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OCin 3200+ to 2.5. Can't quite get it.

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I've been OCin for a while now but i can't seem to get my 3200 passed 2.47Ghz. I've tried messing with the vcore with now luck. I use uGuru to OC it and when i set preset and then click it, as soon as i click it my system freezes up and so i reboot. I know it's not my temps, because when i'm OCed to 2.47, they aren't high at all. Anyone know something i could try? by the way i'm on stock air cooling.
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post #2 of 15
Don't use Uguru. Use BIOS. Try one of the Overclocking guides out there to do it the old fashioned way, then tell us how well you do. On stock cooling, remember to watch those temps.
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post #3 of 15
yes, do it from the bios. also, you may have to run a memory devidor depending on what model corsair xms your ram is.
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i have this ram.

http://corsair.com/corsair/products/...512-3200c2.pdf


wait no, that says c2, i c2pt. When i click the C2PT version, it gives me the above link.
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post #5 of 15
c2pt is the same thing as c2. all the pt means is platinum whereas the c2 is black heatsink. i have the xms3200xlpt (platinum) which is the same thing as the xms3200xl
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post #6 of 15
it may be the ram. try to oc your ram while underclocking your cpu to see how far it will go. I have a set of 3200C2pt and never tried anyting over 245.
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post #7 of 15
in BIOS use the following:

FSB = 250
MULTI = x10
HTT Multi = x 4

I have sucky Ultra Value Ram ($39/512 x 2) and I get 250 stable, have hit 260 fsb with Voltage.

Note use your auto on Memory management (mine goes down to 333, but at least the cpu OC's)
post #8 of 15
why use BIOS to OC, is it Uguru got problem?
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post #9 of 15
BIOS = stable
software overclock = blah

Actually let me give a metaphor.

Overclocking with software is like trying to draw a picture left handed (when your right handed), it may work but it wont be pretty (stable) and the harder the picture to draw (the higher the overclock) the less likely that it will look right (be stable).
Where as drawing with your right the haderder the picture is to draw the less likely it will look good BUT it will always be better than drawing with your left hand.
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post #10 of 15
on top of that, your corsair ram will hold decent timings. just google it and see what everyone runs it at at certain speeds. its the easiest way to learn <3 google and if you run at 250 HTT (fsb) run your HT at 3x because 4x is just crappy, you don't need that much. and there's a good chance that running 3x will make you more stable for your OC
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