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Saint I am using prime95, I cant seem to find what you want. I don't see what different from what I posted, When I press 0 it beeps at me.
 

miwanuma

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I see my stress test was not 2 hr will rerun
Here is new

Cpu: 1090T
Name: Miwanuma
Stepping: 0
Frequency: 4214
ref*multi: 200*21
CPU voltage: 1.48
CPU-NB: 1.38
nb frequency: 3000
NB volts: 1.15
RAM: G Skill 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 9-9-9-24 @ 1.65V
Motherboard: Asus
Crosshair IV Formula
Cooling: Custom LCS
OS: 7 64-bit

Screnie



CPUID

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1537823
 

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So, I'm pretty new to the overclocking scene. There seems to be a ton of good advice seeping from this thread, so I'm gonna go ahead and post what I have and hope you guys can point me to greener pastures. I'm pretty happy I've found stability with what I've got, but inexperience is sure to be causing roadblocks and bottlenecks. Thanks for whatever feedback you guys come up with!

This is my CPU-Z verification...

CPUZ


This is a screenshot of my Prime95 blend test and core tempsP95

In your format, I've got this:

CPU: Phenom II x3 740 Heka
Name: Prodigy
Stepping: C2 (I believe)
Frequency: 3700MHz (200x18.5)
CPU Voltage: set in BIOS at 1.469, CPU-Z shows 1.464 max V throughout stressing
CPU-NB: Auto
NB Frequency: 2000MHz
NB Volts: Auto
RAM: 4GB (2x2) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 @ 8-8-8-24 2T 1.63V (1.65 MF recommended) 1.63 is highest without going over 1.65 BIOS will allow
Motherboard: MSI 870A-G54
Cooling: Hyper 212+ just the one fan
OS: Windows 7 32-bit

I can look up the ratio and voltages that are auto for you if you need them. I haven't unlocked the fourth core while overclocking. I did have it unlocked and it ran great at 3.0 although I didn't run any stability testing with it unlocked.
 

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OK, here's where i'm at right now....

CPU: 955 BE
Stepping: C3
Freq: 3900 (200x19.5)
CPU Volt: 1.3875
CPU-NB: *AUTO*
NB Freq: *AUTO
NB Volts: *AUTO*
RAM: 4GB (2x2gb) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333mhz (9-9-9-24 2T 1.5v
MOBO: ASUS M4N98TD EVO
Cooling: 212+ 1 fan

I have yet to run Prime. However, I probably have 10 hours of COD:BO at these settings. Not a hitch. Idle temp on the CPU is 30*c. When gaming, goes to 45*c MAX. Mobo temp of 27*c idle, 32*c MAX when gaming.

Any changes recommended before I try Prime? Based on the temps and the current vcore, looks like I have room to try for 4.0-4.1ghz.
 

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None, just run the stress test program. ;)
 

randomhero1090

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Here's what I did...

CPU: 955 BE
Stepping: C3
Freq: 4000 (200x20)
CPU Volt: 1.45
CPU-NB: *AUTO*
NB Freq: *AUTO
NB Volts: *AUTO*
RAM: 4GB (2x2gb) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333mhz (9-9-9-24 2T 1.5v
MOBO: ASUS M4N98TD EVO
Cooling: 212+ 1 fan

I got an error with the vcore at 1.3875. So I bumped it to 1.45, which was just a little under what the AUTO settings kicked the vcore to when I was playing around. 40 minutes of no errors. My only concern.... the vcore bounces around quite a bit.... Any thoughts?



 

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Ok cool, thank you.

I'm very very happy with 4.0. My gaming performance is stellar. I got COD:BO running 1280x1024 with all settings maxed out, fps between 80-100. If I took the max fps UP, i'd go probably as high as 130 fps.

Being a noob to OC'ing, the move that makes the MOST sense to me is to bring the vcore DOWN and retest, finding the LOWEST vcore value that still gives me a stable 4.0 OC. Right????
 

saint19

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If you want know how much FPS you can get, go to nvidia control panel and turn off V-Sync.

Regarding the Vcore, you need start to test it, slow down the core voltage and test it again.
 

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So, after countless hours of trial and error and benchmarks, I've come to this comfortably quick and stable overclock.




AMD OD rates the 3.6GHz range higher than the 3.7+GHz range...curious.
 

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miwanuma

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Happened to me and I reran prime, I don't want to be a A*& but I followed the rules and reran without complaining.

This was from a earlier post I was short too...



 

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lol yes as I do know that minute makes a difference with the rules. :D Besides overclocking is a trial and error basis which in itself takes time as we all know. There is no instant gratification to it. :cry:
 

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Well then look at my first post. I edited it a few days ago with the appropriate screenshots. I'm not running anymore stressing. I want to actually enjoy the new speed I'm getting rather than sitting here making my butt sore watching Lucas-Lehmer fill my screen.
 

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I'm not sure what you're looking for, then. The first post contains a validated CPU-Z link, as well as a screeny P95 for over 2 hours, with CPU-Z and CoreTemp open. What else can I possibly provide?
 

miwanuma

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Should have the prime shot and 4 cpuid screen open (CPU tab, Mainboard tab, Memory tab, spd tab) and the validation for the cpuid.

 

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