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I can't overclock at all. I have a Northwood 2.8GHz, OCZ (Platinum I think it is) DDR400 2-3-2-5 RAM, and well, you can just look at my specs lol

Anyway, I can't go over 205MHz FSB. I'm thinking its my powersupply. But I dont see how it could suck bad enough to not be able to give my vcore what I tell it to, even at stock settings.

CPU-z reports my vcore to be between 1.49-1.51. I have it at 1.55 in my BIOS.

Could this be a motherboard problem? Can my powersupply suck that bad? Its 400w with 18A on the +12V rail (I can look at the rest of the rails if you need them)
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post #2 of 8
Check for updates through MSI to see if they have flash updates for the BIOS or anything. I flashed mine because it didn't have support for the fourth CPU fan pin when I got it... Everything looks like it should be good. It could be the PSU but I would look through the motherboard manual and check for any updates before buying another.
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I'm completely up to date.
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post #4 of 8
i dont think it is power supply....becuase i have a generic 350W power supply and i overlcokc just fine and my specs are better than yours so i need more power...i do not think it is that....maybe temps? mobo cannot go much higher?
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post #5 of 8
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Well my CPU is at 44C load. And its already pretty warm in here too.
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post #6 of 8
Try loosening your RAM timings, up your vdimm a notch, and lock your AGP/PCI ratio at 66/33. I wouldn't expect your PSU is an issue at this point, though with a decent OC along with pushing the GPU may cause issues. I strongly suspect that the difference in vcore between your BIOS and Windows is just an issue with how the voltages are read and not an issue with the PSU itself.
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post #7 of 8
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I losened my RAM from 2-3-2-5 to as high as it could go (3-something). I rose my vdimm up to 2.8V and still havn't gotten anywhere.
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post #8 of 8
Like everyone said before, I don't think the trouble lies in your PSU. If you look at my specs they are almost the same as yours and I have 400 W too. My motherboard is the current bottleneck but it can reach 240 FSB max, 235 stable. I even thought I had the worst mobo out there, but yours looks quite disappointing, maybe it is failing in some way . Do you have any reference of other people overclocks with the same mobo as yours?
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