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There is this weird problem I have when I am overclocking with the board in my sig rig, or I think it is a weird problem.

When my processor is at stock its at 200x14. When the HT link is at 5x I can not go above 256x9. If I put 257x9 the computer won't boot and BIOS shows the processor at like 3600mhz or higher, but if I back down to 256 then it boots fine and shows 2304. The same thing happens at multiplier 10 and 11, but I have able to get 284x6 but couldn't do 285x6 and the same with some other multipliers if I lowered the HT link down to 4x and 3x. I was about to get 260x11 with HT link at 4x but couldn't any higher then 260 or BIOS would say that the processor would be at 4 ghz something.

Does my board have a problem or is it something else?
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There is this weird problem I have when I am overclocking with the board in my sig rig, or I think it is a weird problem.

When my processor is at stock its at 200x14. When the HT link is at 5x I can not go above 256x9. If I put 257x9 the computer won't boot and BIOS shows the processor at like 3600mhz or higher, but if I back down to 256 then it boots fine and shows 2304. The same thing happens at multiplier 10 and 11, but I have able to get 284x6 but couldn't do 285x6 and the same with some other multipliers if I lowered the HT link down to 4x and 3x. I was about to get 260x11 with HT link at 4x but couldn't any higher then 260 or BIOS would say that the processor would be at 4 ghz something.

Does my board have a problem or is it something else?
What you're describing is that one (or more) of your subsystems (CPU, RAM, Motherboard) is/are surpassing its/their maximum potential. In other words, one or more of these subsystems is going beyond what it's actually capable of in terms of clock speed and therefore limiting your overclocking attempts.

Solution: Take a methodical approach and be patient with testing. Isolate each subsystem and find their respective maximum frequencies, then go back and put it all together at the end. The way you've described things, it's like fighting three different people, but you don't know which of the three is kicking your brains in.

Divide and conquer, as in war.
    
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Well the main reason that I want to overclock the PC is to fold with it. I had it at 2.95 running stable and folding with no problems. Started getting errors with folding so had to put it back to stock for it to work. Now trying to get it back up there slowly because my times are slower per %. I have the ram at the same speed as it use to be but I don't know if it would be better to have a lower multiplier or a higher one, currently at 14, because I have a 2600+ brisbane at 2.5 with the fsb at 278x9 and it gets slightly better times then my main rig running at 2.87 with 200x14, and main rig has tighter ram timings. I started another thread on that topic actually.
I am just wanting to get the best folding times as possible or at least back to where I was. Will just have to find time to mess around with it.
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