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it doesnt run even at 205 fsb(5mghz more than stock) and it still crashes. ive changed and then unchanged my : 1. my fsb 2. my multi 3. my cas lat 4. my temps are fine 5.my htt to 4 from 5(sub 45*c at load) My psu has 18 amps on 12v (granted its raidmax). ram's meant for ddr 500(pc 4000) can get even get close to that. although i do keep a oc jounral (yes im weird) and it says that ive gotten my fsb to 260 with the multi at 8 and volategs are 1.5 (cpu)and 2.9(ram) and the cas was 3. whats happening?
    
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Keeping records are good
Try clearing the BIOS and try again or I'd consider either a BIOS reflash or update.
18a on the 12v+ rail is rather low considering your system. 24a is the considered minimum with a power dependant vid card. Did you have this problem after any upgrades like a new vid card? If so it may be the PS cant cut it.
    
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i would agree with the dukes proposal to flash ur bios....unless u have recently made some physical changes to ur system...
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i would agree with the dukes proposal to flash ur bios.
i have flashed already
duke: no i didnt have any probs before and the only hardware ive changed is my as5.

could it be that i maxxed out my psu and with the 260 went above what it could handle and ruined something in the psu itself?
    
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it probably be a good idea to get a better psu - doesnt sound like its doing the job
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post #6 of 10
The only way to know the true out put is with a volt meter... but do check the voltage in the BIOS... had 2 PS that droped on the 5+ rails and caused all kinds of stuff to happen, lockups, crashes etc...
Either way, your PS is under rated for your system.
    
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If the PSU took a hit I don't believe you would be seeing a threshhold like that, it simply would not work (but I could be wrong...see, I was wrong...thanks Duke...I guess you could lose on component w/i the PSU that would cause V or A to drop yet still provide power). Your original post states:

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although i do keep a oc jounral (yes im weird) and it says that ive gotten my fsb to 260...
I am being nitpicky here but that makes it sound like you may not recall having gotten that speed, that you are only reading it like a fact. I am guessing that the journal shows that you had speeds below that, yes? Only reason I ask is because 260 = 206 + typo. Otherwise, I would suggest resetting all of your power connections, even if you didn't remove any before. Going in and doing anything physical can cause a bump here or there. If a pin isn't making good contact somewhere you might not be getting all the juice you can. You probably know this already, but the PSU would be the next upgrade on my list. I will say this, I had a Raidmax 400W PSU with 13A on the 12V and surprisingly enough it ran this system fine, 24/7 for about 2 months at 2.8 (temps were the limit).
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The oddity of a PS is usually displayed with various and inconsistant issues with a system ... with that, the first thing I look at is the PS.
I've seen things from freezes to eratic USB mouse performance with a failing PS ... also as the system heats up the PS stability can and will be effected ... so if the issues results not at first boot but somewhat after the system heat increases, that may be just enough to effect it's stability.
    
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post #9 of 10
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well thankyou both (duke and bindusar) now if i want to oc on this processor and mobo would this psu work?

edit: in my bios my 12v rail= 11.83v, 3.3v rail=3.33v, 5.0v rail= 4.99v, (whats this?)-->5vsb=4.91v and my battery voltage-3.22
    
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post #10 of 10
your volts seem ok....pretty much means ur psu is working well enough...but perhaps what bindusar was saying is more likely that a typo error was made and that y u r reading it that way...
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