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P31 PCIE issue when overclocking, very serious.

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I've had my E8200 and GA-DS3L-P31 system for a good few years now and I plan to upgrade at christmas, the issue I'm having is that when overclocking I can't set the PCI-E mhz to 100 when overclocking even a tiny bit or else it won't post, it seems in order to overclock I need to increase this with the FSB (using equation, FSB / 3.33 = what the PCIE mhz needs to be to post) or else it just won't post, at stock (2.6ghz) it needs to be atleast 97mhz, if I am to overclock to even 3.2ghz (which I've been using so far and isn't a heavy overclock when you see what the E8200 is capable of) it needs atleast 120mhz on the PCIE to post, this worries me though as I recently got a new 6870 and I don't want to mess it up, at all.

So my main question is, is the P31 really that ****ed up that it won't overclock even a bit without having the PCIE bus above 100mhz? And is having the PCIE bus 120mhz or even 130mhz (want I want to get out of the chip) at all possible or am I risking damaging my 6870? This seems like a massive, massive design flaw and is very very strange, all replies is greatly appreciated, thankyou.
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Little bump, not being able to overclock past 2.8ghz is very annoying and disheartening.
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