Originally Posted by runcmd3
ok. ill try to up the nb tonight and run another test @3.8ghz. do you have to raise it up a lot? i think i should try one thing at time (raise vcore.. then raise nb.. then raise vcore then nb..then when its stable for blend lower nb.. stability test.. if pass then lower vcore.. is this what im supposed to do? sounds liek it takes a lot of testing. then when all is good at lowest v ill add in more ram and up volts as necesary for nb? is this what i should do?
First keep raising FSB bit by bit until you get a P95 error on your stock voltage.
Once you do get an error you know its time to raise the volts (VCore, VTT, MCH, Mch ref ) etc.
Each and everyone has a different limit on the Vcore that they are comfortable with. My max Vcore is 1.30. After that I don't want to o'clock it more. Also MCH can be safely upped till 1.28-1.30 volts (again my personal limit).
Just remember to up your volts 1 or 2 notched at a time(don't go ballistic and start upping 7-8 notches at a time), plus it'll save you time when you need to back down the voltage as you'll know exactly what amount of voltage caused an error and what didn't. So that way you'll also learn what feature stabilizes P95 in what way.
Some people start from the limit ( e.g 1.30 volts Vcore and make their way down either is fine. I'm chicken so I start lowest and move up from there.
Just when I start o'clocking I set my ram at the voltage recommended by the manu. (2.2volts in my case) in the BIOS. Also I keep the timings at the default. (like 4-4-4-15 again in my case). I rarely touch DRAM voltage after initially setting it up.