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  1. Hey guys, I was wondering if the built in NIC on the DFI Lanparty UT nForce3 250GB motherboard supported Wake On Lan?
  2. Yeah, well I just left the computer on all day and did some work (saving very frequently lol ) on it. When I wasn't doing work, I was playing World of Warcraft and to my surprise, it ran fine with Prime95 in the background. EDIT: I am seeing temps of 45-49C on load for the Sempron 3100+ CPU (I assume Temp1 in speedfan is the CPU temp as it fluctuates the most during Prime95 and has the largest difference from idle to load). Is this too much for a 90nm CPU?
  3. I thought I might update what was going on with my computers since my last post. I've changed out the power supply in the Sempron 3100+ computer from a Antec TruPower 330 to a Fortron 450. I also decided to run Prime95 on both machines just for fun and it turns out the the Sempron 2800+ machine got a rounding error and failed within several hours. That is very strange since I am pretty sure it for 24 hours+ before without problems. So I turned down the overclock from 300x8 @1.55vcore to [email protected] and am Prime testing. It's been stable for 24 hours+ again. Anyone know if there is a way for Prime95 to tell me how long it has been running without having to stop the program? What puzzles me is that the systems are much more stable when I dial in RAM timings as opposed to leaving everything on AUTO. When I am trying to overclock with the settings for RAM are left on AUTO, I would have trouble booting into Windows or would get a system reset loop. Anyone else experience this? Does this mean anything in terms of stability for other settings that have been left on AUTO? The LDT/FSB multiplier for this machine and the other is 2.5x. Vdimm for both is 2.6v and they both were memtested for 12 hours without errors. The Sempron 3100+ machine began to show me software/rounding errors in Prime95 after installation of the new PSU. I should have measured the rails with the old PSU to be sure heh. So, I began Prime95 testing again. 290x9 @1.475 vcore failed as expected 290x9 @1.500 vcore failed after 44 hours and 10 minutes. Prime95 got 100 "Illegal Sumout" warnings and stopped. Grr.... looks like Prime95 stable for 24 hours doesn't cut it either. I'll try 1.525 next.
  4. I haven't been able to run memtest with the current settings as I've been testing at 1.475 vcore one more time and have had the machine freeze after 8 hours of Prime95. So I placed the machine back on the 1.500 vcore for about 6 hours now. Blooz1: Does running a divider cause "stress" to the CPU's memory controller? I'm intrigued because you described the 7/10 divider I am using as extreme. I have 2.7 vdimm on the RAM but I'll have to run memtest to be sure that the ram isn't the problem. If you copy and paste the following address in a new browser window, you'll see the CPU-Z quirk I tried to describe: http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/antoneo/pic1.JPG
  5. I am running the memory at 203Mhz (7/10 divider) with 2.7 vdimm. You have a good point, I have not run memtest on it yet, I've partially forgotten about it because the RAM was running close to 200MHz. But I will try it tonight. I am running 2005/05/04 BIOS on both my machines without testing for which BIOS version the best for either one. I didn't want to fiddle in and out with flashes so I updated to the latest one and wanted to leave it at that. I've updated my sig with more details!
  6. The voltages I am stating are the "total," I never applied any VID special voltage in the BIOS so it is only the VID control. They are both revision E6 .90u process chips. I have swapped the Sempron 2800+ between both motherboards and have achieved the exact same stable overclock so in that case, the CPU is the limiting factor. I haven't swapped the Sempron 3100+ cpu because it's just such a hassle to remove both of the XP-90/120 and then reinstall. I have to take out the motherboard and I've gotten tired of the whole process hehe. If I had access to a more powerful PSU then, a PSU swap would be doable but unfortunately I've none at the moment. Another peculiarity I've noticed is that CPU-Z does not report the Frequency or FSB:DRAM in the memory tab while the 3100+ is on this overclock. At stock, the Frequency is correctly 200 MHz and FSB:DRAM is CPU/9. The two labels are grayed out along with the text boxes next to them. At other overclocks, the program does display information I think. My 2800+ shows the correct 200 MHz and CPU/12 information. What gives?
  7. Hey guys, I'm on my second Sempron computer now and am experiencing different "quirks" between the two while overclocking and testing for stability. Behavior on Sempron 2800+ before reaching a stable overclock: 1. Give me the "nvraid detect" loop while attempting to boot up. 2. Fail to boot into windows. 3. Prime95 would tell me that there was a hardware/rounding error and would consequently fail. Behavior on Sempron 3100+ before reaching a stable overclock: 1. Fail to boot into windows. 2. Simply restart without attempting to boot into windows. 3. I believe while running Prime95, the computer would freeze and I would have to press reset. When I am nearing a stable overclock, step 3 for both is where I am adjusting the voltages and then Prime95 testing. CnQ is disabled for both. On my 3100+, I haven't been able to get Prime95 to error out with a hardware/rounding error. I have only been getting freezing inside of windows where I am forced to press the reset button. I am currently running [email protected] Prime95 stable for about 5-6 hours now. I will also note that I am able to boot into Windows at 300x9 with 1.450 vcore but I get freezes. The troubling thing is that at 290 FSB, with 1.475 vcore I would get a freeze and at 1.5 vcore it seems prefectly stable. I feel that I am missing the Prime95 software errors as I have never seen any yet, it has been either stable or simply freeze up. I was wondering if I should be concerned at all or if anyone else have found it to be their experience as well. Is this a sign that my PSU is inadequate?
  8. I was about to post on a similar topic. I have experienced the exact same problem with installing the nForce drivers on my DFI NF3 250GB board. However, installation success of the drivers have been hit and miss. I thought I had solved it by installing the drivers for my Promise TX133 IDE controller before anything else, but I could have gotten lucky. Anyone else able to confirm issues with installation of the new nForce drivers in Windows XP?
  9. Thanks guys, that's exactly what I needed to know. Great board, I wish I had a better chip... it won't budge from [email protected] no matter what I do.
  10. Hey guys, I'm just wondering if there's something quirky with my DFI NF3 250GB s754 revision A1 motherboard. In the BIOS options, I can only go to 1.55 vcore. Is this the same fore everyone else? I have the 2005/05/04 BIOS and a Sempron 2800+ running at stock for now.
  11. muckipup, any luck overclocking that Sempron 3100+? I've placed an order for one but it'll be here in a few days so perhaps you can share your story.
  12. Yep, I know how to clear the CMOS. It's just that I accidently powered on with the CMOS CLEAR settings and I think I accidently unplugged the battery with the power still in. I guess I'm looking for assurance that there's nothing to worry about and nothing is damaged.
  13. Hey guys, I was just wondering if powering up while the "clear CMOS" pins (2-3) were jumpered would cause damage to the motherboard. I ask because I accidently did this thinking that it was part of the process to reset the cmos, and all I got were some fans spinning and no display. When I placed the jumped back to normal, the computer booted up fine again. I think I also unplugged the battery while the power cord was still in. :confused:
  14. Whoops! Sorry for the confusion, it's been a while since I last visited (shame shame, I know) and I forgot to update my sig. 300 FSB x8 is what I'm running at Prime95 stable with max temps of 51-52C under load. I'll probably get a xp-90 to alleviate temps a bit. To answer questions, my current Sempron 64 is a Palermo E core, and the ones I'm looking to buy are Palermos as well. I'll be using Crucial Value PC3200 RAM (I'll just use the divider) and the PSU will be a 350w Antec TruPower. wangerin: What did the 2800+ chips usually hit? muckipup: I'd sure be interested in your experiment! Let us know if your 3100+ goes further with a new DFI board. I've read that review of the 3100+ being overclocked to nearly 2.7 on a DFI board and always wondered whether or not the reviewer simply got a good chip. I guess I'll delay purchasing a little bit and see what you guys say.
  15. Hey guys, I already have a Sempron [email protected] GHz with 1.55vcore on a DFI Nf3 board and have another DFI Nf3 on the way. Which processor should I pair up with it, a Sempron 2800+ or Sempron 3100+? Seeing that the price difference between the two is about $25-30, am I losing a significant amount of overclocking potential by going with the Sempron 2800+? Or do they both usually hit the same overclocking ceiling?
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