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Keno5net

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My overclock so far is the processor will do 240 x 11 at 1.5v the memory will do 220 at 3.2v. Together I have it at 238 HTT and 9/10 memory. Passed 2 instances of Prime95 for 24 hours+.

 

I know the memory is only value ram but maybe I can tweek a little more from that.

 

So what's next? I was going to try the 704-2bta bios and see if that helps.

 

Would that be worthwhile or should I try something else?

 

Thanks

Ken

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Be happy you got an awsome rig and play some games ?....

 

Flashing to different bios versions very rarely gains me anything.. To me its more of a hobby..lol.. I like to test things and see how they work..

 

I also know and understand the risk in trying beta bios versions.. I know how to recover if something goes wrong.. I have backup bios chips and also a bios savior.. Its a horrible feeling to have a bad flash and not know how to get it back up and running..

 

So its really up to you ..But dont expect a miracle.. :angel:

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I was there a couple of weeks ago. You don't learn anything if you don't tweak something.

Have fun, fry an X2. I'm working on it. DFI is not responsible for my remarks. Whee, I love this stuff. I tried all the BIOS from 510 up. This one works for me.

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I'm pretty much where you're at, I haven't really tweaked my ram yet, (because it's crap and i will probably get new sticks), but on the CPU side, 240x11 seems like the most common stable air cooled oc I've read on the various forums. You might be able to get a couple of hours at 246x11 as well, take a few screen shots for 2.7ghz bragging rights but know it isn't long-term stable :)

 

Hell, see how long you can get with 256x11 at 2.8ghz and let us know if you fry it :)

 

These X2's are somewhat tricky because you have to test both CPU's simultaneously, which doubles your odds of a stability failure. How do you test in Prime95? I do two instances

with a 'custom' torture test, each on a separate CPU with each at half the available RAM.

That's a very good test that not only tells you your CPU is okay, but also your memory.

 

It's easy to get one core to run for a very long time at extreme overclock speeds, but very difficult to get both cores to run stable at the same extreme oc settings.

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Ok. Thanks for the input.

 

I think I'm gonna use it for a while and then play around some more.

 

I do have a bios savior. Thought i was good insurance.

 

I'll be busy anyway my livingroom fileserver/music server has gone down with a corrupt bios after a power dip so I will be busy trying to save that one now. Tried flashing it to get rid of a checksum error and the flash froze in the middle. It does still boot somewhat, detects the floppy drive and tries to load but then restarts. I think all that is left is award bootblock bios v 1.0. Ah well it's not DFI so I'll take that problem elsewhere.

 

Thanks again.

 

Ken

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