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Old 04-29-2006, 02:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have the evga nforce4 with some zalman fan... i idle at 38 celcius, i plan on getting the big typhoon cause alot of people are saying it works great, but i see guys with a 3800 dual core at 2.6 ghz? wtf... when i bring my speed to 2.3 ghz with 1.375 vcore it reboots automatically, can someone give me some tips in how to get it to maybe 2.4 ghz? or when i get the big typhoon will i be fine when i overclock to 2.4 or even 2.5? some help would be apperciated. and also what voltages for what speeds. thanks.
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Just keep on raising the VCORE little by little to make it stable. And make sure you keep an eye on your ram. That could be the one stopping you. So put that on a memory divider of 166mhz And then you shuold be fine
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ahhhh might want to be a little more specific pzero. keep raising the vcore until it is stable but keep an eye on temps at each level. personally i wouldn't run anything that would give me a load temp very far over 50 degrees C.
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make sure ur ram is ok.......thats is one of ur problems usually when u start...........isnt it?
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yeah that is true. when i overclock a cpu for the first time and i really want to find out how far i can take it, i use a 1:2 divider which keeps the RAM well below stock speed so i can be sure any instability is the processor
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ok right now im idleing at 28 degrees celcuis, and my ram speed is at 200 mhz, how do i lower it? and what should i do to start overclocking my cpu?
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go into the DIMM config and set the ratio either to 2:1 or 1:2
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where the **** is the dimm config lmao
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I am an amateur at OC'ing but all i did was increase the VCORE by 5% and the HTT(FSB) by 10% which now gives me 2.2 Ghz as opposed to my old 2.0. I now run at 38deg Celcius i used to run at 32deg Celcius during Idle
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well now u should run prime95 for 24 hours to test stability
then if its stable try moving the vcore down and test again
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