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  1. My Opty 170 CCBBE 0610DPMW that I just got from newegg two days ago does 2910mhz at 1.475 and was prime stabe for the 8 hours that I tested it. I just cannot get it to go any higher. Even at 1.5v it still will not finish prime 95 at 3000mhz. The computer seems fine at that speed but Prime is not. Currently idle is 33-34C and load is 42-44C. I think I might just keep it at this speed. It appears to be the maximum reasonable overclock for this cpu.
  2. I tried 300x10 and even put the ram at 5/6. I had to raise the vcore to 1.5v and then it booted fine but prime 95 failed in less than a minute. I am reinstalling windows now just in case. I had some sort of mpeg audio issue anyway that would shut down my tv tuner when i tried to record something.
  3. Here are the settings that I am using
  4. I have tried the ram at a lower divider but i get the same result. Maybe it is another setting. I am running the vcore at 1.475 on this dual core and it is prime stable. Only the first day of testing though. I have the ram at 2.70v. The only difference that I see is that my dual core chip needs 1.457 and the single core needed 1.45. After 12 hours of prime 95 the core temp was 43-44C. Idle temp is around 33-34C. Is there something else stability wise that could be holding me back?
  5. I have the computer below in my specs. It is prime stable. I just got an opteron 170 0610 and it overclocks to the same speed? Do you find it odd that I get the same speed out of it? I wonder if there is something that could possibly be holding me back. I can go higher but prime errors after about 5 mins. This is the same as my single core opteron. Thanks!!!
  6. Sorry I forgot to list that. I have 2x1gb of G. Skill pc 4000 DDR
  7. I was looking at either the 165 or the 170 at newegg. Basically same overclocking potential. It just appears that everyone who bought the 170 got a a good stepping and almost all who bought the 165 got a good stepping. The difference is about $30.
  8. Thanks for the suggestions. It sounds like an upgrade to a new 6600 would not be the best choice. Also, for gaming i am not sure a dual core would be the best. I wonder how the 8800gts performs with the single core amd cpu compared to the dual core amd cpu.
  9. I have my system in the signature. It would real easy and a lot cheaper to get a dual core 939 opteron and overclock it. The alternative would be a core duo 6600, new ram, and a new motherboard. Do you think the upgrade to an intel based system would be worth it or not?
  10. I checked the boot priority and it is cdrom then hard drive 0. I think I will delete the partition and reformat again. Maybe the partition is not active.
  11. I have a DFI Ultra II motherboard and Corsair ram. I am trying to install Windows but I have a problem. The computer boots to the Windows XP cd, formats the drive, loads temp files and then reboots as it should. For some reason this is where everything stops. It just hangs at the screen where it says boot from cd. What could cause this? Thanks!!! This is a Athlon 32 bit system. It is not the one in my signature.
  12. Thanks guys! I appreciate all of your opinions. I think I will stay with this bios for now. I really have not issues other than being at 2910mhz and wanting 3000mhz. It is a guy think I guess. I know it makes no real difference.
  13. I still have the 6/23 bios. Should I update it? It runs great at 2910mhz but I did not know if there are some features that I am missing or if it could help my overclock. Thanks!!!
  14. My opty 148 does 2910 at 165fsb and 1.45v. 3000ghz and prime fails after about 2 hours.
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