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Luke2 21st December, 2006 04:06 AM

3700+ San Diego - Please confirm these settings
Hi - I have AMD 64 3700+ San Diego (2.2 @ stock)
I decided to overclock it a little bit
I'm VERY new to overclocking CPU's - I did some research of course but I'm not 100% sure so I just want to simply make sure everything's alright and stable ???

Here's CPU-Z screens

how does that look ? are all the voltages, timings and frequencies alright ???

thx much for your replies (if any)

cadaveca 21st December, 2006 04:21 AM

Try running some FAH...directions can be found here:

loophole 21st December, 2006 08:04 AM

It looks like your memory settings aren't optimal:
* you must have the memory speed set on DDR200 (PC1600) which is why you're getting a memory speed of 120MHz (a 1/2 divider) - try setting the speed to DDR400 (PC3200) for a memory speed of 240MHz if your memory can handle it, if not set it to DDR333 (PC2700) for a memory speed of 200MHz (a 5/6 divider).
* try setting the command rate to 1T rather than 2T.

You'll get better performance if you do these.

Hope that helps.

Samuknow 21st December, 2006 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by cadaveca
Try running some FAH...directions can be found here:

You know it's funny you say that Dave.

I had what I thought was a stable oc. Gamed fine. Prime fine. Fired up FAH again and it would crash after a couple of hours. Had to up the Volts a bit to get it back.

FAH is probably one of the best stress testers there is, plus it serves a greater purpose.

So yea fire up FAH and check that Over Clock....

(thanks for watching my back Dave):thumbsup:

Luke2 21st December, 2006 04:14 PM

oh - thx for your replies
Someone told me to set the memory divider like this so I'll try to put it higher

oh and could you please specify how to change the command rate to 1T instead of 2T ???

And othwerwise i hope everything's okay - I'll try to run the FAH and I'll post again

cadaveca 21st December, 2006 04:19 PM

The option should be in your bios along with memory settings/configuration. The divider should be on the same page, i would think.

BTW, loophole caught a good one..I missed that completely!

Luke2 22nd December, 2006 05:16 AM

okay - I did some adjustments and here is are more specific screenies
please check it out

Memory is still @ 118.5 Mhz even though I changed it to DDR400 (200Mhz)

So hows that look ???

(Vcore voltage is around 1.47V-1.53V)

cadaveca 22nd December, 2006 05:52 AM

Check memspeed wit hanother application, otherwise it looks fine.

Luke2 22nd December, 2006 09:37 PM

sorry to ask you - but do u have any other software to check the mem freq. ???

badarthur 25th December, 2006 01:04 PM

look up - CPU-Z it work's fine and is free to download.

Got EpOx 25th December, 2006 01:12 PM


look up - CPU-Z it work's fine and is free to download.
Dude, he's using CPU-Z, oh well easy mistake :)

badarthur 25th December, 2006 01:21 PM

He sure is look's like to much Christmass hear Thanks. He just needs to reset his HT to 4 and his rambuss to 5/6 if he hasent already. That's pretty tight ram to 2.5,2,2,5 or 2.5-2-5-2. I dont know about you but I get my OC right then I tighten up the ram. Or just loosen it up to begin with.

Luke2 26th December, 2006 06:14 PM

ok - so I set teh HTx4 and i couldn't find the rambuss
Is that an important thing to set it to 5/6 ?

oh and CPU-Z still says I'm running at 118.5mhz instead of 200mhz
Why is that ???
Is there any other program that I can check the frequency with ???

badarthur 27th December, 2006 12:40 PM

Yes it's very important your [ cpu/ram buss ] RATIO 5/6 or whatever controlles that freq speed your were asking about. For every 6 trip's the cpu takes around the MHZ the ram buss only take's 5 and that is the basic's for the math for finding out the math of the ram.

So given the fact you have a cpu that would let you way OC, your cpu and normall ram you might want to reset your ram to 333 and your ratio back to 6/5 that way you get a 6/5 = say 237fsb X 11 = 2607MHZcpu / 2166MHZ ram under the 2200mhz the ram is rated for.

I just use the nvidia moniter that is free to download from the Nvidia download page. Dont try to use the utility to OC. You have the right idea and your starting on some good equipment. This is why pc4000 ram is so neat it gives you the ability to go 1/1 cpu/ram ratio up to 250 or better FSB. when I rebuilt I was running 255FSB 1/1 at 2805MHZ on a 24/7 OC it was pretty impresive for a single core that you an buy for about 80 buck's or so today.--BA

Luke2 27th December, 2006 03:22 PM

mhm - thx for the reply
Ias I said I looked in the BIOS and there isn't anything like rambuss - how do I find out what's the rambuss is on right now ?
Is there a way ?

captinhector 29th December, 2006 06:26 PM

Ram buss is just your mem freq, its set in numbers as in cpu/ram- 200/200(1:1), 200/166(6:5), and so on.

Luke2 2nd January, 2007 04:26 AM

okay here's little update
I tried to put the CPU frequency back a little I think on about 235Mhz instead of 237Mhz and the frequncy on the memory dropped a little bit also - (117.5 to be exact) so the memory is CPU frequency dependable ???
I don't get it - I tried to change to frequencies around from DDR400 to 333 and AUTO and still the same
I don't know what else...

Finetobe 2nd January, 2007 12:21 PM

you ram is run at that low freq. is because they cant run at that speed you set it to.
what is your memory PC2100/pc2700/pc3200 etc

give the ram some more volt 2.80V ( Dimm volt in bios)
set the ram to 2.5-4-4-8-11-16 1T ( you can se that in cpu-z)
DDR to 333 mhz
to calculate mem speed.
200xmultiplier/ memory ( 200x11/166= 13 )
237x11/13 = 200 mhz so at 2607 mhz cpu with 166mhz on ram, your memory speed is 200 mhz ( pc3200).

Luke2 2nd January, 2007 04:57 PM

iight - did all as you said - and wow the freq went up - check it out

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