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Okay, I'm trying desperately to find a great clock speed. Here's what I have found so far:

Stable:
  • 275 x 13.5 (3712MHz) 1.53v, DDR2-1100 @ 5-5-5-15-20, NB @ 2200 / HT @ 2200
  • 264 x 14 (3696MHz) 1.53v, DDR2-1056 @ 5-5-5-15-15, NB @ 2376 / HT @ 2112
  • 250 x 14 (3500MHz) 1.42v, DDR2-1000 @ 5-4-5-12-15, NB @ 2500 / HT @ 2000

Not Stable:
  • 266.7 x 14 (3733MHz) 1.55v, DDR2-1066 @ 5-5-5-15-15, NB @ 2400 / HT @ 2133

What am I doing wrong with the "Not Stable" run? Do you guys REALLY think I need yet another bump in vcore? Maybe loosen my TRC up to 20 instead of 15?

And no, I cannot bump CPU-NB voltage . I wish. My board lacks that feature, otherwise I'd have this thing much higher already.

EDIT:
The "Not Stable" run passed roughly 4 hours of Prime last night, but one core failed, then Prime completely quit (didn't fail, just quit), and my sidebar also stopped responding and quit.
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How does 265 x 14 run?
    
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How does 265 x 14 run?
Probably just fine, since it would actually be 264.7 x 14.
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It appears I needed more CPU-NB voltage. I tried lowering my NB, I tried loosening RAM, nothing worked. I installed K10Stat, and bumped my CPU-NB voltage up to 1.40v. Now I'm at the following settings and stress testing:

266.0 x 14 (3725MHz) 1.55v, DDR2-1064 @ 5-5-5-15-18, NB @ 2660 / HT @ 2128

It's lasted longer than it did before, with my NB at 2400 or 2133 (using 266.7MHz Reference Clock). Yeah, I know....my board is funky with reference clock speeds. I figured I would be booting up at 265.7 honestly.
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Not Stable:
266.7 x 14 (3733MHz) 1.55v, DDR2-1066 @ 5-5-5-15-15, NB @ 2400 / HT @ 2133

if your running DDR2-800.Try to keep it around 800,not 1066,as that might be what it is holding u back.
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Not Stable:
266.7 x 14 (3733MHz) 1.55v, DDR2-1066 @ 5-5-5-15-15, NB @ 2400 / HT @ 2133

if your running DDR2-800.Try to keep it around 800,not 1066,as that might be what it is holding u back.
That's definitely not it. My RAM has tested stable up to 1100 @ 5-5-5-15-20, and up to 1250 @ 6-6-6-18-24, perfectly stable. It's not the RAM. Even though yes....it is DDR2-800 sticks .
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Looks like you hit a wall there for the tRC. I don't think it'd make a huge difference below 20 anyway since you should preferably/optimally be running the tRC as tRP + tRAS.
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Looks like you hit a wall there for the tRC. I don't think it'd make a huge difference below 20 anyway since you should preferably/optimally be running the tRC as tRP + tRAS.
Oh yeah, I know what the "optimal" settings would be.

I passed 2.5 hours at 266 x 14 (3724MHz), DDR2-1060, 2660 NB, 2112 or whatever HT Link. Unfortunately, since it took software to get my NB clocked that high....programs would randomly crash on bootup. I'd have to log in, log back out, then log back in for it to work correctly.

Trying new settings now that I have K10Stat installed. I won't leak details yet, but I'm nearing if not passing 3.8GHz tonight .
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