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DFI nf3 Ultra D Overclocking?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Cody, 11 Apr 2006.

  1. Cody


    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 299

    I just got this today - swappped from the Asrock Dual SATA to get more voltage options to hopefully get closer to 3Ghz.

    I can get the board into Windows with 2.2Ghz with my Opteron 146 but when I try 230 it just restarts :( I has the chip folding and prime stable at 2.6Gz on the Asrock.

    I think it's either the memory timings being too tight and someone can advise me :) or the board doesn't like my Geil Value RAM :(

    HT : 4, Mem : 2 2 5 2, 2T, Max MemClock 100 (have also tried 133,166), AGP tried at 66,67,68, voltage set to +.2 (1.28 + .2 = 1.48)
  2. Mr Paul


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,511

    Location: Reading UK

    Your best off posting over at DFI street mate. That board is very picky....
  3. Cody


    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 299

    I did it's sorted now - currently at 2.8Ghz @ 1.312v |(don't know how accurate cpu-z is on that) Aparrantly the SATA bus on ports 1 & 2 is not locked you have to use 3 & 4. WTF :confused: they design a motherboard with lots of overclocking options but you can't use the primary SATA ports.
  4. Cyber-Mav


    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

    Posts: 15,430

    Location: Midlands

    make sure you test for stability properly otherwise you can end up with a corrupted OS.

    i use snm to test the cpu for stability and for the ram i use memtest test 5 and 8 and goldmemory 6.92
  5. MikeTimbers


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,405

    Location: New Eltham, London

    I got one on the MM which then died but I still bought another one. Great boards but really complex to set up. I read a bunch of stuff on dfi-street about the memory sockets, SATA ports, BIOSes etc.