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  1. http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=447962
  2. Muwahahahaha!! That's who's it was!! Is this the only one in known existance?
  3. Just wondering how common or rare this is. I recently picked one up from Ebay and its a real killer!
  4. Opps wrong way around, yeah it does. Eeven still very strange.
  5. Seems strange to be that as the last led is cpu detect...
  6. Man you must have jinxed me. I put another hhd in and loaded Windows onto it as I have long shutdown problems. I wanted to try another hdd to see if that was the problem but it wasn't. I connected up my original hdd's and bam! It gets stuck at the last led, even before the boot screen. I did all the usual and to no prevail. So what I did to get it going was actually remove the bios chip as well as everything else to clear the cmos, wait half hour then put it all back and now I'm up and running. Go figure!! What bios version do you have btw?
  7. Have you got any different ram to try? Try changing slots too, bios, sata ports everything.
  8. I see your cpu is overclocked, does it do this at stock speeds? I have a 146, a 175 and now a 146 agian and the first two did excactly that when they were overclocked, even when they were prime stable. I think it has something to do with the ICM, integrated memory controller, some opty's must just have fairly weak ones and react differently to overclocking. Whereas I had a 3500+ Venice that did 2850mhz, and it never happened on that cpu.
  9. I know the limits of my cpu and ram but never thought about the motherboard. What's a good benchie to use to find out the limits of the htt only? Thanks. Edit : Dunno why it was moved here, its my mobo I'm asking about not my cpu but hey, as long as someone can advise me.
  10. Positive, it does it with only Windows installed and NO drivers at all. Hoping its not my Raptor I just got.
  11. Well I'm on the other side of the world so winter ain't far away. Heat, well, my temps never go over 40c degrees, even at 1.58v. I think it is just a weak memory controller. I ain't happy with 2.6ghz. I went out today and got a Venice 3000+ to put in my pc, as the slow shut down problem has got me worried. Anyhow it made no difference, still takes ages to shut down, the only things left are the mobo and the hdd. I did have a spare new 80gb sata Seagate but it burnt to the ground last night when I plugged it in with a cheapo' yum cha power cable. The power plug actually welded itself onto the hdd. So I'm waiting for my other hdd to arrive to try with that. The hhd drive I'm using atm is a 74gb Raptor, brand new, I tested it and found no errors on it so yeah! I dunno at this point. But as far as the cpu goes...lemon.
  12. Get this, I moved the ram from orange to yellow and she boots into Windows even at 265mhz, 10x multi at 2650mhz cpu. Running OCCT now, dunno if thats good for x2's but I've got the vcore at 1.58v so far and its failed twice before early in the test at 1.54 and 1.55volts. Lets hope. If I can get to 2700mhz stable, I don't even know if thats a good o/c for this chip, I'm used to 3ghz plus from my other ones, I might be happy enough to put up with the slow shut downs and the odd freeze up. I dunno. Edit : Damn it!! not stable at 1.58v. I don't wanna go much higher.
  13. Jeez if that the sweet spot I'm selling it and going back to my old 146 that does 3.2ghz. Yeah as I have found out, a tad too weak for my liking, not a good intro to X2's hey. Something I just realised even my 146 had a little hard time overclocking together with ram. Must be something with Opterons. Edit : Wouldn't be a dud bios chip would it? :confused:
  14. Yeah I did that first before I found out these problems. I memtested it for 6 hours at 270mhz. Passed with flying colours. I don't know what else to check, Iv'e changed sata cables, hdd's, ram and more cables. The only thing I haven't swapped over is the mobo. I might go get a chaepo' all-in-one tomorrow and test it on that to make sure it's not the mobo.
  15. Well I thought these problems were caused by the over clocking but they aren't. Running it on a bare install of Windows, no drivers and it still does it.
  16. I'm just a bit worried about the max vcore volts though. I haven't found that out as yet. I have been busy reinstalling everything for the third time in a week. It was taking ages for the pc to shut down, the mouse would freeze then it would take about 10 seconds for the pc to shut down. Also only sometimes though, when I want to do a reboot from Windows it will hang in the boot up part and the cpu led is lit up. I have to hit the reset switch for it to boot up. ATM the pc is just running with the basic install of Windows on it to see if that makes any difference but it hasn't. Wish I knew someone who had a S939 board I could try this cpu in.
  17. My ram will go to ddr500 and end even ddr530 on stock voltage and stock timings. I have lowered the multi down to 8x to find my highest possible ram speed which is 270mhz @ 2.7v 3-4-4-8. You sound frustated, please be patient with me.
  18. I can handle using a divider, althought I prefer not to as my ram cam go high enought but I can't go higher than 140mhz 7/10 divider with sooo loose timings!? That ain't right. Hows this too cpu-z saying my ram is pc3200 when its Mushkin PC4000. And its not showing the frequency when it was before. Man my pc is possessed. Besides, I know I can just lower my fsb and go down to like 2550 but I don't want too as I know it can go better. Well it should. I know I sound stubborn but hey. Erm, edit to the cpu-z problem. I tried running my multi at 11x, ram and fsb at 237mhz with 1/01 ratio so the cpu is at about 2600mhz. It booted up fine, then I realised when I went back into the bios that I still had it on the 140mhz 7/10 ratio :nod: . Anyway I put it on 1/01 and it has again booted into Windows, yay!. But I'm robbing myself of at least 35mhz of ram speed. I'll start to increase it until it won't boot anymore.
  19. O.k and some more testing again and this what I have found so far : If I overclock it using 1/02 ratio it will go to 2600mhz and beyond without flinching, and temps never go over 39degrees when OCCT and prime is running. My ram also will got to 270mhz without a problem but, if I apply the two together the pc won't even boot. So, I started to back down the ratio, bit by bit, going down from 200mhz-180mhz-166mhz-140mhz-133mhz-120mhz and 100mhz, it booted up at 100mhz of coarse. I set the timings to auto and i started to boot up at 120mhz, then 133mhz and no further at 140mhz. Now I loosened the timings right off, I mean as far as possible and it booted into Windows but not Prime or OCCT stable. I have tried up to 1.55volts in every test I have done and it made no difference what so ever. What else can I try? Is this cpu faulty? I'm gonna try with some different brand ram now and see what happens.
  20. Well at the voltages I had it at I run OCCT and the temps didn't go above 39degrees. I'm going to do some more research on voltages first I think and have another crack. I don't realy want to lower my fsb as ideally running my ram at 270 and cpu at 2700mhz I would be happy but we will see what happens. I'll keep you posted thanks. Edit: another thing I noticed last night too is when running memtest on test #5 for five loops it took about 5minutes a loop, using 623-3, but now it took 25minutes to complete two loops!? That was on bios 704-2 btw. Edit 2 : Whats with the higher dividers on 704-2 aswell? 233mhz and 250mhz I think they are.
  21. How far can I go in terms of upping the vcore? I had it to 1.595v, 1.45v x 110%. Strange thing is on that, Both Cpu-z and Smart Guardian read the vcore to be the same as each other but both are lower than what the bios reads??? Go figure!
  22. Well so far I can get 271mhz 3-4-4-8 with 2.7volts. I passes Memtest on test 5 with 25 passes. I have been following the oc'ing guide, I read it like a bible everyday.
  23. O.k to make it simple as I can, My ram will happily sit at 270mhz 3-4-4-8 and 2.7volts. My cpu, Opty175, will also happily sit a 2700mhz. But when I apply them to run together the pc will just get stuck in a loop of booting. I have the HTT multi set at 3x too. I have got it atm at 2500hmz and 250mhz but it won't run at the desired speed. I have also gone from 623-3 bios to 704-2bta, back to 623-3,then to 623-3bta the modded one by OCZ and now back on 704-2bta. Any suggestions?
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