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Can I get a higher oc?

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As you can see by my sig rig, I'm currently stable at 2.8GHz (10x multi), and the RAM is manually set to stock settings, which are 4 5 4 11, 800MHz, and 2.1v.

The vcore is set to stock as well at 1.3250. Although, after the vdroop it's 1.29v. Should I raise it so it's 1.3250 after the vdroop (or something very close to it)?

Now, here's what I'm wondering. Based on my rig's configuration, how can I oc higher? I mean, when I go any higher, the system becomes unstable regardless of how high I set the vcore FSB voltage.

What other things should I try?
post #2 of 9
have you tried loosening the timming, say 5-5-5-15.

edit: and then try o/c'ing higher
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Actually, yeah, but only 5 5 5 12. I sometimes think that maybe it's just this current rig that I have that might be limiting my oc somehow, so I'm determined to figure that out.
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Actually, yeah, but only 5 5 5 12. I sometimes think that maybe it's just this current rig that I have that might be limiting my oc somehow, so I'm determined to figure that out.
honestly i had a really hard time with my evga 680i a1, and so have alot of others. on the other hand alot of guys have had good luck with it also. i couldn't get my Q6600 to pass 3.2, everyone else is getting 3.4 to 3.6 easy. and my rig would randomly reboot every couple of days. i had a feeling it was the board. finally i just got so frustrated with it i replaced it with whats in my sig. now i'm happy as can be. runs fine @ 3.4 and have easily had it up to 3.6, just haven't had to dial it in for stability. so my problem was with that board!
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honestly i had a really hard time with my evga 680i a1, and so have alot of others. on the other hand alot of guys have had good luck with it also. i couldn't get my Q6600 to pass 3.2, everyone else is getting 3.4 to 3.6 easy. and my rig would randomly reboot every couple of days. i had a feeling it was the board. finally i just got so frustrated with it i replaced it with whats in my sig. now i'm happy as can be. runs fine @ 3.4 and have easily had it up to 3.6, just haven't had to dial it in for stability. so my problem was with that board!
Hmm, that's weird. That was the board I WAS going to go with, but then I got this because I got the 8600GTS for $20 instead of the $115 I was looking at for an 8600GS or GT or something. Not only that, but I was sold this mobo for $140, and once I saw that it normally went for like $220, I figured that it must be an awesome board.

But maybe it IS the board that's holding me back. So, I have a question about the DS3L: what is it like with the memory? Is it linked? Or can you go Unlinked? Can you adjust the memory timings? If so, how detailed can you get? I mean, just how much overclocking freedom do you have?
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I'm still wondering about the OP and about my last question regarding the DS3L.
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Bump.
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there is a thread on E2xx0 OC's, by Linskingdom. Personally i had the 2160, and it OC'ed to 3.0Ghz easy on air. so i think you should be able to do at least 3.2-3.4 with out a sweat.
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Link?

Would different multipliers stabilize it past 3.0GHz? Or would lowering the memory clock stabilize it past 3.0GHz??

I'm at 2.9GHz right now. Although, I've been here before. It feels like I'm kissing the wall. lol

So, I'm currently at 2.9GHz with a 10x multiplier, 1.328 vcore (which is after vdroop. I was aiming for 1.3250, which is the VID), 4 5 4 11, 800MHz, 2.1v. The FSB, NB and SB voltages are on Auto.

I'm going to run the Small FFTs test in a few minutes for several hours. I read somebody's comment how they ran the Blend test for 12 hours with no errors, but they ran the Small FFTs and failed, so here I go.

This is so much fun. All I could do with my "retired" sig rig was check e-mail, look at a couple of websites like Weather.com (even that was slow and annoying) play Freespace 2 and Unreal 1 with my lovely voodoo3 3000 AGP. lol

This sure ain't no power scooter!
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