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    just got my opteron 165 in from the egg!

    Here's my OCDB, I'd be very interested if you can make an entry at 334x9 http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread...ed=1#post627968
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    Socket 939 Overclocking Database

    DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR (7/04-2BTA BIOS) AMD Opteron 165 dual core CCBBE 0165EPMW 2x1024MB OCZ PC3200 (OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K) XFX Geforce 7950GX2, 607/1600 91.31 drivers 2x36GB Western Digital Raptor 10,000RPM SATA hdd raid 0 OCZ GamerXStream 700w Power Supply Swiftech APEX-H20 + DD-GX2 * * * * ========== [b]Genie BIOS Settings:[/b] [color=red] FSB Bus Frequency............................. - 325 LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio....................... - 3x CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio....................... - 9x PCI eXpress Frequency......................... - 101Mhz CPU VID StartUp Value......................... - 1.550v CPU VID Control............................... - 1.550 CPU VID Special Control....................... - Auto LDT Voltage Control........................... - 1.20v Chip Set Voltage Control...................... - 1.70v DRAM Voltage Control.......................... - 2.80v[/color] [b]DRAM Configuration Settings:[/b] [color=red] DRAM Frequency Set............................ - 150=RAM/FSB:01/01 Command Per Clock (CPC)....................... - Enable CAS Latency Control (Tcl)..................... - 2.5 RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd)..................... - 3 Min RAS# active time (Tras)................... - 5 Row precharge time (Trp)...................... - 2 Row Cycle time (Trc).......................... - 07 Bus Clocks Row refresh cyc time (Trfc)................... - 12 Bus Clocks Row to Row delay (Trrd)....................... - 00 Bus Clock Write recovery time (Twr)..................... - 02 Bus Clocks Write to Read delay (Twtr).................... - 01 Bus Clocks Read to Write delay (Trwt).................... - 02 Bus Clocks Refresh Period (Tref)......................... - 3120 Cycles DRAM Bank Interleave.......................... - Enabled DQS Skew Control.............................. - Increase DQS Skew Value................................ - 255 DRAM Drive Strength........................... - weak3 DRAM Data Drive Strength...................... - Normal3 Max Async Latency............................. - 8.0ns DRAM Response Time............................ - Fastest Read Preamble Time............................ - 3.0ns IdleCycle Limit............................... - 000 Cycles Dynamic Counter............................... - Disabled R/W Queue Bypass.............................. - 16 x Bypass Max.................................... - 07 x 32 Byte Granularity........................... - Disable(4 Bursts) [/color] ========== Prime95 + 3dMark2001SE + CPU-Z + Everest 2.20: 3dMark2003: 3dMark2005: 3dMark 2006: ========== short description: 325x9 @ 2926Mhz, 1.55v 2.5-3-2-5 @ 2.80v vdimm
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    just got my opteron 165 in from the egg!

    I got the same stepping as you, let me know how far you get. So far I'm at 325x9 and I'm having problems getting it OCDB stable at higher speeds. I should have an OCDB 325x9 entry for it by the end of the day.
  4. I finally got my Opteron 165 CCBBE 0615EPMW to be Prime95 stable at 3ghz for 8 hours. (Custom, 800mb Stress Test) (I stopped both instances after 8 hours.) However, the 3DMark benchmarks will hang shortly into the test. I have no problems at 325x9 (2925Mhz), only above that. I'm not sure what to do next, I'm only used to things being the other way around! System under test is my signature. Any suggestions?
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    Opty 165 + Prime95 woes

    I probably should have got from you in the first place Unfortunately my next CPU purchase is going to be a Conroe
  6. I've seen a few references to upping the PCI Express Bus frequency to 105Mhz to increase stability. What's up with that?
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    Worth it to hit 3ghz with Opty 165?

    Antec makes a fan on one of those bendy cables that you can bolt to the motherboard and aim straight over those IC's. http://www.pcfastlane.com/content/view/37814/47/
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    Opty 165 + Prime95 woes

    Yeah I know, that's why I bought it. I was referring to the 0615 EPMW version. (I guess I should have asked for the complete stepping info before getting it. Grrr.) I'll probably set it to 1.65 and see how close that gets me to 330. Back when I had the X2, the motherboard was good up to about 350 or so. I'm kind of bummed that I can't squeeze an extra 80mhz out of it, but we all know that last 50-100mhz out of anything is usually a real pain in the butt.
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    Opty 165 + Prime95 woes

    Okay an update: Yeah, it will boot @ 334x9 @ 1.7v maybe make it through a 3DMark benchmark if I'm lucky, but any stress testing at that speed that involves the memory is going to crash it. To rule things out, I set memory timings as loose as possible for stability according to the guide, divider 100/200 etc. We're talking super loose (3-4-4-10) and 100/200 for 167Mhz... and guess what: It still crashes at 334x9 @ 1.7v during memory intensive operations. Am I right in thinking that although the cores and DRAM can handle 334, as evidenced by it booting Windows, the embedded A64 memory controller just can't be stressed at that point? I use the memtest86 in the bios, but I have a feeling that's not really the best thing because it's only single core and does not simultaneously load the processing parts of the core. It will boot 330x9 @ 1.65v, but exhibits some of the same problems as the 334x9 settings, running Prime95 for slightly longer and 'only crashing' just a little bit further into the game benchmarks. Now I'm at 325x9 @ 1.55v which is proving to be remarkably stable no matter what. All game benchmarks worked flawlessly, so I felt brave enough to start banging on the RAM. I managed to tighten that up tremendously, showing about 3089MB/s in a three hour memtest and benching about 6300MB/s Everest. Even kept the rated 2.5-3-2-5 timings. Just about every setting at it's guide recommended maximum performance while running at 243Mhz. Prime95 has been running for about 5 hours with no errors. So there it is, no 3ghz club for me, but so far has beaten the maximum clock and the benchmarks of my X2 4800+ OCDB! So I'm happy, I guess. Maybe avoid this particular stepping for 3ghz. As a last ditch effort, I'm going to try to follow the instructions you gave in this post: http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread...highlight=325x9
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    Opty 165 + Prime95 woes

    Ah, gotcha. Well, 3-3-2-5 didn't work - was only stable for about 1/2 hour, but that is a remarkable improvement since the best I could do before was 5 minutes. I'm at 3-3-3-8 now and that lasted for about an hour. For some reason, I cannot get the 140/200 divider to work. Anyway, here are the A64Info settings:
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    Opty 165 + Prime95 woes

    Right now I'm just trying to find a stable memory setting for my OC. (Stable being defined as worthy of an OCDB entry, eg: P95 Custom 800mb 8 hours.) Aren't we supposed to adjust for stability first, then performance?
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    Opty 165 + Prime95 woes

    I reset all bios settings to default/auto and reworked the CPU voltage going up in the smallest steps possible until I got Prime95 (small fft) stable on both cores at 334x9. (I didn't care about running benchmarks or anything this time.) Suprise! I ended up at about 1.58v (like you) so I'm going to stay put there and declare my memory timings as being the culprit. I put it to 1.61 just for giggles since 1.58v was the very edge of stability. (One notch lower than 1.58v = BSOD / Prime errors.) I'm not worried about frying the CPU, I'll just buy another one. I've already hacked it the IHS off it and have awesome water cooling, it NEVER gets above 45 c even when I crank the voltage multipliers up all the way. RAM is running at 250Mhz (DDR500) which was also the limit with my X2, considering it's only rated for DDR400. The crazy thing is it will run absolutely fine at SPD (2.5 - 3 - 2 - 5) / AUTO settings with no errors at 330x9. Anyway, I set all of the DRAM stuff to AUTO save for the divider (150/200), I got memtest #5 errors at 2.5 CAS but none at 3 CAS, so right now I'm priming custom 800mb with 3 CAS and we'll see what happened when I get home. I found the A64Info tool and it looks impressive. Do any of you actually fiddle with the settings while Windows is running instead of constantly rebooting etc? I can see where this could cut down on a lot of time. Found a post on extremesystems about running super pi inbetween setting changes. I'm going to try this.
  13. I'm working on priming my first Opteron 165 CCBBE 0615EPMW (IHS removed) Settings are 334x9 @ 1.55v x %110 (1.705v) Water Coooled. I can get both cores to run for over 8 hours using dual prime 95 tests with the first prime 95 torture test option 'small fft'. Temperatures are about 45 c at load. It runs World of Warcraft max settings for 6 hours absolutely fine, it will also run all the 3DMark benchmarks and I could theoretically make a 3ghz OCDB entry.... BUT.... 'inplace large fft', 'blend' and 'custom' settings will fail after a few minutes on the first core. (!) Does this mean that although the CPU cores might be stable, the on-chip memory controller might not be when stressed? Is there any way to 'fix' that without losing CPU speed? I'm currently running the ram in my signature at 150/200 divider (about DDR500) and it doesn't seem to make a difference whether I run it 2.5-3-2-5 or 3-3-3-8. I've got all the other settings at 'optimized defaults' for the bios listed -- is there one specific setting in there that will affect the CPU's memory controller that might give it more stability so I can pass Prime95's CPU/RAM tests?
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    PWMIC Temp Problems Fixed

    Try running your CPU at 1.7v and tell me if it's still in the 40's (I'm actually idling at 44, but at load it goes up to the high 50's)
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    PWMIC Temp Problems Fixed

    One of the downsides to having liquid cooled components is that the fans normally associated with air cooling just aren't there inside the case. On the DFI motherboard this is particularly troublesome for those PWM heatsinks near the processor, which would normally be cooled by the same fan that cools the CPU. I saw my PWMIC temps go over 90 degrees C and had to do something about it, but adding more fans inside my case was not an option due to space and aesthetic reasons. I bought two of those 5 1/4 drive bay fans, which were noisy because I've got one of those cases where you can't bolt drives on both sides, plus they weren't close enough to what needed to be cooled. They also look ugly. So today I was in Best Buy of all places and I found this little gem: http://www.pcfastlane.com/content/view/37814/47/ It's basically a fan that you can mount anywhere and point at anything you want in your system, it's small and quiet. I have it pointing straight above the PWM heatsinks and my temperatures are about 60 degrees C now.
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