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Core 2: Upgrade Guide

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Highland3r, 10 Oct 2006.

  1. Highland3r

    Highland3r Minimodder

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    Reason its doing that is probably, when the board detects a no boot it'll load the CMOS defaults on the next boot. This allows you to get back into the bios and correct any settings without the need for a CMOS clear. An overclocking "failsafe" if you will. That explains the 266 showing on the boot screen, but 420 in bios.
    Make sure you force the memory onto the 1:1 divider - what it's called on the DS3 I'm not sure, afaik its something like 2 (as in 2x the FSB speed). The memory's running on a divider at the moment, so that explains why you can't hold the 4,4,4,x timings. Highly doubt your ram will run that far, despite it being fairly decent stuff. (Check the memory part of the CPU-z screenie btw, notice the ram's running at 525 FSB)
     
  2. Highland3r

    Highland3r Minimodder

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    First post updated to include 650i boards, and added more on memory to mid/high overclocking section - Rich/Tim any chance you can stick some info in on the 680i? Am a little sketchy over facts there!
    Cheers
     
  3. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    thx for the tip. i knocked the fsb down to 800 to make it easier, and hit the divider to 2, and it is at 1:1 on cpu-z, and the timings are better (5-5-5-18). any way to make it 4-4-4-12? adding voltage or something?
     
  4. Highland3r

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    Set them manually in bios :)
     
  5. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    i knew that lol, just curious if i needed to up the voltage. and if so what would be acceptable without fryin it? +.1, +.2?
     
  6. Highland3r

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    Lol sorry mate. 2.1v should be fine for 24/7 running. 2.2 won't hurt but you should see 4,4,4,x timings @ 400 FSB with 2.1v if not less :)
     
  7. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    sweet...knocked it back up to 3.15 ghz (450 fsb), 2 on the divider...manually set 4-4-4-12 with no volt increase...and here i am...thx highlander...now if i could make it run at 1t instead of 2t.
     
  8. Highland3r

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    You'll only get that on 650/80i boards and you'll need a bump in voltage (probs looking at ~ 2.3-2.4v) to get 1T working there :). Even then its touch and go as it seems pretty motherboard specific
     
  9. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    cool...may get one in may for b-day...or a 8800 gts..or if im lucky both...grassyass bro
     
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    So am I lol :D I've edited in some things, but I haven't looked at a 680 in so long I've forgotten. It's on the very long list of to dos.

    EDIT: Had a play with the Striker 680 to get some results I needed and edited the first post accordingly.
     
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  11. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    so i have everything running like i want...i think...timings manually set at 4-4-4-12, and e6300 oced to 3.15...i ran memtest, and things were good for awhile, but came back several hours later, and the second instance of memtest errored at about 2500 % coverage, while the other kept going strong. of course, if i understand correctly, the second instance quit running until i acknowledged the error. so, is that acceptable? or is that bad and should i loosen timings, up voltage, or throw my rig in the trash and marry my ps2?
     
  12. rupbert

    rupbert What's a Dremel?

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    Anyone have recommendations for a E6600 fan? No overclocking, just needs to be quiet.

    AC Freezer 7 still the best for price?

    Ta.
     
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    rupbert What's a Dremel?

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    Sorry, double post.
     
  14. Highland3r

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    Stock cooler with mobo based fan control should do the job fine :)
     
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    rupbert What's a Dremel?

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    The client wants a cool looking fan though :)
     
  16. Highland3r

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    paint the stock one red or something. Is the computer windowed? if not they they're never gonna see it anyway :p
     
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    Lighty Zalman one.
     
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    Zalman is good for cool looks, the older ones work on a budget if you aren't putting them through too much abuse.
     
  19. trig

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    aight...need more help...tried getting a lil more juice...hit the fsb to 455...n/p...set to 460...problem...loosened timings from 4-4-4-12 to 5-5-5-13 and bumped volts on everything to +0.1...it booted, so wanted one more hit b4 stability testing, so tried 470, no go...as soon as i saved and exited bios....several beeps and shut down...temps were fine at 450, so wouldnt figure they went to hell after another 15 ticks on the fsb...in addition, the mem freq was only in the low 900's, and ive seen it get to the low 1000's b4...any thoughts??
     
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    Try upping the FSB in smaller jumps. 5mhz at a time and see what happens :)
     

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