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See, now that was easy. Consider putting the ram on a divider to make it run at slower speeds if you go much higher. The DDR333 option that The Duke suggested should work well. When I run that board at 240 x 10 with DDR set at 333, The ram actually runs right at DDR400 speeds.
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Hey, here's a good guide to KN8 series BIOS settings that helped me with my overclocking endeavors:

http://forum.abit-usa.com/showthread.php?t=110105
    
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So my friend ran prime95 blend mode for 15 minutes with no errors and he got 53c. But when my friend went to run half-life 2 stress test/benchmark his computer rebooting/crashed(no blue screens though.) He said he also got a classic windows looking error with some hex looking code. If anyone can help that would be great. Is this maybe a problem with half life benchmark?
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So my friend ran prime95 blend mode for 15 minutes with no errors and he got 53c. But when my friend went to run half-life 2 stress test/benchmark his computer rebooting/crashed(no blue screens though.) He said he also got a classic windows looking error with some hex looking code. If anyone can help that would be great. Is this maybe a problem with half life benchmark?


The pc is not stable. If he can run Prime 95 or Ortho's for 12+ hours his PC is stable. A quick way to test stability is OCCT's 30 minute test to get an idea if your settings are stable. If the PC can pass the 30min. test it is probably stable. What settings was he running when it crashed?
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The pc is not stable. If he can run Prime 95 or Ortho's for 12+ hours his PC is stable. A quick way to test stability is OCCT's 30 minute test to get an idea if your settings are stable. If the PC can pass the 30min. test it is probably stable. What settings was he running when it crashed?
He was running FSB 240mhz, 10x multiplier, Hypertransport .4%, auto/default ram settings, default vcore, pcie clock at 100mhz when he ran into problems.
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post #16 of 32
Did you set the memory to run on a divider like YeaBaby suggested? If you haven't already, drop the DRAM Clock from 200 to 166, as it could be the RAM being at too high a frequency to be stable.
    
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Did you set the memory to run on a divider like YeaBaby suggested? If you haven't already, drop the DRAM Clock from 200 to 166, as it could be the RAM being at too high a frequency to be stable.
no it was at 200mhz when he was crashing. So I will have him try these settings.

FSB 240mhz, 10x multiplier, Hypertransport .4%, 166mhz DRAM Clock, default vcore, pcie clock at 100mhz .
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post #18 of 32
That'll probably do the trick. The best I've ever got my XMS to run at is 233MHz.
    
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post #19 of 32
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ok I am going to have him try these settings

Soft Menu Setup

CPU Operating SpeedUser Define
-CPU FSB Clock (MHz)230
-Multiplier Factor10x
-PCIe Clock100MHz

Advanced Chipset Features

HT Frequency4x
>DRAM Configuration
Dram timing selectmanual
Dram Clock333
Dram command rate1T
Bank InterleavingEnabled
SSE/SSE2 InstructionsEnabled

Side note: When it was crashing the HT frequency was at 5X! we were setting the HT voltage to .4% instead. WRong setting!



Update:He ran OCCT 30 minute test very well! Also ran Half-life 2 stress test/benchmark and it ran all the way through. Good stuff so far he is at 2300mhz so far. now going to try to get him to 2500mhz
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post #20 of 32
Have you bumped up the vdimm voltage, the RAM may need it soon.
Watch the temps on the CPU, mid 50c range is pushing it. You may need to lap the HS surface. Check it to see if its rough or not flat! LApping, if necessary and some AS5 thermal compound will reduce the CPU temps... as will improving the case air flow!
    
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