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Okay maybe it's cooling that's throwing you off...what's your MB's NB temp?

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Edited by KamuiRSX - 1/21/10 at 3:28pm
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Sozin,
What you should do right now is isolate down the unstable component, and that way, you'll know what is causing the instability.
First of all, isolate down the motherboard by backing down to the stock vcore, backing down to the lowest CPU multiplier, and the lowest RAM speed while keeping the stock RAM voltages and timings; then, keeping increasing the HTT Clock from 200 MHz till you are not able to POST(Don't forget to keep the HT Frequency and NB Frequency down as well). Record that value down because that will be your max HTT Clock for your board.
Knowing the max HTT Clock for your board, you'll be able to calculate the potential overclock that you can achieve by multiplying it with the CPU Multiplier(13x).
The next would be to isolate down your chip, first lower everything back to stock with the lowest RAM speed set but maintaining the voltage and timing for RAM. Next, set the vcore to what you'll be comfortable with at most, it seems to me that you're somewhat comfortable with 1.475V? If that's the case, set vcore to that, and then at the max multiplier, keep increasing the HTT Clock(Keep NB & HT at around 2.0GHz). When you hit a wall, you'll be sure that it's your chip, not the motherboard.
Now with the overclock settings recorded down(Max CPU Frequency, Max HTT Clock for motherboard), find a combination that will allow you to maximize your RAM, and you're done. One last note: Don't forget to increase the CPU NB VID as your CPU Clock goes above stock.

Edit: It is often that the RAM is unstable, my G.Skill DDR2-800 is running at 787 MHz at the moment.
Edited by Platinum - 1/21/10 at 3:37pm
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post #623 of 1595
Currently in the process you've laid out Platinum, and I wouldn't say I'm comfortable with 1.475, the board auto set that as the "stock" voltage. It's quite bizarre.

EDIT//


Update. Board pooped out at 315FSB.

Am sitting at 3.7GHz:



Anything higher than 285 with the stock 13x multiplier BSODs on me, or if I set the NB/HT frequency any lower than what it is.



Argh....this is getting on my nerves. I'm back to square one. Anything over 270 BSODs.
Edited by Sozin - 1/21/10 at 5:17pm
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Sozin,
Were any voltages related to NB and HT raised?
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Sozin,
Were any voltages related to NB and HT raised?
Yes, and I still couldn't get it. I just pushed the FSB back down to 260 and will probably leave it at that for now.
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post #626 of 1595
drop the multi on everything to check your FSB. don't try and do a CPU overclock with that high of an FSB. that's pretty dam fast btw, congrats on getting it that high btw, Certainly no 980a chipset XD.
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Is it worth to to have that low of RAM speed in order to get that high CPU clock?
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Is it worth to to have that low of RAM speed in order to get that high CPU clock?
well...your upping your FSB so much that you should be between 950-1100mhz anyway
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Edited by Sozin - 1/22/10 at 8:27pm
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Double post.

Had it sitting at 295 but it BSOD'd on me after about five minutes.
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