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Hello fellow overclockers!

My project build is comming to the end. Yesterday I was finally able to stop the multiplier from changing with RMClock software. I also clocked the E6600 to 3ghz under stock vcore and lost the stability. I ran orthos stress test and it failed withing the first 15 minutes saying that there was a hardware failure. What went wrong is it time to raise the cpu voltage or NB voltage? Also the ram is PC2-5300 @ 677mhz will it affect my overclock in any way?

P.S. If I were to change RAM, what should I get. THe mobo only supports 800mhz sticks. What is the best timing for RAM in my case? Please check out the pics and tell me what you think and what am I doing wrong? For rig specs hit the [Project BMF] link in my sig. Thanks in advance!

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Ram may be holding you back. I would say a cpu voltage increase and see if it stabilizes with it but I would also get a second opinion from another member before the go ahead. Also what is the temps of your proc at idle and load with your current settings? Your ram could very well be a factor but you can at least overclock it a little. I would recommend 1000mhz or more as an operating speed for ram if its ddr2. Here is a good deal on 4 gigs that you might look into. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166. Hope this helps!

Edit: Also you can still run higher clocked memory sticks than the 800mhz that the board advises.
Edited by hairston630 - 6/27/08 at 8:49am
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Step 1: Get new RAM, preferably at least 1066MHz, but 800 should be ok (I like G.Skill, just an opinion).
Step 2: Up your voltage until stable. That chip can probably go higher than where it is now some some decent RAM and higher volts.
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Ram may be holding you back. I would say a cpu voltage increase and see if it stabilizes with it but I would also get a second opinion from another member before the go ahead. Also what is the temps of your proc at idle and load with your current settings? Your ram could very well be a factor but you can at least overclock it a little. I would recommend 1000mhz or more as an operating speed for ram if its ddr2. Here is a good deal on 4 gigs that you might look into. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166. Hope this helps!

Edit: Also you can still run higher clocked memory sticks than the 800mhz that the board advises.
THanks buddy! Are you positive about faster running ram? Right know CPU FSB is rated at 1336Mhz but I really want to be sure about 1066 ram before I spend the money. Idle temp with 3ghz overclock is 18-19C* so far and 30-31C* @ load.
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THanks buddy! Are you positive about faster running ram? Right know CPU FSB is rated at 1336Mhz but I really want to be sure about 1066 ram before I spend the money. Idle temp with 3ghz overclock is 18-19C* so far and 30-31C* @ load.
I am certain that you should use higher rated ram. Something along the lines of 1000 or higher. I bought the 1000's since they were on sale and overclocked them to 1033 (going 1066 tonight). The memory does make an impact on your overclock but you can ALWAYS overclock your ram and see how good of an OC you can get on the proc before dishing out the money but I highly recommend higher ram in the near future, especially if you are running vista and only have 2 gig. And those are great temperatures by the way. Also, have you ran prime95 or orthos to max out the cpu and test temps and stability?. Also if you havent already, install realtemp to monitor temps while you run the cpu test.
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I am certain that you should use higher rated ram. Something along the lines of 1000 or higher. I bought the 1000's since they were on sale and overclocked them to 1033 (going 1066 tonight). The memory does make an impact on your overclock but you can ALWAYS overclock your ram and see how good of an OC you can get on the proc before dishing out the money but I highly recommend higher ram in the near future, especially if you are running vista and only have 2 gig. And those are great temperatures by the way. Also, have you ran prime95 or orthos to max out the cpu and test temps and stability?. Also if you havent already, install realtemp to monitor temps while you run the cpu test.
EDIT: This is what I would do. If you can get the proc to a respectable speed that is satisfying with the ram you have and a small voltage increase then dont spend the money. If you feel that you can do a little better or your not quite where you want to be THEN consider upgrading memory. I would do some research online to understand the significance of higher clocked ram or ram with good timings and make the educated judgement to upgrade on your own (but asking members at OC is fine if you want quick answers)
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1:1 ratio would put the ram at 770 (or so FSBx2)
so I would try that when OC'n the cpu, change as desired once cpu is stable..

Are you making all changes in your bios?

you may wana make sure all settings are disabled that need to be
C1E
EIST
SpeedStep
Spread Spectrum
etc.... refer to some of the guides for your board, im sure they are out there
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1:1 ratio would put the ram at 770 (or so FSBx2)
so I would try that when OC'n the cpu, change as desired once cpu is stable..

Are you making all changes in your bios?

you may wana make sure all settings are disabled that need to be
C1E
EIST
SpeedStep
Spread Spectrum
etc.... refer to some of the guides for your board, im sure they are out there
Good advice. I agree.
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EDIT: This is what I would do. If you can get the proc to a respectable speed that is satisfying with the ram you have and a small voltage increase then dont spend the money. If you feel that you can do a little better or your not quite where you want to be THEN consider upgrading memory. I would do some research online to understand the significance of higher clocked ram or ram with good timings and make the educated judgement to upgrade on your own (but asking members at OC is fine if you want quick answers)
If My ram is 667mhz, how far can I push it? it's the Corsair PC2-5300 XMS2. Thanks!
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1:1 ratio would put the ram at 770 (or so FSBx2)
so I would try that when OC'n the cpu, change as desired once cpu is stable..

Are you making all changes in your bios?

you may wana make sure all settings are disabled that need to be
C1E
EIST
SpeedStep
Spread Spectrum
etc.... refer to some of the guides for your board, im sure they are out there
I'm glad you brought up this question. My BIOS doesn't display the c1e but I know it has it because the multiplier was constantly jumping from 1.6 to 2.4mhz. EIST is there for sure and I disabled it already. THen I installed RMClock utility and one of the menus displayed "enabled" C1E so I turned it off. I wish I had a picture of my bios menues so you guys could guuide me through it... And SpeedStep, does it have any other name?
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