I have overclocked my amd 64 3400 @ 2.52mhz
which is stable, however, my RAM runs at 166mhz by default, but I did buy a ddr400 3200 ram, so I dont understand why by default it only runs at 166/333. Any ideas???
If i increase the ram to run at 200/400 cl 3.0 the system becomes unstable and crashes, so i have to use 166/333 ram speeds. At 166/333 speeds i am able to run CL:2.0 and CL:2.5 ok.
Any ideas anyone ???
3400 @ 2.52mhz
gigabyte nforce 3 250 K8ns
Corsiar 1gb ram 3200
120hd ide ata 133
gigabyte 6600gt agp 500/1000
3 fans on case.
ON AMD 64 CPUs the HTT multiplier and the FSB adds to the RAM speeds. The FSB for example @220 and a multiplier of 4 = 880MHZ, the CPU say is running 2.2Ghz, If you set the ram @133 speeds as you have moved it up from 200, it will be running @166Mhz (333)
If you find that you DDR RAM will run 200 then change the divider to a low number or up it too 166Mhz -2:1
Most RAM will run @ 220 Mhz after this point you will need to drop the latacy on the ram,
typically. RAM Times are
2.5 2-2-7 166MHZ
3.0 3-3-8 200MHZ
You will find other setings you will not be able to adjust with out technical knowledge of the RAM and the set up.
As most people use DDR 400 here are the settings - TRCD & tRP must be the same 3 is fine TRAS is 8 and the CL 3.
which will give you 3-3-3-8 (16)
You can check what your RAM is running by using CPU-z http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
Alot of ram will hold a lower time if its 2.6V move it to 2.8V RAM is hardwareing so there is little chance of killing it. some DDR ram or higher run slower (biger times) whihc will not be good, so avoid lose time ram regardless of the speed as this will not work well, up the numbers or down the speed that your exspecting to gain (set the divider)
Some AMD 64 Winchesters (90nm) will run at high speeds with outhe need to up the core, in fact i found out that it crashed when I tried a high Vcore.. this is not normal.. but this is to say that EACH HARDWARE ITEM will not clock the same as another.
IM yet to bench that OCZ EL stuff, I really want to as well see if it all it says it is..
I got some premier Im gotin to bench in the next few weeks, but single wise its not bad.. but really is 3200 - being 3.2G/s
Its not to all the buyer out there, NF4 best clock A-data RAM or TCCD ram moduals. (both is better) and DFI motherboard seam to top out of most HC OC's mobo lists..
Question: Look at the CL.... is this ok.. and if it is.. what can I do to overclock it.. or do I even need to? Being that this is a 2.4 gig machine..essentually... is there really any point in overclocking it.. and if I do, will I really see THAT much improvement?
One more question....!!
This is pretty dumb.. but I was just thinking about when my stuff gets here and building it and all..... and I have built a few other puters in my time as well... but one thing that I never noticed or maybe never had to do was install a fan on the heatsink for the CPU... does it blow down ON the heatsink?? Or does it blow the air up OFF the heatsink? DOH
THanks in advance for your help...
If it isn't broke,
Smash the crap out of it!
Asus VENTO 3600 Mid Tower ATX (Blue)
AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 / 1MB / 2000MHz FSB
MSI K8NNeo4 Platinum SLI Socket 939
Corsair XMS 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200
IN most normal terms clocking your hardware shortens it life as its working harder, but consider this!
What is the life of the hardware as standard?
How long will you keep the hardware?
Lets say in most cases you keep your hardware 2 -3 years then with overclocking this should be well within the life of your hardware and also that the overclock even if it were to half the life should work fine for that duration, As above mentioned, you will void warranty of that hardware.
I have run clock systems for over 2 years with out issues,
But remember to burn in the hardware before clocking and to clock the system as a whole, which will give you much better performance and limit bottle necks and stress points
I really love the way people argue, when building hardware and stuff, there is hell of alot more than meets the eye before a educated guess can be made let alone factual info.
I have had to build the lastest and greatest in mos things which gives me some what a upper hand.
regardless of heat disapation the wear is equal simply disregarind a heat issue by better cool may give a instant relife to the heat issue bit not to the harder work that is need regaless on any other issue.