Originally Posted by jaysquared
I'm at 3.8 with everything at the supposed defaults except my RAM which is at 800 as opposed to 667. The multiplier is at 19 and can't go to 19.5 without BSOD. So, I'm gonna keep the FSB at defaults and bumb up the NB? Voltage, frequency, or both?
I just want to reiterate the bit about Prime 95
Please keep in mind it doesn't matter if you can boot the system up what matters is if you can survive a few hours of Prime95...if one of your cores or your entire system crashs you need to work on your voltages/clockings
I recommend putting your NB/Ram and everything else there is back to stock...you want everything else at stock because if you crash you can't be sure that its the CPU/NB/Ram if your not 100% sure they where stable to begin with...start first by overclocking the CPU and getting it to be Prime 95 stable
Shoot for 3 hours stable in a blend test that way we can assume ATM it is a pretty stable clock and not spend all day testing it out...then work on your NB/Ram etc
I recommend a NB overclock of no less than 2600Mhz for your system and if you can control the temps and your Mobo/CPU is capable of it you should try 2800Mhz as shouldn't be much trouble to obtain with your CPU
What CPU cooler are you currently using and if you can load up a temp monitoring app can you tell me the temps you are getting in Prime95 before you crash?
I suggest you download the application core damage...your system should be able to run this even if its really unstable and what the app will do is give us the maximum possible heat output of your current voltage/clock setup...based on that we can get an idea as to how much more voltage you can safely load on the CPUEdited by Rewindlabs - 12/18/09 at 9:25pm