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Okay e8400 chips can go well over 4.1ghz. I'm at 3.8 or so and no crashing or issues. I have vcore set to 1.35, ram at 2.0. Timings at 6-6-6-18. And Speed Step + c1e disabled. LLC = On. FSB at 1710QDR. When I push it to 1780 or so. Windows won't even start, just says windows is loading files like in recovery and just restarts. Some times it won't even post.

Anyways what can I do? Also if there is a was to screen capture CPUID I can put up those too XD

I WANNA WATCH PONIES AT MAX FPS.

But yeah I need to OC because I'm ASSUMING it's my cpu when I'm playing bfbc2, getting 30fps with only a 40% gpu load. i logged it and often was hitting max cpu usage.
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Not all cpu's are created equal
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That's nice but that doesn't help at all.
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You have DDR2 800 RAM. At 3.8, you're pushing your RAM to DDR2 840. For 4.0, you'll need almost 890. Your RAM is failing.

Bottom line is, for good 45nm Core 2 overclocks, you need DDR2 1066. Either that or you have to OC your RAM, which is hard to test and time consuming.

You should get a set of 2x2GB 1066. Alternatively, you can bump your RAM voltage and/or loosen the timings and test with Prime Blend for 6-8 hours at a time wtih your CPU multiple DECREASED to say 6x. But they will likely fail later and they'll need air to keep cool.
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post #5 of 22
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UPdate: Fooling around with it more. Reading a guide. Increased vcore to 1.4. Pll to 1.6. NB to 1.55.... Still no luck over 1710QDR.

Pic of CPUZ in sig if that helps at all.
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post #6 of 22
I would try either-

a. bump v-core to up to 1.4 or-
b. loosen timings on your ram
c. bump ram voltage
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post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
You have DDR2 800 RAM. At 3.8, you're pushing your RAM to DDR2 840. For 4.0, you'll need almost 890. Your RAM is failing.

Bottom line is, for good 45nm Core 2 overclocks, you need DDR2 1066. Either that or you have to OC your RAM, which is hard to test and time consuming.

You should get a set of 2x2GB 1066. Alternatively, you can bump your RAM voltage and/or loosen the timings and test with Prime Blend for 6-8 hours at a time wtih your CPU multiple DECREASED to say 6x. But they will likely fail later and they'll need air to keep cool.
There is lottsss of air cooling in my case. But yeah it's basically generic ram. How is it OCing the ram? They're unlinked but I still don't understand that anyways. The timings are 6-6-6-18 and 2.0v. Manually set.
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Guessing your RAM is 1:1? You could try getting the RAM to the same speed it's set to at a lower FSB speed by lowering the FSB:RAM frequency, that should tell you if that's the problem or not.
If the RAM isn't the problem you could try going for high FSB on a low multi but the striker II does that better than just about anything else out there if I recall correctly so that's probably not the problem.

I'd say either your RAM can't do the required speed or it's just your chip.
The only other thing I can think of is to get higher FSB out of my Q6600 (513 CPU-Z, about 475 stable) I had to up the PLL voltage and change the GTL ref. voltages.
You'd need to google what's safe to put through an e8400 though, I think high PLL was a no-no but maybe it was something else.

Edit: Sorry, you've done some of that now. Started typing before most of the above posts.
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Google it? You advertising for them?

In BIOS the settings are unlinked FSB & RAM... The RAM is set to 800mhz. As I recall the system wouldn't POST if ram speed was turned up at all.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by emeraldage View Post
Google it? You advertising for them?

In BIOS the settings are unlinked FSB & RAM... The RAM is set to 800mhz. As I recall the system wouldn't POST if ram speed was turned up at all.
Sorry for using the world's most widely used term for an internet search. Should I have told you to check out a book in your local library instead?

I was unaware that your RAM was unlinked as I'm not telepathic and it isn't in the OP, as I stated in my edit I started typing before unlinked RAM was mentioned.

If it's the case that your RAM is would be stable, you're probably out of luck. I think either it isn't stable or the unlinked RAM is causing instability at higher FSB because your e8400 should go higher than 3.8 if you're going up in small steps as you should be and your board should easily handle the FSB.
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