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Hello everyone, I am so close to a stable system I can taste it. Still sometimes I get a random freeze, BSOD or just a complete restart without prior warning. I have lowered my LDT frequency from 5 to 4 and I noticed a tremendous amount of greater stablity.

Here is what I would like to know. For all you experienced overclockers if you yourself had the same issues I am having, what would be the first thing you would change to make it more stable? Voltage, memory timings? Anything else?

Stress testing really doesnt matter to me. I tested my rig for 24 hours using all the stablity tests out there without one error at all. 5 minutes into multitasking, video editing, music, downloading and gaming, BAM BSOD. So these programs are not able to test specific usage scenerios.

What I have been doing, is running everything I want to run while overclocked to see how long I can go before a BSOD or error.

Any help with timings or voltages, hints, tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated.

Like I said, I am close now. Its running very smoothly and I would like to see if there is anything else I can do to get it to be more stable. Tighter timings or with lower frequency on the RAM? MCP<---->SPP bridge frequency? I dont even know what to do with that one.

Thanks in advance,

--Rock
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Make sure your raising your memory (mch) voltage and keeping the memory close to 1066 with 5-5-5 timings. In my experience memory is the cause of most stability issues. ALLEN
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Seeing as you have a P5N32-E, you'll need to make the following changes to remain stable with a Q6600 at 3.0Ghz.

Flash the BIOS to the latest 1404 BIOS which you can find on Asus's support homepage.

Set all voltages to AUTO, apart from CPU vCore (1.4v), and VTT (1.55v).

Try setting your RAM to 1.9v.

Manually set your RAM's timeings to their default timeings.

Set MCP<-->SPP to 250.

Sync your RAM so that it runs at the same speed as your CPU (333Mhz).
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Originally Posted by WaxWorks View Post
Stress testing really doesnt matter to me. I tested my rig for 24 hours using all the stablity tests out there without one error at all. 5 minutes into multitasking, video editing, music, downloading and gaming, BAM BSOD. So these programs are not able to test specific usage scenerios.
Most stability tests are best used in combination.

Very few individual tests can duplicate specific usage scenarios, but the right combination of them almost always can.

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What I have been doing, is running everything I want to run while overclocked to see how long I can go before a BSOD or error.
This is a form of stability testing, though a risky one.
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Seeing as you have a P5N32-E, you'll need to make the following changes to remain stable with a Q6600 at 3.0Ghz.

Flash the BIOS to the latest 1404 BIOS which you can find on Asus's support homepage.

Set all voltages to AUTO, apart from CPU vCore (1.4v), and VTT (1.55v).

Try setting your RAM to 1.9v.

Manually set your RAM's timeings to their default timeings.

Set MCP<-->SPP to 250.

Sync your RAM so that it runs at the same speed as your CPU (333Mhz).
Thanks guys!

How do I sync the RAM to run @333 though? I'm not following you here. What frequency would I have to set it at so that it is synced @333? I mean, in my BIOS it only lets me set the frequency such as 800, 1066...etc. Not such a small number. So what larger frequency is equivalent to the 333 you are talking about?

Thanks

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Edited by WaxWorks - 5/26/08 at 8:57pm
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