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already reached my max oc (3500 venice)

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okay..so, i'm still new to overclocking

i've started overclocking my 3500 venice about a week ago?..and right now i'm up at around 2.6Ghz...and i can't seem to go higher...

right now at 2.6 my voltage is at the max the motherboard will let me..and when i go a bit higher than 2.6 and prime/orthos..i error (rounding) before hitting the 10 minute mark...

is mine just a bad overclocker or.. something to do with my motherboard?..cause i know the board isn't the best ..it's actually pretty old and bad..but anyways..have i reached my limit?...here are some cpuz screens
    
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Athlon 64 3500+ venice Asus A8V-E SE Radeon X800GT 1GB OCZ400512PH DC(2x512) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Maxtor 250GB S-ATA TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552U XP pro sp2 LG Flatron 19" LCD LG L1952TX Black 
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Thermaltake Purepower 420W Thermaltake Tsunami 
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Athlon 64 3500+ venice Asus A8V-E SE Radeon X800GT 1GB OCZ400512PH DC(2x512) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Maxtor 250GB S-ATA TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552U XP pro sp2 LG Flatron 19" LCD LG L1952TX Black 
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okay, so if i downgrade my bios to release i can up the vcore more..but i'd rather not..

is there something wrong?

i've seen other 3500 venices go further no problem with maybe 1.616 max..or something..

i know that every cpu is different..but i'm wondering if something with my setup is not satisfying the needs for a good overclock..

any help is greatly appreciated..thanks
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64 3500+ venice Asus A8V-E SE Radeon X800GT 1GB OCZ400512PH DC(2x512) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Maxtor 250GB S-ATA TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552U XP pro sp2 LG Flatron 19" LCD LG L1952TX Black 
PowerCase
Thermaltake Purepower 420W Thermaltake Tsunami 
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Athlon 64 3500+ venice Asus A8V-E SE Radeon X800GT 1GB OCZ400512PH DC(2x512) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Maxtor 250GB S-ATA TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552U XP pro sp2 LG Flatron 19" LCD LG L1952TX Black 
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Thermaltake Purepower 420W Thermaltake Tsunami 
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post #3 of 5
You have already answered your own question. If it errors you need more vcore. Your motherboard will not allow more vcore. Therefore you have hit your max.
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post #4 of 5
Have you checked temps? What is your stepping? Try increasing the vcore just a bit and make sure the RAM isn't limiting you (loosen timings, etc).
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Have you checked temps? What is your stepping? Try increasing the vcore just a bit and make sure the RAM isn't limiting you (loosen timings, etc).
He said his motherboard wont allow anymore vcore.
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Q9450 @ 3.6GHz 24/7 EVGA 790i Ultra EVGA 9800 GTX+ 2x2GB G.Skill DDR3 @ 1.8GHz 
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2x36GB WD Raptors RAID0 Vista Ultimate x64 SyncMaster 245BW G15 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x36GB WD Raptors RAID0 Vista Ultimate x64 SyncMaster 245BW G15 
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