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Long shot here.... Would you happen to have nTune installed?
Nope... When the bios fails to post and then recovers at that insane speed, I dont even bother trying to load windows. Maybe I will install nTune when its running stable though to see where it can get me.

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If you MB is 570 SLI then your OCing options will be limited. 3.2Ghz will probably be the most you can achieve for 24/7 stability.
I have 590 SLI, dont know if that makes a difference or not. Members on this board have gotten the 5600+ to 3.5 stable on the same board as mine.. I figure I should be able to do it as well....
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Its quite possible, I tried that and even at 1mhz intervals it just blows a gasket at me.. But did your crosshair ever get snappy at you for ram speeds? For example.. I set my ballistix vdimm to 2.2 (board picks it up as 1.8 for some reason), and speed at 667, then start OCing the cpu. Once I reach 230-250 the system fails to post and recovers displaying 3.8-4ghz per core. I lower the vdimm from 2.2 to 2.175, and it posts at its proper modified multiplier...
You are doing right setting them to 2.2, but did you set them to that before trying the OC? If the MB wasn't running the ram at the voltage before the OC took affect then it could cause it not to boot.. maybe.. I know ASUS has had an issue with getting the SLI memory to actually work right with the voltages on the 590 chipset. Your problem sounds exactly like mine. I really think it maybe a limitation of the board/chipset. I could only run above 250MHZ on the HTT with a 12x multi if I even went 1 MHZ above that I wouldn't post I would have to cross my fingers and hope to god that the after a hard reset the system would tell me " Overclocking setting failed hit del to enter setup" and only to see it using a 14X multi.
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Did you ever encounter THAT one? lol, im beginning to think that I shoud have gone with a not-so-hi-tech board
I was able to run my at 1000MHZ with 2.175vdimm. I would say you shouldn't have gotten the board. It just has a few very annoying bugs that you need to work around.
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I think I might have just stumbled upon something... never knew what it was for per-se so I didnt touch it.. havent had the chance to research it, will do so when I get home from work 2morrow...



Note whats highlighted in red.... if I enable that, it asks me for optimal, high performance, or high frequency settings. So lets say for fun I hit high performance, then it says CPU-OC (below as you can see) and a percentage from 0-14 percent and a MAX setting (assuming 15 percent).

Could this lame @$$ sli memory crapola be limiting my cpu AND memory?

NOTE!!!

EVEREST > CPU Clock 3204.0 MHz (original 2800MHz, overclock: 14%)

Wouldnt it be funny if this setting is refusing to allow my cpu to overclock? Anything higher than 15 percent results in... *drumroll* stock multi!!

Could this be it?
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Nice job hitting 3.2GHz, thats my Max OC as well(AMD Athlon64 X2 5600+)
But I didn't have to touch ram, HTT link, or voltage.
OCing my 5600+ to 3.2 was easy as a breeze.
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I didnt have to touch any of that either. What settings (IE, fsb/multi) did you use to get those settings?

Just for fun today when I get home from work im going to enable the sli ram and see what happens. hopefully I can squeeze a bit more outta this girl
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Note whats highlighted in red.... if I enable that, it asks me for optimal, high performance, or high frequency settings. So lets say for fun I hit high performance, then it says CPU-OC (below as you can see) and a percentage from 0-14 percent and a MAX setting (assuming 15 percent).

Could this lame @$$ sli memory crapola be limiting my cpu AND memory?
Superk, SLI-Ready Memory is the same thing as EPP(Enhanced Performance Profiles). It's sort of an add on to your memory's SPD profile. It allows you to overclock your memory, create profiles, sub timings, voltages ect. Here's a list of "SLI-Ready Memory": http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_build_mem.html

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When I OC on my crosshair I disable the SLI memory in the bios, all it will do is read the EPP profile programed in the RAM and run it at that speed, for example the Ballistix have an epp profile of 4-4-4-12 at 800MHZ which is the high performace, and one of 5-5-5-18 at 1000MHZ which is the High Freq.
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My 5600+ :
Clock speed = 3.2GHz
FSB = 229
Core Voltage = 1.40
HT Link = 5
HTT = 2300MHz
Ram = 900MHz DDR @ 5.5.5.15 1.8V
Northbridge/southbridge voltage = stock.
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