I got my Opteron 146 CAB2E 0546 FPAW, couple of weeks ago and i got quite dissapointed about the OC. After a while a accepted the bad OC results. I thought i just got a bad stepping, but today i`ve been reading about other ppl with the same stepping and they are able to push it @ 2.8-3+ so i just began to wonder if maybe there is something else i can do to make my OC better. My tops now are
254*10= 2540mhz @ 1.45 Vcore
263*10= 2630mhz @ 1.614 Vcore
273*10= 2730 @ 1.7 Vcore just did it for one test.
So. I use aircooling and the CPU temp is about 52 full load with 1.6 Vcore. NB temp 50-55. Would it be worth buying water cooling or something to get the temps down, can you overclock more when u lower the temp without increasing the Vcore?
I use memory divider so thats not the problem.
My 380W PSU only has 20pin contact and the motherboard has 24. Is it possible that i would do better in my OC if i had a better PSU with a 24pin contact?
I dont know if my signature works, if it dosnt, the motherboard is a DFI Lanparty ULTRA -D
Thank you very much for taking your time to read/answer!
Sorry if my english is bad =)