Originally Posted by buttmud
are you taking steps, or just jacking it all the way up? honestly i've had bad luck w/ my e6 processor. so if you're just jacking the clock up from stock to 2.5 ghz, then start taking it in steps. i've spent 3 days overclocking my machine to get it just right, priming everything and finding its voltage sweet spot....
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He is on the money on the work your way up with smaller steps.
Important aspects are ...
Keeping your MAX full loat temp under 50c
A stable PS with 24a on the 12+v rail with 1 vid card and 32a with 2
Reducing your CPU's multiplyer to find the max speed of your RAM
Knowing the max vdimm (RAM voltage) your RAM can use
Underclocking your RAM with a huge divider while OCing the CPU
The purpose of underclocking the RAM when OCing theCOU and vise versa is to find each ones stable MAX then using the to get the two to run there highest known stable max together.
Otherwise, you don't know which of them is screwing with your OCing