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Ahhh, you could be on to somethign... I have no clue how to set sub timings...

Oh my gosh, if your right and its that easy I will catch a squirrel and eat it =)))))
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I finally found my overclock of 2.9 with completely safe temperatures. It is stable on orthos (cpu stress) for 12+hrs, and stable on memtest for 12+ tests.

However, when I run the orthos blend test, it fails anywhere between 10 minutes and 2 hrs. I raised the vcore a notch after it failed first and it actually caused orthos blend test to stop quicker.

Any ideas? For now, I will keep raising the vcore to see if that is the problem...
The Blend test is, as the name suggests, a test of the combined overclock settings of your CPU and your RAM. For me it's the last test used to see the ultimate stability of your OC.

Failures in blend are frequently caused by a RAM timing issue. MemTest86+ is good for checking basic RAM settings and for checking for defective DIMMs, but is not nearly as brutal as a blend test, I'd say.

Increasing VCore will just produce more heat and will not solve the problem, especially on Intels, where there is no IMC (Integrated Memory Controller).

You may try increasing chipset voltage (though I don't recommend this myself), but my chosen tactic would be to analyze your RAM timings and see where you can find some stability. Loosening timings a tad a setting at a time will often buy you some stability, albeit at the expense of a tiny bit of performance.

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Unlink the RAM and set it to its default speed of 800MHz. I would then set its vCore to 1.9v and manually enter its default timeings. You can find out your RAM's timeings by useing CPU-Z and selecting its SPD tab. RAM timeings should be show in decending order in your BIOS. Haveing the RAM run at its default speed and timeings should elimate the chance of it being stressed too much.
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The Blend test is, as the name suggests, a test of the combined overclock settings of your CPU and your RAM. For me it's the last test used to see the ultimate stability of your OC.

Failures in blend are frequently caused by a RAM timing issue. MemTest86+ is good for checking basic RAM settings and for checking for defective DIMMs, but is not nearly as brutal as a blend test, I'd say.

Increasing VCore will just produce more heat and will not solve the problem, especially on Intels, where there is no IMC (Integrated Memory Controller).

You may try increasing chipset voltage (though I don't recommend this myself), but my chosen tactic would be to analyze your RAM timings and see where you can find some stability. Loosening timings a tad a setting at a time will often buy you some stability, albeit at the expense of a tiny bit of performance.

Hope this helps!



Yeah that helps out alot, but hey, I need alot of help with my advanced timings. Thats what I think it is because now that I rember it I did mess with those.


Here is what my BIOS memory looks like, go to page 56 in the pdf.
http://evga.com/products/pdf/650i%20manual.pdf

My timings are 4-4-4-12-2clocks

What should the advanced be set at (i dont know where to start to fix those...)

All help is appreciated! thanks!
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Unlink the RAM and set it to its default speed of 800MHz. I would then set its vCore to 1.9v and manually enter its default timeings. You can find out your RAM's timeings by useing CPU-Z and selecting its SPD tab. RAM timeings should be show in decending order in your BIOS. Haveing the RAM run at its default speed and timeings should elimate the chance of it being stressed too much.
How much is too much, because my ram is at like 900mhz now with 4-4-4-12 timings and 2.1 vdimm with active cooling...

PS hope I didnt fry anything when I set my fsb voltage to 1.4 and nforce spp to 1.5v.
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My timings are 4-4-4-12-2clocks

What should the advanced be set at (i dont know where to start to fix those...)
Go to Advanced Chipset Features -> FSB And Memory Config FSB -> Memory Clock Mode and set it to Unlinked. Then set Memory (DDR) MHz to 800. Then go to Memory Timeing Setting and set the options in decending order as 4-4-4-15 1T.

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How much is too much, because my ram is at like 900mhz now with 4-4-4-12 timings and 2.1 vdimm with active cooling...
In your case it looks as though 900Mhz is too much, if you're failing Orthos blend. That's why I'm recommending that you set your RAM to run at its default speed. As far as I know, there's no realy point in haveing your RAM running at 900Mhz anway, unless your CPU FSB is 450 or over.
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Im shocked that you cant get 3ghz.. Could it be your motherboard. Dont be afraid to give it more vcore but make sure you have good cooling!
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I too have this problem with my E6300 and P5B-E. Blend test even fails at FSB 333 where my RAM (KVR) is running at stock DDR2 667 speeds with SPD timings. My PC has not crashed even when I ran it at FSB 429 (x7) 1:1 2.1V. :S
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Anusha, are you pushing enough voltages through your CPU? What's the vCore set to in the BIOS?
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