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Hey, I'm pretty new to overclocking but I recently put together a new rig.

After installing windows I cranked up the Front Side Bus to 333 MHz and it ran stable with the temperature at max load being 45 degrees Celsius. Now a couple days later after running it and it will not even go above 310 Mhz on the front side bus, any suggestions?

Also: For the first two or three hours of the CPU's life it ran at about 70 degrees celsius because the stock fan it came with was obviously broken in some way. After replacing it with a coolermaster my idle temperature is back down to 35 degrees celsius when running at 210 MHz. Could this be what's impacting the chip?
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possibly, if u havnt, u should invest in some thermal paste.

check ur ram settings. ram always give me trouble.

or ur ram/ CPU were getting too warm and decided "imma not post now"
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Have you tried to reset your CMOS and start again?

70 C is HOT!, but still below the maximum theshold. I don't think that temp would harm the CPU....
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I have reset the CMOS and tried probably 5 times in a row and it refuses to go over 210 MHz. I'm just confused because it was doing 333 MHz like it was nothing just two days ago. Oh, and I did put some thermal paste on it as well.
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Are you running a 1:1 FSB/DRAM ratio?
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*Slaps Head* I totally forgot to reset the DRAM/FSB ratio back to 1:1 after clearing the CMOS.

Thank you for the quick response and help everyone.
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post #7 of 7
lol glad I could help
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