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I know I'm not the first to do this but it's still the first time I've actually managed it.

It's been about 24 hours since I tried testing my new PSU and everythings seems stable.

Before all I could raise my FSB to was 220, anything past that and my rig would get stuck on the POST. I started by raising it to 225 and Windows booted. I then thought, sod it and raised it to 240 and tried again. Hey presto, 24 hours of Folding @ Home later and everything seems ok.

As I've said before, my RAM is Corsiar Value Select so I've set it's divider to "PC2700" in the BIOS which means it's actually operateing at it's rated speed of 400MHz. Timings are 2.5-3-3-8 1T. I'm pretty impressed because I'm running on air cooling at the moment.

Obviously I haven't been infront of my rig all day but I've just been playing Q4 with Folding in the background and as soon as I came out my CPU temp was 47*C so it looks all good for now.

It just goes to show that a decent PSU really does give impressive results.


post #2 of 8
Congrats! Nice work.
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Congrats and great job

Welcome to the 4.0Ghz club
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Cheers. I'm well chuffed with it.
post #5 of 8
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Update;

I've had to lower my FSB from 240 to 235 as some games would lock up after a couple of hours. I've also removed the divider on the RAM so it's now operating at 470MHz which should help it to keep up with the CPU a little better.

I'm still chuffed with the OC as I'm running bang on 4GHz now and I've noticed a minor performance boost and a slight increase in my benchie scores.
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Those are great scores. I only wish i could get mine up that high. ((Score wise))
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post #7 of 8
Nice one, is the GTX running at stock speeds?
I've pushed my 650 up to 4.12GHz, and had similar locking, especially with fear...
Nice scores, mine are a tad higher (only about 200 more lol), running at 4.12, and with the GTX running OC'd (core 490, Memory 1.31)
Mine runs too hot though...
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post #8 of 8
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Sorry for digging up an old post, I just thought I'd record the slight problem I had with an FSB of 240 on this computer configuration so anyone else with a similar spec may have an idea of what to try.

Yes my GTX is at it's stock 490/1300 settings. I can't overclock it any higher than that until I get better cooling than the stock HSF.
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