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So I built my machine and got the sli working really nice and thought HEY, how about I overclock this thing! So I used the guide on this site and rebooted into Windows between each step. Here's what I did:

I lowered my multiplier to 5x from 9 before I started increasing the FSB's.

Increased my cpu power to 1.59 and my RAM voltage to 2.98.

Slowly increased the FSB on my 3000+ Venice from 200 to 250.

Changed my RAM timings to 2-2-2-6.

Slowly increased the FSB on my Kingston RAM from 133 to 250.

Stress tested the system using PRIME 95 for about 5 minutes --the temp never got above 42C.

Increased the multiplier to 6x and rebooted. The system never let me back into bios. It just froze at the Biostar splash screen. So I cleared the CMOS with the jumper and restarted. BLACK SCREEN. That's all folks! I've tried clearing the CMOS like five times with the jumper, but something's apparently dead. WHAT DID I DO?? Now I've got the battery out and I'll let it sit overnight.
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post #2 of 20
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Originally Posted by AMDcouldsaveyourlife
So I built my machine and got the sli working really nice and thought HEY, how about I overclock this thing! So I used the guide on this site and rebooted into Windows between each step. Here's what I did:

I lowered my multiplier to 5x from 9 before I started increasing the FSB's.

Increased my cpu power to 1.59 and my RAM voltage to 2.98.

Slowly increased the FSB on my 3000+ Venice from 200 to 250.

Changed my RAM timings to 2-2-2-6.

Slowly increased the FSB on my Kingston RAM from 133 to 250.

Stress tested the system using PRIME 95 for about 5 minutes --the temp never got above 42C.

Increased the multiplier to 6x and rebooted. The system never let me back into bios. It just froze at the Biostar splash screen. So I cleared the CMOS with the jumper and restarted. BLACK SCREEN. That's all folks! I've tried clearing the CMOS like five times with the jumper, but something's apparently dead. WHAT DID I DO?? Now I've got the battery out and I'll let it sit overnight.
Nearly 3 volts on your ram??? What's the voltage rating of that Kingston? Btw, check your POST lights against this.......

http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...solutions.html
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post #3 of 20
battery out and the jumper set? I dono if you have both...but try it anyways.... unplug the computer too.

EDIT: OH YA. When you overclock...you usually start with the multiplier you're planning to use...cause going from let's say

250 x 8 to 250 x 9...... that's a jump of 250 fsb....it could have become unstable anywhere in between. Just pick your multiplier first...start with the higher ones...if your fsb can go higher...lower it one and keep going...baby steps.
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post #4 of 20
First find the maximum FSB of each component i.e. Motherboard,cpu and ram



Edit: that's too much voltage on your ram!!! Just leave the voltage to 2.70
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post #5 of 20
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I did the steps in the order of the Sticky. Turned up the FSB on the CPU, then turned up the FSB on the RAM, then increased the multiplier. If I can get it working again I'm just going to leave it stock. Has anybody heard of this black screen problem before? Thanks for the quick replies.

BTW, my motherboard doesn't have LED indicators.
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post #6 of 20
Yeah, that definitely looks like too much vdimm.
post #7 of 20
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I just checked the sticky again and where it talks about RAM voltage it says that 2.8 is safe and 3.1 is max recommended.

Well I just put the battery back in and moved the jumper back over after like half an hour, and the d#mn thing is still DOA. I tried one stick of RAM and none with no luck.

So what should I RMA? The motherboard, the processor or both?
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post #8 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMDcouldsaveyourlife
I just checked the sticky again and where it talks about RAM voltage it says that 2.8 is safe and 3.1 is max recommended.

Well I just put the battery back in and moved the jumper back over after like half an hour, and the d#mn thing is still DOA. I tried one stick of RAM and none with no luck.

So what should I RMA? The motherboard, the processor or both?
All ram specifications are different. You can't go by what a sticky tells you. Look up the recommended voltage range for your Ram before you ruin it. Btw, what are your POST lights telling you is wrong? I gave you a link to find out the problem easily.
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post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by AMDcouldsaveyourlife
BTW, my motherboard doesn't have LED indicators.

I really don't have any led code things on my motherboard. Unless I'm missing something. And how would I find out the recommended voltage for this ram?
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post #10 of 20
i can imagine if its kingston ram the most recommended will be like 2.6/2.7v
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