Originally Posted by jonnyd91
So i guess i should prob. stick with the 4 gigs huh?
No, you should enjoy your 8 GB @ a less extreme speed.
No offense, but 8 GB OCing isn't for the lazy/n00bs.
You'll find yourself getting frustrated in hurry if you don't have a lot of patience/willingness to tweak.
I've been OCing w/ 8 GB since before most people had 4 GB, & it's definitely not as easy as 2x2 GB; never has been & never will be.
You need to realize you will basically never be able to achieve the same speeds w/ 8 GB as w/ 4 GB.
Firstly, while i'm not really familiar with your mobo, i can tell you if you are running 400 FSB @ DDR2-1200, that's using the 266 strap, which can be harder to get stable with than the 333/400 straps (especially with your CPU).
I'd say you need to start looking at working your way up from a lower speed, & get off the 266 strap (2:3 ratio).
3:4 (400 strap) would be a good one to work with (termed as 2.66 in your BIOS).
That means if your FSB is 400, that'd be DDR2-1066.
Can you get that stable?
If so, you can then try increasing FSB from there.
Make sure anything to do with RAM subtimings is loose (pics of your BIOS would be nice here so i can tell you what you need to loosen or watch out for).
Keep in mind that the difference between DDR2-800 vs. DDR2-1200 in real world applications is so ridiculously low, that you really shouldn't get too excited over RAM speed.
Don't get me wrong, i love my RAM speed, but you need to learn priorities if you are going for real world performance.
You have a pretty bad CPU OC...you can do way over 3.2 GHz.
A slight CPU OC will affect performance far more than high RAM speeds ever will.
You should work on CPU first (unless you really only want 3.2 GHz), & work the RAM speed around that.