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It looks like we have the same processor and memory, but you have a different motherboard. Last night, I tried booting with a 450 FSB while dropping the multi to 6. Windows wouldn't load. I don't know if it was a voltage issue or what. I think I'll have to just start from scratch and figure out what the minimum voltages I could run at stock speeds, then work my way up from there.

I'm searching the internet rather diligently for some advice on where to go with my overclock, but I'm not having much success. Thanks for your input, though.
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It looks like we have the same processor and memory, but you have a different motherboard. Last night, I tried booting with a 450 FSB while dropping the multi to 6. Windows wouldn't load. I don't know if it was a voltage issue or what. I think I'll have to just start from scratch and figure out what the minimum voltages I could run at stock speeds, then work my way up from there.

I'm searching the internet rather diligently for some advice on where to go with my overclock, but I'm not having much success. Thanks for your input, though.
Cool about the memory and processor. I should tell you then, that I'm also running this memory at 5-4-4-12 timings @2.1v. This is stable for me.

I know that there are others who have your same board and processor. I think you should be able to find somebody else who you could mirror your settings off of to get better clocks.

NOTE: A lot of time your stability has nothing to do with your voltages and clock... it's a problem with another setting in the bios... for example DDR enhancements should usually be turned off. Also, your memory settings need to be tuned a little... first thing to try is changing tRead to 10 (instead of auto). I don't know if your bios calls it tRead or not, but this is a big step for a lot of people when it comes to getting a stable system. I recommend taking the time to read thru this whole thread and tweak accordingly.

Again, good luck.
    
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I have quite a bit of time on my hands, but 36 pages of reading is a bit much. I'll read as much as possible though. The good news is I have my laptop to read with and desktop to tinker with.
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After a little Googling, I found out tRead is tRD. In my BIOS, it's called Common Performance Level. I'll go ahead and increase that substantially then try booting with a 450 FSB again.

And now that I think about it, it might be what was holding me back before. I read through Anandtech's article on the Rampage Formula and the importance of this value. I forgot with higher FSBs I need to increase tRD.

EDIT: Set my tRD to 10, CPU voltage to 1.3625, PLL to 1.50, NB to 1.49, RAM to 2.1, VTT to 1.30, SB to 1.05, LLC disabled, CPU GTL and NB GTL to 0.67x. Windows won't load at 6x450.
Edited by chessmyantidrug - 11/14/08 at 11:40am
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After a little Googling, I found out tRead is tRD. In my BIOS, it's called Common Performance Level. I'll go ahead and increase that substantially then try booting with a 450 FSB again.

And now that I think about it, it might be what was holding me back before. I read through Anandtech's article on the Rampage Formula and the importance of this value. I forgot with higher FSBs I need to increase tRD.

EDIT: Set my tRD to 10, CPU voltage to 1.3625, PLL to 1.50, NB to 1.49, RAM to 2.1, VTT to 1.30, SB to 1.05, LLC disabled, CPU GTL and NB GTL to 0.67x. Windows won't load at 6x450.
Do you still have a lot of bios options set to AUTO? Also, what are your ram timings? I would stick with the stock timings of 5-5-5-12 for now, to be sure that the problem isn't with the timings.

Try dropping your OC a little and see where it starts being stable. You're on the right track.

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I have to go pick up my car right now, but I'll try after I get back. I had my timings set to Auto because I figured that would be the easiest way to get things done. I think it makes it 5-5-5-18 by default.
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Well after 2.5 months at 3Ghz, I finally decided to push it farther, I got it to 3.44 Ghz at 1.192v in CPU-Z, just one question, how good are the temps in the screenshot? (TJmax in Real Temp is set to 100)
CPU-Z validation:
http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=446820

Also, the link to the Intel page about the TJmax gives a "Page Unavailable" error.

Edited by Millillion - 11/15/08 at 5:41pm
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I'm stress testing at 3.4GHz right now. CPU-Z reports 1.224V on load. My temps are 50, 48, 51 and 51.
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I'm pleased with my overclock to 3.44GHz ... at least for now.

1) chessmyantidrug
2) http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=447476
3) 3.44GHz
4) 1.288V idle, 1.24V load
5) Stable!
6) L816A760
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i can only get mine to 3.4ghz w/ 1.36v
and i can get only 440x8 @ 1.36

seems some of us have lucked out !
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