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can RAM be fried instantly by raising the FSB?

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my name is Yujen,I'am a newbie in overclocking. yesturday i went to my neighbor's house and overclocked his old computer (it was actually my first ever overclock) and at first i raised the FSB from 200 to 215 increasing the cpu by 225MHz and the Memory from 1066Mhz to 1136MHz
(215MHz*5.33) and it worked just fine so then i raised the FSB to 225MHz and did some stress test and it was perfectly stable (I ran Prime 95 for 1hour and the temperature was about 60~63 degrees on the stock heat sink fan) and then i raised the FSB to 230 making the CPU ran at 3450MHz(from 3000MHz stock)and memory to 1226MHz(from 1066MHz stock) and the windows just would not load . so then i went back to bios and set everything to default but windows just wont load.
so i did some research and some said that it might a faulty RAM and it let me wonder if it could be fried instantly just by raising FSB .
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some might notice that i only touched the FSB . well its because i'm not very familiar with multipliers and stuff
Edited by yujen - 4/5/12 at 7:41am
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lol why would you overclock someone else's as your first experiment..

Probably just corruption on the hard drive as a result of instability.

On older systems a lot of the bus speeds were dependent on each other, where the higher FSB would push a higher PCI clock that a lot of devices could not tolerate reliably.

Some sort of chkdsk C: /r from a bootdisk (such as UBCD4Win) or using the Windows Repair Utility on the Windows disk should get you back to a usable state with all of their data.
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FSB is a bad area to overclock. To my understanding it overclocks everything your mobo is tied to prettymuch. So this could cause data corruption as it overclocks the PCI lines and sata lines...right? Also, it not only overclocks your ram but it overclocks components tied to your mobo so it could fry your mobo too.

Multiplier is the #1 easiest thing to overclock and probably "safest", especially when talking about the FSB.

Leave FSB stock and overclock using multipliers. If you can't overclock with multipliers, then you should leave fsb alone. You will have more harm then good result from FSB overclocking.

Probably #1 rule of thumb too, check something online or here before you overclock it. 99.99999% of the time, if your attempting to overclock some PC component, its been tried on here and there's people with way more experience on this site that can help answer the age old question if it's "safe" to overclock...

Try a single stick of ram. What do you mean windows doesn't load? It posts then nothing? Or it doesn't post at all? If any ram configuration doesn't work, then it could be the ram or the motherboard... It also could be your HDD due to overclocking the FSB... Some other people on here will have more experience that can help you out.
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no..just no...Maybe if you set the voltage too high..or leave it on auto and it gets a voltage spike
 
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Welcome.

It's always better to OC someone else's PC first - if they don't mind you breaking it... biggrin.gif

No RAM damage is likely.

Try removing the battery and/or clearing the CMOS. Re-install battery and try booting again. If you can boot OK everything should be fine.
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lol why would you overclock someone else's as your first experiment..
Probably just corruption on the hard drive as a result of instability.
On older systems a lot of the bus speeds were dependent on each other, where the higher FSB would push a higher PCI clock that a lot of devices could not tolerate reliably.
Some sort of chkdsk C: /r from a bootdisk (such as UBCD4Win) or using the Windows Repair Utility on the Windows disk should get you back to a usable state with all of their data.
well he also wanted to mess with his pc anyways he is not using it anymore and just leaving it in his attic ,and i don't see that would be useful . And thanks i will try that

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FSB is a bad area to overclock. To my understanding it overclocks everything your mobo is tied to prettymuch. So this could cause data corruption as it overclocks the PCI lines and sata lines...right? Also, it not only overclocks your ram but it overclocks components tied to your mobo so it could fry your mobo too.
Multiplier is the #1 easiest thing to overclock and probably "safest", especially when talking about the FSB.
Leave FSB stock and overclock using multipliers. If you can't overclock with multipliers, then you should leave fsb alone. You will have more harm then good result from FSB overclocking.
Probably #1 rule of thumb too, check something online or here before you overclock it. 99.99999% of the time, if your attempting to overclock some PC component, its been tried on here and there's people with way more experience on this site that can help answer the age old question if it's "safe" to overclock...
Try a single stick of ram. What do you mean windows doesn't load? It posts then nothing? Or it doesn't post at all? If any ram configuration doesn't work, then it could be the ram or the motherboard... It also could be your HDD due to overclocking the FSB... Some other people on here will have more experience that can help you out.
the pc goes past post and i was able to get pass bios and then the screen will get stuck on the part which is said "loading operating system" you probably didn't notices that before because it usually very fast
Edited by yujen - 4/5/12 at 6:55pm
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