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Hi, I have an intel e6420 standard 2.13Ghz.
Firstly I upped the core to 2.4Ghz with a max multiplyer of 8.
The system failed to boot a cuple of times, but then automatically loaded successfully with the 2.4Ghz speed.
I then ran a stress CPU and RAM test on ORTHOS for 8 Hours, a good time to see if stable.
The test results said that my CPU was stable.
So why did the system fail to boot a cuple of times??
From what I have seen this chip can be pushed to over 3Ghz with ease, so why am I having problems at 2.4Ghz?!?!?!?!
Everyone reply with suggestions and answers.
Thanks.
Will.
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post #2 of 5
... not going to be able to be of much help I'm afraid... did quick google and it would seem that the mobo your using (Gigabyte DS3) is prone to quirkiness in the OC department... at the very least my post will bump your thread so some uber-OCer can assist you )
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Its not a huge problem because it is stable just needs time to boot, the bench temp is good at just over 30 degrees, so theres nore leway, its a good mobo but if it reboots a cuple o times its not a huge problem, I will try to solve it, please still help me !
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Couple of questions real quick, have you placed your ram on a 1:1 divider, I forgot what the selection is on the ds3 but should be the lowest one. You may have to raise the vdimm just a bit and the vmch (NB voltage) will probably need to be raised some.

Not sure about some of the other voltages available on this board as I havent played with the ds3 in a while.

You may have to raise the cpu volts just a hair too. Ram 1:1 with 4-4-4-12 or 5-5-5-15 just for piece of mind. Start working your way up the fsb and see what happens.
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Yeah if anyone else has any suggestions please post
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