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Alright, I am trying to OC my computer and have been testing various settings for the last few weeks without much success. I thought I had it stable at 2.8 Ghz (Vcore: 1.365) and RAM timings of 4-4-4-12 (voltage of 2.1V). I have the e2160 and Crucial Ballistix 800 Mhz RAM by the way.

Anyways, I ran plenty of test like ORTHOS and PRIME95 and this seemed stable. Then a couple days ago I start getting BSODs all the time randomly. It reminded me of when I got my laptop and 1 of the 2 ram sticks was bad. I tested the CPU with PRIME95 and it was fine, but I failed the RAM intensive test right away.

I decided that it might be a bad OC setting on the RAM and loosened the timings to 5-5-5-15 and then later 5-5-5-18 at 1.9 volts. This worked and I ran Microsoft Vista's RAM test program with no faults.

So that is what I had until yesterday when my mobo started making a two tone siren noise when the computer was idle for a few hours. It would just randomly start (I was still in windows and windows was completely operational). After restart it went away, but came back again.

This is strange because there doesn't seem to be a problem with the RAM, just the timings I had. What is causing this. The ABIT site says the two tone sound is either a DRAM problem or voltage error.

Any help would be appreciated
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Set the timings back to 4-4-4-12 and set your RAM voltage to 2.0-2.05v .. you should have no issues. If you have not already, increase your NBv one notch above default setting.. should be ~1.35v for the FSB you are at.
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I changed some settings:
Bumped the FSB up to 345 with a vcore of 1.445
Put the RAM at 5-5-5-15 at 2.1 volts
put a 1.2:1 ratio (825 Mhz on RAM)
and it was stable for an hour on PRIME95 before I stopped it.
Checking RAM stability now.
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I was having issues in games a few days back, my OC was 10+ hrs prime stable, mem tested fine, ati tool for 8+hrs no errors, but would just shut down after 10min of game play. went out n bought a new psu, no luck....
set mem timmings to Auto in bios and no more shut downs, but would get serious lag in crysis after 20-30 min.. All in vista64....

boooted into vista32, problem solved.... may try n set mem back man and 4-4-4-15 again n see what happens..

try doing a prime blend test overnight, it will stress your ram and cpu.
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