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It can have everything to do with the motherboard. Think about it this way, the motherboard provides the cpu with power, if that power is not "clean" power (many fluctuations (ripples) in voltages) it will not perform correctly.

For example I probably could get my q6600 over 4ghz but my motherboard is my limiting factor as my FSB won't go over 435 stable.
Yeah, speaking of that, the fsb wall on this (and all p43 mobos) is ~412fsb. So i use the 9x multiplier mainly. But i get the same bsod error code when i try to oc...i cant get around it

Also, yeah my mobo is rated for 1333 but why would i have to up the northbridge voltage? Doesn't the NB control the memory channels?

Oh also, sorry for ninjaing this thread
Edited by consume - 1/26/11 at 12:21pm
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Yeah, speaking of that, the fsb wall on this (and all p43 mobos) is ~412fsb. So i use the 9x multiplier mainly. But i get the same bsod error code when i try to oc...i cant get around it

Also, yeah my mobo is rated for 1333 but why would i have to up the northbridge voltage? Doesn't the NB control the memory channels?

Oh also, sorry for ninjaing this thread
I thought since it's linked too your cpu, cus when you overclock you automatically increase your fsb. The northbridge controls your memory but it also controls your fsb which links your memory to your cpu.

Also dont worry about ninjaing, my questions have been answered already anyways.
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post #23 of 27
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Also, yeah my mobo is rated for 1333 but why would i have to up the northbridge voltage? Doesn't the NB control the memory channels?
1333 is 333 FSB (controlled by the NB), like someone else mentioned, it's quad-pumped. At 400FSB it's at 1600 theoretical. The NB has to be overvolted just like a CPU to get beyond spec

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For example I probably could get my q6600 over 4ghz but my motherboard is my limiting factor as my FSB won't go over 435 stable.
That's funny, my X38 won't go over 435 either, exactly that number. No amount of tweaking helps it more than a couple MHz.
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1333 is 333 FSB (controlled by the NB), like someone else mentioned, it's quad-pumped. At 400FSB it's at 1600 theoretical. The NB has to be overvolted just like a CPU to get beyond spec



That's funny, my X38 won't go over 435 either, exactly that number. No amount of tweaking helps it more than a couple MHz.
I tried 1.4v on the NB. Running prime/ibt is an instant BSOD (0x124), should 1.5 make a difference?
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I wouldn't go more than 1.45, and that's with some direct air.

You're using 9x CPU multiple right? What VCore?

Next thing to try is upping VTT.
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post #26 of 27
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I wouldn't go more than 1.45, and that's with some direct air.

You're using 9x CPU multiple right? What VCore?

Next thing to try is upping VTT.
I can only up the fsb and nb voltage by +-.1v. I literally just tried a suicide voltage on all 3 components, 1.5 vcore, 1.5nb and 1.5 fsbv still bsod within 3 minutes of starting any stress test. And yeah, im using the 9x multi because i can only get up to ~412 fsb.
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post #27 of 27
1 - 10 I give it a meh, I had my Q8200 @ 3.4ghz with 1.35v and thats a much tougher cookie to push b/c of the low multiplier. You can do better
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