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Thread: MSI Neo2 / P4 2.6C




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    I just got my new parts in today.

    MSI Neo2
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    2x 256MB OCZ PC3700

    Everything runs ok at 220FSB, vcore 1.7 and ram 2.8, but at 233 no go. I've tried raising the vcore to 1.9 and ram to 2.85 but still it isn't stable. It will boot but crashes shortly after Windows loads. Also my temps are mid 50s right now. How high temp is safe for the processor? What should I try to find stability at 233 and higher? I know this CPU, mobo, and memory should be able to hit 250.

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    I've lowered the vcore back down to the default, 1.525 I think it was. Now it runs much cooler, high 40s and idle. But, still at 233FSB it boots but if I do anything, open a browser window or outlook or any program, it just freezes. According to reviews the processor can run very high FSBs and the Neo2 reviews show that it can run very high also. I mean I should at least be able to run at 233 in sync with the ram, which is set to "by SPD." Also the performance setting is set to slow in the bios as MSI recommends if you are overclocking the FSB.

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    Bahhhh, man, the temps are what is crashing ya. 50's are horrible. What case you using and how many fans? You might not have enough air circulation. Get some more fans if you can. If not, you might be able to get some hot air out by cutting a blow hole in the top of your case. And finally, you might have to get a new case. But that's all looking way ahead, ya might not have to. But I def think it's a cooling issue. Good luck :thumb: . : peace2: Mista K6
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    I have a Coolermaster case that has 4 case fans. Two on the front and a blowhole on the top and back. With my previous mobo and cpu I had good temps. I applied Arctic Silver 3 same way I have before. Maybe I should redo?

    Oh I did have to change one thing in my case. The power cable on the fan that come with the case wasn't long enough so I had to replace the fan with another one that I had bought online for a spare. Maybe it isn't good enough?

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    I've left the computer on all day running at 200FSB and the temp was 41 a few mins ago. I upped it to 220FSB and after a few mins checked and it was 45. Also at 220 I have visual glitches in the ATI Chimp demo. At 215 its fine but over that there are all kinds of extra lines and other stuff in the images.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista K6
    Bahhhh, man, the temps are what is crashing ya. 50's are horrible.
    Sorry m8 but 50-55C won't crash any computer.. Specially not a P4.. ;)

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    Well I wouldn't have said "Sorry m8 but 50-55C won't crash any computer." as I have K6-2's and a K6-3+ that will promptly lockup at 53C but yes P4's won't do that but will in the mid 70C's start to throttle themselves and if that don't help temps then they'll just shut themselves down. I've never been a fan of OCZ products either but ya just may have a CPU that just doesn't have the puff to go any further.

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    whoops, I forgot to post that here, maybe it is the thermal paste? :?: . Hmm... but that OCZ is rated at 466 and able to hold 2-3-3-7 timings there, I was actually gonna get the same two modules myself. What PC3700 RAM do you recommend Wiggo (I know for PC3500 its Cosair XMS, lol) ? J/w : peace2: Mista K6
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    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    Well I wouldn't have said "Sorry m8 but 50-55C won't crash any computer." as I have K6-2's and a K6-3+ that will promptly lockup at 53C but yes P4's won't do that but will in the mid 70C's start to throttle themselves and if that don't help temps then they'll just shut themselves down. I've never been a fan of OCZ products either but ya just may have a CPU that just doesn't have the puff to go any further.
    Well I got an RMA but since I took off the thermal pad on the HSF to use AS3 that might have voided my warranty. Do you really think its something with the processor? I know that the 2.6C can overclock to 3.5GHz according to reviews online.

    Out of the box the processor had a couple bent pins so I had to fix that before I could even get it to plug in. Could that have anything to do with it? I assumed that if it worked when I turned it on everything was ok with the processor.

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    Its been running stable for about 15 mins now at 233FSB, vcore 1.7, ram 2.8 and 2.5-4-4-8-8. I still have the video problem. All of the ATI demos have all kinds of visual artifacts. I've changed the setting in bios so that the AGP/PCI is set to its lowest setting since it automatically overclocks it. At its auto setting the screen goes blank after the post screen.

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