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Hi guys , i sold my intel setup , and have gotten some decent parts.

AM2 feels so good for some reason , it feels clean , confident and overall just great. For some reason i feel more confident in this rig than my previous E6300/E2140+biostar+8800GT rig.


Anyways , ive been trying to overclock , but havent been able to post @ 250fsbx12multi

I can post at 246x12, but havent checked stability.

RAM is at 2.2V and ive upped the voltage on anything that seems worthwhile to.
But that shouldnt affect the posting of the motherboard..


Yesterday i tried 250x12 and it posted but hung there is didnt diagnose or w.e with the dvd drive and hdd , and just hanged there.

Can anyone help me out? Thanks guys
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post #2 of 5
Some things to consider..
1. Are you reducing the "HT" multiplier to keep the overall HT speed below the 1300 range?
2. Have you set a RAM divider so that your RAM isn't hitting an unstable speed?
Try a default of DDR667 or 333MHz, that will under clock the RAM to about 83% of the CPU speed and allow the RAM to increase at that same % to the CPU bus OC.

Do take a look in the AMD/RAM section Sticky on DDR2 Dividers for more insight, if needed
    
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246x12 is pretty good. I wouldn't expect much more than that. Most X2's are maxing out 2.7Ghz-3.2Ghz on air and if I'm not mistaken the X2 6400+ is hitting 3.5Ghz-3.6Ghz.
    
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If thats a Brisbane try these memory sub timings.

Trc 24-26
Trfc 105 or 127.5
Async Latency 6-8
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Thanks guys.

I had the RAM divider on 400MHZ.

The HT Multi was on 5x , then i tried 4x , nothing. Maybe 1x will do the trick?

Thanks for the suggestions and tips guys
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