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Hi,

My mate and i have identical systems apart from the ram. He can get his 3200+ to 2.6ghz on stock volts whilst i can only go to 2.35 on 1.5v. I have two questions...

1) When i helped build his pc i did not bother installing the cpu driver. Now i installed it on mine so is it possible that the cpu driver is hold back my oc?

2)Also how do i disable cool 'n' quiet. My bios doesnt mention those words exactly just CPU smart fan which i have disabled. Is that right?

Thx
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i dont believe there is a "cpu driver". and to disable Cool and Quiet, it should be in the BIOS under BIOS settings or where the CPU settings are.

check the steppings of the CPU. your CPU might be weaker then his. memory is also a factor. is he running a divider?
    
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There is a cpu driver as it came with my mobo cd. It fixes issues with xp and stuff.

And yeah he using a divider like me. I am running corsair value whilst he is running g.skill. I will check the stepping when i get a new cpu cooler
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what divider are you using?

fsb? multi? how fast is the mem running? im sure its the memory. its a bigger factor then you think it is. get some TCCDs to blow your friend away
    
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Just remember, just because you have the same cpu doesn't mean, it'll OC the same, it's unfortunate, but things are not always made equal. But it seems like your ram is holding you back in this case. Value ram does not OC well at all.
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what divider are you using?

fsb? multi? how fast is the mem running? im sure its the memory. its a bigger factor then you think it is. get some TCCDs to blow your friend away

Fsb is at 235 x10 multi and a htt of x3. The mem is running on a 166mhz divider and is currently running at 196mhz.

Are you sure its the ram? Previously i had it at 230fsb and it wouldnt go to 235. As soon as i upped the vcore volts to 1.5 i made it stable to 235

TCCD's? What are they lol?

Thanks so far guys, might get some new ram...
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Quote:
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Fsb is at 235 x10 multi and a htt of x3. The mem is running on a 166mhz divider and is currently running at 196mhz.

Are you sure its the ram? Previously i had it at 230fsb and it wouldnt go to 235. As soon as i upped the vcore volts to 1.5 i made it stable to 235

TCCD's? What are they lol?

Thanks so far guys, might get some new ram...
Fury
TCCD is a type of chip on certain RAM. TCCD chips are know to be able to oc far with loose timings.
Since your memory if below 200mhz I think it might not be your memory.
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What other voltage adjustments does that mobo give you?
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post #10 of 14
you can adjust vcore, vdimm and some others aswell, basically all the voltages you need and want to change if you have to

btw im the 'friend' hes been talking about so if it helps to sort this problem, have a look at my specs

also Fury whats your full load temp, my cpu is at 38 degrees
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