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gonna up ram to 2.0, and try upping vcore past 1.275.
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Good work, try using Orthos Small FFTs test to test the stability of your overclock. Once you can run that for about 11 hours, try the Blend test to see if your RAM is stable.
Like I said before, just keep upping the CPU voltage until you can get it stable. Then worry about your RAM voltages/timings.

Good luck
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Just tried out one increment above 1.275 and memory on 2.0. Both torture and blend failed after few secs. Gonna try to up one more
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i had to re-seat the cpu heatsink, but i overclocked a friend's e8400 to 3.6ghz on a stock cooler, shouldn't be impossible
    
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syncmaster, what were the vcore voltages?
Wait, does Termination voltage has anything to do with it? it is set at 1.2 I think.
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I overclocked a mates E8400 to 4.0GHz stable with a vcore of I believe 1.35v. He used the Zalman CNPS9700LED CPU cooler...
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It might be too early to say that I hit the stable vcore. prime95 FFT test ran for few minutes, and unlike before, it did not fail yet. Vcore is set at 1.300. Also I lowered RAM original 1.8V. I think it was the RAM that triggered the BSOD. I will lower my vcore soon. If lower vcore is stable, can I blame the RAM of being defective because it cannot work on 1.9V voltage settings, which are made for 1.8 to 1.9?
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It might be too early to say that I hit the stable vcore. prime95 FFT test ran for few minutes, and unlike before, it did not fail yet. Vcore is set at 1.300. Also I lowered RAM original 1.8V. I think it was the RAM that triggered the BSOD. I will lower my vcore soon. If lower vcore is stable, can I blame the RAM of being defective because it cannot work on 1.9V voltage settings, which are made for 1.8 to 1.9?
What vcore does Cpu-Z read out when you put it to 1.3v in bios? Vcore was your problem, not the ram.

And please look up maximum safe voltage for your specific set of ram.
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