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alright, im new here, and so far ive put my 3800 up to 2.4ghz, i was wondering if u guys could help me step it up a bit, cuz i dont wanna fry any parts in my comp
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Well if you're on water cooling, I would say there isn't much of a chance of you frying anything. Assuming the H2O stays where it belongs that is! 2.4 is a good OC for your processor so nice job so far. You are going to have to give us some information on your BIOS OC settings for us to help you out any further though. HT multi, FSB, etc...
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im very new to this, im not sure of all the settings i need to tell u guys to help me, i kno u said HT multiplier, and Fsb, but wat else?
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ok, heres my real settings, things got sort of messed up when i installed vista
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Welcome to the forums!

A couple of things here. Have you tried to see what the max fsb speed you can run with that mobo? You should be able to run faster than 240mhz. Your HTT multiplier can be bumped to 4x since you want it running as close to 1000mhz as possible. You're running your RAM too slow. Try another divider. Since you have the XMS, have you tried running a 1:1 ratio? You should be able to do that with that RAM. That should give you a nice performance boost.
    
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post #6 of 52
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ok, well i kno the max multiplier is x10, and the max fsb im not sure right now, but i havent tinkered with the ram, im very new to this

Edit: and i found this: FSB: 1000MHz Hyper Transport (2000 MT/s)
Edit2: i made a little change
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post #7 of 52
i would get that multipler up to 10x. i'd lower your divider down a stage. set the HTT to 4x and crank that FSB. as you get higher you may need to apply more VCore to get it stable (use prime95) or even to get it past POST. once the FSB hits 250Mhz lower the HTT to 3x.
post #8 of 52
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ok, i figured out some of the problems, and here's what ive done so far

edit: ill try wat u said cuthy
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post #9 of 52
that looks good. keep uping the FSB.
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ok, i put the fsb up to 255 and the HTT to 3x, but windows crashed, what do i do here, (woohoo for newbies =D)

Edit: added pic
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