Originally Posted by oneluvballer21
Have you used this MB before with any others CPUs? If not, it could be a MB failure out of the box. And, like was mentioned, the most recent BIOS is recommended to keep your MB working correctly with your chip.
Drin, assuming you are using the same RAM in both your screen shots of OC's, why is your RAM running at 6-6-6-18 @ 348MHz for 3.9GHz, while you also had it running at 5-5-5-15 @ 518MHz for 3.626GHz??? I can't help but believe your RAM timings were limiting your stability to push farther in one of those scenarios... either 5-5-5-15 was too tight (quite possible), or 6-6-6-18 was too loose (very likely, given the other stable timings)... just a thought.
As for the database, today I do laundry and catch up the database... it will happen, oh yes, it will....
Good point baller, was wondering if anyone would point that out!
And my memory can run fine at 5-5-5-15 for 3.9ghz even, however I had to adjust my clock skews for those particular sticks (which was only 2x1gb). Finding out what clock skews work best for my particular ram and its channel was an absolute pain, required taking out each stick, putting one in individually, and memtesting it with a particular adjustment for a couple of hours and then moving onto the next. Considering there's roughly 14 different options per stick, and you eventually have to get it stable with both, its not very fun. Two sticks tried my patience, there's no way I'm going to do it with four, so I'll probably try to pick up a 2x2 kit sometime.
That's what I meant earlier when I said that my ram was holding me back slightly, not because it couldn't actually reach a decent speed with my clock, but because it took too much effort to get decent timings with a good oc. When I hit 3.9ghz the second the time it was just to see if I could hit 3.9ghz with a higher multi, and if it did take more voltage or not, and I never tried to tighten my timings due to laziness. Its quite probable it would not have made a difference, but I'll never know for now. Anyway... I feel an itch to get back to oc'ing, hopefully I'll get the time.
I tried to read all 40 pages since I last posted, but that was too difficult. However I'm glad that you managed to get your cards stepped up baller, once you get everything working your system will be very sweet
Hopefully you won't encounter anymore hardware troubles, or that you already got them fixed!
Skywarp I'm sure you'll get your OC up and over 3.9ghz eventually, and your advice is helping a lot of people in this thread, far more useful than anything I'm doing. Also to rotaryKnight, what did you use for stability @ 4ghz, thats a nice OC! I'd be quite interested as that was the biggest wall I hit, so any info could potentially be very helpful. I saw 3D mark, and tf2/pi I think, but I have not been able to read every thread. And cheers robo
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