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So here is the thing. Not so long ago I decided to upgrade my 2 year old PC. I started with getting new heat sink for my CPU (see my specs) and switching my old 2GB RAM (Patriot) for a new OCZ ones. Now I tried playing in BIOS after reading a lot about overclocking my CPU and OCZ memory (exact same model) but it just didn;t work out the way it was supposed to. When I run diagnostics I get unstable numbers as shown in picture setting 1 and 2 (and these are only two out of like 5 different numbered pictures). After overclocking my memory timings are as shown in memory picture. I don;t know why but my PC slows down terribly when I play games for like 4, 5 seconds. In 3dMark06 I get only as much as 2000 something scores!! And if that wasn't all I can't even put in all 4GB of RAM I bought (using only 2GB as of now had problems with 1 long beep and 2 short ones - isn't that a video failure??) Anyway, any help would be appreciated!! If you need more info just ask I will try to answer every questions to my best knowledge! And also included my BIOS settings after overclocking. Thanks!!




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it could be that u got CnQ on and your memory timing is at 2T and not 1T.
wats the stock speed and timing of your ram?

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It says it's 2-3-2-5 but out of the box it's 2.5-3-2-5. Thanks! Any idea why it wouldn't accept 4GB? I thought one stick might be faulty... Also in diagnostics it says it's single channel while it's supposed to be dual or am I getting something wrong here??
Edited by Vinny84 - 6/29/08 at 6:38pm
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it could be that your cpu is under stress cuz it's using 2 channel instead of 1 channel, did you try running everything at stock and then installing your 4gb.

and your ram speed seen to be underclock, you should try lowering your divider
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Originally Posted by Vinny84 View Post
So here is the thing. Not so long ago I decided to upgrade my 2 year old PC. I started with getting new heat sink for my CPU (see my specs) and switching my old 2GB RAM (Patriot) for a new OCZ ones. Now I tried playing in BIOS after reading a lot about overclocking my CPU and OCZ memory (exact same model) but it just didn;t work out the way it was supposed to. When I run diagnostics I get unstable numbers as shown in picture setting 1 and 2 (and these are only two out of like 5 different numbered pictures). After overclocking my memory timings are as shown in memory picture. I don;t know why but my PC slows down terribly when I play games for like 4, 5 seconds. In 3dMark06 I get only as much as 2000 something scores!! And if that wasn't all I can't even put in all 4GB of RAM I bought (using only 2GB as of now had problems with 1 long beep and 2 short ones - isn't that a video failure??) Anyway, any help would be appreciated!! If you need more info just ask I will try to answer every questions to my best knowledge! And also included my BIOS settings after overclocking. Thanks!!
Vinny, it looks like from the first screenshot that Cool'n'Quiet might be enabled. Make sure that feature is disable via BIOS before you start overclocking. I would also make sure any features related to "Spread Spectrum" are also disabled.
One thing to remember with Manchesters is that they require quite a bit of voltage for any decent OC in the range of 2.7 - 2.8Ghz. Just keep that in mind when you start getting up there. Make sure to manually input your voltage when you start raising the HTT (reference clock).
Your memory timings look really tight. You may want to loosen them especially if you plan on running 4GB of memory (4 x 1 DIMMs). Try timings such as 3-3-3-8 2T. Also keep an eye on your memory frequency and make sure it doesn't exceed to far past stock. Another thing to note is that multiple sticks of memory can and will stress your IMC (integrated memory controller). This may prohibit your overclock. The downside to that is 64-bit Vista runs perfect with 4GB of memory so running anything less may be a bummer.

I'm sure others will chime in to assist you. Welcome to OCN

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