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I have had that happen a bunch of times, a few when I didn't even have anything overclocked. If I know everything is stable, I usually just go into the BIOS, don't change anything, and hit save & exit. It seems to happen when I disconnect and reconnect things as I work on cable management or fan placement or whatever.
    
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ok awesome, thanks for the answers so far. Now, when it comes to the overclock. I am familiar with upping the cpu multiplier to increase cpu frequency. But what stumps me is overclocking the ram frequency, timings, NB speed and HT speed.

Also, The RAM I purchased is rated at 1333mhz. However in the BIOS it is set at 1066...why is that? Dos changing the RAM frequency make it run faster? And what exactly does changing the HT and NB speeds change and about where should they be? Those are the parts I am a little confused about.

And lastly, BUS speed. I know that increasing bus speed esentially overclocks everything. But How exactly do I adjust this guy? Or is it better to do everything else separately?


I am doing a lot of reading online but am still a little puzzled as to the process as a whole and want to ensure that I understand what I am doing before I proceed.
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Also, The RAM I purchased is rated at 1333mhz. However in the BIOS it is set at 1066...why is that? Dos changing the RAM frequency make it run faster? And what exactly does changing the HT and NB speeds change and about where should they be? Those are the parts I am a little confused about.
Yep you sometimes have to manually set the RAM timings and frequency. Setting the RAM to the proper 1333mhz and timings should be faster, although you might not notice that much of a difference.

Overclocking RAM is tricky. Sometimes if you set timings are set to high, and you have a higher-than-stock clock speed you might not actually be getting better performance...in fact it might be worse!

Using RAM benchmarks can help you fine tune.

Also don't forget, prime95 and OCCT for stability checking!
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And lastly, BUS speed. I know that increasing bus speed esentially overclocks everything. But How exactly do I adjust this guy? Or is it better to do everything else separately?
When I did my overclock, I was able to get it a bit higher when I used the reference clock instead of the multiplier. Not sure why. But I know a lot of people use the multiplier instead of the reference clock, and a lot of people use a combination of both. I suppose it's just a matter of which method you have the most success with.

Anywho, one thing to remember is that the reference clock effects everything, so as you turn it up your RAM, Northbridge and HT link will be effected too, so just make sure you put that stuff back down a bit so you're only overclocking one thing at a time. That makes it easier to figure out what has gone wrong when you eventually hit a wall.

Probably worth looking around the forum for some of the information on NB overclocking. I've read that is has a pretty big effect on performance - haven't noticed it myself, but I don't really do any benchmarking or anything.

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There is no difference at all between 1066 CL7 and 1333 CL9. Both generic timings. I say leave the RAM as it is while it isn't causing you any trouble.
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ok, in that case I wont touch the RAM frenquency, Ill leave it at the stock 1333mhz. However will changing the timings be a big difference xd? will I even notice a difference between cl 7 or 8 and cl9 with everyday use?

Also, would you have any suggestions on where to set the NB and HT speeds xd? Ive been reading on overclocking and your name seems to come up a lot.
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That happens when you unplug your power supply, turn power supply ON/OFF switch OFF, unplug mobos cables.
Just hit F1, save & exit, and thats it.
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post #18 of 20
Try it, but don't bet on the timings lowering that far if at all on 4GB DIMM generic memory
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alright, thanks xd. I wont bother with the RAM timings then. But, when I am overclocking my HT and NB speeds will ram frequency change? and if so, am i just supppose to change the frequency to get it as close to 1333 as i can?
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That happens when you unplug your power supply, turn power supply ON/OFF switch OFF, unplug mobos cables.
Just hit F1, save & exit, and thats it.
exactly
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