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My system is as follows: UD3R, GTX 260, Guardian 921 case (3 120mm fans),4gb gskill ddr2 800, vista 64, Rosewill z-3 cpu cooler. Temps get to high 40's at 9x333. I tried overclocking at 3.6ghz with vcore to 1.275, ram voltage from 1.8 to 1.9V, and FBS to 400. I tried the prime95 stress test and one core failed after few seconds. Any idea?
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yes your mobo is the problem it can't handle the oc
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That motherboard shouldn't have a problem with the OC. Did you set your RAM timings and disable all the auto features in BIOS? Max vcore = around 1.45, so once you look up and set your timings for your ram, if that doesn't work, bump the vCore up a bit more. Make sure you have the exact model number of your RAM when you look up the timings. It's probably 5-5-5-15, but double check to make sure
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yes the ram is 5-5-5-15 and it is set at that in bios. I did not want to try higher than 1.275 because when I did that, blue screen at windows start up appeared. It said something like if it is the first time that happened please restart the computer, otherwise check the hardware. Then some physical dumping took place. What does that mean, not enough voltage?
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Bump the multi up to 9 easy. Also how many ram sticks do you have?
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what that is is a BSOD. its what you get when your overclock is not stable. nothing to be scared of. i realy think its a voltage issue. which model of gskill ram is it? it may need more than 1.9. my ocz needs 2.2. also, you may need more vcore voltage still yet.
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yes multi is up. 9x400 making it 3.6ghz, but does not boot the windows. I have two 2gb ddr2 800 g.skill sticks. 1.8-1.9v.
The problem is that I get a blue screen and pc restarts. more voltage?
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Don't be scared of upping the voltage! The E8400 overclocks EASY to 3.6GHz on the stock cooler - you've got an aftermarket so SHOULD be able to hit 4.0+ without a problem. Seriously, just up your CPU vcore so you can get a stable overclock. Try doing the custom CPU test on prime instead of the blend test - if you don't get BSOD on CPU test but get BSOD on blend, your RAM is the problem...

EDIT: Also mate, add your sig rig here.
Edited by Powelly - 12/25/08 at 5:15pm
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i second what powelly said
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