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Help me push my 3000+ Venice !

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Hello all! I have a DFI LanpartyUT nF4 Ultra-D with an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 90nm and 2X1GB OCZ Performance PC3200 1GB DDR400 CL3 3-3-8 (dual channel) i'm trying to overclock. I'm still fairly inexperienced in this, my first overclock was my old athlon 2500+ that I got up to 2.3 successfully. But this seems a little more complicated.

 

I've been reading around and played with my bios a bit(latest flashed) and so far I got up to 2.34 GHz. Detailed info:

 

Core speed: 2340.3 MHz

Multiplier: x9.0

HTT: 260.0 MHz

 

FSB Bus - 260

LDT/FSB Ratio - Auto

CPU/FSB Freq ratio -9.0

CPU Vid Startup - 1.475

CPU Vid Control - 1.450

CPU Vid Special Control - auto

LDT Volt - 1.30v

Chipset Volt - 1.60v

DRAM Volt -2.80v

 

DRAM Frequency: 166 (5/06)

CPC : Disabled

Tcl: 3.0

Trcd: 04

Tras: 09

Trp: 04

Trc: 12

Trfc: 15

Trrd: 05

Twr: 03

Twtr: 02

Trwt: 04

Tref: 3120

Twcl: auto

Dram bank interleave: enabled

Dynamic Skew ctrl: auto

Skew Value: 0

DRAM drive strength: lvl 3

Dram Data drive strength: Auto

Max Async: 07

Dram Response time: normal

Read Preamble: 05

IdleCycle Limit: 32

Dynamic Counter: auto

R/W Queue Bypass: 02x

Bypass Max: 02x

32bit granualarity: enabled(2bursts)

 

 

I'd be happy if I can get this up to 2.6-2.7 or so. Thanks a lot in advance, any help would be greatly appreciated ! =) Oh and Happy New Year!

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You can probably lower your vcore (i have mine at 1.35v 2.4ghz atm), and set your LDT/FSB to 3x. Those jumped out at me at a quick glance. Did you read the overclocking stickies and all that good stuff? Oh, your power supply is under spec as well... there's a sticky on that also.

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You can probably lower your vcore (i have mine at 1.35v 2.4ghz atm), and set your LDT/FSB to 3x. Those jumped out at me at a quick glance. Did you read the overclocking stickies and all that good stuff? Oh, your power supply is under spec as well... there's a sticky on that also.

 

 

LDT/FSB is automatic so it will know its x3, so it makes no difference to change it.

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I can get it up to 2.4something, but thats if I reduce my Dram frequency to 166(5/06) and get worse scores in 3dmark than when I had it at 2.3 and 180mhz(ram). I tried incorporating some of settings from the "NF4 Settings/Help (by RGone)" post and managed to get into windows at 2.4 with 180mhz, but it was pretty unstable. I've tried a number of different settings but unfortunately had very little success. Could this just be because I have a 450w antec psu? Thanks.

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Update: I'm up to 2.5 now using 280x9x and 150 (03/04) DRAM frequency. My timings are 2.5-4-3-7. Trc:12clocks and Dram idle timer is 256. All else is set on auto/default, using the 704-2bt bios. What i'm having a hard time understanding is how my 3dmark05 scores are actually lower. I'm a gamer, and the main reason i'm oc'ing is to get better performance in games. What's going on?

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Update: Thanks to a buddy, i'm up to 325*8, LDT/FSB is 3, and ram frequency is 2/3. Bank interleave is disabled, timings are 2.5-4-3-7

TRC - 11

TRF - 13

TRRD - 04

TWR - 03

TWTR - 02

TRWT - 04

TREF - 3120

32bit granularity - 4bursts

bypass max - 16x

 

The rest of the settings are auto/default.

 

 

I got up as high as 337*8, but instability kicked in. So far prime is stable at the current settings (2.60), was wondering if theres any settings I can modify to improve performance and possibly help me push it a little more. Thanks!

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iam also trying to get past 2.6ghz, cant seem to do it, what stepping is your venice? mine is LBBLE 0521BPKW

 

Don't know buddy but it's a DH-E6 90nm.

 

Note: 290*9.0 with LDT at 4.0 also seems to work (2.61) CPU/11 membus:237mhz but that pushes the HTT over 1k, and as I understand it, ti should be around or lower. Still experimenting though, not sure what to stick with yet and still confused about 3dmark scores.

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Okay here is my current setup:

 

325*8.0 (2.60ghz)

LDT - x3.0

LDT Bus Transfer Width - (down)16 (up^)16

Voltages:

CPU VID Startup Value - 1.525v

CPU VID Control - 1.500v

LDT Voltage - 1.30v

CHIPSET Voltage - 1.60v

DRAM Voltage - 2.90v

DRAM + .03v if its not 3.2v - DISABLE

(haven't tried lowering voltages yet)

 

RAM settings:

DRAM Frequency - 150RAM/FSB: 03/04

CPC - Enabled

TCL - 2.5

TRCD - 04

TRAS - 07

TRP - 03

TRC - 11

TRFC - 15

TRRD -03

TWR - 03

TWTR - 02

TRWT - 03

TREF - 4128

 

DRAM Bank interleave - Enabled

DQS Skew Control - AUTO

DQS Skew Value - 0

DRAM Drive Strength - AUTO

DRAM Data Drive Strength - AUTO

MAX Async - AUTO

DRAM Response Time - FAST

Read Preamble time - AUTO

IDLE Cycle limit - 256 cycles

Dynamic Counter - DISABLE

R/W Queue Bypass - 16x

Bypass Max - 04x

32 byte Granularity - DISABLE (4 bursts)

 

 

Not sure if I can push the CPU further to 2.7, but now I don't really care as I doubt there will be a significant performance boost. Right now I just want to know if there is anything I should change in the above settings and why exactly is my 3dmark05 score low but my ram/cpu benches are high (sandra and everest). Thank you.

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I changed it around a little and used the following settings:

 

325*8 (2.6)

216mhz ram CPU/12

 

CPU startup vid - 1.425

CPU vid - 1.425

CPU vid special control - 110%

 

CPC - Enabled

TCL - 2.5

TRCD - 04

TRAS - 07

TRP - 04

TRC - 11

TRFC - 13

TRRD -05

TWR - 03

TWTR - 02

TRTW - 05

TREF - 3120

 

Bank interleave - disabled

 

DQS Skew Control - INCREASE

DRAM Drive strength - Auto

Dram data drive strength - 3

Max async latency - 7x

Read preamble - 5x

Idle cycle - 256

Dynamic counter - disabled

R/W Que Bypass - 16x

Bypass Max -7x

32 byte granularity - disable 4 bursts

 

Now i'm getting 7507 in 3dmark05 and 4446 in PCmark05 but my 'chipset' temp is also up to 54C under load (Cpu is fine though). So obviously i'm getting a lot more now than I did before. Anyway to increase this further? I'll continue to experiment.

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Okay here is an update.

 

325*8.0 (2.60ghz)

 

RAM settings:

DRAM Frequency - 216mhz CPU/12

CPC - Enabled

TCL - 2.5

TRCD - 03

TRAS - 07

TRP - 03

TRC - 10

TRFC - 13

TRRD -04

TWR - 03

TWTR - 02

TRWT - 04

TREF - 3120

 

DRAM Bank interleave - Enabled

DQS Skew Control - INCREASE

DQS Skew Value - 100

DRAM Drive Strength - "WEAK 3" (5 i think)

DRAM Data Drive Strength - LVL 3

MAX Async - 08

DRAM Response Time - FASTEST

Read Preamble time - 05

IDLE Cycle limit - 64 cycles

Dynamic Counter - DISABLE

R/W Queue Bypass - 16x

Bypass Max - 07x

32 byte Granularity - DISABLE (4 bursts)

 

Scores:

3DMARK05 - 7654

PCMARK05 - 4552

 

Don't know if I can get it higher but that would sure be nice. =) Thanks.

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