Originally Posted by zerogspacecow
I think I may be stable now at 3.7ghz. That's with at 18x, 205ref, and 1.5v. That still seems pretty low though, especially for 1.5v. I think (as people have said) that the problem is the NB voltage, also maybe the NB speed. But, I can't figure out how to adjust either of them. None of the settings seem to change anything in the BIOS, and overdrive won't let me change either... Advice please?
Yes if anyone has info on how to get this mobo to be stable please let us know! I've been seeing strange things:
My ram is ddr3 1600, I called asus about this (it was showing up at 1333) they pointed out that when looking at the motherboard specs it says it supports past ddr3 1600 ram but has to be oc'd to do so. (Let me also mention that the rep from asus told me that it should work fine oc'ing the ram to the speed and the processor also, however he would not help me do this... haha, they are hiding secrets!)
I tried setting my ram up to speed (Note I have the ram in slots 3&4 where the guide says to use slots 1&3) When the ram was at 1600 the monitor would not even come on when I hit the power button. After a few tries the screen finally lit up just to tell me that my overclock was unsuccessful.
After this happened I set the bios back to default settings and decided to wait until I learn more about this motherboard until I do more overclocking..... From the reviews on the board @newegg it seemed to work great..... People did note that you have to update the ram timings however.