Originally Posted by lexer
If someone can give some tips with TCCD overclocking ... I can contribute something to the cause
I really don't have a lot of experience with them but the patriot set I have doesn't seem to like more than about 2.75 volts.
In the case of my msi boards I bump up the NF4 and cpu volts , lower ht and cpu multipliers, loosen timings and set CR to 2 in bios .
Then chase higher clocks using the clock gen utility in windows. I usually validate at stock speeds first , leaving the browser window open as well as paint for capturing the screenshot.
Sometimes opening those programs at the max OC will cause my rig to crash , but if they are already open it seems to give me a chance at higher OC's . Also if you get a screen capture first and it happens to crash trying to validate, sometimes firefox will reopen automatically when you reboot , it will ask if you want to restore session, sometimes you are lucky enough that the validation went through before the crash and it will show up if you choose restore rather than start new session.