Originally Posted by LBear
No i havent used memtest, ive been using memory diagnostics tool thats on windows vista,(not sure it detects stability for mem). I have not messed with the FSB at all(200 default),ive only been increasing the CPU Ratio cause from what i know its the easiest way to OC with out messing with anything else in the bios which i dont know really about.(this is my first built OC'ed PC). Will setting the NB to 1.3v generate that much heat that i might need a fan also will it heat my CPU or MB? Im using pc probe for temps monitoring. My airflow should be good,actually im using the same case as Willhemmens ^^
if i put a fan blowing on the NB,it will throw off my airflow.
In the bios NB voltage is on auto,setting it to 1.3 puts it in red,i dont know what its default at,i even use everest and still cant find nothing on the NB voltage. Do u mean upping like 1.10v to 1.12 volts?
i only mentioned the fsb increase to find your volt limits for increased NB frequencies;D
increasing the NB voltage will increase the NB temperature, increasing the CPU-NB voltage will increase the CPU temperature.
if you increase voltages just keep an eye on the temperatures when stress testing, if they get a bit high you might wanna consider adding an extra fan.
i have a 80mm fan over my nb and it keeps it quite cool, i think it will have impact on the airflow but compared to the temperature drops i get on the NB i think its worth it.
by how much did you increase the NB voltage to get to the red values? mine also turns red on 1.3 but with low temperatures it should be save.
would probably be better to increase it by small amounts, but if you just want to see if there is the stability problem i guess you could do some stress tests with 1.3 and if its stable decrease it in small steps and test if it gets unstable again.
when overclocking you might want to keep your changes "minimal" from one test to the next so you get a better picture of whats causing the instability form one oc settings to the next.
so for example, if you change your cpu speed, ram, nb at once and you bsod its very hard to tell what was the problem and you might need to revert all the values to find out.
but when you only increase the cpu clock and then get instability the possible problems are way less.