Hello, I am quite new to building computers, so I had a friend help me assemble the system in my sig. However, he is not really familiar with the latest A64. I started reading these forums before buying my system.
I had hoped to achieve a modest 2.2 GHz but this is unfortunately not the case. We have read many threads and done many searches but none of it really changed our situation. Basically I am running at 2.16 (240x9). This seems to be a pretty poor overclock as most people can get up to 2.4 GHz. I can increase the FSB to 248 and it will load windows but 3dMark05 will run, and then get some error and crash. Most of my settings are based off the sticky post by Rgone. I have tried to decrease the HTT multiplier from 4x to 3x, but it also does not work. I have played around with all the different voltages such as the LDT but they don’t seem to change anything. I have tried to change the interleaving and some other memory settings but I don't understand any of these aspects at all. Here are my current settings:
CPU Vid: 1.450 V
CPU Core: 1.60 V
CPU Vid Special control: Above vid x 113%
LDT Voltage 1.40 V
Chipset Voltage 1.80 V
DRAM 2.8 V
DRAM Bank Interleave Disabled
DRAM Strength= level 6
DRAM Data Strength= level 4
So now what I am wondering is if anyone can provide me with some advice? Is it simply because my RAM isn’t good? Or maybe my CPU? Should I update Bios?
Also, according to Bios I am idling at around 38 degrees at idle. My system temperature according to the nvidia monitor is 55 degrees. That also seems too high. I have an XP-90 so the temp of the CPU seems too high. I am also unable to determine the temperature of my graphics card. Is there some program that can help me?
Any help or advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you