Hey all, I want to get more out of my system
I got my CPU just before the Opteron craze so I didn't know about it or I would have gotten one. I have the system that is in my sig, an Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego.
Currently I am runnin 250HTT x 11 with a 5:6 divider
I know having 2 gigs of ram drops OC's but with a 5:6 divider I thought I should be fine.
I am at 2.75ghz with my 250x11 but I want to get around 2.9 if possible. I really would want 3 but since that is **** near impossible with the san diego I just want to get as close to 2.9 as I can.
Here is my issue: I don't have a clue about ram timings. So basically I have copied other people's timings, read about timings, but don't really know what to use. I was hoping I could just set a 5:6 divider, up the voltage to it and it would be fine. I know there are good stickies and all and I have read them but knowing what things stand for hasn't really translated into me having a good idea of what to try.
Also it seems like I am using heck of high voltages but my comp can't really get higher than 250 htt x 11. Heat isn't really a bad issue with my nice new Thermaltake Big Typhoon and better cord management after having put it in.
I am at work so I am kind of hoping I remember these values correctly
Mem divider: 5/6
Ram timings: 2, 3, 3, 6 (i think, not sure)
cpu vid control: 1.55v
cpu vid special control: 110%
I think my DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-D Mobo has a bios of 6-23
If there is anything else that I am forgetting that makes a big difference let me know.
Any suggestions? With my already fairly high voltages I never get over 45 degrees C with my cooling so I am fine there I think. I am not sure if it would help to try lowering my multi and raising HTT higher or not. I don't really want to loosen my mem timings since I am already at a 5/6 divider but give me all your suggestions and i'll try different things.
Thanx for the help. Any thoughts on how high I should or should not go with ram voltages with my particular ram? I can post my CPU stepping when I get home if it would make a difference.
Get me to 2.9!!!
Yes I know it is luck of the draw how high you can get with each cpu but still I think I can go higher I just don't have a lot of experience so I don't know what to tweak to squeeze out the best performance available to me.
P.S. if someone tells me to go read the stickies some more i am going to track them down, kick their dog, slap their mother, steal there computer and sell it on ebay to finance buying a dual core fx-60