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    Overclocking DreamCatcher AM3

    Okay for all of you Xtreme overclockers....didn't know where to post this as this is going to be grandma's cookie and milk mild. So me where to put it so I won't feel so noobish!

    As this build has been running for a few days ( http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=254446 ), guess it is time to play! :wink:

    For whatever suckie reason all of my overclocking notes for the 785G & 955BE have gone to the nether world of scattered electrons. So it looks like I’ll be starting over from memory, which is a total joke. Also add to the fact that I’m now running 4 x 1GB of ram as opposed to the original 2 x 1GB.

    Anyway here are the big three in this attempt……

    Mobo: MSI 785GM-E65
    CPU: PII X4 955 w/ Cuplex XT di
    Memory: F3-12800CL7D-2GBPI

    With this sitting in the system….

    GPU: XFX GTX 285 w/ EK-FC285 GTX Block

    Luckily I do have some screen shots but it doesn’t show me all of the settings but will play from there. With the 4GB I would thinks the mem controller would need a bit more juice, just can’t remember which that is in bios. CPU to NB voltage or just the NB voltage?

    Guess the best place to start would be with the multi and everything else at stock! I’ll get back later, so if you’ve got suggestions please bring ‘em on!
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    Celtic Spirit >> (Under Construction / WC’ed) >> Antec SX1200, MSI 890GXM-E65, PII X6 1055T, 2 x GTX 285s, HDDs (TBD), 2 x G.S. F3-12800CL7D-2GBPI, OCZ 700W Modular, XP Pro SP2
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    Here are my notes. They're not great. http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=245494 I did manage to tighten my timings up a bit. I also never got the time to sit down and find a stable 4.0ghz 24/7 oc. I did learn that at 3.9, my machine will run for about a week, and then restart itself at night. And this is what my settings are now.

    Hope it helps!
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    Thanks, this week's schedule has playing pretty much shot! Not sure what I did last night, but my one and only attempt in this setup wouldn't boot!

    Oh well back to the drawing board!
    As of 04/29/11
    Celtic Spirit >> (Under Construction / WC’ed) >> Antec SX1200, MSI 890GXM-E65, PII X6 1055T, 2 x GTX 285s, HDDs (TBD), 2 x G.S. F3-12800CL7D-2GBPI, OCZ 700W Modular, XP Pro SP2
    KestrelFlight v1.0 >> (To Be WC’ed v2.0) Zalman Z7+, MSI NF980-G65, PII X4 1055T, 2 x Galaxy 580GTXs, Zalman 32GB SSD, WD V'Raptor 300GB, G.S. F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD, Zalman ZM1000-HP Plus , Win7
    Oz1a v2.0 >> XFX MDA72P7509 750a, PI X2 8870BE, 2 x XFX GTS250, WD 250GB, F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK, Tt TR2 600W, XP Pro SP3

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    Start slow. 3.4, 3.6, 3.8 are easy to get on the multiplier. After 3.8, stability issues start to rear their ugly head. I'm at a point now where I'm more inclined to oc with the FSB as that gets both the CPU and the memory ocd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stangracin3 View Post
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    Well hope I remember what I did different as is shown in my out of date sig I had it "stable" @ 3.7GHz (OCCT & Prime) on air. Do have some screen shots of S & Gs doing a 3.9ish at 1.5V on air. (1M run of Hypre Pi)

    As of 04/29/11
    Celtic Spirit >> (Under Construction / WC’ed) >> Antec SX1200, MSI 890GXM-E65, PII X6 1055T, 2 x GTX 285s, HDDs (TBD), 2 x G.S. F3-12800CL7D-2GBPI, OCZ 700W Modular, XP Pro SP2
    KestrelFlight v1.0 >> (To Be WC’ed v2.0) Zalman Z7+, MSI NF980-G65, PII X4 1055T, 2 x Galaxy 580GTXs, Zalman 32GB SSD, WD V'Raptor 300GB, G.S. F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD, Zalman ZM1000-HP Plus , Win7
    Oz1a v2.0 >> XFX MDA72P7509 750a, PI X2 8870BE, 2 x XFX GTS250, WD 250GB, F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK, Tt TR2 600W, XP Pro SP3

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    i learned with mine that 1.5 is usually where my temps spike. I can't have high temps internally because my environment changes a lot. Right now it's about 75 in here. It's been down to 65 and as high as 88 in here.
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    Even though this is now water cooled not sure I'd want to consistantly run at 1.5v either. Wife has me going too many directions so it will have to be next week before I can start. She's supposed to be going out of town.......
    As of 04/29/11
    Celtic Spirit >> (Under Construction / WC’ed) >> Antec SX1200, MSI 890GXM-E65, PII X6 1055T, 2 x GTX 285s, HDDs (TBD), 2 x G.S. F3-12800CL7D-2GBPI, OCZ 700W Modular, XP Pro SP2
    KestrelFlight v1.0 >> (To Be WC’ed v2.0) Zalman Z7+, MSI NF980-G65, PII X4 1055T, 2 x Galaxy 580GTXs, Zalman 32GB SSD, WD V'Raptor 300GB, G.S. F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD, Zalman ZM1000-HP Plus , Win7
    Oz1a v2.0 >> XFX MDA72P7509 750a, PI X2 8870BE, 2 x XFX GTS250, WD 250GB, F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK, Tt TR2 600W, XP Pro SP3

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedihobbit View Post
    She's supposed to be going out of town.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by stangracin3 View Post
    and the more i type the more BS comes out of my keyboard. LOL

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    Well the major money "heated discussion" has occured for the big hit I did on the savings account and it wasn't as bad as anticipated. But the cats did run and hide!!

    However I need to get off the ars and get my FS thread up as I still have a "Bill me later" from the egg sitting out there for a MSI NF980 and 4GB of Trident!

    My notes are gone and my memeory shot so it looks like I'll have to rely on yours aythrea!!
    Last edited by jedihobbit; 07-07-2010 at 03:01 AM. Reason: mispelink
    As of 04/29/11
    Celtic Spirit >> (Under Construction / WC’ed) >> Antec SX1200, MSI 890GXM-E65, PII X6 1055T, 2 x GTX 285s, HDDs (TBD), 2 x G.S. F3-12800CL7D-2GBPI, OCZ 700W Modular, XP Pro SP2
    KestrelFlight v1.0 >> (To Be WC’ed v2.0) Zalman Z7+, MSI NF980-G65, PII X4 1055T, 2 x Galaxy 580GTXs, Zalman 32GB SSD, WD V'Raptor 300GB, G.S. F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD, Zalman ZM1000-HP Plus , Win7
    Oz1a v2.0 >> XFX MDA72P7509 750a, PI X2 8870BE, 2 x XFX GTS250, WD 250GB, F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK, Tt TR2 600W, XP Pro SP3

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    Like yours, mine is a work in progress. I'm still trying to nail out 4.0ghz with my sig machine. I get close, but I often end up with a system that will restart itself at an indeterminate time frame. Some times it's stable for a week, other times it's stable for an hour. If you find a good combination of settings, let me know. I'll do the same as I tinker through various options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stangracin3 View Post
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    As I remember when in the other system 4.0MHz was a pipe dream. From what I've read around various sites the 955 doesn't (even on water) like it much above 3.8.

    Sheet metal work on "yet to named" looks to take a bit of pref right now but as stated hope to start tinkering next week!
    As of 04/29/11
    Celtic Spirit >> (Under Construction / WC’ed) >> Antec SX1200, MSI 890GXM-E65, PII X6 1055T, 2 x GTX 285s, HDDs (TBD), 2 x G.S. F3-12800CL7D-2GBPI, OCZ 700W Modular, XP Pro SP2
    KestrelFlight v1.0 >> (To Be WC’ed v2.0) Zalman Z7+, MSI NF980-G65, PII X4 1055T, 2 x Galaxy 580GTXs, Zalman 32GB SSD, WD V'Raptor 300GB, G.S. F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD, Zalman ZM1000-HP Plus , Win7
    Oz1a v2.0 >> XFX MDA72P7509 750a, PI X2 8870BE, 2 x XFX GTS250, WD 250GB, F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK, Tt TR2 600W, XP Pro SP3

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    Speaking of random reboots. >.< Right in the middle of my TF2 game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stangracin3 View Post
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    That sucks!!
    As of 04/29/11
    Celtic Spirit >> (Under Construction / WC’ed) >> Antec SX1200, MSI 890GXM-E65, PII X6 1055T, 2 x GTX 285s, HDDs (TBD), 2 x G.S. F3-12800CL7D-2GBPI, OCZ 700W Modular, XP Pro SP2
    KestrelFlight v1.0 >> (To Be WC’ed v2.0) Zalman Z7+, MSI NF980-G65, PII X4 1055T, 2 x Galaxy 580GTXs, Zalman 32GB SSD, WD V'Raptor 300GB, G.S. F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD, Zalman ZM1000-HP Plus , Win7
    Oz1a v2.0 >> XFX MDA72P7509 750a, PI X2 8870BE, 2 x XFX GTS250, WD 250GB, F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK, Tt TR2 600W, XP Pro SP3

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    How's your OC going?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stangracin3 View Post
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    It ain't!! Home life has gotten in the way!! Again hope to get something going next week end........as well as still trying to get some sheet metal work done on the other build!

    Sorry!
    As of 04/29/11
    Celtic Spirit >> (Under Construction / WC’ed) >> Antec SX1200, MSI 890GXM-E65, PII X6 1055T, 2 x GTX 285s, HDDs (TBD), 2 x G.S. F3-12800CL7D-2GBPI, OCZ 700W Modular, XP Pro SP2
    KestrelFlight v1.0 >> (To Be WC’ed v2.0) Zalman Z7+, MSI NF980-G65, PII X4 1055T, 2 x Galaxy 580GTXs, Zalman 32GB SSD, WD V'Raptor 300GB, G.S. F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD, Zalman ZM1000-HP Plus , Win7
    Oz1a v2.0 >> XFX MDA72P7509 750a, PI X2 8870BE, 2 x XFX GTS250, WD 250GB, F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK, Tt TR2 600W, XP Pro SP3

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedihobbit View Post
    It ain't!! Home life has gotten in the way!! Again hope to get something going next week end........as well as still trying to get some sheet metal work done on the other build!

    Sorry!
    Man. That sucks. Hate seeing projects fall to the wayside. I look forward to seeing your results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stangracin3 View Post
    and the more i type the more BS comes out of my keyboard. LOL

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