and 1.44 (stock) up to 2.2GHZ.
Sempron 64 3100+ OC'd to 2.5 GHZ (313 FSB @ 1.58 volts)
Abit NF8 Motherboard
Aspire X-Cruiser Case
1 GB DDR 3700 Elixir Ram @ 133 Div.
Thermal Take Big Typhoon HSF
Generic 450W PSU
Radeon 9550 @ 460/280*2
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