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Hey everyone. I have been in a delimma while overclocking my AMD Sandy 3700+. I have tryed to overclock it many times, and I have never gotten very far due to instability.
My problem: My CPU will NEVER go past 230 Mhz, 229 works fine, but 230 = Bust. I applied AS5 earlier today and got some better temps, but still, I can not overclock past 2520 Mhz, which is somewhat puny for a KAB2E. I got this motherboard.
BIOSTAR TForce6100-939 Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Which is no longer made.

I have this PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954

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Lower your HT multi' to 4x, that should fix it
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What does that do?
I have always wondered what it was for, and I set it to 5.

WHATEVER
I am trying it, be back on in a few minutes.

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The HT and how it's effecting the OC
Default 5x200=1000
You want to keep the max at 1080 where most MB will get unstable above that. Plus the little extra speed does nothing!
So 4x up to CPU OC of 260MHz and drop to 3x after that.
    
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Yep, HT multi lowered to 4 should sort it - I'm surprised you've been stable for this long TBH.

Also, is your RAM on a divider?
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Drop the CPU Multiplier to 6x and see how high you can get the FSB

it could be the motherboard limiting your OC
    
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Ok guys, I dropped the HT to 4, and got 1 more MHz, I think my Mobo is limiting it.

I tried more voltage, auto HT link, 6x Multi, and none work.

And yes, I am running at Mem 233, CPU 229.

Edit: Actually the mem and CPU are running 1:1 at 229.2 each.
    
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Ok guys, I dropped the HT to 4, and got 1 more MHz, I think my Mobo is limiting it.

I tried more voltage, auto HT link, 6x Multi, and none work.

And yes, I am running at Mem 233, CPU 229.

Edit: Actually the mem and CPU are running 1:1 at 229.2 each.
So, if you memory is @ 1:1 with the CPU...
Drop the default RAM speed to either DDR333 or DDR266... looks like you RAM may be holding you back.
    
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i'm betting it is your mobo also...did you try upping the northbridge voltage? also try upping it to 235...some speeds dont work real well, so you have to skip that increment
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post #10 of 14
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Northbridge Voltage? What would that be called?
Oh, and my CPU increments are in ones, whereas my memory has a rather strange system for increments.
    
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