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When I up my FSB to 340 my PC boots up into Windows, but a few seconds after my screen goes blank, then reads "Can't find signal" or something along those lines. The computer itself seems normal, it's not rebooting or anything like that.

I'm just curious if it's safe to up my PCIE speed. It's running stock (100 I think, I never paid attention or changed it), but I read in another thread that you can up this to 108-112??
    
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yeah..infact..in some cases, raising the PCIE speeds increases stability
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Not all the time. It's safe to go up a bit and can even increase performance for the GPU due to the larger bandwidth.
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How far should I go? I used to hear 103, but now I'm seeing 112 is safe....
    
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108-112 is your best bet
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108-112 is your best bet
Safe bet, right?? I just got this HD, don't wanna ruin anything.
    
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yeah, plus, there should be warning signs if somthing is going to die, which you will have time to bring down the PCIE speeds. most likely wont happen. heck, i ran 150Mhz for like 3 days...but was a bit unstable
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150 mhz, that's innsane!

OK, I'm sure 112 is safe then. I'll let you know what happens.
    
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post #10 of 12
If you have the early 36G Raptor that uses ball bearings and may not like it one bit, they were very fussy about the PCI bus. Other than that you should be fine below 113. Some run up to 118 on a regular basis but I'm a bit conservative with the 112 max.
    
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