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Overclocking on Foxconn P965

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I went for a cheaper board as it meets all my functionality needs and I'm not too much of a hardcore overclocker. I got a Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H.

Now, I have successfully oc'd it to 3.2/3.4 ghz and it ran stable for at least 30 minutes before I restarted to test somethings. Upon restart though, it wouldn't recognize my Sata hard drives anymore. After messing with the overclock for about an hour, I concluded that anything above 300/315 fsb speeds and the motherboard will not recognize my hard drives anymore. I tried vcore ranges from 1.3-1.5v, raised the vmch by at least .15 (i think it was 1.4/1.5v total, not at home right now) and raised the memory to 1.95v. And nothing has worked.

I am running 2 gigs of 533 ddr2 right now, as one stick of my 800mhz was bad. So if this could be the issue just say so.

Any suggestions, or could it just be the motherboard?
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First off, I would say try updating the bios. My ASRock wouldn't overclock for crap with the old ones. Also, are you running memory dividers? The ram might not be keeping up. Also, check out the reviews on newegg, maybe it's just not an overclocking motherboard...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRa...gesize=&Page=1

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The bios is the newest version. I read reviews on it at newegg and a couple internet sites and knew that it might not be a stellar overclocker, but I'm just experimenting a bit.

Quite honestly, I don't know too much about using memory dividers. As in the past, I would just tinker with voltages/fsb until i got a little bit of an overclock. And currently I am just adjusting the fsb and voltages.

I don't think the foxconn supports changing the divider in the bios. You can change the fsb, vcore, mch v, and dram voltage.

These are the only options for memory in the bios.

vDRAM Timing Selectable
This item determines DRAM clock/ timing using SPD or manual configuration.
vCAS Latency Time
vDRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
vDRAM RAS# Precharge
vPrecharge delay(tRAS)
vMemlock index value (Mhz)
This item allows you to set memory clock index value.
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