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  1. welp so far the max stable i could get is 4.150ghzs anything higher it will fail cinebench 4x....


    i even had the volts up to 1.55v and it didn't go any higher.


    even had the north-bridge volts and the cpu nb and had the north-bridge mhzs up to 3000 still wasn't stable..



    i guess either my cpu is maxed out tho it will boot in windows at 4.3ghzs so maybe theses cpus needs true water cooling to get there stable.


    im using the corsair h50 so really aint true water but keeps the cpu cold.


    but im happy at 4ghzs to 4.1ghzs tho i wanted to get a bit higher for the Superbowl :/ ...

  2. well it still acts weird... but so far it ony will pass cinebench @ 4.1 overclocking with overdrive tried 4.2 @1.504v it reboots.... on 3rd test


    here comes the weird part when i have the cpu 4ghzs overclocked from bios it will not pass cinebench.... but in overdrive it will...


    i was atleast hopeing to get 4.2ghzs stable and pass able but it doesn't seem possible..



    edit it restarts at 4,1 using cine bench 64bit....



    went back in bios and put some voltages up and the cpu to 1.52 and put the northbrige clock to 2600 and it pass this time... lol

  3. just updated the bios to the c3 one and so far at stock voltage 1.39 and 4ghzs its seems faster and stable im not saying 100% yet sense i still don't trust it but so far its not doing any freezing or blue screens.


    for now i just have the mutiplyer on 20 and didn't change a thing even left the ram at 800mhzs and stock voltage.


    gonna leave it like this for about a day to see if its stable than try for 4.2ghzs again:)

  4. it must of did it even at 800mhzs now.. i left it on wow log on screen and zune player playing music and left xfire on and im at work now and i logged on now on my other xfire ancount and my profile is offline so it must of restarted again... or frozen...


    it just seems like the motherboard is going wacky.. same thing happen when i was overclocking my 940 i get it stable at 3.8ghzs for days than it gets unstable for no reason...



    heck i could stress the cpu over 12hours and its fine which i did at 4.1ghzs but when it comes to a 3d program it crashes or gets unstable.


    im at 4.2ghzs now but even if i put it on 4ghzs it does the same thing but is find stressing.

  5. hmm little update.


    everything was nice and dandy at 4ghzs-4.1ghz with my memory the way it was allways 1160mhzs.


    till last night when i start playing games everything was going crazy like it would keep blue screening when i play for more than 15min and the next boot there was lines going threw the screen than big blue boxes.


    so i thought it was my video cards overheating sense the 2nd card 4850 gets pretty hot on the memory so i took it out of crossfire and tried it again and still the same problems happening so it wasint that...


    so i went in bios and mess with settings like the northbrigde voltages and clock and tht threading clock and even highering the cpu voltage still didint help still crashed in games...



    so i tried 1066 for my ram stock. still crashed than i tried 800mhzs and so far its stable even at 4.2ghzs its not giving me anymore blue screens...


    and now i wondering is my memory giving out?... cause it was fine sense i own them @ 1066 and over.


    or does this cpu want me to mess with the memory timings? sense i never mess with them or never had too.



    gonna run memtest tonight and see what it gives would suck if this memory is dieing sense i don't have any spares...


    but ya the cpu is holding up well so far got it at [email protected] is that voltage safe to run on this cpu? temps are cold cpu is usely in the high 20s and cores when idle is low 30s to mid 30s and temps hardly go over 52c at load. i might beable to low it some sense i thought voltage was the problem but it wasint.

  6. ya im sure theses cpu can hit 4.2 to 4.3 maybe even fully stable lol


    so far cooling is fine tho it acts weird sometimes like the temps will drop instead going higher if i stress test it like say if its at 55c couple hours after that it will be around 53 to 52c but maybe that's how the h50 does with more heat so it works better lol...


    so far everything is stable and speed is always there even in games i gain a good bit more fps like even in crysis:) didn't really expected this much coming from my old cpu lol

  7. so far i tried [email protected] which blue screen after about 30min of browseing the net but i didn't change much just upped the multiplier so i problee have to tweak a few settings.



    but it is stable at [email protected] 12hours threw everest temps never raised 55c on low fan setting.


    right now im running it at 4.02ghzs @1.42 stable with my ram at 1158mhzs and northbriged and southbriged at 2800 something with my 940 it never went that high system wouldn't boot.


    but so far im loving this cpu:)


    lugnut what is the highest clock you had it stable at other than 4ghzs?

  8. im running a duel fan setup both fans blowing inside of the case seems like that cools the best for me.


    also had my first blue screen with this cpu at [email protected] so i raised it to 1.44 and so far its doing everest stress test for 2hours and still going:)


    but wow this thing does get a bit hot when you upped the voltage over 1.42 its about [email protected] load but still good.


    tho when i first stress tested it at [email protected] temps was like 57 to 58 than the more time it was stress temps drop down to 54 to 55c load so i guess the thermal pasted is breaking in still running a at low rpms on one of the fans:)


    also does anyone know whats the max safe volts theses cpus can go to? i herd its best to stay under 1.5 or even 1.45v but not sure if that's true.


    because i ran my 940 at 1.55v pretty much sense i had it with no harm.

  9. so far got 4.1ghzs with 1.42v:) temps is so far at load 41cpu and 52 to 54c max which my fan on my h50 is ony on 1000rpms lowest speed:)



    i find it weird why this cpu feels faster than my 940 at the same clocks sense all i could see difference is the extra 400mhzs stock clock.


    unless they did something to it that we dont know about lol

  10. first i did the hdds and clone my old and aging 2x160s in raid 0 to the 2x1tb raid 0 new drives and that went fast with no problems and wow what a difference with load times... everything is pretty much like one click and it loads right there instead of couple secs or longer. did the cloning with acronis what a wonderful program!!


    i didn't really think i see any difference from my old 160s to these new drives so now i have 4tbs-3.7 or 3.8 useable lol.. all together 2x1tbs in raid 0 and 2x1tbs not in raid but was thinking of doing those in raid too.


    and gonna wipe the 160s and use them in raid 0 in my system with the opteron 165 sense that's been siting for awhile now with no hdds in it..


    and the amd 965 what a cpu lol it feels alot faster like lugnut said for his to:) even at stock 3.4 than my [email protected] and runs alot cooler.


    windows loaded really fast and it wasn't sluggish like it was when everything was trying to load at start up.


    than i tried a overclock 3.8ghzs stock voltage on everything and the temps stayed the same lol and is stable at that clock.


    i had to pump 1.52 1.55v into the 940 to be stable at 3.8ghzs and temps was around high 50s sure that was with fan on low but with the fan on low on the 965 temps ony went to 49 to 51 the highest i saw with 3.8ghzs and around 29c to mid 30s idle which the 940 was in the low 40s..


    tho i did use the stock thermal pad that came with the corsair h50 with the 940 so i problee couldve got a bit lower temps with ocz freeze sense that's what im using now on the 965 now.



    but so far it feels like i just built a new build again lol


    gonna test a few more stuff on teh 3.8ghz clock than try for higher i be happy with 4ghzs:)

  11. i have a Toshiba 57in dlp that i bought around 2007 and i don't have the rainbow effect and don't lag in video games at all.


    so far the bulb still kicking lol sense i bought it new in 2007 that's the ony thing i worry about going on it..


    but other than that i love it:)


    when i go look in big stores i look at lcds and plasmas and to me they don't look as good as my dlp at all.




    oh and for not being bright its problee to save on the bulb life like wdeyd said:)



    i keep mine down to sense its not needed in my living room and seems like it saves on the bulb alot hopefully i could get at least another year before replacing the bulb.



    oh and for sound ya the sound is really nice on them problee sense they bigger than lcds and plasmas they have that big booming and clear sound i use it sometimes when i don't feel like turning on my coby home theater which is a pain to turn on...

  12. ok i just went on my wow account just to check on stuff and everything is quiet...


    so i went to the chat channels and they blanked out ony ones working is general chat and local defence and guild and party


    others like trade and stuff aint working but when i went in a town like stormwind it was working.


    so is that how it suppose to be? or should all the chats be available always even out of town?



    right now im at stranglehorn vale nesingwarys expendition and ony chat channels work is general chat and local defense and guild.


    trade and looking for group is blank out and cant be turn on..



    its been a good couple months sense i played just log on and check stuff and quit and been on other mmos so might of got confused or something lol

  13. you should look into ocz freeze paste.


    thats what im useing right now and for me its seems to be better than artic silver or any other paste i used.


    and its easy to spread on and take off and non conductive.



    on my system its like 3 to 5c cooler than the artic sliver and the artic sliver was in a cooler room temp than the ocz:)


    but maybe its because my artic sliver tube is couple years old.


    but im still gona use this paste for now on also theres good reviews of it.


    and i dont have to worry about it killing my hardware:)


    but in the future i might try that diamond paste herd really good things about that stuff:)

  14. little update with the temps i tried my old heatsink which is the coomaster geminin 2 but couldint find all the screws for socket am2 so i just used 2 of them and tried it when idleing it was fine but as soon as i loaded prime it jumped really high 60s and got to 70c...


    so problee thoes 2 screws did that lol cause that heatsink kept my opteron [email protected] 1.54vcore under 60c all the time even when its hot like 85f in the house.


    than i was thinking of puting ocz paste back on sense artic silver wasint doing its job was geting to 61 to 62c... and when i took the heatsink off it wasint spreaded at all it was still in the middle of the heatsink...


    and when i took the geminin off when i tried it with the ocz paste it was all spreaded over the cpu nicely.


    so got the coolmaster 212p on again with ocz and the temps are cooler like 3 to 4c 5c cooler mainly at load than the artic silver which was allways hiting 60c up to 62c. the ocz was around 56 to 57 and max out at 58 but went down to 57c.


    maybe its because the artic sliver is couple years old???


    but it seems like im gona be useing ocz freeze for now on lol


    even on reviews it showed it beat artic silver by couple degrees



    still no updates on more overclocking but 3.7ghzs @1.47v is 100% stable:)


    i even upped the hyper transport clock at 2612mhzs and northbridge clock to 2612mhzs not sure if they make performence better tho?


    and still have my ram @ 1161mhzs stable:)



    oh and ya my os 64bit vista but if i use 32bit i wont beable to use up all my ram lol maybe thats why i see peaple on 3dmark useing 2gb of ram and 3gb? when there cpus is over 4ghzs and 5ghzs? lol



    little update with cooling well seems like it does cool alot better than the artic silver did before when i tested with the house air on and down to 20c 65f room temp it still was geting to 59 to 60... so right now im runing the air again and so far temps isint going above 55c with the ocz paste pretty much its goes to 54 to 55c back and forth and this is with a room temp at about 25c to 27c 80 83f.


    so about 5 to 6c better than artic silver did with the air on and the artic silver was runing in colder room temp to.


    maybe my tube is to old or something not sure lol or maybe this coolmaster 212p likes softer paste?

  15. k a update:)


    i went ahead and remounted the heatsink and put on artic silver instead of ocz paste and tried [email protected] and it was prime stable for 13hours so i say thats 100% stable:)


    and than today i tried [email protected] it failed but than i upped it to 1.47v and so far its passing and its been like 6 or 7hours so far:)


    so it seems like the heatsink or ocz paste wasint makeing a good bound togther...


    cause everything started to get unstable it never passed 3.6ghzs or 3.7ghzs at thoes volts.


    but one problem i have now is the temps they around 58 to 59c now... before even with 1.55v it never went to 60c so it does seem like the ocz paste cools better than artic silver by like 3 to 5c... this is also with room temp at around 65f 20 to 22c.


    unless its because artic silver still needs to work threw for 200hours maybe than it will drop.


    but with the ocz seems like the cpu just wasint keeping stable.. or maybe the heatsink wasint that tight on.


    but it looks like i wont be buying another coolmaster heatsink in the future lol they just to hard to put on and get it line up right...


    just like my coolmaster gemmin 2 i went to try it on this but when i took it off the 939 system the screws thats on the plate that goes on the cooler was stuck on like solder which wont work on the am2 because the screws is in diffrent places... so i couldint use that backplate to test the gemmin on this phenom....


    but atleast its stable so far and also got the ram runing at a stable 1161mhzs.

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