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Asus M4A78 Plus Overclocking Issues

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I know this is a long shot because this is 1.) a crap board 2.) old as hell but I was wondering if anyone here has any experience overclocking with this this board. I've tried two CPUs, an x2 240 Regor and a Phenom II x4 830 and both can't get over 3.36ghz. Basically anything over 240mhz FSB it BSODs at boot. I've tried every combination of voltages and settings that I can think of. I've tried the original BIOS it shipped with (forget what version) and the last three BIOS builds released for it. I've also set my memory to the 266mhz setting to rule out memory causing the issue (which makes it run less than 666mhz speeds even with ~240 FSB. It's 100% rock solid at 240mhz FSB even at stock volts on the 830, prime95 for hours and hours and IBT with maximum RAM.

Read NewEgg reviews and someone is hitting 311mhz FSB on this, ***?
Edited by Xylene - 1/30/12 at 5:29pm
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Have you dropped the HT speed? You will want that to be at as close to 2000Mhz, as overclocking it doesnt give any benefits anyway. It might be listed as HT speed in MHZ or a multiplier like x10 (200mhz x 10 = 2000mhz). Hope this helps.
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Yep, dropped it to x8 which is 1920mhz at 240mhz FSB.
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