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You should use Memtest once you've got a semi-stable overclock. Just set your chip back to stock (133MHz BCLK) and increase the multiplier by one for each test. 5 mins of LinX is a good starter.
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You should use Memtest once you've got a semi-stable overclock. Just set your chip back to stock (133MHz BCLK) and increase the multiplier by one for each test. 5 mins of LinX is a good starter.
I tried 133, and it was ok apart from taking forever to get into windows, as for 138 it wouldn't even reach windows

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I saw your post. Overclock with the multiplier, not the BCLK.
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I saw your post. Overclock with the multiplier, not the BCLK.
So stay at 133 and bump the multiplier by 1?

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Yep, just like that!
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Yep, just like that!
Alright, forgive me for sounding clueless but I didn't want to assume

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Quick question regarding the stock boot, should i use XMP profile or manually enter every voltage etc?

Obviously when I up the voltages i dont use XMP but should i manually enter then anyway?
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I have a pretty similar setup and would be happy to give you some advice. It would help alot to post your RAM's rated speeds. That aside, I've found multiplier overclocking to be a good start, followed by the BCLK to eke out the last few MHz. I'm not sure about the P6X, but the P6T's are infamous for throttling multi's anytime Turbo is enabled (i.e. the multiplier is increased past 25), so be sure to get i7Turbo to keep an eye out for it.
Can you post your BIOS template please?
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Can you post your BIOS template please?
Of course. Please note that I have a lower-quality board as well as six sticks of RAM. My overclock is not finest~

Ai Overclock Tuner............................[Manual]
CPU Ratio Setting.............................[31.0]
Intel(r) SpeedStep(tm) Tech..................[Disabled]
BCLK Frequency.....................................[139]
PCIE Frequency.........................[101]
DRAM Frequency.........................[DDR3-1668MHz]
UCLK Frequency.........................[3197MHz]
QPI Link Data Rate.....................[5838MT/S]

CPU Voltage Control....................[Manual]
CPU Voltage............................[1.3625v]
CPU PLL Voltage........................[1.80v]
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage..................[1.35v]
IOH Voltage............................[1.2v]
IOH PCIE Voltage.......................[1.52v]
ICH Voltage............................[1.10v]
ICH PCIE Voltage.......................[1.50v]
DRAM Bus Voltage.......................[1.74v]
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA...........[Auto]
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHA...........[Auto]
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHB...........[Auto]
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHB...........[Auto]
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHC...........[Auto]
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHC...........[Auto]

Load-Line Calibration..................[Enabled]
CPU Differential Amplitude.............[1000mV]
CPU Clock Skew.........................[Normal]
CPU Spread Spectrum....................[Disabled]
IOH Clock Skew.........................[Normal]
PCIE Spread Spectrum...................[Disabled]
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I'm away this weekend, will try another oc attempt when I return on Sunday.

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