Originally Posted by RonB94GT
I'm maxed out right now at 3.5 with unlocked core and volts at about max. Anything above with 3 or 4 cores gets BSOD about 1 min into prime. I'm trying to raise FSB, I realize in need to adjust the HT and ram when I do this. I get a note in bios volts are not optimized. What volts do I need to adjust?
that's a gigabyte thing. As soon as u set it to manual and u change something, u will get that message saying its' not optimized.
Now, when u say u have your volts maxed u aren't running anything at some insane voltage r u?
My personal limits are 1.5v on cpu and 1.35v on cpu/nb. I set that as my hard limit because my system is on 24/7 so i didn't want to totally stress my hardware.
Now as for getting above 3.5.. for me, 3.5 is stable at 1.475v but 3.6 was NOT stable even at 1.525 (i did it just to test). All cpus are different but your wall may be close.
Personally, ignore the ram for speed unless u are making your ram timings tighter. Increasing the northbridge speed has way more advantages then increasing the ram speed. Also, for your HT Link, keep it between 1800-2200. It's pointless getting anything beyond that and also, make sure your NB is always at least as fast as your HT Link (really, NB should be faster for better performance)