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rHy0 01-11-07 01:16 PM

Ocing Athlon 3700+. I'm starting to wimp out at 2.7GHz!
 
I have had my Athlon 3700+ (stock 2.4) at 2.72GHz for a couple of weeks and so far after a good few attempts I have not been able to succeed in anything higher. I crash at 2.75 (250FSB). 2.8GHz would be a dream to get, however although I may be able to get to that with more vcore and extra ram voltage, I have been putting it off cause i am nervous I might mess up my system at any higher voltages... Right now I have my CPU vcore @ 1.50v (cpu-z, speedfan report 1.53...) from 1.48v stock, ram and everything else is stock voltage.

My memory (see sig) is at timings 3-3-3-8 (1t). 333Mhz.

HT multi set at 3x.

My CPU cooler is a Zalman 7000B. Temps - 26C idle/45C load.

As I have said, I would love to get 2.8GHz out of this CPU safely but I am not sure if it's wise for me to raise the vcore anymore for fear of a total system failure... Can I up the vcore more safely? Should I even be thinking about attempting 2.8GHz with my hardware? Plz enlighten me so I can finally make a confident decision :)

Thanks.

SlieTheSecond 01-11-07 02:19 PM

Re: Ocing Athlon 3700+. I'm starting to wimp out at 2.7GHz!
 
Try lowering your ram speeds. Or increasing ram latencies to be more relaxed.

I had mine running at 2.8, but could only do it lowering my ram.

rHy0 01-11-07 03:20 PM

Re: Ocing Athlon 3700+. I'm starting to wimp out at 2.7GHz!
 
Yeah I have already tried lowering my RAM speeds to 3-4-4-12 but still failed prime95 at 2.75 (1.5vcore). Also crashed and wouldnt boot into windows.

a12ctic 01-11-07 04:56 PM

Re: Ocing Athlon 3700+. I'm starting to wimp out at 2.7GHz!
 
No, he means to put a splitter on it so that your ram isnt running at 250, but instead 200 or something like that.

lukrad 01-11-07 05:18 PM

Re: Ocing Athlon 3700+. I'm starting to wimp out at 2.7GHz!
 
2.75 is the highest for most San Diego 3700+ CPUs, which is plenty enough.

rHy0 01-12-07 08:12 AM

Re: Ocing Athlon 3700+. I'm starting to wimp out at 2.7GHz!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lukrad
2.75 is the highest for most San Diego 3700+ CPUs, which is plenty enough.

Highest! Really? Dam I thought I could get much more out of it... I am at 2.72. I have definately known ppl who have their 3700 @ over 3GHz. Obviously very good stepping, but I also see alot of ppl @ 2.8...

Can ppl who own an Athlon 3700 post up your OC, along with your mobo and ram info if possible plz.

Dazz 01-12-07 08:19 AM

Re: Ocing Athlon 3700+. I'm starting to wimp out at 2.7GHz!
 
2.75GHz yes with air cooling 2,9Ghz for water cooling and 3GHz for extreme cooling.

SlieTheSecond 01-12-07 09:30 AM

Re: Ocing Athlon 3700+. I'm starting to wimp out at 2.7GHz!
 
Mine was Asus A8N5X, Thermal Take Silent 939 K8 Cooler, and mixed ram.
1x512 333, 1x512 400, 2x256 333. All Apacer tho.

I was running at 2.8


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