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THANKS, sounds like I need to bite the bullet and get a more expensive board with pc800 or higher capabilities. This sheds light on my problem. Much appreciated man, and good luck with your board. Sacramento huh? Tired of this cow town yet? j/k Any other suggestion on how to get the mem higher to achieve a 1:1?
    
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have you tryed dropping your ram speeds a notch? that is what they mean when they say use a divider. Perhaps at those speeds and your ram at full speed its causing your ram to become unstable.
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as far as dividers, I'm in the dark. D oyou mean that I should lower the ram speed via the cpu/mem tweaker option? Every time I try to do so, let's say 1200/800, it freezes. But I'm not sure what to input, as far as having coexisting frequencies. Any suggestions as to what I should set each one to? cpu/mem? Currently at 1080/933...
    
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On a 955x chipset or better you should be able to reach in upwards of 4.0ghz with less then 1.45ghz, as a matter of fact, if your cooling is pretty good you should be able to hit at least 4.2 with a Vcore of 1.4 or a bit more(thats about the norm for a PD 920), but this is with a Intel chipset and not a Nforce4. The draw back is not your memory or chip it is your board.
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At those speeds your RAM is already past 800mhz.....so the problem must be in your cpu taking such a jump in speed. Maybe a tad more Vcore. Or use the maual mode to enter somewheres close to the same frequencies. That will enable you to proceed 'slower', which should result in more stability. I used the CPU/Tweaker function, it has the built in dividers everyone has been telling you about. As you pump up your fsb, watch your ram speed get increased. OC your rig this way now, because you already know the limit of your RAM is around 930mhz....just start uping your fsb until you reach around 900ish on the RAM freq.
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to both replies: I just tried lowering said mem speed, and the rig actually runs a bit cooler, about 2C. I wasn't expecting that, but nonetheless fine with me. So, at 930, which makes perfect sense when compared to everything past 933 on the mem side has crashed, is probably a bit too high? Okay, and also the board sucks, plain and simple when it comes to reaching my goal... Sounds like I'm taking a trip to Fry's tomorrow...
    
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highest I've been able to boost the fsb is 1080, with the automatic cpu ptrecision tweaker setting the memory at 933. I just tried setting the fsb to 1066, and set the mem to an even 800. Runs fine, and cool, but what would keep me from keeping the mem at 800 or 900, and then up the fsb? Is it the mobo like you're saying? It's the nforce4 570 chipset...
    
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the board must die!(wife has to think it was an accident)
    
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Intel + nForce4 = bad overclock. Generally, those boards don't hit much higher than an FSB of 250MHz.

The 945/955/965/975 Intel chipsets will give you a higher overclock

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