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I bought my Pentium E2140 a while ago, started OCing and was amazed at how easy these things clock.

Disabled all the power saving functions etc.
Locked the pcie bus


Went to 2,4Ghz without a significant increase in temps
2,8 started to run hot so i bought my Asus silent square.
3.0Ghz worked like a charm and runs without problems, if i push it just one step beyond 3Ghz it won't boot.

Anyone know what this could be?
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Ram!
 
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I kept the ram below 800Mhz so i'm not ocing 'em, so can they still be a problem?
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no you ram....
your "CheapAss Buffalo"
1 word that dont go with overclocking.......












CHEAP
get some better ram
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post #5 of 9
try the x8 multi ....my chip loves it all the way up to 3.6ghz

new ram is a must though !!!!!!!!
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post #6 of 9
if his ram is on a divider it shouldn't matter, as long as it still stays at or below stock speeds. I guess try the x8 multi if you proc will do it, but I think yours is a stock x7, so in that case try x6 and see if your motherboard can reach 3ghz again. If it can't, it might even be your FSB limiting you.

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post #7 of 9
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I know i should get some ram, but are they the reason for not making it past 3Ghz?
I'm just saying theyre made for 800Mhz and not going past it /w the original timings

P.S. mine is a stock x8
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post
if his ram is on a divider it shouldn't matter, as long as it still stays at or below stock speeds. I guess try the x8 multi if you proc will do it, but I think yours is a stock x7, so in that case try x6 and see if your motherboard can reach 3ghz again. If it can't, it might even be your FSB limiting you.

Hope this helps
Thank You!!!
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post #9 of 9
it could be your chips limit ...?as im sure u know some clk better than others
looking at ur sig rig it seems fine ....the ram needs addressing but only if u go over 800mhz surly.....???
my ram needs serious attention mine's cheap no name pc5300 running about 740mhz @ 2.3v 24/7 ..its starting to die (BSODs now & again) on a x8 multi
your ram should be running even slower & their pc6400s

maybe if u post ur cpu batch number someone may be able to tell u a bit about it....?
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