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hey guys, im working on my first overclock and had a few questions, i upped the FSB to 355 and ran a blend on prime95 and it returned some errors (all error check are good stock) then i ran memtest and got 2 errors on test number 5 (can provide screenshot if needed). then i ran the other test on prime95 that doesnt use much ram and that was fine.

so my question is i know i need to adjust the ram, im just unsure of what to do... i read this FAQ and from what i got from it i should up the TRAS untill the error goes away and take it from there.

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Ok, so you’ve overclocked your system and Prime95 ran for 14 minutes and crapped out. You’re already at max vcore, you’ve got an appropriate memory divider, and you’ve tweaked vdimm. What should you do? Adjust the timings!
^^^this is basically the problem im having only i didnt do anything with the memory divider.

so can someone lend me a hand here or point me in the right direction? like i said this is my first time ever overclocking and am new to this stuff.

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Thermaltake 500W PSU
Corsair XMS2 4GB 800mhz
ASUS P5G41-M
Corsair H50 cooler
intel E8400 wolfdale
GeForce 240
500 GB plate drive.



thanks!
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hey guys, im working on my first overclock and had a few questions, i upped the FSB to 355 and ran a blend on prime95 and it returned some errors (all error check are good stock) then i ran memtest and got 2 errors on test number 5 (can provide screenshot if needed). then i ran the other test on prime95 that doesnt use much ram and that was fine.

so my question is i know i need to adjust the ram, im just unsure of what to do... i read this FAQ and from what i got from it i should up the TRAS untill the error goes away and take it from there.



^^^this is basically the problem im having only i didnt do anything with the memory divider.

so can someone lend me a hand here or point me in the right direction? like i said this is my first time ever overclocking and am new to this stuff.

system:

Thermaltake 500W PSU
Corsair XMS2 4GB 800mhz
ASUS P5G41-M
Corsair H50 cooler
intel E8400 wolfdale
GeForce 240
500 GB plate drive.



thanks!
Ideally you want to overclock your cpu before you start on the memory, My advice is to set all memory timmings loose or at stock so, you can concentrate on overclocking your cpu first and achieving stability before you start on your ram.

If your trying to do both at the same time you will never know if its your ram or cpu causing most of the errors. Step by step my friend
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thanks for the advice

but i first got the errors from only touching the FSB (from 333 to 360). then i further investigated with memtest, and figured out it was from the ram.

by loosening the timings should i do all of them? or just the TRAS?

sorry, i know im asking such basic questions.
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well i got it stable at 3.4 ghz. i had to lower the ram frequency and lower the timings a little and was able to run prime95 for about 3 hours tonight without errors.

ill push it more tommorow
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