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  1. I have to say I really love that design, a lot better than the garish colours of the old Lanparty cards But as others have said, I am going to wait until I can get a card with X38/Penryn or the new AMD K10 processors before I upgrade
  2. For a cheap and cheerful jump into the dualcore world, an Opteron 170 is a brilliant choice. You dont need any special luck to push it to +- 2,8ghz, with luck and good cooling 3ghz ++ is within range for many. Ofc, a C2D at 3,6ghz is almost twice as powerful, but an Opteron 170 at 2,8 still happily pushes whatever you decide to throw at it just fine. I have spent some time considering what to do, as I plan to build a new rig to replace the one in my signature. I have decided to wait until AMD release their new core this summer so I can choose between that and a C2Q. But until then my 2,9ghz Opteron 170 is doing just fine :cool:
  3. Yeah, I have done a little more searching and found various bits and pieces about this board, there are even piccies floating around. Looks like it is going to be a great board in the finest DFI tradition. But after AMD has started posting teasers about K8L performance, I think I will stick to my original plan and wait until I can compare and choose between Core 2 Duo/quad and K8L systems :cool:
  4. Thanks Angry for making this new site happen. Very much appreciated
  5. Anyone know anything? I plan to build a new rig soon, but can wait a couple of months if DFI will release something as good as my current nF4 SLI-DR :cool:
  6. If you look at the experiences others have posted in this thread that is just the beginning. Expect problems again in some weeks time that requires another voltage raise to go away. Then after a while you will not get stability no matter what voltage you give your sticks.
  7. I know AMD sells Manchester with one faulty core as Venice and Toledo as San Diego. Or to be precise, AMD sells them as what they are and shops doesnt know what they really are and list them as Venice/Sa Diego. They are both poor overclockers as far as I have seen, and t be avoided.
  8. As far as I know these e6-Venices are in fact not Venice at all but dualcore CPU's where one core is faulty and disabled. It is my impression that these are not good overclockers at all.
  9. errm. You got TIM on processor pins and wiped it off, and you are surprised the CPU doesnt work CPU's are very sensitive to static charges, even voltages you cannot feel may kill a CPU.
  10. I will not go above 1,5vcore/55c 24/7. But that is my envelope, others may be braver or more foolish than me
  11. There is absolutely no performance penalty from putting your ram on a divider on the s939 platform, so if that si what gives you the best overclock go for it.
  12. Patience is needed to get the most out of your Opterons. I moved to watercooling about a month ago. Before that I used an XP-120 with a SilenX fan, had it prime stable at 1,43vcore, temps at 54-55c with full load. Then I changed to watercooling, and had to increase vcore to 1,47 for prime stability. but temps where at 48-50. After trying to push it to [email protected],47 for a forthnight I gave up and reduced frequency to 2600 again. But then it was prime stable at 1,43vcore again. Now a forthnight later I found that I could reduce vcore further to 1,4. I think this has to do with the AS5 layer. I have read that AS5 needs 200 hours before it achieves its maximum effectiveness. So some patience is needed before you can release the potencial of your processor
  13. I am completely unable to see the point in this thread at all. How can anyone here say that temperatures are right or not? Unless you put a sensor under the heatspreder, there is no way you can measure CPU temperature accurately. Pointless thread, no wonder it is ignored by the powers that be.
  14. People with more knowledge than me post on every forum that these new low-wattage CPU's should overclock better than the current ones. I have no idea, we will just have to wait and see until someone gets one and tries it out
  15. Read the overclocking guides on this forum. You have no need for better ram, you ca noverclock your cpu until it screams and begs for mercy using dividers. Though you may find that moving to 2gb is worthwhile, overclocking or not
  16. I agree too, 100%. When I overclock I do that to get as much performance out of my hardware as possible, on a 100% stable 24/7 setup. I run dual prime for at least 10 hours, if I can do that and not have any crashes when gaming I am happy. I will not go above 1,5vcore, nor above 55c stable temperatures when priming. That is my envelope, and suicide shots doesnt impress me either :angel:
  17. Keep fighting the good fight. You'll get it right soon :nod:
  18. That is just memtest not recognizing your divider, so it reports the ram is 1:1.
  19. With 2,52 on default vcore you should be able to reach 2700. Now you just need a 7800-class gpu to match
  20. Load optimized defaults and find all the settings again. A bit optimistic to think that you can just copy all settings from one motherboard to the next. I think you will have to do all the work again.
  21. This is the results from tests made by the local hardware site here in Norway The test is done on a Venice [email protected]/1,6vcore
  22. If you only have changed the FSB, then you have not changed the LDT/FSB frequency ratio? If you have not done that you are running the Hypertransport bus at 1160mhz, no wonder you cannot go any further Reduce the LDT/FSB ratio to 4
  23. Not if you continue using the XP-120. I dont think you can mount the XP-120 the way you describe, it is so big that it is imposible to reach the screws like you can on the XP-92. And yes, I have used the XP-120 myself before I installed watercooling.
  24. Defaults for the processor are stored on the processor, and defaults for ram are stored on the sticks. The first thing you do when you boot your system for the first time is to go into bios and select the optimised default settings. Then everything will be configured the way the manufacturers intended. Then disable every component on the motherboard you are not going to use. If you dont use the Marvel nic disable that. If you dont use the IRDA interface, disable that. If you dont use firewire disable that. Disable IDE and SATA channels that you do not use. Also disable the serial port if you dont use that. Then install windoze and take some time to see that everything works. Through this process you will understand a lot more than you do now. Also, upgrade the BIOS. I recommend the 704-2bta When you have a stable windows installation with all your drivers, install your favourite hardware monitoring program, so you can look after voltages, temperatures and fan speeds. Then you are ready to start thinking about overclocking your new rig :nod:
  25. I agree with icon57 here. Try adjusting your vdimm to see if that helps. Begin at the lowest possible, 2,5vdimm, and then test every step upwards to see what is the best setting for your ram. Perhaps you can find someone with the same ram in the oc database, and try their settings. You should not have any problems running Prime on stock speeds.
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