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post #11 of 23
I have no idea why that would happen. There is no reason for you to have damaged anything. Did you change anything other than adding a printer? I've heard of some processors needing more vcore to get the same OC over long periods of time, but thats not whats happening (way too short for that).

If you think you put too much thermal compound on, reseat the HSF and put less, that will improve your cooling. Also, make sure your case has good airflow.

I would up the vcore the smallest amount possible. Then try the old overclock.
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post #12 of 23
It sounds like you overlooked something like pci-e lock set to 100 or a ram divider set to 2 x fsb. I always seem to forget pci-e lock and I leave it at auto Hope this helps.
    
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post #13 of 23
He didn't overclock the RAM, it was running at its rated speed I think. Forgetting the pci-e lock would mess up the video card, not make it stop booting at a certain overclock.
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post #14 of 23
if he had 266FSB and a ram multiplyer of 3x = 800Mhz RAM

400FSB at Ram multi at 3x = 1200Mhz on DRR2800 Ram it wont boot

i suggest you check your Ram divider.
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post #15 of 23
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Thanks for the suggestions.
I'll check pci-e lock when I get home.
Ram divider is set at 1:1.
Remember it ran fine for 2 weeks (including orthos for 8 hours two weeks ago) with these settings and then just didn't boot.
I changed nothing in the bios before it just started locking up at the ABIT splash screen.
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post #16 of 23
I had a similiar situation to what you encountered. Everything was running fine and all of sudden it wouldn't post. Ran orthos for 8+ hrs and so forth. Well, my problem was fixed after I reseated my NB heatsink with some AS5. Since then, I have not had any issues. This was on a P4 3.0Ghz.
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post #17 of 23
Try reseating your DDR2 DIMMs. Perhaps they "settled" into a worse position than they were in when you first overclocked. If that doesn't work, does an FSB of 390 or 395 work? Try running that FSB for a while. It could just be you were right on the edge of stability and after running for a while, the CPU and/or RAM just aren't stable anymore. I don't know if these parts can "break-in" but some suggest they can.
     
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post #18 of 23
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll probably try both. It's funny that the Zalman 9700 directions show the thermal compound being applied all over both the HS and the processor while the AS5 instructions show it being applied in a thin strip. I might just buy the AS5 and the AS thermal compound remover. Then try reseating my ram and HS&F. Finally I'll ramp up to 400 FSB and see where it dies. If I'm getting cool enough temps I'll try upping vcore to get back to 400 FSB.
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post #19 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Waupli View Post
Raising the vcore won't hurt the CPU as long as it doesn't get hot.
That is incorrect. A E6600 at 40c using 1.9v will fry quite quickly. At 1.5 it would last about a year or so. Both voltage and heat cause damage independently, although that damage is multiplies when they are both over specs.



Quote:
Originally Posted by tUDJ View Post
if he had 266FSB and a ram multiplyer of 3x = 800Mhz RAM

400FSB at Ram multi at 3x = 1200Mhz on DRR2800 Ram it wont boot

i suggest you check your Ram divider.
I think you are confused, RAM is doubled, not tripled. RAM running at 800Mhz is at 1:1 with a 400FSB.



It is very odd that simple printer drivers caused this problem, have you tried a System Restore to prior to the driver install and test your old settings?

It is unlikely you fried anything, although 59c is a little hot for a CPU with that FSB (55c is recomended), it's not going to cause failure anytime soon.
post #20 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
...At 1.5 it would last about a year or so...
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