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Old 03-22-2006, 02:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy 165+A8N5X won't OC more then 2.2, etc

this is about my 5th rig, but i am NEW to overclocking. here is the rig
dual core opteron 165@2.18
psu:Thermaltake TR2 W0070 430W
A8N5X bios 502
2gb(1gbX2) ocz 2-3-2-5 @2.5-3-2-5
evga geforce 6800 gs OC +copper 490mhz; 1100mhz
hd: 80 seagate(boot) 40, 20 gb maxtor.

there was several mis. problems, generally it can't OC more then 2.18 so far if i do, it will just restart at the point before it goes to windows loading screen. frequncy won't go more then 244X9. temp isn't high, currently 244X9 idle 30c, 42 while high load. But i noticed the Ram was very hot, especially the one on the first chanel, it burns my finger when i touch it after playing a full screen game. that is 3d. now at 2.18 it can play fear maxed at 1024x768 but if i set freq to 246 the screen in fear will start to render wrongly or if not, after 10 min playing it'll go blue screen and restart itself(even tho no lag in the 10min) btw i've artic silver applied and it doesn't seem too diff from the original termal compound. there are dual core driver installed from
not sure if that's the correct place.

here's the problem, excluding that it can't go more then 2.18(most people can get it to 2.5ghz or more on stock)and ram goes too hot sometimes while in game it nearly crash if the room temp gets bit high and clock it's freq higher then 242. when it start up, it said that the hard drive isn't connected with a 80 pin data cable, while i double checked, it does connects with 80 pin. switching them with cd-rom makes no diff. any help is appreciatedhere

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Old 03-22-2006, 02:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hrmm, for the overclocking, you may need to use a divider for your ram, look through your settings and set your ram down to ddr 333... or even lower.. don't want the ram running as fast as ur processor, unless you've got some fast ram... as for the ram heating up.. i don't know....

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Old 03-22-2006, 10:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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pick a thread and stick with it, don't start two.

I posted this:

2gb(1gbX2) ocz 2-3-2-5 @2.5-3-2-5
I sure hope you are using a memory divider and aren't trying to run your memory up at 242MHz with your CPU at those timings and only a mere 2.6v

Don't even know what kind of mobo you have, what your RAM is set at currently, what divider you have, how much voltage you got going through the CPU.

Sounds like you really need to re-read up on OC'ing dude, and also learn to give us adequate info about your specs and such.
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Old 03-22-2006, 02:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You should get a more powerful PSU also. You are pretty much maxing that one out when you overclock that much.

What kind of memory do you have?
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Old 03-22-2006, 03:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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here is the full spec
Mobo: ASUS A8N5X bios version 502(site
cpu:dual core opteron 165; cpu Freq [242.0] core valtage[1.325v] stock cooling with arctic silver5
power suply: Thermaltake TR2 W0070 430Wsite
Ram:OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB)( site ) with additional ocz ram sink applied (site
(tras)=5t;(tcl)=2.5;(trcd)=3t; (trp)=2t
case:ATRIX CSCI-A9001-C4 Black
80gb seagate HD(boot)+40gb+20gb HDs

bios info are marked down from bios, those are settings modified or possibly modified from default. any other setting that aren't mentioned here are in default.

p.s. at this setting, it is currently stable, play fear, at settings maxed at 1024X798 for about hour. cpu sill at around 60-70% 41 C load but the memory is just a bit burning finger, i'm not sure if that is normal, but it is generally a quality ram. but, it's just weird that cpu won't over clock any more then this.
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