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#1 Crazyman

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 07:37 PM

What do you all think the max voltage should be when overclocking on air without worring about frying the thing, got a pretty good cooler.

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 08:26 PM

Would you care to start off my providing us with some basic specs of just what you are using?

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 08:51 PM

Using a Cooler Master Hyper TX cooler. Have it at alittle over 2.6ghz with voltage at 1.4 and its running between 29 and 31C so I didnt know how much more voltage I could apply being safe

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:13 PM

which windsor? there are 2 models with different power/voltages
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 06:30 AM

The 89watt model with 1.3 to 1.35 standard voltage

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 06:49 AM

you might go to 1.425

the object is to not raise voltage any higher than you have to get a stable oveclock

the big problem is getting your memory settings optimized, when you crank up the fsb you have to adjust the memory divider
to keep from overclocking the ram, if that divider ends up having your ram run below specs then you defeat the overclock

raising cas levels(increasing latency) defeats the overclock also

I use everest and cpuz to see what the memory is really running at, use core temp to get the real die temp of the cpu

thermal specs for the windsor say 60-65C under full load both cores
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 08:04 AM

Got the Hypertransport set back to X4 and the memory set from DDR2 800 to 677. Its a Gigabyte board so I,m pretty sure the PCI/PCIe bus is fixed. When I get the FSB to 222 is runs stable at 2.65 with 1.4 voltage but if I go higher than 222 it starts locking up. The processor runs at 1.35 volts on auto voltage, I guy I know said I could go as high as 1.5 voltage as long as the temps. stayed low but I wanted a second option. Thought that there might be a max voltage that was to high even if the temps. stayed low. The temps now are between 29 and 31c idle and around 37 to 39 under load at 2.65ghz. Got 3 120mm case fans and air in the room so it stays pretty cool.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 08:32 AM

raise the voltage .25 volts at a time, you might hit 2.7Ghz, those cpu's don't overclock much

1.475 seems tops for the voltage

you might have to raise your ddr2 voltage also

since you are lowering the mem bus to 667(17%) you would need to raise your fsb to 234 to get the memory back to stock speed

I had similar problems with an amd64/939 but mine would go up to 290 stable, I ended up using ddr 4000/500 instead of
3200/400

make sure command rate 1 is turned off

overclocking requires a good stable power supply

Edited by DaChew, 27 August 2007 - 08:35 AM.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 01:14 PM

Thank for the help, dont know if it helps but I have the Gigabyte GA M59SLI board. Think I will try the 1.45 to 1.475 voltage and see if it will go any higher, if I can get 2.7 I,ll be happy :thumbsup: The P/S I have is a ePower 550watt with 2 12 Volt lines 20 amp. each, something like 38 amps total, seems like a prettty good one? I,ll check on that command rate. Will post back and tell ya if I can hit 2.7 stable, Thanks

Edited by Crazyman, 27 August 2007 - 01:20 PM.


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Posted 29 August 2007 - 06:28 PM

Got it to 2.7 at 1.45 volts stable




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