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I have not adjusted the voltage on the cpu, it's still at stock and I still can't get it to boot with a lower multiplier even at the stock 200 reference clock. I'm getting really annoyed with this since I'm following the guide to a "T".
Austiclees, please see my post above. Did you try 6x * 340HTT? What HTT (reference clock) are you trying to test with at the moment?

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Well the good news is you don't have to follow the guide to a T, the step-by-step is more for those who are very new to this and need a little hand holding.

The point of the motherboard section is to rule out the motherboard as the cause of instability. For example, some people will have a very nice overclocker like the X2 4000+ that can hit 2.8-3.1GHz, but at say 2.5GHz they run into trouble. Well without first testing the motherboard to see if it's even capable of a higher HT Link or reference clock, you can't rule out the motherboard as the source of instability.

You've more than proven the capabilities of your motherboard, it's a beast! We're not going to need to take the reference clock to 340MHz or beyond since we'll be using a higher CPU multiplier to overclock the CPU and memory, so we know your motherboard is good in that regard. We also know it can hit an astounding 1650MHz on the HT Link, so we have a lot of flexibility with your HT multiplier.

Consider yourself done with the motherboard section, on to finding the limits of your CPU! Try following the guide for that and let us know if you get stuck again. The good news is you won't have to lower your HT multiplier if you don't want to, but it's probably a good idea to drop it down to 4x if the HT Link reaches 1400MHz, anything past that might give you stability problems. Let us know how it goes.
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Austiclees, please see my post above. Did you try 6x * 340HTT? What HTT (reference clock) are you trying to test with at the moment?

Good luck
If I did that, that would put me at 2040. I would assume that it would fry my pc. I've been using that AMD OverDrive software to do a lot of my initial testing, and it has it's limitations for the saftey of my PC. I'm not sure if I can even use a 6X. I will reboot in a moment and check the BIOS. when I tried using the BIOS yesterday though they things are named differently and I guess I set something wrong because my pc wouldn't even boot. it kept telling me their was an CPU Voltage error or something. I had to go into BIOS Recovery mode to put everything back at default.
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If I did that, that would put me at 2040. I would assume that it would fry my pc.
Austiclees, 340HTT * 6x would put you around 2Ghz or 2000mhz for your processor. How would that "fry" your PC? We're just testing for max HTT(reference clock) not HT (hypertransport)
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Austiclees, 340HTT * 6x would put you around 2Ghz or 2000mhz for your processor. How would that "fry" your PC? We're just testing for max HTT(reference clock) not HT (hypertransport)
Oh, I'm sorry. I'm still testing my motherboard. I'm going to move on to my RAM now I guess.
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Oh, I'm sorry. I'm still testing my motherboard. I'm going to move on to my RAM now I guess.
Austiclees, don't be sorry I was just wondering
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...Consider yourself done with the motherboard section, on to finding the limits of your CPU! Try following the guide for that and let us know if you get stuck again. The good news is you won't have to lower your HT multiplier if you don't want to, but it's probably a good idea to drop it down to 4x if the HT Link reaches 1400MHz, anything past that might give you stability problems. Let us know how it goes.
See that's what I was trying to say earlier, I can't bring my HT multiplier down or it crashes the PC. It's good at the High 5X, but if I bring it down to 4X or 3X it crashes. That's why I'm so confused.
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See that's what I was trying to say earlier, I can't bring my HT multiplier down or it crashes the PC. It's good at the High 5X, but if I bring it down to 4X or 3X it crashes. That's why I'm so confused.
Austiclees, in reference to your CPU-Z screenshot in your first post you should not have to drop the HT multiplier. Keep it at 5x (1050mhz HT).

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Okay here is a screen cap of the OverDrive software that came with my motherboard that I'm using. And a CPUZ to compare the two. If you want more let me know. I can't push it much further I think because of my RAM.
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Now the real test commenced and failed! I tried only overclocking about 3% and couldn't get windows to boot. I tried adjusting the same exact settings as I did in OverDrive and nothing works. First I tried the settings in the above picture, then I tried less, then I tried to match what the MB does when I set it to the 3% OC profile and aparently I'm adjusting the wrong things. There are too many options in my BIOS. LOL. Like I said I'm about to give up. I think that It's pretty much maxed out at stock speeds.
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