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I think my memory is really holding me back, I was only able to get it to 2.37ghz and had to put the memory at a 3.0 leg. The temps all stayed fine and voltage was fine. I plays in game fine but with OCCT it was able to make it error. Really seemed much smoother and faster in game with it at just 205 / 2.27 and memory at 2.5. I guess it is time for some new memory.
You can just throw a divider in too C_J. Whatever it takes to get it to or around 200MHz. So if you run a 240 HTT and run your memory at 166MHz it will get you to 199MHz. Try that and see if you can push your processor a little further. If you really want to see how far you can push your processor just throw in a more aggresive divider, like 150Mhz or 133MHz and take that memory out of the equation. Then crank up that HTT and see what that 4200+ can do.

New memory would be good too. If you want to run some benchmarks just try two sticks of your memory overclocked and your results will be better. I am glad you are posting on this thread, and I am glad I can help but it would be more effective for you to initiate your own thread under the AMD CPU or AMD Memory threads. You will get more people looking at it and more advice from different people with different perspectives. Putting your trust in a warped individual like me may have dire consequences, lol. Hope my above mentioned suggestions help.

Sidenote: Did you set your command rate to 2T? If it was set to auto it will have done it automatically, but if you manually set it to 1T that might be what is causing your stability issue. Just a thought.
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well my exams are finished so im back on then job :]
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anyone any troubles i have spotted one i havent gotten to the bottom of it but i have had bios 1.9v in for about 2 weeks and got sick of overclocking the thing lol so i just put it back so stock and know i cant get the pc on at all lol when u clock it just looks for the boot devise and cant find it all the settings are fine lol ill get to the bottom of it eventually but i u have had the problem before lol haha ,pass the info this way thanx
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hullo.

just thought that as i own a asrock....id join the club so to speak. maby i can learn something.

im gaz btw.

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anyone any troubles i have spotted one i havent gotten to the bottom of it but i have had bios 1.9v in for about 2 weeks and got sick of overclocking the thing lol so i just put it back so stock and know i cant get the pc on at all lol when u clock it just looks for the boot devise and cant find it all the settings are fine lol ill get to the bottom of it eventually but i u have had the problem before lol haha ,pass the info this way thanx
Check to make sure that raid is set to disabled. I know when I first got my board it took me forever to figure out that's what was wrong--don't know if they ever fixed that in future BIOS past v1.2. Also, make sure that you raised the HTT multiplier back up after lowering your FSB and that you put your RAM back to their stock settings (if you have your RAM too loose from the settings they were at when OC'ed your system would get locked up on the boot device check).

Ok, now if you've already done those things and it still doesn't work, it's time to do some tests:

1. Go to BIOS and set your HD as the first boot device to check.

2. If it does not boot from the HD, go back into the BIOS and set the first boot device to your CD-ROM.

3. Turn the computer off and toss in your Windows CD.

4A. If the system does not load up the installation for Windows, then either your board or your BIOS is hosed. Go to step 5.

4B. If the system does boot up, it is probably the cable going to your HD. Replace it and try it, if it does not work, go to step 5. If it does work, then you're set.

5. Now, to determine which it is, set your boot device to your floppy drive (hopefully you have one >< ).

6. Toss in a BIOS flash disk (try an earlier version, like 1.2) and boot it up.

7A. If the system does not boot from the floppy and you are unable to flash the bios, remove the battery on the motherboard for a few hours and this will put your BIOS version back to the one your board originally came with. Repeat steps 1-4A, then skip to step 8 if still unsuccessful.

7B. If the system does boot from the floppy and you are able to flash the BIOS, repeat steps 1-4A, then skip to step 8 if still unsuccessful.

8. Get an RMA.
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hey guys, im just going to install a SATA and a SATAII drive on my pc.

in the manual it says that non-raid for sata requires no drivers, so thats cool, but for SATAII it says either IDE or SATA mode. what dose each one do?

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Hi everyone, I'm new to overclock.net and I recently started overclocking my cpu. I already overclocked my GPU slightly but I wanted to overclock my cpu aswell. I think I've tried every possible solution in overclocking mycpu but everytime I run Prime95 it gives me an error after a couple of seconds.

So I want to know if I'm doing something wrong here or if my CPU just cant overclock. I read a couple of reviews about the 3800+ but they all used another mobo for the test. They all said the cpu wasn't that much of an overclocker but they got it overclocked way higher than I could.

This is how I started:
- changed overclock mode to Async and raised the HTT to 210.
- changed de CPU 2 nb link to 800 (and also tried to change the NB 2 SB link aswell in another test) , put it in 16BIT mode AND in another test on auto.
- I changed my memory speed to 166mHz instead of 200mHz.

I also tried lowering the CPU multiplier to 11x etc. but I just couldnt get the cpu to overclock above 2.47gHz vs 2.4 gHz stock...so it was useless.
I even tried to lower it to 10x and put the HTT on 240 but again no luck with prime.

Everytime the pc booted properly but prime95 ended the fun in 2sec's.

So again, am I doing something wrong here? Am I forgetting something?
Or is my cpu just an unlucky overclocker whereas other 3800+ cpu's COULD overclock.
I turned cool and quit off. And then there are these others settings: gated clock function and spread spectrum I just left them to their standards.

I'd appreciate it if someone could help me with this.
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Try raising the volts going to the CPU by .5 and try OCing it again. If it still doesn't work, we can try to troubleshoot some stuff. What version of BIOS are you running? By the way, you'll want to leave the northbridge and southbridge settings alone probably :O

Oh yes, and make sure that you have Cool N' Quiet set to Disabled--this might be your culprit.
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I just remember that I didnt post my bios version...
I'm currently using Bios 2.1, don't ask me why ..
I first started overclocking using bios 1.7 later 1.9 and now 2.1 nothing works.

I also tried to raise the voltage to 1.425/1.45 still no succes.
So thats not the problem..how about that troubleshooting.

What I meant with the NB/SB option, these are the HTT multiplier, and if I'm correct those are meant to be lowered...
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I also tried lowering the CPU multiplier to 11x etc. but I just couldnt get the cpu to overclock above 2.47gHz vs 2.4 gHz stock...so it was useless.
I even tried to lower it to 10x and put the HTT on 240 but again no luck with prime.
So, you tried lowering the CPU multi and put the HTT to 240 and you were still unstable prime? Interesting indeed. Try flashing down to BIOS v1.2 and reset your CMOS. Change nothing from the stock settings that the board defaults at and try to Prime. If that doesn't work, try some of the following:

1A. Leave everything in the BIOS on stock settings, except the memory. Run the memory on a 166 divider to ensure that it will be stable. Now run prime. If Prime still fails, go to 1B. If Prime passes, the memory is your problem.
1B. You may also want to priming with only one stick of RAM in your system and see if you can pass using either stick by itself. It is possible that one of your sticks is finnicky and won't want to work right, regardless, and is giving you errors. If you still can't Prime using one stick at a time, your memory is not the problem. You can go ahead and put both sticks back into the system and go to step 2.

2. Now, take your sound card out of the system. It may sound funny (<3 puns), but I know XiFi's can cause some problems with crahes/stability in some cases and the Audigy 4 is not nearly as popular so I don't think many people have even used it to know whether or not it causes issues. When you boot up, make sure the onboard audio is disabled. Try Prime. If it still fails, you can put your soundcard back in and go to step 3.

3. Try unplugging your case fans and CD-Rom drives (from the power supply and motherboard, respectively). Boot up and try to prime. This test is to see if your power supply is having issues that are preventing you from drawing enough power to OC the CPU. If you fail prime, your power supply is probably not the problem.

If none of the above steps work, I would RMA the motherboard. Granted, it is possible that your processor even won't work right at stock settings--but the likelihood of this is like 1/100000 so I'd put money on the mobo having issues.

**Note, all of these tests should first be attempted at stock settings because you said you failed prime even at stock.**
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