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My motherboard doesn't allow me to change Vcore of the system so my OCing ability is limited anyway, but I was told that if I mess with the RAM timings a bit I can get a higher stable overclock anyway. Well, when I tried to change the CAS Latency of my RAM in the BIOS from 2.5 to 3 and booted up, my monitor just died. The PC kept running and stayed on but the monitor turned itself off. Could my RAM Timings be messing with my Video Card or something? Any ideas? System I'm using is the one below...
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its not like that but ur system has just become unstable with that particular timing. btw, just out of curiosity, have u read the intel oc guide? look in the FAQ section, it will help u lots..
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I read it and it was very helpful. If the system was unstable wouldn't the PC shut down? In my case the PC was fine and the monitor just powers down... or is that normal? In most cases when my system is unstable the PC actually turns off.

Anyway, why would it be unstable from just loosening the timings a bit? This is sad: Can't change Vcore, can't change RAM timings, any other options to get a higher OC?
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relax mate. we can slowly change things ok. what brand is ur ram? find that out while i finish dinner and look for ur mobo manual on the net. that should help us help u.
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I read it and it was very helpful. If the system was unstable wouldn't the PC shut down? In my case the PC was fine and the monitor just powers down... or is that normal? In most cases when my system is unstable the PC actually turns off.

Anyway, why would it be unstable from just loosening the timings a bit? This is sad: Can't change Vcore, can't change RAM timings, any other options to get a higher OC?
'Fraid not man, those are the two big crutches for overclocker. Try loosening the CAS to 3.5 and see if that makes a difference, your board might just not like the particular CAS 3 setting.
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It's Corsair ValueSelect RAM that I just got a couple of weeks ago. The Manual is on http://www.asus.com/ and it's a socket 478 mobo.
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Just went back into my BIOS and saw that my CAS Latency only goes up to 3. Well, I was thinking it was time for some upgrades, now I know it is...
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