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  1. Whoa, pretty cool.. Check it out I installed coolbits, did the detect optimal settings, changed them around a bit to 510mhz core, 1.20ghz MemFreq, runs beautifully and with no artificating at all as far as I can tell, and I've run a few tests http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=197918 Boom! I made 4100+ 3dMarks! Guess everything was OK after all.. I gotta put it through an intense gaming session now and report back.. but, does everything look OK? Thanks all! Edit: Odd.. Coolbits shows it at 510mhz Core, and 1.20ghz MemFreq, but if you follow my link to the FutureMark results it's actually only at 468mhz Core and 1197mhz .. I knew that sounded ridiculous.. Weird, huh?
  2. Thanks for the responses so far guys Well, how do I go about raising the Memory Clock speed then for my video card? That seems to be the only major apparent factor.. That guy above me said he's getting a whopping 4500! Are there any guides or guidelines to follow, and how do I go about testing higher memory clock speeds?
  3. You must get some crazy scores with that pimp rig.. How do you stack up against others when you go through ORB in '06?
  4. Oh? I see? Guess I could be getting worked up over nothing.. But how the heck did that guy do 4100+ ! I guess upping the Memory Clock Speed on my video card to be similar to his wouldn't make a major difference? Just strange how his card kills mine, when it's probably not as good a card *shrug* Thanks for the info so far, though, guys :-)
  5. Hey there, fellow Red Flagger (recognize your name from the forums heheh) My score is on the second screenshot, its in the 3800's, whereas the person I'm comparing to has ~4150.. It's the first graph I haven't done any manual overclocking of any sort of the video card yet (I don't even know how; I'd need help with that if I were to) Thanks for the input Cheers
  6. Hi there all.. You can see my full system specs in my signature.. I'm writing because I've got a pretty bad problem, I'd say.. My 3dMark06 scores absolutely blow, especially when compared to others with similar specs online. Literally, a person with a slower video card and a person with a much less overclocked CPU is obliterating me in 3dMark06 (Let's not forget way less RAM). I am running at 2700mhz with my Opteron 146, and it's ULTRA stable.. I mean seriously; it passed Small FFT's in Prime95 way over 16 hours (I stopped it) and here's one with the system fully configured, RAM on a Divider at 2-3-2-5-1T @ ~207mhz (The kit of RAM I have doesn't OC for crap.) ..So everything would appear good, right? Nope.. After submitting my Project from 3dMark06 to the ORB and comparing, I'm seriously at the bottom of barrel when it comes to people I'm comparing with. Here is a random entry from the middle of the list, and I get absolutely pulverised. Here are the shots: Now, admittedly, I am a complete rookie when it comes to this overclocking stuff.. But even I spot some anomolies with those results: I actually WIN in the CPU tests; yet get pulverised in all things VIDEO. The only major difference I can ever spot between my results and all of the high-scoring ones I compared to in ORB, is my super-low "Memory Clock Speed" for my Video Card. (Notice mine is only at 1096mhz while his is at 1255mhz) yet my Core Clock speed is considerabely higher! I guess when I was following the DFI guides I might have missed something, or is there some reason my Video Card is performing so poorly? How do I go about upping my Memory Clock speed so I'm on par with all these other people? If you were to try and pinpoint the problem, what would it be? Think my Video Card needs to be RMA'ed? I'm panicing here, and am really upset that I'm getting such crappy results I'd really appreciate some helpful feedback, and some info on some steps in the right direction Thanks, all :~(
  7. The most newest; I just downloaded it from www.cpuid.org
  8. Hrmm I can try a new Memtest in a bit I suppose.. But why is it screwed up in CPU-Z too? And is there something else I can use that doesn't require me to burn a new CD and reboot.. (Ie: Another tool like CPU-Z)
  9. This is messed up.. I did as you said after a couple of hours, and have booted back into windows now.. And the friggin FREQUENCY: box in CPU-Z is greyed out and doesn't display anything! I can't find out the frequency through that either What in the hell is going on?
  10. Hi all.. I'm currently running 300 x 9 = 2701MHZ Prime95 Stable 16+ Hours and was working on bringing my RAM up to speed now. It is OCZ Platinum 2GB kit, rated at 2-3-2-5-1T DDR400 RAM. People previous to me with this set on the forums say they don't overclock for crap, and just to run them on a divider at regular 200mhz speed with tight timings.. So I used the A64 Memory Frequency Conversion program (A64MemFreq), and according to it, with my settings, on the 143mhz divider my RAM would be at ~207mhz (Should be fine..) However, upon rebooting, I noticed my motherboard only has a 140mhz divider option which is 7:10, and that should've been sufficient I woulda thought.. So I chose it, and now starting running Memtest86+, and look at this!! Obviously this cannot be correct, can it? I should note its well over an hour now and it hasn't errored once.. What the heck? Anyone wanna weigh in here? Is this a glitch, and will it affect my stability do you think? Can anyone reccomend some other settings if I did something wrong? Thanks all
  11. Hi there I've also got a CAB2E, and I'm having excellent success so far.. Not sure how much of this will apply to you, but I've got my full specs in my own thread at http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showpost.p...937&postcount=1 That was at 2.65 then.. I'm now at 16+ hours prime stable (I aborted it!) at 2.8ghz and havent even attempted higher. I think this baby would do 3.0ghz on air no problem. I have no prior overclocking experience..
  12. No, I am trying to say, that I don't have the need to go and push it to 2.9ghz or what not, especially since I don't want it to start getting into the mid-40's during load, so I am willing to stick with this stable overclock right now I just am not sure about what divider to choose to run my RAM at the stock timings of 2-3-2-5.. I guess I will want to keep them under 210mhz just to be safe (It's only DDR400 so 200 usually) I did read the stickies and stuff, those were the guides I was talking about Thanks, still need help
  13. Hi there all!! I am a proud new owner of a DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-D as well as a proud new owner of an AMD Opteron 146 I had absolutely zero experience with Overclocking prior to this, and have found Angry_Games & RGone's guide extremely helpful! While I am quite convinced that this CPU could easily reach at LEAST 2.8, and more likely even 3.0, I am quite satisfied with the 2.65 I have achieved so far. Coming from a poor 2.0ghz processor to a 2.65 AMD64 will be MORE than sufficient for my gaming I'm sure! (Plus, I really don't feel like wasting another 16+ hours priming this sucker ) Here is where I'm at so far: And here is the full breakdown of my BIOS settings so far: FSB Bus Frequency: 265 LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: X 3.0 LDT Bus Transfer Width: 16 by 16 CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: x 10.0 PCI eXpress Frequency: 100mhz CPU VID Control: 1.350 CPU VID Special Control: Above VID * 104% LDT Voltage Control: 1.20V ChipSet Voltage Control: 1.50V DRAM Voltage Control: 2.60V /* DRAM CONFiG */ DRAM Frequency Set (Mhz): 100 (DRAM/FSB:1/02) Command Per Clock (CPC): Enable CAS Latency Control (Tcl): 2 Clocks RAS# to CAS# (Trcd): 3 Clocks Min RAS# Active Time (Tras): 5 Clocks Row Precharge Time (Trp): 2 Clocks Row Cycle Time (Trc): 07 Bus Clocks Row Refresh cyc time (Trfc): Auto Row to Row Delay (Trrd): 02 Bus Clocks Write recovery time (Twr): 02 Bus Clocks Write to Read delay (Twtr): 02 Bus Clocks Refresh Period (Tref): 3120 Cycles Write CAS Latency (Twcl): Auto DRAM Bank Interleave: Enabled DQS Skew Control: Auto DQS Skew Value: 0 DRAM Drive Strength: Auto DRAM Data Drive Strength: Auto Max Async Latency: Auto DRAM Response Time: Normal Read Preamble Time: Auto IdleCycle Limit: 256 Cycles (Sorry, probably way more details than anyone will need.. but just in case) So as you can see, I was following the guide however, and my RAM is cranked WAY down.. And I guess that's where I'm a bit confused. I have searched around this forum, and it seems people with my exact same set of RAM say it doesn't OC for crap, and the only way to get the most out of it is to run it on a divider and keep the MHZ of the ram below 215 and run it at stock timings of 2-3-2-5.. And that's where I'm not sure how to proceed. I'm just not exactly sure of which divider I should choose according to my settings, and being a complete n00blet I don't wanna just start poking around and make the wrong choice.. Also my DRAM Volts are only at 2.6v whereas most people on this forum with the same sticks say theirs like 2.7v best.. But when should I raise the voltage on them? And which DIVIDER should I choose that is properly in-proportion to my CPU clock? Any help/suggestions/guidance would be greatly appreciated, and I'm a big fan of the work you guys are doing here on DFI-Street!! Now I know why DFI is #1 :-) Cheers guys, thanks in advance
  14. Thats exactly what I just did though! It works fine with ONLY the Raptor plugged in, and its C: when its by itself, but it loses ALL priority when the other drives come into the question.. What on earth
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