xd_1771 i see you posted this about the ecos to someone else
when i get home today i'll try 6-8-6-20-24-1t @1600 w/ dram volts @ 1.6v and see if that will get me to be able to load up windows. unless you suggest otherwise.
RAM with the RAM shades!?
Also, it's not very hard at all.
Use around 1.5V DRAM voltage (you're safe up to 1.65V, nominally ECOs stop scaling with voltage at 1.6V)
The C2 revision processor (Phenom II x3) might make it a bit hard, you may need to add a bit more DRAM voltage than usual. You also may need to reduce your RAM speed a bit (i.e. from 1686 back to 1600) to reach 6-8-6. I haven't seen a single kit that doesn't reach 6-8-6 yet.