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  1. Ok, I misunderstood what it really was then. I was thinking that if you set the special vid control, it would take it up to that max voltage [VID * special %] if it needed that much, but it would only give it what it needed. Example: 1.375 * 123% = 1.69125V It starts off as 1.375, then increases the voltage as the computer needs it until it hits your max limit of 1.69125V. That's how I thought it worked. Thanks for the clarification guys :nod:
  2. Constantly? Or only as the CPU requires it? That's the part that I didn't understand.
  3. From what I've gathered, winnie's seem to love the 1.375V w/ 123% special vid control on them. Apparantly, it helps your overclock a little doing it this way instead of having it set at defaults. I was just wondering what exactly this does. Does the board automatically raise the voltage as its required? That's what it seems like it would do. I'm interested because I have mine set at defaults and I'd like to push my chip a little further if at all possible. Currently running at these specs [as of 4-6-05]: AMD64 3000+ Winnie [0449 MPM] - 2.52GHz [280x9] @ 1.456V Patriot 1GB [512x2] w/ XBL - 2.5-4-3-6 1T @ 280MHz 2.73V I'm pretty sure this chip can go up higher, because i've already clocked that high without that much voltage, it's just my RAM holding me back at the moment, need to loosen the timings or run a divider. But, I'd like to try this special vid first to see if maybe it makes a difference. Thanks in advance :nod:
  4. My chipset idles around 46-47C and on load goes up to about 51C in a 80F room [too lazy to do the celcius conversion on that one]. Everything still runs fine though, I think if you're going over 55C you're in trouble. I'm in the process of mounting a 92MM Thermalright fan that came w/ my XP-90 over my chipset to see if that can help. I've noticed that a lot of people with those new Lian Li cases are having temperature problems. It's kind of ironic, because they set up that case in a way to try and help with temperature and heat dispersement, but it seems that its actually making it worse :confused:
  5. Everybody here has been extremely right in recommending some of the memory they did [such as the GSkill, OCZ, and the Patriot w/ XBL, which I currently own], but here's also something you have to consider. If you're going to be doing some very high level overclocking, those are the only way to go. If you're looking only to go to like 250-260, you needn't buy something thats so largely expensive because running dividers on RAM while using an AMD64 rig has been proven to not take that much of a performance hit. So unless you're serious about overclocking and want to push as hard as you can, you don't necessarily have to buy the $250 kit whereas something a little less will do. But then again...what's the point of knowing that your rig is "second best"? Might as well bite the bullet and get the right stuff on the first try, save yourself time and money :nod:
  6. Yah, pull the HSF off, clean the AS5, and read what it says on the chip :nod: No program will tell you your stepping code, you have to look at the chip itself.
  7. Well, what stepping is your chip? Cuz I've seen 3200's go quite a bit higher than that. Of course, the 3000's are the ones that OC like mad [aside from the FX-55, of course], but some 3200's have been known to do pretty well. I have my 3000 at this: FSB: 280 LTD/FSB: X 3.0 CPU FSB: X 9 CPU/VID: 1.5 Vcore: 1.456V LTD: 1.16V Chipset: 1.5V DRam: 2.73V DRam Frequency @ 280MHz [1:1] And there's still room to go. So your chip is pretty good, but there is better. Don't mean to crap on you or anything though
  8. That 2.8V on the RAM seems a little high for 24/7 use....if that memory is really TCCD, that is. Those run hot as a mofo. I have mine running at 2.73 and probably wouldn't push it any higher unless I was just benchmarking. Other than that, the vCore seems fine and nice OC
  9. Ok, I connected as it should have been, and my voltage readings still show extremely low on all programs, but I know everything is stable because I've tested it.... hmm.... I added another molex connector to my NeoPower, ran that directly to the molex on the motherboard, and then on one of the extra molex connectors from the new cable I plugged in, I ran that floppy connector and plugged 1 end of it into the floppy power on the motherboard. And, obviously, the 4pin and 24pin connectors were there. Oh well, I was hoping that would make my readings go up, because I know this PSU is good for it, but its ok, I can still sleep knowing that its working as it should, heh.
  10. Awesome, maybe that will explain why my voltage readings were so low on a lot of reading programs. Thanks so much for the uber quick response, I'm going to go try it right now. I'll post my results in a minute :nod: :nod: :nod: :nod:
  11. Ok so for the floppy connector, you just plug that into an open molex in your system, and put the other end on the floppy connection on the mobo? And for the mobo molex, just plug in any free molex?
  12. I'm running an Antec NeoPower 480W on my new rig, and have the Ultra-D as well. For those two extra power connectors that you're supposed to connect up to make a full 4 connections, what exactly goes into those? I have a buttload of cables that came w/ my PSU, and I don't know which ones go into those connectors. Any help would be appreciated :nod:
  13. How bad is it towards the mobo & system if you don't have all 4 power connectors plugged in to the Ultra-D? I've been running with only 2 plugged in and my OC has been fine [278x9] on my 3000+ winnie. I don't have a floppy drive, so I figured that plug didn't matter, plus I was just so anxious to get the computer up and running I didn't care to go back to plug in the other. Hope I didn't own anything
  14. Haha that sucks...you guys totally just owned his self esteem :eek:
  15. 350 seems kind of optimistic, especially at 2.5 CAS, but I can tell you I have mine running 24/7 at 256 with 2.5-3-3-6, and have seen many people come close to or pass the 300 mark, but 350 is really high... great RAM though, rock solid.
  16. I'm running right now at 256x9 with 1.456vCore and my RAM is running 1:1 at 2.5-3-3-6. Now, I've heard from some people that running your tRAS at 7 is actually better for AMD64 systems, it supposedly ups your bandwidth. I've also heard the same thing said for changing it up to 8. Anybody have any thoughts on this? If it makes a difference, I plan to take this OC to about 2.4ish [270/275x9] and keep it at 1:1, if possible. Thanks in advance. :nod:
  17. I'm now a proud owner of a DFi LanParty nF4 Ultra-D [rest of specs in sig], and I have it stable at 256x9 w/ 1.456vCore and RAM 1:1. I just wanted to say that DFi completely owns, and that all the help I've received from everybody on the forums, not just RGone and A_G, has helped me learn so much more and helped me achieve a good OC. I plan to push it further, probably around 275x9 1:1 if i can, so we'll see if that works out. As I said, all of you guys completely rock. Anywho, I was just wondering if anybody else out there had a 3000+ 0449 MPM, because I'm curious as to what settings you guys are running on your setup. I want to see what are the best options for this chip, so any info would be great. :nod: :nod: :nod: Thanks again everybody!
  18. Those are phenomenal temps for having a clock that high... I agree with his voltage comment, but yeah, your components are great and if the OC is stable then you're all good. You should try to push it a little further :nod:
  19. So given that it only drops it a few degrees, do you guys think its okay just to leave the thermal pad on there? I idle around 45-46C and on load, never higher than 51C. Smart Guardian shows this as red [danger, or whatever], but if its only going to lower it a few degrees, is it even worth it to put some AS5 on there?
  20. I was wondering the same thing... my chipset easily hits 50C on load, usually idles around 46C, and I couldn't help but wonder why because I see a lot of people running there's around 42C on load. I was actually going to post to see what the best way to cool it down was, or how to take that fan off as so to add some AS5 or something. Any ideas?
  21. I got my Panaflo M1A 92mm plugged into the CPUFan plug right next to my heatsink on the mobo, but no matter what program I use [not even BIOS], the RPM doesn't show up. I can get my chipset to show up, and my "fan2", which is the plug my exhaust fan is plugged into, but my front fan [plugged into fan4] and my HSF doesn't show. Here's what shows in SpeedFan: Fan01: 0 RPM [i'm assuming thats my CPU fan] Fan02: 1372 RPM [exhaust fan] Fan03: 5273 RPM [chipset fan] [no Fan04 shows up]
  22. According to SmartGuardian, at idle my temps are as follows: CPU: 31C PWM: 39C Chipset: 46C The CPU seems good, but doesn't the other two seem a little hot? What's the maximum temperature those should be allowed to go? I know nF4 chipsets run a little hotter than like VIA's, but still... If it is too hot, how can I remedy that?
  23. I picked up some Patriot w/ XBL, and it runs solid at 2-2-2-5. If you want the best though, go with some GSkill.
  24. Ok, I did see it in the lower right hand side. All of my drives show up there, my HD's and my opticals. As you stated, it shows up as "unallocated". And as you also said, it would have to be formatted. What would be the easiest way to go about doing this? It took freaking forever to do it during the XP boot up.
  25. Yeah, its recognized in the BIOS, it shows up in the Device Manager within the Computer Management section, but for some reason I can't get it to be recognized as another hard drive. I'm almost convinced that it has something to do w/ formatting, but christ this one is really stumping me. Come on DFI gurus, help me out! :nod:
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