Thanks for all the welcomes, its not everyday you find a computing forum as friendly as this to new comers
Originally Posted by blitz6804
AMOCO: those temps are fine.
DiGi-C: I think your RAM might be the issue. You presently have 1x1024 MB PC 2100 and 2x512 MB PC 3200. Not only does mixed densities give you a problem, but 939-K8s dislike having three DIMMs populated. (2 is the way to go; 4 is possible.) Further, the fact that some of the RAM is PC 2100 (DDR 266) is also killing you. Replacing all your RAM with 2x1024 MB PC 2700 or 2x1024 MB PC 3200 will permit much higher clocks. Replacing removing the 1x1024 MB PC 2100 could improve things, but you may notice a more sluggish system due to less RAM. If you did that, perhaps get another 2x512 MB and run it as 4x1024 MB. The overclockability is less than 2x1024 MB PC 3200 (DDR 400) but should do better than you have now.
Yeah thats spot on more or less, but the stick thats showing up as 1024MB to you is actually a 2048MB stick and the 2 PC3200 sticks are actually PC2100 on the sticker & in HWinfo :S its been screwy with what it shows as since day one but it seems to work ok.
Messing with sticks in at the moment has been a pretty big fail, most settings dont go too well with them and because im a relative n00b to OC I just set it to auto and it works out pretty well somehow lol
Ah well only 2 days and I'll be building my new rig