4GHz on AMD's 65nm process!

Discussion in 'AMD Processors' started by (cf)Eclipse, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. (cf)Eclipse

    (cf)Eclipse Freelance Overclocker

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    This would be a first, no? :D Since it is, it's time for the story of how this came to be, with an excessive number of smilies. :cool:

    Before I get into it, here is the final result of my playtime for those who are lazy and don't want to read the whole post. :D
    http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=266059
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    The chip arrives, and is passed onto the quality control department. It passes! :D

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    A closer look at the processor itself. Heatspreader quality is rather poor, nothing that a few passes over some 600 grit can't fix ;)

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    First up was some testing under a TDX. A pretty hard limit for stability at 3.36GHz was found with just a bit of grumbling at the temperatures :p

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    With the same ambient temps (like 63ºF :cool: ), 3.65Ghz was observed with 1.525v. More voltage was worse. I suppose heat was getting to it, so I opened a window. After dropping the load temp to 40ºC, I went for another maximum suicide run on water, and turned up with 3741MHz, which tied SillySider03 for the 5000+ Black Edition WR yesterday. I wasn't satisfied with simply tying with the fastest speed. All out is what I wanted, so all out is what I did.

    Well, as all out as you can go with a 65nm AMD chip that is. Knowing very well that battling the cold bug with dry ice was going to be a very fun activity, I picked up some dry ice on the way home from work today.

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    (yeah, I know. Blocks of ice are lame to work with)


    And set up the alu tube I have. :D

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    First thing I did was find the minimum temperature the chip could run at, which ended up being "238ºC" as reported by smartguardian, which is really -18ºC, but being a Brisbane, who knows how accurate the temperature sensors are. :rolleyes:

    After a few practice runs, I managed to get this validated:
    3933.83MHz

    Not a bad start, and exceptionally close to my goal for about an hour's worth of work. I'm getting hungry and need some dinner at this point, but quitting is for losers, so onward I push.

    Pushing the temp down a few degrees to -12ºC and the voltage up to 1.6v + 103% for 1.648v (for those not familiar with the DFI NF590 SLI motherboard, it offers an INSANE number of vcore options), I could almost touch the magical number :D
    3990.39MHz

    Those last 10MHz were the most difficult 10MHz ever. After trying every voltage combination from 1.6v+102% to 1.6v+106% in 0.05 to 0.1% increments, and a few runs at slightly different temps with a few of the better voltages, I finally managed to break into the 4GHz region and stay stable enough to take a screenshot of it :D

    4009.86MHz :D:D:D

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    The story ends here... for now ;)
     
  2. tsuehpsyde

    tsuehpsyde [H]ardness Supreme

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    Congrats on the new 5000+ WR and being the first AMD 65nm to 4GHz! :D You da man, sir.
     
  3. CCUABIDExORxDIE

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    even though you love boys, your results are very very impressive. you have just joined a VERY elite club marky. be proud! go buy a box of wine!
     
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  5. Col_Hogan

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    Nice Job..very nice
     
  6. snowysnowcones

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  7. APOLLO

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    Awesome effort and congrats on a record!
     
  8. (cf)Eclipse

    (cf)Eclipse Freelance Overclocker

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    thanks guys, it was fun :D
     
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  10. tylerdustin2008

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    Hey now... He can't celebrate with a $10 box of wine. Spend like $15 and get a bottle and pop it open....lol

    Congrats on a nice OC.
     
  11. (cf)Eclipse

    (cf)Eclipse Freelance Overclocker

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    a bottle of columbian reisling anyone? :p
     
  12. morfinx

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    This is madness!
     
  13. mpcamer1220

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    Very nice.:cool:

    Anyway to put this on your website?
     
  14. Adionik

    Adionik [H]ard|Gawd

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    Very nice.

    I will pay you good money to OC my rig. Plz. :p
     
  15. The-One

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    Wow, impressive. Congratulations! :D
     
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  18. Master_Pain

    Master_Pain Weinstein is my God, and always Right

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    impressive, congrats on the overclock.
     
  19. chrisf6969

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    congrats on a record for a suicide screenshot.

    But I've never been too impressed with those.

    I'm far more impressed by a 24 hour Orthos / Prime stable system!

    Even a SuperPi 2M run would be nice.

    SO what did you use? ice + alcohol ? or is that dry ice?
     
  20. Ace123

    Ace123 Anal Rooter

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    SHOW THE MAN SOME RESPECT! Read the freaking thread.

    Awsome work man!

    now lets see some max semi stable benchmarking!
     
  21. CCUABIDExORxDIE

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    THIS IS SPARTAAAA!!!!!!!!
     
  22. tsuehpsyde

    tsuehpsyde [H]ardness Supreme

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    So a member of this community breaks a world record by over 200MHz and you're not impressed? Wow is all I can say to that, because otherwise I'll spew troll filth from my mouth about how amazingly unbelievable that comment is.

    And seriously, fucking read the article. He used dry ice. It's not like he typed a lot. I can only wonder what would happen had he not included images in the thread. :rolleyes:

    /rant
     
  23. qbert95

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    Gratz on the new record!
     
  24. bufodr_T

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    nice. Now i need to oc mine to at least 3.2 or 3.3.
     
  25. m3ta1head

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    Impressive work, dude.
     
  26. dragonslayer45895

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    Great job man


    (note to self [DO NOT let the dad see this]......he'll want me to try that :eek::eek: )
     
  27. Ace123

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    wait.... so your dads a bigger overclocker than you!? Haha, Show dad!
     
  28. dragonslayer45895

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    nope....im the one that OCs his rig lol.....but is he spots this....he will try to make me take his X2 3800 as far as it can go.......(to top it off....hes on a stock cooler :eek:)....

    I cant wait until we see some mass OC to the new AMD chip :)
     
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  31. duby229

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    Congrats man. Awesome OC. Wanna trade some chips? I wouldnt mind taking that one off ya :p:p
     
  32. (cf)Eclipse

    (cf)Eclipse Freelance Overclocker

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    rofl :p

    haha umm.. no :p it's mine :D

    chris, take a look at the post, i included some stability shots in there for people like you. 3.36ghz isn't bad, is it? ;)
     
  33. chrisf6969

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    Yeah, 3.36 isn't too shabby.

    I guess, I'm just a spoiled Intel troll! :)
     
  34. Glow

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    kool-aid man FTW!
     
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    Did you get my voice mail?
     
  37. jnick

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    Is their anything you can't do!?

    1. Awesome kitten/QC
    2. Awesome OC

    You indeed are the man! Congrats!
     
  38. Manny Calavera

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    Too true !! incredible oc,well done. :) Oh,and my wife and I think the 'QC' dept is very cute.
     
  39. FrgMstr

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    Awesome stuffs there. Congrats. Front page news for sure.
     
  40. ThatsAgood1jay

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    Extremely nice, my old 90nm x2 4000+ only goes to 3.0. on air. And im glad to see i have the same mobo+memory as you do.

    I would like to point out though that while your chip is doing 4.0ghz x2, your bus speed is still low, and your ht link is low. Next i would try getting like 3.8ghz with a 280bus and 1400 ht, then that would be a blazing fast computer. I do 2.8, 280, 1400, which is pretty damn fast.