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Hi, i have this ram clicky but i dont seem to be able to o/c it?! not even to 210mhz , ive bumped up the voltage to 2.8 loosend the timings to 3/4/4/8 and still it fails prime95! It wouldnt bother me but after 20-40mins gaming i get a BSOD (that gets annoying when you've not saved the game for a while), ive heard of people getting 220mhz with stock settings (2.5/3/3/6!)

How do they do it?!
    
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abit boards aeren' known for their ram overclockability. Plus your Celeron can;t handle the stress anyway. You wouldn;t see much performance increase with your current setup anyway.
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i can get like 240 or so with mine. that is with stock timings, and 2.7-2.8 vdimm. sounds like the rest of your system may be letting you down.
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Hey Hardwaterhacker how do you like that TDX Silver
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Well with some active cooling i managed to get windows to @220mhz overclock it also ran a few 1 min super pi's i also checked with sis sandra for memory bandwidth

200mhz-2.5/3/3/6-1T=3000mb/s to 3050mb/s. Super pi time of 54 seconds
220mhz-3.0/4/4/8-2T=3200mb/s to 3250mb/s. Super pi time of 50 seconds or under (still )

Would another stick of 512mb do anything?
    
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Hey Hardwaterhacker how do you like that TDX Silver
I don't exactly think there is a good performance to cost ratio after having it for awhile. You get sligtly better tenmps than with the TDX copper. It's pretty and all, but i would suggest going with all one type of metal in your system, and you don;t find many gpu or chipset blcoks made out of silver.
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cokker,

I've got 2x 512MB Geil "Value" DDR400 RAM modules in my system that I bought (from microdirect) as a dual channel kit. I have been running them at DDR480 (120%) for months and they are perfectly error free, as is my system, so far. I would recommend that you send your module back to microdirect (if you can) and get another module of the same stuff, or something a little better. I don't know much about your board, but I have had a couple of RAM modules from microdirect that were erroneous. Perhaps your RAM was part of a duff batch that has hardly any headroom for overclocking?

It could be (as HardwaterH4ck3r says) that your board or CPU are the limiting factors, but I'd try a replacement RAM module first before writing your set-up off as a poor overclocking system. I've had several decent overclocks on Celerons before and although I'm not too keen on them, they should (with adequate cooling) be able to give a decent o/c on average. Also, perhaps a little research into your boards overclockability would give you a better idea of what is holding you back?

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