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Hi, I have always been an AMD fanboy and know everything about overclocking an AMD system, But recently I decided to go over to C2D and now I find it hard to Overclock. I know the basics and getting the cpu speed up but I'm having some issues

Some of my issues:

At stock speeds my orthos fail on 1.3v with my ram set to 800mhz on stock timings

If I overclock it to say...2.6ghz and let it run for a while it would just randomly crash/restart on 1.45v with my ram on 800mhz

Any advise for me would be very much appreciated

Thanks
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post #2 of 21
Some core 2's like when you drop the multi. I'm not speaking from experience, but this is something I have heard many times when people have this problem.

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Maybe try raising volts on the FSB or Northbridge that seemed to fix my problems.
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Maybe try raising volts on the FSB or Northbridge that seemed to fix my problems.
My volts on the north and south bridge is raised from 1.2v to 1.35v already
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Here is what happens at stock speed and with my ram timings completely relaxed

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post #6 of 21
Try setting the command rate to 2T in your bios.
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post #7 of 21
Make sure your RAM is getting enough voltage like Robilars guide says.
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Quote:
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Try setting the command rate to 2T in your bios.
Yeah thats the problem. When I put my first C2D system together, I made the mistake of putting the DDR2 ram to 1T on my ASUS 650i board. If you put it to 2T it will be fine. You should be able to lower your vcore down a bit to a modest 1.3v and OC to 3.0GHz with a 400 FSB.
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Yeah thats the problem. When I put my first C2D system together, I made the mistake of putting the DDR2 ram to 1T on my ASUS 650i board. If you put it to 2T it will be fine. You should be able to lower your vcore down a bit to a modest 1.3v and OC to 3.0GHz with a 400 FSB.
He is right, I just called a buddy of mine and that's what he told me to do. He works at a shop here in town so... I trust him.
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Ahhh...I'll do that in a min! Thanks guys
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