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I was just in the middle of my first overclock and after increasing the cpu freq by 25mhz i hit a wall with prime95 failing after 1min during the in-place large ffts torture test.........i assumed the vcore had reached its limit so i increased it from stock 1.4 to 1.425, despite the guide i was following saying to increase it by .05 (i was scared lol)

i thought it was weird though because the example in the guide went for a lot longer then i did before he had to start uping the voltage. understanable cause its a different processor and socket but still, shouldnt i expect a little more?

the voltage only prolonged the error to 5mins, ill give it another .025 but can someone check my table to see im doing things right?

Attachment 37403

also the a8n-e doesnt support vchip increases in the bios, is there a program i can use to change it? or is that not safe...
    
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I'm not aware of an prog to change that.
You might find a modded BIOS with some googling.
    
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You don't say what memory speed your using is it DDR400 or DDR500? Because i gurantee you have forgot to put your memory on a divider and it's the cause of your instability.

Also stay away from the 3800's default CPU multi of x12, most of the time they like x11 best
 
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generic ddr 400 running at ddr266 (133mhz)

and yeh im running it at x12, i might give x11 a go if that seems the problem
    
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