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post #11 of 17
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Princess thank you very much as you probably gave me some of the best info yet. I knew my RAM was a factor in the OC but I am not to sure how or why. Remember first timer here. I think I read that I my board supports the 800 ram but I think it can achieve 1066 in an overclock. So are you saying I need to overclock my ram first or are you saying that the current ram I have limits my overclock. I'm not sure about a ratio/strap/divider but it sounds like some sort of protection which I always like. I will also look more into the northbridge aspect of it.
Thank you very very much
post #12 of 17
Your RAM will likely have troubles beyond ~960MHz, maybe less, so when you set the FSB, make sure you check to see what it will result in the RAM running at. If it's over that, there's your likely problem.

Likewise, for that much modules/quantity, you'll potentially need more voltage than stock for the Northbridge.
post #13 of 17
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How in the bios do you tell what the RAM will be running at when you set the FSB? I started reading a long OC guide last night I will try to finish it here after the gym.
post #14 of 17
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Hey Princess I think I did it!!
All the talk about and the vcore helped. I used your ceiling for guidance. I set my FSB to 355 mhz and the dram ratio to 1/1.2 which comes out to 855 on the ram I believe?

Speedfan and CPUid Or CPU-Z are what I'm using to check out the temps and such. They both read my cpu as a 2.4 but cpu-z is reporting my core speed at 3197.4 mhz so I'm thinking I got it right?

I also uped the vcore about .1 like you said so its sitting at 1.42V

Is my memory ok? In CPU-z it says DRAM freq at 426.3 Mhz.

My temps seem perfectly fine leading me to believe I Could squeeze even a bit more out of it but I will keep it at 3.2 now to see if its stable. Your help alone really pointed me in the right direction and and I thank you for that
post #15 of 17
Did you run prime95 for a 12-24h to check the stability? There are other stress test software two but I run prime95. If you get an error you probably need to give the core another bump in voltage.
    
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post #16 of 17
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thx bit I will try that out, I figured me running some "heavy load" games and checking the temps was good enough but I guess I will check out prime95
post #17 of 17
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Hey so I downloaded prime95 and ran it under the "blend" option which checks a lot of RAM supposedly. I was going to leave it on overnight but I remember reading its not smart to do that if your not there to attend to it. I didn't want to stress my pc out and fry it. Anyways so it had 4 workers Im guessing one for each core? After a few minutes worker #4 shut down and stopped working and the other 3 kept going at it. Should I bump my voltage up a notch or run a longer test or what?
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