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I've only messed with Volts to 1.425 on the CPU, and the multi to 16x with a 210. Should I mess with more stuff to OC more? I can only get to 3.5 and I crash, and keep in mind I have some insane cooling. Any tips, I'm kind of new to overclocking.
    
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Bump the voltage up to 1.45v and try that out. Keep taking small steps to get it stable. What is the highest you have gotten it stable?
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From my very limited experience, just play with the mutiplier, you dont need to change the FSB, when you do that you have to change ram timings etc etc and thats when crashes start to happen. I got mine to 3.7 stable, and ive overclocked the northbridge to 2200mhz too. Very happy with my 2 year old processor
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When I had my 940 I updated my BIOS and my overclocking greatly improved.
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Bump the voltage up to 1.45v and try that out. Keep taking small steps to get it stable. What is the highest you have gotten it stable?
This OC right here, at 3.4GHz.

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From my very limited experience, just play with the mutiplier, you dont need to change the FSB, when you do that you have to change ram timings etc etc and thats when crashes start to happen. I got mine to 3.7 stable, and ive overclocked the northbridge to 2200mhz too. Very happy with my 2 year old processor
I've tried just multi though, gets me to 3.4 and I hit a wall.

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When I had my 940 I updated my BIOS and my overclocking greatly improved.
I got a M4A785-M, but haven't updated bios, let me see if there is an update.
    
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That might be a mobo with VRM issues.
 
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Don't use the multi... FSB ftw
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Then I would update the bios to the latest and like before bump the voltage up a little bit. I previously had a 945 which is similar to your 940 and I got it to 3.6 with 1.45v.
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That might be a mobo with VRM issues.
VRM issue, Sorry, like I said, new, but I want to learn.

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Then I would update the bios to the latest and like before bump the voltage up a little bit. I previously had a 945 which is similar to your 940 and I got it to 3.6 with 1.45v.
I'm at 0906, the new ones only say more CPU support.
    
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VRM issue, Sorry, like I said, new, but I want to learn.



I'm at 0906, the new ones only say more CPU support.
See first link in sig.
It is reccomended to put some heatsinks on the VRMs if you OC a 125Watt TDP chip on that board.
(I'm only pumping 1.4 through my 940 right now and I'm doing 3.6 with a board that has almost ideal power supply)
 
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