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Hi there, for a month ago or so I upgraded my CPU and memory. X2 4200+ and Corsair TWINX2048-3200C2PT.

So my spec is like this:

Abit AV8
Athlon X2 4200+ 2x512KB 2.2GHz
Corsair 2GB PC-3200 2-3-3-6

CPU cooling is a Zalman 9500CU ( http://www.computer.is/vorur/5456 )
Power supply is a NORTHQ 400W ( http://www.northq.com/products/power.../nq4001at.html )

So.. the thing is my family was upgrading their computer and I bought the momory and switched them with my existing 2x512MB OCZ466 2.5-3-3-8 wich I could run with my Athlon64 3000+ @ FSB250. Wich would be a 1:1 divider, DDR500 @ 2.5-3-3-7 and the cpu 250x9 2250MHz.

Now.. I've never had a stable overclock with this new setup. I had the feeling when I bought the mem sticks that I could overclock them to a descent 1:1 with the cpu at default timings (2-3-3-6). So.. I would be satisfied with 2500MHz (300MHz overclock) wich would be FSB228 (228x11=2508) and DDR456 wich I could only run @ 2.5-3-3-6. At this speed the cpu is running at 59°C-60°C on 100% load (both cores) 2xSP2004 Small FFT's and 55°C 50% load (on core) SP2004 Small FFT's.

What's your oppinion and/or experience with bandwith/timings, becouse I could run my OCZ memory @ DDR500 with this thing. Would I get much more performace with the OCZ at DDR500 than the corsair or should I settle with the corsair for the extra 1GB for upcoming Vista. Would I need to bumb up chipset voltage for stability, default cpu voltage is 1.35v and @ 1.5GHz I have to use 1.4v. Is the temps, 60°C akwardly high? Someone who has these Corsair sticks running at DDR500?

When I'm overclocking I run memtest 1 run, 2xSP2004 for 10 minutes watching temps, if no errors I go to SuperPI wich has generated errors though SP2004 and Prime95 hasn't @ my target OC (228x11). Increase in vcore voltage only bumps the heat to a 61-62°C load. The idea is to find my overclock wich works 10min. Prime95, 1 run memtest and then torture the thing for 24 hours or so but I haven't found that. Windows doesn't handle me trying out different kinds of setups in wich it stops working and gives me BSOD's over and over. wich is probably file coruption so I have to reformat after series of tests
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That power supply is looking way too weak for your rig.
 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB WD SATAII NEC 3550A DL DVD+/-RW Win XP Home HP W2007 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Digital Media Pro XClio Goodpower 500W Cooler Master Centurion 5 Logitech G5 
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i5 2400 Sapphire HD6670 LP 4GB DDR3 500GB 7200RPM 
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Windows 7 Professional 2 x Dell 2408WFP 
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He's got a point there. 400Ws isn't enough for an AMD rig these days. I'd get 500-600W.
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