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Not sure if 5 minutes of p95 is enough, probably want to try at least 2 hours before you do anything else.

After that you could try upping your RAM and Northbridge frequency and tightening your RAM timings.
5mins isn't my cpu didn't show any signs till an 1 and 30mins after running p95
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5mins isn't my cpu didn't show any signs till an 1 and 30mins after running p95
I'll leave it on overnight when I sleep

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Originally Posted by razr m3 View Post
Try to up your NB to around 2600-2800. Chances are you're going to need to up the voltages (I need 1.35V for a 2800MHz NB). Also, you're probably getting odd numbers because you used the FSB and Multiplier to overclock (just a guess) because increasing the FSB also alters the RAM frequency since they're linked.
My RAM goes to 1856 MHz o.O
I'm still fiddling with it. It refuses to boot in most cases.
Should I use ganged or unganged? My BIOS has grammar mistakes in it which makes it difficult to understand

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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
CPU-NB frequency
There are really no standards as to RAM timings
Lower them and see what works. You may need to keep the second value a bit higher than the others (i.e. 7-8-7 rather than 7-7-7). Use HyperPi @ 32M setting to stability test.
Ok I'll try one notch at a time and see how it works out, thanks for the advice!
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To test the cpu-nb use LinX again and make sure to set everything to maximum...max cpu-nb voltage is 1.5v (same as the processor) but you will not need that much. maybe 1.3v will be the max u will require. 2800mhz is the max for those chips really, only the thubans (1090T etc) will get to 3000mhz, so get 2800mhz stable and you should be good to go.
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I'll try some more overclocking tonight
Intel Burntest gave me a pop-up box with a mistake after about 15 runs. No BSODs or anything this time, it just told me. Stable or not?
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dman, use RBE, Radeon bios editor, gets you around the issues, my prev 5850 was a Reference card, so i could use msi afterburner to oc it, and increase voltage, but my new one, one i got from rma is not reference , so yeah i was able to oc it further thru a bios flash, but i noticed some programs had issues, some showed it running stock clocks while gpuz would show it at the actual clock that i had set it at, and some stress programs showed it at 750, and some showed it at what i had it oc'd to, but do save your original bios first, maybe put it up online or put in your skydrive, being skydrive.com before you mess with it

one thing i LOVE about the bios edit, is the fan control, for instance, your fan wont do 100% until you hit 100C, by then im sure your cards fried, where as with the bios you can set it to say hit 100% fan speed at 60C, or 40C or what ever, or if you want 50% sspeed at 55C, stuff like that, very useful in my opinion
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Thanks for the tip, I'll try it out!
Does overclocking GPUs help substantially or just a bit?...
Right now my 5850 idles at 31C
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I'll try some more overclocking tonight
Intel Burntest gave me a pop-up box with a mistake after about 15 runs. No BSODs or anything this time, it just told me. Stable or not?
need moar voltage!!!!!!

but ya, it's unstable.
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How many runs would it have to pass for you to deem stable ?
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To deem it stable a true 24hr test is required, but i never did that, when using LinX most of the guys here say that 2hrs is a good safe point, but can be guaranteed to be stable once you get past 10 passes in LinX, not fully stable mind you, but enough to move on to another setting.
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Well it got to about 80 tries of standard Intel Burn Test then failed >.>
w/e

I'll up the voltage when BIOS starts letting me use my K/b again
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