Nice Work Chops! Congrats! Looks like she just needed some love and bit of "Time" to warm up! OCing is not a overnight process...
It can take a while to get a stable overclock at the speed that one desires! One thing to remember is that it's a bad practice to keep changing settings and not testing them to the fullest before changing again. Adjust one thing at a time, reboot and test for a while. Running Prime95 overnight was a good choice, with good results!
That is one reason why I like OCing with the BUS mhz is that you can work the Speed up gradually. Going up by 200Mhz at a time is asking for Errors and Blue Screens. Once again, JMO.
Anyway, I have an update on MY MoBo RMA. MSI Just sent me an email with my Confirmation of FedEx shipping via 3 day ground. So good news there. The bad news is that I received an email from Bottom Line technology that they are getting the shipment of C3's (Including mine) on Dec 2nd... BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
That's 1 week later than then "estimated" it coming from AMD originally... Oh Well! It's gonna be worth it!!!
ONe more thing Chops,
Keep the same Multi of 17 and Bump up your BUS from 200mhz to
1. 203Mhz to equal 3.451Mhz and retest using prime95 the same way for a good twelve hours again. (only a 51mhz increase in OC from previously stable OC)
2. 206 to equal 3.502Mhz and do the Same. (100Mhz)
Instead of Jumping up another 200Mhz and getting frustrated. 50 or 100mhz should be a nice stable increase. Then when that Passes...
3. Bump the BUS to 209 x 17multi to equal 3553Mhz and run Prime95 for a good 10-12hours.
4. Then drop the BUS back down to 200 and bump the multi to 18 to equal 3600Mhz and run prime95 for another 10-12hours.
See the pattern? (Of course you do) In my experience, it's more reliable this way...
I bet that starts a good streak of long Stable Prime runs... Once you hit 3600mhz, start back with the small BUS jumps again until you work back up to a 19multi to get 3800mhz.
Keep in mind the rest of the systems stats.Edited by Mastiffman - 11/17/09 at 11:14am