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3800 x2, can't get above 2.1ghz!


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Hi,

 

I haven't overclocked a pc in about 5-6 years, and I finally got my new pc, amd 3800 x2.

 

So I wanted to overclock it and I have been reading like 10 different sites on how to do it (since it's not as easy as it used to be) and then I found this site and saw 'the guide' and I followed the steps.

 

thing is, I can't set my FSB in the bios to higher than 210, when I do it won't load windows... when I boot the computer it just shows the lanparty screen, then goes to the next screen and says "verifying dmi datapool" or whatever it says, and then it just reboots and does it over again.

 

anyone know what I'm doin wrong?

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in Genie Bios Settings:

FSB Bus Freq: 210

LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: X 2.5

LDT Bus Transfer Width ^16 v16

CPU/FSB Freq Ratio: X 10.0

PCI eXpress Freq: 100Mhz

K8 Cool'n'Quiet Disable

CPU VID Control: Auto

 

And in DRAM Config....

 

DRAM Frequency Set (Mhz) 100 (DRAM/FSB:1/02

CPC Enable

Tcl 2.5

Trcd 04 Bus Clocks

Tras 07 Bus Clocks

Trp 03 Bus Clocks

Trc 04 Bus Clocks

Trfc Auto

Trrd 02 Bus Clocks

Twr 02 Bus Clocks

Twtr 02 Bus Clocks

Tref 3120 Cycles

Twcl Auto

 

 

 

 

for FSB Bus Freq if I have it at 210 or less, it loads windows fine and works great, if I have it at 220 or higher it will not even attempt to load windows...

 

usually after I change a bios setting it goes to the next screen and says "verifying dmi datapool" and then it says "backing up bios" or somthing like that... but if I put it above 210 it doesn't do the "backing up bios" it just reboots me, doesn't even give windows a chance to load up...

 

any help would be great!

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I know I'm going to regret asking this, but what PSU are you currenctly using?

 

Recommended PSUs

 

DFI motherboards demand much more power than other motherboards.

 

You MUST use one of the listed in order to ensure a system which will maintain stability while leaving room to overclock.

 

Why would you buy a nice system but skimp on the power supply?

 

It's like buying a Ferrari with the engine of a Kia Amante. You just don't do it.

 

EDIT - Want brand and model RAM are you using? I suspect that's what holding you back.

 

But like I said, if you want any help, first get a good PSU.

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I know I'm going to regret asking this, but what PSU are you currenctly using?

 

Recommended PSUs

 

DFI motherboards demand much more power than other motherboards.

 

You MUST use one of the listed in order to ensure a system which will maintain stability while leaving room to overclock.

 

Cheap PSUs simply won't do the job and you are also jeopordizing your hardware.

 

the one that comes with the sonata ii case, antec 450Watt SmartPower 2.0

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I don't see that PSU anywhere on the list.

 

Rule of thumb, don't buy or use cases that come with power supplies. You're generally asking for it.

 

the 500w version is on the list, i have the 450w version.

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