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ok, so I can hit 3000Mhz several ways.
15x200 1.525 vcore
13x231 1.500 vcore
12x250 1.575 vcore

I usually have the ram set to run at 260Mhz 2.9v 2.5cas 10-5-5-
I can always change that. but I don't know how I can get past 3Ghz stably!!!!
help would be appriciated!!
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Wow, those are pretty high voltages. And at stock? What kind of temps are you getting?

OK, did you set your HTT link to 3x?

Your RAM, unless you already doubled the speed, should be running around 200 MHz,not 260, unless you already doubled the frequency, in which case you're fine there.

Have you tried adjusting NB and SB voltages?

Have you tried just a 205 FSB with the 13x Mult? It would be a decent increase with such a high mult, so I would try there.

Have you tried 12.5x Mult? Or does you mobo even support it?

Those are my ideas,
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Wow, those are pretty high voltages. And at stock? What kind of temps are you getting?

OK, did you set your HTT link to 3x?

Your RAM, unless you already doubled the speed, should be running around 200 MHz,not 260, unless you already doubled the frequency, in which case you're fine there.

Have you tried adjusting NB and SB voltages?

Have you tried just a 205 FSB with the 13x Mult? It would be a decent increase with such a high mult, so I would try there.

Have you tried 12.5x Mult? Or does you mobo even support it?

Those are my ideas,
pow3rtr1p
my temps are fine usually idling at 35-38c load temps can get to 56c in orthos. that's as high as they ever got.
my mobo can't do it, but clockgen can.
my mobo is an n-force4 board.
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what about nb and sb? what do those do?
I also have a think called a HT Link, and I haven't been able to figure it out yet. what is an HTLINK? it has options like 16up 16down, 16up 8down, 8up 16down, and 8up 8down
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Don't mess with the Up Down stuff. If your HTT Mult is set to 3x you should be fine.
    
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Don't mess with the Up Down stuff. If your HTT Mult is set to 3x you should be fine.
ok, what about nb sb?
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Try to find out what the stock NB and SB voltages are, and go 1 step higher from there. Either that, or if you BIOS color codes voltages based on stability, go with the highest voltage that isn't red.
    
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Try to find out what the stock NB and SB voltages are, and go 1 step higher from there. Either that, or if you BIOS color codes voltages based on stability, go with the highest voltage that isn't red.
well what do they do??
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I'm not positive as to there exact purpose.

NB helps the CPU communicate with the video card and memory. The SB is there to control HDDs, USB devices, optical drives, etc. Increasing the NB voltage will help more data be transferred between the CPU and other components. When you clock your CPU higher, the NB begins to get, to a degree, overworked, and increasing its voltage can help make your system more stable in general.

Aside from that, I'm sure a Wiki search could have told you the same thing.
    
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I'm not positive as to there exact purpose.

NB helps the CPU communicate with the video card and memory. The SB is there to control HDDs, USB devices, optical drives, etc. Increasing the NB voltage will help more data be transferred between the CPU and other components. When you clock your CPU higher, the NB begins to get, to a degree, overworked, and increasing its voltage can help make your system more stable in general.

Aside from that, I'm sure a Wiki search could have told you the same thing.
hmm...
ok, well. I'm not sure how or even if I can change the nb or sb voltages in my bios... All I remember is I screwed with is once, and the option dissapeared when I upgraded my bios
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