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Just finished my first OC (56k warning)

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Have had enough today. Started out on 1.8ghz.
I think its my ram holding me back. The PC isnt stable with a FSB >236, but my motherboard can handle as much as 275

If i bought new (good )ram, whats the general range it can OC too?
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post #2 of 10
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post #3 of 10
Why not just set the ram on a divider. Then you can up the speed wout the ram.
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post #4 of 10
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I did try that. When the ram was FSB/2 (the lowest i can set it) it still only went to 236MHz. I think it might be related to my timings, because i could acheive a better OC when I put the timings on auto.
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post #5 of 10


U HAVE A LOT TO LOOK FORWARD TO!!! we almost the same set up! lol
post #6 of 10
Or it could be your PSU. A 350 generic. That doesn't seem like enough to me.
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post #7 of 10
OMG how do u have your 3000+ at 2.61, Could you help me get my 3200+ up to that?
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post #8 of 10
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Would like to, but to be honest, I really have only just started ocing my CPU a couple of days ago. It can also be just pure luck - some CPU's just OC better than others.

Theres some really good tutorials if you want to know more. Hold on a second and ill find a link to them.

EDIT: there we go clicky

If your still not sure, start a new thread. Im sure people will be happy to help. Also, if youve got it post some screenies of CPU-Z so people can see what you might be able to do to get a better OC
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Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
NEC AD-7170 Win 7 Asus VW193D-B A4 tech wireless 
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post #9 of 10
Well iw as talking about AMD SLI GURU but thos elinks would be great im a nub overclocker, do u overclock in BIOS or thru Programs like MOBOS come with
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Vertex 2 SSD DVD-RW Windows 7 X64 Dell U2410 & Apple Cinema 23" 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 2 SSD DVD-RW Windows 7 X64 Dell U2410 & Apple Cinema 23" 
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post #10 of 10
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doh! for a moment there i thought i has a 2.6 like AMD SLI guru lol

yeah you have to do it through your BIOS. Programs the motherboard come with sometimes work, but complicate things. Mine came with MSI's core centre. Basically, you can OC more in the BIOS, and you have more control over other things like multis and memory timings and all sorts of ratios that will drive you insane .
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X4 640 Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 7900GS <3 2x 2GB Corsair DDR2 + 2x 512MB of value stuff 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
NEC AD-7170 Win 7 Asus VW193D-B A4 tech wireless 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Coolermaster Fractal Design Define R3 Gigabyte GM-M6800 Bright Mat 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X4 640 Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 7900GS <3 2x 2GB Corsair DDR2 + 2x 512MB of value stuff 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
NEC AD-7170 Win 7 Asus VW193D-B A4 tech wireless 
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Coolermaster Fractal Design Define R3 Gigabyte GM-M6800 Bright Mat 
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