Originally Posted by AMD SLI guru
i agree pushing it to 9x325 is overkill but i'm talking like pushing it in a ratio kinda form... like 9x290 and i can't too much more outa it. it totally goes unstable if i go much high which i don't understand because if i'm about to actually push it to 325fsb then why couldn't i have a stable 9x? that's what i'm wondering... i'm not worried about my ram as i can just lower or raise the ratio... honestly i think what it is, is my power supply isn't giving my system enough power... a 420watt for an sli set up, 4 ram banks and an overclocked cpu (by 800mhz) i think i need to up the power.
plus on top of all that i know that i'm able to hit 3ghz on my proc because tons of ppl have already done it b4. i know cooling wont be an issue as my water cooling keeps things pretty cool. right now under full load running for 14 hours, my cpu is at 35c...
the one thing you did say was that i'm putting alot of stress on my mem. controller with the four drr sticks... how much would this limit my overclock?
OMG, #1 you can't hit 3 GHz on your processor because of your memory
#2 not all processors are the same, if you hit 3.0 GHz on air its suicide for your chip. #3 you can't push 9x CPU Multi on 325 HTT Because you're pushing your processor clock toooo far
325 (Htt) x 9 (CPU Multi) = too high for your CPU to be stable at the current voltage.....do you get it?
and the big reason why you can't hit 3.0 GHz on your proc is BECAUSE you're stressing your memory controller w/ 4 sticks of 512 instead of 2 sticks of 1 gb.
and i didn't realize you had watercooling, but still yet 3.0 GHz is a lot to push out of a 3000+. i bet that you have to have more than watercooling to hit it. phase change....