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Old 05-19-2005, 07:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok i am debating whether or not to overclock right now. my setup is below and i have gotten up to 2.6 before but whenever i overclock it never seems to be stable on Prime95. it always says "Rounding error. 0.5 expected less than 0.4"

i have a good feel for what i am doing in the BIOS but whatever i do i cant get it stable. my vdimm voltage is up at about 2.9v with latencies of 2.5-3-3- 7 (stock 2-2-2-5) and my ldt bus is at X3 and my ram is at a 1:1 ratio with the FSB which was at 260. even when i lowered it to 2.4 it seemed instable. any ideas and/or comments if i should overclock? why or why not and how high SHOULD i be able to get it running stable and what am i doing wrong?

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Old 05-20-2005, 07:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i don't think you should worry about overclocking your CPU. I had a Barton 2500+ that just would not overclock. Unstable. I bought another one and it overclocked great (3200+ speeds).

Bottom line is that some processors just come out better than others, meaning two processors that are the same make, speed, mfg.

Also, are you going to get a huge increase in performance if you could overclock it?
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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when i overclock i seem to see a decrease in performance in counter strike and a small gain in some benchmarking programs. i have gotten it to high speeds stable before but then i put it back to stock settings for a while and now it doesnt stay stable. well i dont really care i guess since my compy runs fine without bein oc'd.
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Old 05-23-2005, 01:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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try to restore your cpu's speed to its default setting..... anyway these manufacturers created this processors to run stable at their default why not buy a fater processor and sell your old one... this will lessen the risk of damage in your processor
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