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post #1 of 14
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Soooo, feel free to flame me because I only scanned some of the stickies / tut's on OCing. Yes I'm pretty noob about this:

Right now I'm running an e8400 wolfindale, my mobo is an asrock p43twins1600 with a nice non-stock powersuppy (I replaced it) and a 4850. I have OCed through the bios manually from a 300 x 9 multi to a 415 x 9 multi with a cpu voltage set at a fairly high 1.4V: wprime gets errors after only like 10 minutes with blend, I'm running the stress test large fttt and haven't gotten any for like 20 min, course this is with me running firefox and posting / searching in the background.

my cpu is to hot, getting about 79 degrees with realtemp whilst posting this, 25+ windows in firefox open and wprime running in the background under large fttt. I haven't gone and ready my mobo manual, but right now I have everything set on auto, including all the memory features, ect with the exception of memory remapped, and the memory compatability mode on. I believe I have also upped NB voltage from "auto" to high, whatever that means. I'm going to go lower my voltage right now, as this is just to hot to run imho noobish opinion, would anyone break down how dumb I am and what I can do in the bios to tweak the voltage lower, and if possible get above 3.74 ghz, which I've tried and failed at doing.

P.S memory is 4096 of ddr2 running at 1:1 5/5/5/15/36, its samsung pc2-6400
post #2 of 14
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Ok I'm back down to 1.36 v, If I put anything higher than 415 x 9 my cpu wont' even boot, and it does 3 rounds of restarting before reverting to stock.
post #3 of 14
Wow I keep reading the original post, and somehow I cannot understand what you did. You..upped the voltages of the whole computer, your pc isn't stable, and you want to OC it more..?
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wow I just started overclocking yesterday with a H50 and I finally got it stable at 4.2 Ghz on my E8400, but after looking over your question I'm baffled. If your system isn't stable, don't overclock anymore, start to under clock. just don't exceed 1.4v on the vcore, is about all I recommend(I'm at 1.28v @ 4.2ghz).
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My core voltage is 1.344 I'm assuming that's the vcore? The cpu core voltage is the only thing that's not on "auto" with my configuration, I have virtualization off, the ram obviously at 1:1 (415 mhz) It crashed last night after like 3 hours of gaming, so gonna run prime again after I upped the voltage. I'm not going to hurt my cpu doing this as long as I stay under 1.5 v right? Your right I'm being an idiot trying to OC it more with such little knowledge, specially since I jumped into it with a 3.74 OC and it appears to be fairly stable. Gonna go run prime and stress it, see what it does. TKS for the replies guys.
post #6 of 14
High voltage is a 'no go' for any cpu at long terms. Higher voltage might increase the stability, this also comes via the VTT voltage/FSB termination voltage. A slightly higher voltage on the VTT might help stability on higher FSB.

Also, you are using PC-6400 memory, aka 800Mhz. So with a FSB of 415 that means the memory runs at 830. A little overclock for the memory but I would check with Memtest if the memory works on that speed without errors. You've mentioned at the PC would not boot past 415, might be the memory at its limits.
post #7 of 14
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not sure why my N.B voltage isn't an actually number, right now I have it set on "medium." Really the only thing that I see that isn't set on auto is my core voltage, everything else goes from low-medium-high which is weird (with the exception of DRAM, which is also on auto)

Also I'm assuming with everything on auto, my computer / bios is getting the right timing, and so on for my ram... I was thinking that could be off (although never had problems with anything before O.C so ram must be stable.)
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I'd run memtest but I have no spare cd/dvd's to burn the iso onto, any programs I can run that are similar?
post #9 of 14
1. Reboot and enter the BIOS menu.

2. Go to "Load default/optimized settings" and do exactly that.

3. Reboot into Windows and start reading heavily about overclocking.

I am not giving you any more advice than this because you are most likely going to break something if I do. Good luck with your ventures.
 
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ran an exe version, got a error #2 after like 2 min, gonna troubleshoot with the faq that they give... hcidesign.com/memtest
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