ive overclocked my 3800+ from 2.4Ghz to 2.6ghz at the mo, i tried to push the HT frequency to 230 (220 is stock) and the processor went down to 2.3Ghz on reboot. I noticed the mobo had set the CPU multiplier to 10x from 12x automatically, as the mobo is set to automatically alter it at the moment (I can set it to manual). I was just wandering if it did that to stop things from going wrong, or if it is ok if I have a frequency of 230mhz and manually set the CPU multi to 12x, stock voltage of 1.5v.
I have exactly the same CPU and Motherboard and i have mine overclocked to 2.7Ghz. I have had it at 2.8Ghz and booted to windows successfully but it's not stable in things like 3DMark05. Strangely Super PI was fine though...
Btw if you have Corsair Value like me you need to reduce it from 400Mhz to 333MHz otherwise your overclock won't get very far. Funny your talking about HT frequencies and i've just been playing with mine, totally stable ran 3DMark and everything and my HT is at 1230Mhz heh. http://uk.geocities.com/m_hill2029/HTOverload.jpg
Strangely it only gave me a further 100points on my 3DMark score so i have reverted back to X4 on my HT multplier.
Corsair is a good brand, performance is no different imo. Just that more premium memory will let you overclock even further. Hence why i'm stuck at 2.7Ghz. Not that i care to be honest...2.7 is good imo