Originally Posted by N2Gaming
If you love this one maybe you should check out AM3
Haha, I have an AM3 system, but it just doesn't bring the same feelings. Fun to OC, for sure, but there's just something about how finicky K8 is, and the unavailability of guaranteed speed. Of my three systems, I left my two most powerful at home and brought my k8 to school with me. My mac runs new games fine, and I have more fun trying to get weak overclocks out of this worn out board and used parts.
Speaking of, I'm having some problems with overclocking. I dropped my HT down to 3x and my ram multi to 166mhz, but I can't get over 228mhz stable FSB. 229 will last a few hours, but then refuse to post. 230-232 will post fine once, then last about two hours. 233, my main goal for this chip has posted once, and then immediately froze booting to mint. I have ram coming, so hopefully that's the problem, but even at 3-7-3 (rated 2.5-7-3) it's having problems. I'm starting to chalk it up to the board, but finding a replacement SLI compatible 939 board is tough. Any tips?