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<BR>The original 965 was 17 X 200. When I did the Lordred thing I went straight to 16 X 240. Stable as anything. I decided to run OCCT to check the temps and they look really good. Do you think I could go from 16.5 to 17 now?<BR>That 3.3 volt reading has always been weird. Could it be a faulty sender on the motherboard? I don't want to go any higher for the hell of it. If it makes no diff to the video card and games I will put it back to the original O/C.<BR><BR><BR>
<BR><BR>I still think you should drop your fsb and use the multy to oc, you may find you will get a higher oc with lower cpu volts, as I and waco mentioned before try a lower fsb and use your multy, thats what phenom 2's like.<BR><IMG class=bbc_emoticon alt=:biggrin: src="http://forums.overclockersclub.com/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif">

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@OP: Last stress test screenshot looks better. If I were you I would have used prime95.

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OT: ^^ You you using HTML code while posting.

 

@OP: Last stress test screenshot looks better. If I were you I would have used prime95.

 

 

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Not sure what happens with the posts, seems every once in a while when I put emotions in that's what I get.

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Ah, I didn't even notice that.

 

I'd just set it down at 200 MHz and work with the multiplier.

FSB at 200 = 733 memory. The memory needs to be at 800. The FSB and memory is stuck together, so reducing the FSB reduced my memory figures.

 

I reset the CPU back to 3.84ghz and the FSB at 240. See the attachment to prove a higher CPU setting actually slowed down the DX11 P score.

 

 

 

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You can adjust the memory multiplier too...and 733 seems wrong. It's not a multiple of 200. :huh:

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You can adjust the memory multiplier too...and 733 seems wrong. It's not a multiple of 200. :huh:

Yeah, not 733, maybe 666. Don't remember.

Okay, got the adjustments in the BIOS to supposedly do the changes you suggested. But it dropped my 3DMark11 score by 25%. Will this slow up my games as well?

Here are the BIOS figures. New and old:

NEW OLD

CPU = 3900mhz CPU = 3840mhz

DRAM frequency = 1600

CPU Ratio = 19.5 CPU ratio = 16

Bus speed = 200 Bus speed = 240

PCIE frequency = 100

Dram frequency =1600

CPU/NB frequency =2000 CPU/NB frequency =2400

HT Link speed = 2000 HT Link speed = 2400

Processor voltage = 1.5 Processor voltage = 1.505

CPU/NB voltage = 1.45

CPU VDDA voltage = auto

Dram voltage = auto

HT voltage = auto

NForce 200 voltage = auto

CPU/LTD spread spectum disabled

PCIE spread spectrum disabled

SATA spread spectrum disabled

PCI spread spectrum diabled.

 

The 3900 mhz 3DMark11 = 5638

The 3840 mhz 3DMark11 = 7488

 

When you mention corrupting things, are you thinking that there may be to much heat generated by the motherboard?

Also, if the multi is raised a lot will that bring the performance back up to what it was before?

I know it's a lot of questions but I didn't grow up with technology so it takes a while for me to get it.

 

OCCT Vcore showed 1.44 volts to 1.47 volts. Temp was max of 32deg. C. Ambient is 18deg. C. Wintertime here. Bios AI tweaker shows 1.5 volts and BIOS hardware monitor = 1.456Volts.

Which one is correct? AI tweaker or hardware monitor? Does .044 volts make a difference?

OCCT 3.3 volts shown as being a constant 1.15 volts. But the BIOS hardware monitor shows it as 3.328 volts.

 

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25% seems a bit extreme...you can raise the NB link and HT link speed back up to 2400 by adjusting the multiplier for them (assuming it's stable). I'm a bit surprised there's that much of a difference though.

 

By corrupting things I mean if your CPU is unstable it will sometimes get the "wrong answer" to things it's calculating which can cause data corruption. This will eventually mess up your Windows install and in extreme cases can essentially ruin any data on your HDD.

 

The voltages are different because they're being monitored by software (and possible measuring different sensors). I'm fairly sure the hardware monitor is the correct value, I have the feeling the AI tweaker is showing you the requested voltage and not the actual load voltage. Either way, that voltage is safe especially with water cooling.

 

OCCT reads the sensors on my board incorrectly as well. I wouldn't worry about any of them to be honest - your PSU is decent and if it goes bad you'll know it long before any software tells you. :P

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25% seems a bit extreme...you can raise the NB link and HT link speed back up to 2400 by adjusting the multiplier for them (assuming it's stable). I'm a bit surprised there's that much of a difference though.

 

By corrupting things I mean if your CPU is unstable it will sometimes get the "wrong answer" to things it's calculating which can cause data corruption. This will eventually mess up your Windows install and in extreme cases can essentially ruin any data on your HDD.

 

The voltages are different because they're being monitored by software (and possible measuring different sensors). I'm fairly sure the hardware monitor is the correct value, I have the feeling the AI tweaker is showing you the requested voltage and not the actual load voltage. Either way, that voltage is safe especially with water cooling.

 

OCCT reads the sensors on my board incorrectly as well. I wouldn't worry about any of them to be honest - your PSU is decent and if it goes bad you'll know it long before any software tells you. :P

Thanks Waco. That is the best bit of info for me. I can take the CPU higher than 3.84 but I might have to boostCPU/NB or just leave it at the old settings. They were very stable.

Thanks again.:thumbsup:

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stupid ways, it is too dangerous,This is a quiet good advice!!

 

What are you referring to here? There hasn't been any dangerous advice in this thread really...

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Quote>stupid ways, it is too dangerous,This is a quiet good advice!!

 

Just what are stupid ways, please explain, there is nothing said here that is dangerous to the op's system, just some helpful advice that he could use to improve his oc.

If you have to post please state why you say what you do.Mabey as a new member you don't know we try to be courteous here as well as helpful.

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Spike, in the PCmark 7 thread you pointed out to me that my 965 is running on 2 cores. You are correct. I found the AMD CPU forum and joined. It seems that some AMD CPU's lost a core or 2 and this has happened to me. I don't know where I should be posting but as this thread was the first place I complained about a drop in benchmark performance I feel I should mention it here. I copied and pasted the link in case anybody else has a similar problem.

http://forums.amd.co...&enterthread=y.

Reseating the CPU helped one guy. I'm going to do that now.

Thanks for the help to all.

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That's the same way I'd do it, seems every phenom 2 I've had didn't like havivg fsb pass 205 mhz.

The original 965 was 17 X 200. When I did the Lordred thing I went straight to 16 X 240. Stable as anything. I decided to run OCCT to check the temps and they look really good. Do you think I could go from 16.5 to 17 now?

That 3.3 volt reading has always been weird. Could it be a faulty sender on the motherboard? I don't want to go any higher for the hell of it. If it makes no diff to the video card and games I will put it back to the original O/C.

 

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I like your thread, I JUST A NEW ONE HERE, THANK YOU.

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