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  1. What's the stepping and code your cpu? Thanks
  2. Thanks a lot. Truely appreciated. I'm going to test it along with another bios over the next couple days.
  3. LDT voltage was/is big for me. When I had my Opteron 148 at 3000 mhz, the eventual key was the LDT voltage. Only changing the LDT voltage this is what happened: 1.2volts= Prime 95 error 10 mins 1.3volts= prime 95 error 45 mins 1.4volts= prime 95 error 2 hours 1.5volts= prime 95 error usually after 10 plus hours.. like 15. So in my case the key was the LDT voltage. People will tell you it doesn't do anything, but it has always helped for me.
  4. So this is basically the 704-2BTA with added support for the FX-60? Someone host it up, I'll try it out. Or you can email it me at [email protected] Not a very good idea to post your e-mail in a public forum unless you really, really want to receive advertisements on products that claim will enlarge your manhood 5,000%. -AceGoober I'll test it out vs. the 704-2BTA with TCCD at DDR 600 and post some results. Thanks Indyxc
  5. Any update on this? I applaud you guys for making these modded bioses. DFI should pay you guys as you make their product 10x better.
  6. Finally found this thread. From what it seems there a high demand for the FX-60 704-2BTA bios. I just picked up an FX-60 (haven't gotten it yet), but soon realized I need to run the FX-60 Test bios to get it run. What bios is the FX-60 Test based on? 623-3? Reason I ask, is the 704-2BTA works 10x better with my TCCD that the 623-3, so I'd love to see a FX-60 704-2BTA. :dog: So, if I run the Fx-60 with the 704-2BTA it just won't recognize the cpu properly, but everything else will be ok? I guess I can live with that for now.
  7. Hey guys, I modified my stock bracket for cpus without IHS, and now I'll be running a cpu with the IHS. Anyone want to sell me their stock DFI 939 bracket? The yellow one around the cpu for an SLI-D, so I'm thinking all the 939s DFI boards are probably the same. Thanks Indyxc
  8. Bump, still can't find the difference between them. If someone knows, please let me know. I'm looking for the best bios for TCCD memory.
  9. Reading this I've got a question, searched around no luck What's the difference between 704-2BTa and the 704-2BT without the A? Thanks Indyxc
  10. Yeah, 3 doesn't work for me. Won't even boot . I've been tweaking it all afternoon. It always crashes around 3.5 hours. 5 times now. The odd thing is I tried different custom tests with different test times, and regardless it crashed 3 hours in. Why not 2, why not 4? 5? I'm going to work on better cooling for the chipset and see if that helps. But at this point I've totally run out of ideas. I'm thinking of trying the 704-BTA (?) bios, which seems to work well for most people. I always get the unique problems.
  11. Well, I tweaked a few more things, but it's failing around the 3.5 to 4 hour mark. Same rounding error each time, different tests though. I'm thinking maybe the motherboard is the problem? I searched around and rarely has anyone had issues with increasing LDT voltage (some but not many), where for me in makes the biggest single difference to run the Mem 1:1 Should I just be happy with 3.5 hours prime blend stable? It never crashes in anything else, but I want it to be 100% prime stable.
  12. An update: Some more sucess I still haven't given up. I flashed it to the 623 bios today, and worked around with that. Definantly more stable. I noticed 2.9v is the sweet spot for memory. Any more and it fails prime 95 in 10 mins or less. I also noticed the LDT voltage make a big difference in stability. On the lower settings prime fails 30 mins or so. On the 2nd to highest 2 hours. On the highest LDT it made it 3 hours, and I was getting excited. It looped one whole test starting at 8k to 4096k in prime. I was getting certain it was stable. 3hr 45 mins in boom, failed a test it had passed already. DAM YOU, WHY MUST YOU TEASE ME. So the issue has been the bios, and especially the LDT voltage. The chipset voltage is at the 2nd lowest, so I might work with that. Put 3hrs 45 min Prime stable is pretty good in my book. Maybe I'll just take it. Can I somehow cool anything else related to the LDT? Increased LDt voltage raised my PWMIC voltage. Might that help? Anyone notice chipset voltage helped them? So close, need 1 more small change and I'm there! Thanks
  13. The videocard problem could of been, because you were running the 102 PCI express bus. I'd just leave it at 100. To check your cpu stepping, the only way to do so, is remove the heatsink, and look at the top of the processor. Here are some suggestions I'd try. Trying using a whole number for your LDT multiplier like 3x. Since you have an Opteron 148, set the multiplier to 11x so you can use lower HTT. Try raising both the chipset voltage and the LDT voltage 1 notch above stock. Indyxc
  14. Hello, welcome to the forums. To test for stability, I suggest downloading prime 95, and running it in blend mode. As far as not being able to run Super PI, that's odd if It runs OCCT ok, but what are your Dram settings? All auto? If that is the case, it is possible that some of your memory timings are off. As far as temps, I concluded that their is a disparity between temps for opterons based on the steppings. But I would first, reinstall the HSF to make sure that isn't the problem. How much AS5 did you apply? Is your 148 a CABYE 0543? What voltage are you running it at?
  15. Sorry to polute your thread, but I have the exact same stepping 148, and noticed you were running the 704-BTA bios. Did you notice any increase in stability with that bios? Thanks
  16. Ah. It threw an error on a large K test about 2 hours in. It's some progress, but at this point I'm running out of ideas.
  17. Good news to report! I upped the LDT voltage and Chipset voltage, and it passed the 896k test! That seems to be the problem. In reality, the cpu and memory were unstable at first, but it seems that was the final touch. I'm not 100% certain it's stable, but its made it farther than it ever has. I'm going to let it run for another couple of hours to be sure. If it passes prime 95, I'm going to go back to work on the memory timings. With the settings you originally gave me Fightgame the memory bandwidth was around 8000mb/s, and with the slower timings it's only around 7500 mb/sec. The memory is only at 2.9v right now, so it should be able to do tighter timings. My only concern now is the temps: CPU: 41C PWMIC: 51C Chipset: 47C I wish I could do something about the chipset, but it's jammed under the video card. What do you guys think about the temps? As far as stability: I agree that if it is stable in what you usually do it's generally stable. But, my experience has been, if it won't pass prime 95 for hours on end, eventually the stability problem will rear its' head. With my Pentium 4 3.2e. It was overclocked to 4166, and would fail prime 95 after a while, but was stable in games. Half Life 2 came out, and the stability began to rear its head, and the game would crash. In the end the 3.2e was 100% stable at 4000. Thanks for the help.
  18. I did some more testing over night to verify the memory and cpu were stabile on their own. Ran the CPU at 3003 mhz HTT: 273 MEM: 166 mhz LDT: 3x Made it through 6 hours of Prime 95 blend test, and then I quit. Ran the CPU at 1000 mhz HTT: 273 MEM: 273 CPU: 1000 LDT: 3x Made it through 2 hours of Prime 95 before i decided to quit. BUT with the CPU at 3003 and the MEM at 1:1 It fails prime 95 blend on the third 896K test, 51 mins in every single time. At this point I'm not sure what I can do. It just passed me playing BF2 for 1 hour, so at this I'm thinking if it's game/everything else stable i'll take it. Anyone else ever see this problem before? Searched around, but couldn't find anything. Thanks Indyxc
  19. I've got some of an update: Thanks for the slower settings fightgame! Thank you. This setup is proving to be quite difficult and counter-intuitive. With the memory settings you gave me, and these settings: HTT 273 MEM: 1:1 CPU: 3003mhz LDT= 3x I run the Prime 95 blend test, it passes the 1024k test, then the 8k, 12k, and on the fourth test (896K), 3rd set, it ALWAYS fails around 51 mins in. Tried different voltages for the memory 2.8-3.2, and it's the same story. So, I figured lets try HTT 273, HTT 1:1, CPU (4x) so ~1000mhz. I set the voltage to 2.9v on the mem, and it passed 2 hours of the blend test, including the 896k it normally fails. I quit after 2 hours to see how it would do with the cpu at full speed again, and it failed the 896k as usual. So, I'm going back priming the CPU at HTT 273, cpu 3003, and the memory at 133mhz, so to see if the cpu is unstable. I'll go back and test the memory at 273 again over a longer span to see if that's stable on it's own too. So it appears the CPU can do HTT 273, and so can the memory, but NOT together. :sad: Any ideas? Could increasing the LDT voltage or the Chipset voltage higher help? I think I've got both 1 notch about min. Thanks for your help again fightgame. Indyxc
  20. Well, some some success. Apparently, the CPU wasn't stable, and was causing the problem. I guess it was stable enough to pass teh FFT test, but not the Blend test. I added more voltage, and now it passes all Prime 95 tests, with the memory at slow speed, at 3000mhz. The memory controller is running at HTT speeds (?), so NOW can I assume the chip is stable, and work with the memory? At 3000 here are my settings: HTT: 273 LDT: 3x Multi: 11x So I moved onto the memory. I tried every possible combination with your settings, and it was a no good at 273 1:1, with any voltage, and ram timmings. Threw errors very quickly, faster than everything on AUTO. So I tried 4-5-5-10, and the computer failed to boot, so I reset the CMOS. Loaded everything on memory auto, but 3000mhz changed the ram voltage to 2.9 and THOUGHT I set the ram divider to 180. So I run prime 95 blend, and after about 20 mins, I check CPU-Z, and noticed I'm running the memory 1:1, so 273, with auto, which is 2.5-4-3-8. I got excited it was running, and let it run. It ran for 2 hours, and I was getting more excited. 2hours 32 mins in it threw an error. DAM YOU MEMORY, I was getting really excited. So I upped the voltage to 3.0, same timings, error- 30 mins Upped to 3.1, error even faster-20 mins Upped to 3.2, error- 20 mins Decided to change timing to 3-4-4-8. All voltages, not prime 95 blend stable. So I attempted 4-5-5-10 again, and it won't boot as those timings for some reason. It's stable with the mem divider at 9/10, mem at 231. But that's too slow. Off those settings you gave me, which individual ones make a big difference on the conservative side? What else can I try? Thanks again Indyxc Getting closer..
  21. Rapty- You giving up on your Cabye 148 0543? I've got one like you saw in the other thread. Still working on it. What did you make it up to with yours? My goal is 3000, so as long as it makes it there, I'm happy, but we'll see.
  22. Thought I would add to this, for the future if anyone is looking for some IHS result, and some modification idea. *Becareful* with running the CPU without the IHS. Don't run the cpu naked with *JUST* the core. I thought I would run it for a day or so with just core, and the waterblock on it. BAD idea. It ended up somehow ever so slightly chipping one of the corners of the core. Luckily the cpu still runs, and I it seems it doesn't cause any problems. BUT, I found a good solution to prevent the Core from getting damaged. Go to any local hardware store, and pick up Felt pads. At my local ACE I found 10mm round, felt pads with an adhesive backing. $1.29. I put 1 on each corner. The pads are taller than CPU core, so when you initially drop the heatsink on it, there is no easy way to damage the CPU. Likewise, the HSF/Waterblock can't rock and chip the corners. The other problem with running the CPU naked is crushing the core itself, or not sit straight.. Depending on your setup, this may vary, but here is what I did. I run a swiftech 6002 waterblock. It has a bracket that is meant to attach the the stock DFI mounting bracket. Problem is the bracket is too high without the IHS, where if you tighten the bracket/wateblock all the way down it won't touch the CPU. So I measured the thickness of the IHS, in the center. Next, I marked the same height on the bracket, and then sanded down the bracket the same height removed by removing the IHS. Also, with the DFI bracket, when the waterblock sits lower it hits the side of the bracket. So I removed the part of the inside of the DFI bracket, where it says OTES. This allowed the waterblock to fully go down. THe benefit of doing a bracket, is you can fully tighten down the waterblock, and ensure good contact/pressure on the core without crushing it. The results with the bracket are even better. Another 2-3c off at load from the extra pressure on the core. If anyone it interested I'll add pics, when I get some free time.
  23. As far as the memory controller, I was reading somewhere that if you run a low CPU voltage, but a high memory voltage, since the memory controller is on die, the memory voltage can somehow damage the memory controller. Prime 95 has 3 tests right: FPU test (no memory) Max Heat Test (some memory) Blend Test (Some of everything, lots of memory) It's passes the 1st one at ANY Cpu speed up to 3000 so far. However, it begins to fail the Blend test at anything CPU speed over 2750, no matter what speed the memory is at 1:1, or at the lowest divider. The drivers are ok. X64 Nvidia nForce 4 drivers. For now I'm going to juice the voltage and see what it does. Right now I'm priming the blend test at 1.55v+104%, which loads around 1.568. I'm just confused, because typically to me the prime 95 FPU test was for CPU stability (With Intel). If it passed that, the CPU was fine. But I guess that might not be true with the Opteron. I'll keep working at in. Too bad overclocking isn't instantanous success! I appreciate your input. Thank you.
  24. Fight Game- The settings you gave me working somewhat. I put in the settings you gave me, and it's stable on the prime 95 blend test up until 2750, HTT 250 LDT 3X Memory 1:1 And then around 2800 it begins to throw errors with the memory at 1:1 in the Blend test in Prime 95. Yet, no problems with the FFT test. Next I tried setting the memory to 100, so low speed on the memory, and I run the blend test with the CPU at 2800, but it fails after about 10mins. So I try the FFT MAX FPU stress test and it passes it all day long. It even passes the FPU test at 3000mhz. So the situation is the chip passes the FPU test at any speed, but NOT the Blend Prime 95 test at any speed over HTT 255, NO matter what speed the memory is running at. I'm still not sure what's unstable at this point. CPU, motherboard, Memory. I browsed around and no one else has had an odd problem like this. I'm running without the IHS, and with a massive watercooling setup. The load temps are around 36C, with a max jump occasionaly to 38c. Only things I can think off: -I'm running x64 Windows, which might be causing some problems. -Feed the chip more voltage -I accidently chipped the corner of the CPU ever so slightly. It's not noticeable, until you look really close. I don't think this is causing problems, because it would probably not run if it was damage at all. Where should I go from here? Thanks Indyxc
  25. Thanks for posting your settings for the Chips, I really appreciate it. I read through the Overclocking guide memory setup, and I set everything to what I thought was conservative, and it crashed loading x64 Windows, and then wouldn't boot on me. I'll try those. Odd though, my bios doesn't have a Command Per Clock. It should be the first option under memory right? I think my bios doesn't have it (3-10). But I can't update it, because I have no floppy, and Winflash doesn't work in x64 Windoze. Yeah I run more voltage with the CPU, 1.488 to be exact. And it's prime 95 stable FFT Test (no ram), but throws an error like I said with the memory portion. Has anyone had a problem like this where it's FFT Prime 95 stable, and Not the memory? Like I said I'm not what that means. Will 3.2 volts, could it damage the memory controller? Read that somewhere. I'll keep working at it. Thanks again for the suggestions.
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