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  1. Thanks for the link. I had even posted in that thread on a couple occasions, but must've missed over/forgot about that part. I'll have to try it out.
  2. And I was thinking, support for PowerNow! in the BIOS would be nice, as mobile A64s/T64s don't use CnQ. But I may be asking too much.
  3. But that's the thing, I'm not OC'd. Everything is running at rated speeds.
  4. Hey now that I think about it there is something I have noticed about Turion64 on the DFI Lanparty NF3 board. Every now and again, I'll get a "detecting array" error during boot. Happened with all previous BIOS and it appears to happen with the new 6/23 as well. I've had it happen on cold as well as warm boots. Never bothered me much, as I don't turn off or restart my system often, and the system will automatically reset itself on the error and boot up fine after that. I'm 99.99% sure it's not a stability issue, as I've used P95 to test stability, fold 24/7/365, and have not encountered a single error or crash. Not a big priority IMO, but if the BIOS team is bored one day maybe they could look into it.
  5. Should do that no problem, default for the 3700+ is 2.4GHz. It's really a pretty good deal when you think about it. $350 may seem like a lot, but you're basically getting what is equivalent to a 4000+ on Socket 939 (w/out dual channel mem of course), which is like a $475 processor. Plus it's guaranteed 1.35v.
  6. For overclocking... a 3400+ or 3700+ Newark. 3400+ 3700+ They're based on the San Diego core and have a default voltage of 1.35V. Members on XS have hit 3GHz+ with the 3700+.
  7. Hello, For overclocking, I would not choose Turion64. Myself and a member on another forum attempted to overclock an MT-34, and no matter how much voltage was used, we weren't able to get them stable past ~2.6GHz. For what a Turion64 costs, you can buy an Athlon64 Venice/San Diego, which will overclock much better. If you really want to stick with Socket 754, Shentech.com carries 3400+ and 3700+ mobiles which are based on the San Diego E4 core. 3400+ - http://www.shentech.com/amn3400bkx5bu.html 3700+ - http://www.shentech.com/amn3700bkx5bu.html However for a HTPC or low power system Turion64 is great. I'm currently running my MT-34 passively with only the power supply fan for cooling. 38-39*C load ([email protected]), lol.
  8. Ditto. 4/8, 4/15, and 5/4 have all worked fine with my Turion64. But I'll flash to 6/23 anyways, and report back with suggestions/improvements (if any).
  9. I know you guys aren't engineers, but I figured you might be able to get in touch with one of them easier than I would. I do appreciate the suggestion, though. Maybe someone has already taken the time to calculate this information. I'll do a little Google'ing and see what I can come up with.
  10. Probably a long shot, but here goes.... Would it be possible for one of the kind fellows at DFI to provide me with a graph that displays efficiency of the CPU power regulation circuitry at varying loads (and varying ambient temperature if possible). I have an Athlon64 3700+ mobile ("San Diego" core) and a Turion64 MT-34 both in my possession and would like to do head-to-head power consumption comparisons. I was planning to measure power consumption through the 4-pin connector using a clamp-style ammeter. However, I would also like to know power consumption of the processors themselves, so I could compare them to those on different platforms (Dothan, for example). Ideally, one would measure power consumption from the traces supplying power to the processor. However, I do not feel like sacrificing my motherboard for the cause. So let me know if you can help me. I'd assume information such as this would be considered confidential, and would not be available to the public. Figured I might as well ask, though.
  11. tristancarton, let's shoot for 5.4GHz between the both of us. 1.8GHz at 1.1v seems to be about the best I can do. 2.0GHz seems to be the best possible at 1.2v. Hopefully it'll scale better with 1.35/1.4v, because so far these results are a little less than I was expecting.
  12. Vandi423 at XtremeSystems is the one who hooked me up. I believe he can order more from his vendor. If anybody's interested shoot him a PM or email. My MT-34 was nearly $300 (and he was basically selling it at cost, just asked me to cover PayPal fees and shipping of my choice). But then again, he only ordered four. If he can get at least 10 people on board, I think he gets a bulk order discount, so it should be cheaper.
  13. No problem. Booted up in the DFI NF3 board fine. Even detected it as a Turion 64 MT-34. Looks like these sneaky guys at DFI slipped Turion microcodes into the new BIOS update. Am currently seeing how far I can undervolt at default voltage. Am P95'ing at 1.1v right now. After I do this I'll get to the actual OC'g.
  14. I am the other guy, and my MT-34 arrived today. Instead of posting my results at all the forums I visit, I will just keep it all in my thread at EOCF. For anybody interested in Turion, just keep checking back here for all the latest. http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/show...13&page=1&pp=20
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