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Anytime i pop up higher then 3.8ghz i get BSOD when gaming (and benching..) and if i go to 4.0ghz my PC won't even boot, (just loads and bluescreens)

So, reviewing everything, It seems BSOD is caused by RAM. No matter how much i OC the RAM, or changing the timing, Or overvolt. I can't get it to stop.

So i was wondering, Would upgrading to some DDR2-1066 help me out at all? Or am i barking up the wrong tree to solve my issue?
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When you go higher than 3.8Ghz, what does your RAM run at? What is it's stock speed?
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It runs at 800mhz. and it's stock is 800mhz
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It runs at 800mhz. and it's stock is 800mhz
Reduce the fsb to ram ratio so the ram is underclocked if you can, in order to push for 4Ghz. Just do that and see if your chip CAN do 4Ghz. If it can, you could buy faster ram for more overclocking room.
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I've tried that before. Still doesn't help. Like i side, just doing multi OC, i can't get higher then 3.8, all on stock voltage, if i bump it up ti even 1.5v it still doesn't get passed it, 3.8ghz is 100% stable.
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It runs at 800mhz. and it's stock is 800mhz
so if youre just upping the multi and not oc'ing the ram at all, then maybe its your chip that just cant get past 3.8? my friend had a phenom II x4 965 that just couldnt get past 3.8 as well, even after changing the ram and mobo.
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I was afraid of that.. Planing on getting an i5 2500k soon.
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I was afraid of that.. Planing on getting an i5 2500k soon.
Why did you think your RAM was to blame then? Of course it's just your CPU. Your RAM is at 800Mhz. When you try higher than 3.8Ghz, your RAM is NOT to blame because the RAM is still at 800Mhz therefor it's simply your CPU that cannot clock higher. Or it might and that's just a might...that it could be your Motherboard, either way, get a 2500k!
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What is the BSOD code? If it's a 0x0...50 (I think), there is an often misconception that this BSOD is RAM instability; in reality, it is more often the CPU. Raising the CPU multiplier should not have any effect on RAM stability because the RAM speed remains the same, as mentioned above.
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