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I've been having random hangs in Far Cry. so even though my system is VERY prime stable (never kicked out an error) at 11x250=2750mhz @ 1:1 2-2-2-5 @ 3.5v... I backed it down to 11x243=2673mhz @ 1:1 2-2-2-5 @ 3.4v

Here's the deal... I think I might be able to hit 10x285=2850mhz @ 5:6 divider (237.5) @ 2-2-2-5 @ like 3.3v

It'd be easier on my RAM (because hitting 250 is requiring a lot of voltage and I don't like being hard on the RAM)... and it would yield higher CPU speeds... but lower FSB speeds....

I'm not sure exactly why Far Cry hangs like it does even after I backed it down... Maybe it was 100% stable at 250x11 1:1 and it's software related... I think it could be related to steam (I've been downloading Half Life 2 through it for like 5 days straight now... 92%! woot!)... but until that finishes I don't want to reboot.

Thoughts? Thanks
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You could use A64 Tweaker to manipulate your memory configuration via windows to avoid having to reboot right now. There really is not reason for you to run your memory or cpu to its max while gaming because Far Cry is graphics intense. Your Opteron 148 and memory at stock would play that game at high settings with that graphics card.

You are probably right about it being related to Steam. A spike is cpu usage like those encountered with steam will cause such issues. Perhaps lowering your memory to a more modest setting with A64 might make for a temporary fix until you are done downloading.
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.......Anyone else?.....

While he did offer good advice, my question is still generally unanswered.

Frankly, despite my research, I still don't understand how upping the CPU speed alone can help when the actual FSB speed is much lower due to the delayed communication with the RAM...
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Do you have a fan on that RAM, the heat may be the issue with that kind of voltage.
    
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Do you have a fan on that RAM, the heat may be the issue with that kind of voltage.
Yes, I have dedicated fans blowing both directly on the RAM and over the RAM MOSFET.

Divider info please! lol.
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Personally, I'd losten the timings as necessary, you should be able to get that stuff to DDR500 speeds.
    
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