Originally Posted by elusiv1
Well, i managed a stable overclock at 2640 for right now, i ran Orthos for about 6 hours with no errors. The highest i got the fsb to was 235 but Orthos reported an error after 10 minutes, i did manage to boot to windows though. Here are my current settings....
Voltage: 1.40 ( bsod on voltage set to auto?)
Latency: 2-3-3-6 2T
3DMark 06 score: 9433
It would be nice to get a stable OC with the fsb set to 250 but it's probably a reach with this motherboard?? What about lowering the multiplier, dropping the ram, or maybe bumping up the CPU voltage a little more? Either way at least this baby is stable for now, thanks for all your help..
Well, if you want to know your motherboard's limits, here's what you do:
Reset all voltage settings to stock.
Drop your CPU multiplier to something low, like 5 or 6.
Drop your RAM divider to its lowest.
Then crank up your HT ("FSB") in 10MHz jumps and boot into the OS.
The point at which you can't boot into the OS (which should still be below your CPU's stock speed setting) is your motherboard's limit on "FSB" scalability.
I like to make up separate charts when I overclock. One chart with settings changes and their effects for motherboard's max HT ("FSB"), CPU's max speed, and RAM's max.
Of course, I'm possibly more anal than most.
On the other hand, I like archiving data so that I can analyze errors better and understand why an overclock fails if/when it does. (Oh, and it props up my very weak memory -- not RAM, but my brain!
Hope this helps!