Originally Posted by immanuelx2
Hey, yes I have socket 939 as well (Toledo core)... I have not touched any RAM settings, nor tried to overclock it. Should I still put my RAM on a divider? If so how do I go about doing that?
Increasing the FSB speed will automatically overclock the RAM on AMD rigs--so you're overclocking the RAM without really realizing it.
Yes, it seems to me, the next step would be to put your RAM on a divider (and you might also have to increase the voltage to it, but be careful--as a rule of thumb, if you're not quite sure about things, then don't go past 2.8v on most DDR modules--but even that can be too high depending on the type you have).
Have you given some of the OC'ing guides a read? They have some great info that might help you get much higher than 2.6GHz. Here's a link to it:
It might look long, but believe me, it gives a good systematic way of going about an OC for an AMD rig, and will also help you to learn what everything is (or understand it a bit better).
I'd say that right now, if I had to bet on it, it's your RAM that is limiting your OC. But don't forget about your HTT speed--for the most part, any HTT speed over about 1150MHz is likely to lead to instabilities (but not always). You should make use of CPU-Z for your OC'ing--it's a nice little program (free) that will give you info on your system--vcore, FSB, HTT link speed, Memory speed, timings, etc.
Also, I'd recommend using Coretemp to monitor your temps--it's also free.
So give that guide a read, and I'm sure a lot of your questions will be answered. And if they're not, or if you run into a wall, please let us know so we can help--I'm interested to see how high you can go 'cause we have the same processor, and I've been debating whether to buy a good S939 OC'ing mobo, but I'm not sure if the limit of these CPU's is high enough to convince me to do so. So good luck and let us know what results you get!