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i have managed to overclock my cpu from 3.0 gigs to 3.2 gigs however i used easytune 5 that came with my motherboard. I have ran prime 95 and SP2004 for 5 hours and everything was stable. how ever when i tried to up it to 3.3 windows rebooted itself and started back up at 3.0 gig. i guess that 3.3 gigs is unstable. i have tried overclocking with BIOS buy taking cpu freq from 200 to 204 but when i did this windows would not even load.

here is my current FSB, memory, agp, and pci FREQ (Done With Easytune 5)
CPU = 214.00
Memory = 428.00
AGP = 71.00
PCI = 35.00
VCore = 1.370v
CPU Temp = 33 degrees celsius idle, at full load is about 48

does everything look good? i dont want to burn my mobo or anything like that if all is good should i overclock a little more?

thanks
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post #2 of 21
With a 3Ghz CPU you would be looking at 3.8Ghz at least (3.5 with no extra voltage), i think it could be your ram running too fast that makes windows act funny, il find some details on your mobo and help you further

What kind of budget do you have for a new cooler?
    
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prolly something like 30 - 40 dollars but if i can go cheaper and get juss as good quality lol then ill take it...
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Ok! i found your mobo on gigabyte website, ive taken a screenie of the manual, if this makes sense let me know, also could you find out your ram timmings eg 2.5T/3T/3T/5T or something along that line lol

Il find a good heatsink for ya, newegg good for ya?
    
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This is a good cooler Here

Or ebay, anything with the words Thermaltake or Zalman and lots of copper are good lol
    
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I know this isn't really relevant, but when talking about CPU speed, it's not "gigs". Gigs is an about of memory, like 2 gigabytes. GHz, or gigahertz, is the measurement of CPU speed. Just thought you like to know
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post #7 of 21
you need a heatsink of some kind. 48 is HIGH at load, at least for 3.2ghz it is... i have mine running at 3.75 with 35c full load. also, your memory isnt that great. get OCZ platnum rev 2, great for oc'ing. its going to be my next upgrade in the future.
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post #8 of 21
You need to run a divider, look for something that says RAM Frequency or CPU:RAM ratio, something like that, just turn the frequency down to 166 MHz from 200MHz, then you can go a lot higher on the FSB.
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see if you can lock the agp/pci at 66.66/33.33 too.
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Originally Posted by RyGuy1788
You need to run a divider, look for something that says RAM Frequency or CPU:RAM ratio, something like that, just turn the frequency down to 166 MHz from 200MHz, then you can go a lot higher on the FSB.

I just ran into the same issue. Took it to 215x15, with ram at 2.0 (430mhz) and was fine. At 220x15 I had to lower the ram to 1.66. Ran fine, even played Half Life 2 for an hour. Went up to 225x15 and ram at 1.66. Still appeared to be stable. No voltage changes yet. Would it be better to take the ram down and stay at 5:4 as opposed to increasing ram voltage? I am assuming my ram isn't going to let me go an higher at 1:1?

PS. Apologies for the thread hijack.:withstupi
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