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As soon as you enter the BIOS hit ctrl+f1, it'll unlock more features for fine-tuning your OC. That way you can loosen the timings.

Don't run the rig with auto volt setting, from what I've seen it gives alot more voltage then necessary for a stable operation.
Edited by adizz - 4/15/11 at 9:38pm
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As soon as you enter the BIOS hit ctrl+f1, it'll unlock more features for fine-tuning your OC. That way you can loosen the timings.

Don't run the rig with auto volt setting, from what I've seen it gives alot more voltage then necessary for a stable operation.
Wow, sweet I did not know that. So they are at 6-6-6-18 now what should i losen them to?
    
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Wow, sweet I did not know that. So they are at 6-6-6-18 now what should i losen them to?
That's very loose already, you should give more volts to the RAM and FSB. Also remember to keep the RAM divider to 2. For the CPU, you could go upto 1.4v+ with sufficient cooling.
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alright well I left the settings at manual (not auto) and the timings were 6-6-6-18...I bumped the Vcore to 1.4 and left PCI freq at auto. it posted and is running memtest right now. Its looking promising as its already past where it was crashing. Divider is at 2 (842) as well.

Memtest is still going with no errors. Keeping my fingers crossed
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Am I the only one who thinks it's a bad idea to push a budget board with 3 power phases that hard?

As far as overclocking higher, you could try giving it more "FSB OverVoltage".
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Am I the only one who thinks it's a bad idea to push a budget board with 3 power phases that hard?

As far as overclocking higher, you could try giving it more "FSB OverVoltage".
lol, Well am I risking the board or the CPU more? I can live with the board dying. ha.
    
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Well it passsed memtest at:

CPU: 421x9.5 (4GHz) @ 1.375v
RAM: 842MHz...Stock Voltages with 6-7-7-19 Timings.

Ive booted into windows no problems. Idling @ 39c with the Mugen 2. Im about to run Prime95, hopefully overnight without any problems. Small, large or blend? ill go with small for now.
    
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Alright so 1 hour of small load down idling at 60-61c on one core and 54-55c on the other. When the system Posts it reads 4.0GHz but in CPU-Z and coretemp it reads 3.9999....? anyway going to try and adjust that and run some more prime95.

    
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after 3.5 hours it seems to be stable and temp dont seem to be too bad either

wonder how much further I can push this.



Edited by iamtwan - 4/16/11 at 12:39pm
    
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