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Hey guys, Look at my rig in sig, and it gives a terrible OC, me and Kopi tried for hours to get this thing up, and I went from 2.4, to 2.65 stable.. which is 220FSB. 230FSB it wont even boot. I've upped Voltage to 1.55v and still wont go. We've dropped my Multi and did like 280FSB and no problem so its not my mother board.

Anyone got suggestions?? I got 4x 512MB sticks of RAM, but even with 2 sticks in It just lets me get to windows with 230FSB, but it fails orthos after 15-50 seconds lol.

thanks
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post #2 of 8
hey, this sounds like your cpu...

my suggestion: put your cpu in an identical machine or as close as you can get, check your OC then...

then you'll know for sure...

p.s. process of elimination always works...
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post #3 of 8
Try increasing NB voltage? Loosen ram timings (which you've probably already done)? 2t ram clocks? HTT Multi at 3x?
post #4 of 8
So we know it is not your chipset and your OC maxes out at 2.65GHz. I would say that is it. Your CPU's maximum OC at current temps is 2.65GHz. This is normal since most X2s can usually do up to 2.5-2.7GHz.
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post #5 of 8
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my buddy got his 3800 to 2.8 lol and thoes things start at 2.0....

my mobo doesn't have NB voltage setting, just an Overvolt, which I've done
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post #6 of 8
Is your ram on a divider? It should either be on 333 or 266 mhz
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post #7 of 8
my x2 3800 will only go to 2500mhz stable unless i up the vcore to 1.6 or more.
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post #8 of 8
First off, I would take out two sticks of RAM, to have only two running in your system. Then throw a divider on the memory. If you had them running at 230 without a divider, that may be causing the instablility. Put the RAM at 2T and at stock timings and use a divider.

I'm going to guess that your temps are decent, since you have pretty good cooling but what are your temps like? Also, drop the HTT multi to 3x.
    
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