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Poll Results: What is holding your system back the most?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 20% of voters (11)
    RAM( speed, heat, volts brick walls)
  • 24% of voters (13)
    CPU Heat (to hot to handle)
  • 39% of voters (21)
    Motherboard NB ( fried a few of these)
  • 15% of voters (8)
    CPU Type (i.e.,ive heard the Quads dont OC very well)
53 Total Votes  
post #21 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dueling Banjo's View Post
i tried to keep this as simple as possible only including the most common stopping factors. please dont flame me.
mine would be RAM. will not go over 950. but thats up from 800 so i cant gripe too much.
I bet if you loosened the timings to 7-7-7-21 it'd let you OC further. Unless you've already done that...
post #22 of 36
My motherboard's complete inability to even post from 281-334 FSB, complete instability from 335-379 followed by another FSB hole.
    
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post #23 of 36
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SgtSpike View Post
I bet if you loosened the timings to 7-7-7-21 it'd let you OC further. Unless you've already done that...
i was under the impression looser timings = worse performance? i hope thats right.
edit: if not i will try that, thanks
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post #24 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dueling Banjo's View Post
i was under the impression looser timings = worse performance? i hope thats right.
edit: if not i will try that, thanks
Its tricky... you're right, loosening timings will give worse performance at the same mhz. for instance 5-5-5-12 at 800mhz will be better than 7-7-7-15 at 800mhz. However, loosening the timings will let you run the ram at a higher frequency. Basically you have to trade off, and decide which is better. Running tighter timings, or squeezing a few more mhz out of your ram. For only a few mhz, I would say the tighter timings is the better option. However if you're looking at a large boost of frequency, then that might be the way to go. You can check what works best with programs like everest, which can benchmark memory for things like read/write/latency. Whichever gives you the best result is the way to go.
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post #25 of 36
you should add cooling to the poll. i think my components are good enough to hold their own, but cooling is severely holding me back.
    
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post #26 of 36
Has to be my mobo's NB....on load its usually 92c!
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post #27 of 36
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nzm View Post
Has to be my mobo's NB....on load its usually 92c!
um are u sure? i dont think 92c is possible
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post #28 of 36
My board's having a tough time going over 378FSB.

379FSB causes BSOD. 400FSB freezes. 425FSB no boot.

Used to do 500FSB stable.
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post #29 of 36
Thread Starter 
orion: thanx for the clarification, i think i will just keep it where it is. i like the tighter timings on my ram. i dont think i would be able to get enough Mhz to justify it.
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post #30 of 36
well, my mobo is very unstable and i lost my audigy sound card due to an unstable overclock...finally, i got it upto 2.36(look at my sig rig)...and my ram also got burnt(works fine though)...i'm sure i can take my procy upto 2.7ghz on a good mobo
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