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 Post subject: which winchester?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 10:30 pm 
I can afford the 3500 or 3000 90nm but all i want is a 2.4ghz oc. What should i go with?


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Man kingdomwinds, that is a tough choice. First looking at cost.

.90nm Winchester A64 3000+ @ 1.8ghz is $152 vs. .90nm Winchester A64 3500+ @ 2.2ghz is $295

While it is possible to oc a .90nm A64 3000+ from 1.8ghz to 2.4ghz, I would you are going to need a good board, good ram, and exta cooling besides the stock hs/f. I would imagine air cooling would be pushing it, but it could be done. How ever, on the .90nm A64 3500, oc'ing from 2.2ghz to 2.4ghz should not be a big deal even on the stock hs/f. Have you considered the .90nm A64 3200+ 2.0ghz for $194 oem and $204 retail respectively???

The 3500+ will be the easiest to oc to 2.4ghz with a stock hs/f, air cooled. The 3200+ will be the cheapest way to get to 2.4ghz with a better hs/f, air cooled in my opinion. I think you might have a time getting 2.4ghz out of the 3000+, but it is possible.

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Actually, all the Winchester cores have the exact same thermal specs. The only difference is the multiplier, and the cool and quiet speed adjustments it does. The 3500 will take the smallest bump in the LT and memory bus to get to 2.4GHz.
However, I've found out that a 2.2GHz 3500 w/ memory set at 2-2-2-10 timings will yield the same performance or better than 2.4GHz w/ 3-4-4-10 timings. Something to think about.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:46 am 
to oc a 3500 to 3800 speeds dont i just have to raise the mem to pc4000 speeds at 2.5 3 3 10? thats the settings most ppl use for memory.

also my AV8 is rev 1.1 so how do u enable agp/pci lock? does updating to the latest bios require a floppy?


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that depends on your memory and power supply. Also read my post in the overclocker's section about my overclocking.
http://www.motherboards.org/forums/view ... hp?t=64223


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:55 am 
memory is 1gb Ballistix pc3200, and Ultra Connectx 500w psu. I think if i go with the 3000 i will only get a 2.2ghz oc. 3200 looks good but im afraid that i wont be able to get 2.4ghz with it after looking at ur experience with it. 3500 seems to be the safest but seems like a waste of money just to get a low oc.


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