Originally Posted by x2s3w4
Can you get your RAM to run at a 1:1 ratio?
That would be best until you get a stable CPU overclock.
That's what I mean. If CPU is at 333 run your RAM at 333. If it's at 400 FSB, run your RAM there also. That should take your RAM out of the equation so you only test your CPU.
Then after you get that stable then you can work on your RAM overclocking.
Thanks, I get you now. I'll try putting my RAM lower first if I can if I want to tinker and see where I can get. For now, I appear to be stable at 320MHz and 800 for the DDR so I'll let it play for awhile.
Originally Posted by error10
You'll probably be stable at 300-320 FSB. The G31 needs a bit of extra voltage to hit 333, and for whatever reason your BIOS doesn't have a NB voltage adjustment. This seems to be common; I've only seen one G31 board where the BIOS did allow for the NB voltage to be changed. And since the G31 tops out at 333 (mine refused to go past 340 no matter what, and I've never heard from anyone who got a G31 past 342 or so) and needs the extra voltage, you'll probably have to bring it back down. The last person I helped with a G31 board also didn't have an NB voltage adjustment, and I think he wound up around 310 or 315.
Yeah, I'm happy I appear to be running well at 320 now. It definitely seems to be a voltage issue to remain stable any higher. So there is no software to boost it at boot or anything? Thanks again error, you really helped me grasp the situation.