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post #1 of 15
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Hi

I'm not making too much progress getting past 8x384 (1.4vcore) with my E4300 and DS3P. It booted once fine at 384FSB after that it wouldn't POST on the next reboot. I'm not too sure why, or maybe this is my limit.

I thought it would at least post at 385 and maybe become unstable...

I've got a CoolerMaster Extreme 650W (I didn't need one that big, that was all the store had).
Got an XFX 7600GT XXX edition with PCI-E locked to 100MHz in the BIOS

I'm wondering what things can be holding me back, PSU, Video card, anything else?

Cheers
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post #2 of 15
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Hi

I'm not making too much progress getting past 8x384 (1.4vcore) with my E4300 and DS3P. It booted once fine at 384FSB after that it wouldn't POST on the next reboot. I'm not too sure why, or maybe this is my limit.

I thought it would at least post at 385 and maybe become unstable...

I've got a CoolerMaster Extreme 650W (I didn't need one that big, that was all the store had).
Got an XFX 7600GT XXX edition with PCI-E locked to 100MHz in the BIOS

I'm wondering what things can be holding me back, PSU, Video card, anything else?

Cheers
are you at 1:1 with your ram? if so that shouldn't be the issue - what timing is the ram at? Ctrl + F1 in BIOS to view those settings.

it could also be the NB voltage is too low
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post #3 of 15
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RAM is at 1:1 times are 5-5-5-12 (I think)? I've moved the NB voltage up one notch and it made no difference.
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RAM is at 1:1 times are 5-5-5-12 (I think)? I've moved the NB voltage up one notch and it made no difference.
What voltage is your RAM at and what is its rated Volts? its rated Volts are on the sticks if you don't know off hand.
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post #5 of 15
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It's apparenty 2.0v, so I've upped them to 2.1v, still no dice.
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post #6 of 15
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It's apparenty 2.0v, so I've upped them to 2.1v, still no dice.
have you disabled the smart fan control and speedstep etc?
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post #7 of 15
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Yeah, done all the usual. It's just strange that it will boot sometimes and then not even POST (but I'm such a n00b, this may be a common overclocking qwerk.)

I can't think of anything else to do... which sort of sucks because I was hoping I'd get to push this little sucker a bit further with my watercooling setup.
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post #8 of 15
Maybe you could try relaxing the ram timings to say, 5-5-5-15 @ 2.1v. Its what I had to do on my setup. I was locked @ 380FSB for a while until I found some helpful advice to loosen the ram timings. Not sure if that applies in your case, but it can't hurt to try.
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Maybe you could try relaxing the ram timings to say, 5-5-5-15 @ 2.1v. Its what I had to do on my setup. I was locked @ 380FSB for a while until I found some helpful advice to loosen the ram timings. Not sure if that applies in your case, but it can't hurt to try.
Was your system failing to POST?
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It didn't fail to post. However it wasn't stable at all in any stress test, and a couple times it got into Windows, and then crashed immediately. I saw my desktop for about 5 seconds when it did crash.
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