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Yeah I can't seem to hit over 1750qdr FSB... It will just say windows is loading files (Like a recovery) and restart. Or just not start. I THINK it is the ram but this could help hopefully. I really wish people helped when I had so many topics up before.
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Originally Posted by emeraldage;14487136 
Yeah I can't seem to hit over 1750qdr FSB... It will just say windows is loading files (Like a recovery) and restart. Or just not start. I THINK it is the ram but this could help hopefully. I really wish people helped when I had so many topics up before.

People did, that's how you got the idea it might be your RAM...
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Yeah I had a feeling. People told me. So now I think. I don't have proof it is. Therefor I only think.
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post #14 of 31
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Originally Posted by emeraldage;14487333 
Yeah I had a feeling. People told me. So now I think. I don't have proof it is. Therefor I only think.

As I said in the other thread, lower your FSB, raise your RAM multiplier and see what frequency your RAM loses stability at.
That is how you know for sure if your RAM is the culprit and there is no short-cut to figure it out that I am aware of.
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No idea what you mean by ram multiplier. But it make sense cause I was laying in bed trying to sleep thinking that, what if I lower the ram clock... Is that what you mean? so it will still basically function at 800?
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Cpuz still says my "Dram frequency" is at 399, so 800mhz. Even though my Rated FSB is 1710.
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Originally Posted by emeraldage;14487449 
No idea what you mean by ram multiplier. But it make sense cause I was laying in bed trying to sleep thinking that, what if I lower the ram clock... Is that what you mean? so it will still basically function at 800?

Actually I mean lower the FSB but keep the RAM the same speed it's stable at now.
Then, to find out if the RAM is the problem at higher speeds, try increasing the FSB speed little by little. (which is linked to the RAM speed and will therefore also increase your RAM clock speed)

If your RAM runs at the speed it was set to run at when your PC was unstable, then it's probably not causing the instability you get above 3.8GHz.
If it won't overclock and you know the rest of the system is stable, then you know the RAM is causing your problem.
Sorry, I should have explained that better.

Also, I don't think you can drop your RAM speed below twice the FSB frequency, I couldn't on any of my boards.

Edit: Oh if CPU-z says it's 800 then you can set it to 800 when the FSB is higher, like I said my boards wouldn't do that and not very many do so I didn't think you could.
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Yeah i got mine set to 1.31 and the BIOS with LLC feeds it between 1.312 and 1.320. With it off i saw Vdroop go down to 1.26 at some points. Gonna run burn test with CPU-Z see how it goes. with Vdroop.
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post #19 of 31
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Originally Posted by emeraldage;14487136 
Yeah I can't seem to hit over 1750qdr FSB... It will just say windows is loading files (Like a recovery) and restart. Or just not start. I THINK it is the ram but this could help hopefully. I really wish people helped when I had so many topics up before.
Choose the "Unlinked" option in the BIOS for the FSB Memory Clock Mode. wink.gif

Anyway, do you have a C0 E8400, or an E0? Check CPU-Z's "Revision" field. C0s need quite a bit of core voltage to hit 4.0 GHz (1778 MHz FSB). Even my E0 E8400 needed over 1.336V in CPU-Z under load to achieve stability at 4.0 GHz using 1778MHz FSB. So you need to increase the vcore for sure.

Also, use a VTT (FSB Voltage) of 1.4V.
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Yes I have it unlinked. I don't really understand how FSB will OC the ram also. It's unlinked and ram is set to 800 mhz. Also cpuz is still reading it to be 800mhz. If I have them unlinked, FSB set to stock, and turn the ram to 801, it won't sussecfully POST. Does that help?
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