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Here's a screenshot of Event Viewer in Windows 7.
What does it mean?
Oh and that Bonjour service is an Apple thing. If you have an ipod or something and don't properly disconnect it you get that error but that is a bunch of errors...

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Ahh, you're using DDR2-800, which is going to limit you past 400FSB. 3.6 for you will be 450FSB. You'll need DDR2 1066 to have a good time with 45nm overclocks, honestly.

If you want to try with yours, bump your CPU multiple to 6x, set your RAM timings to the factory set, add .05V of RAM voltage over STOCK (whatever that is for you) then start at 420FSB and test with 1hr of Prime95 Blend (for now). If it passes, bump another 10MHz FSB and re-test. Find the point where it fails, that will be your RAM failing. You can try then adding another .05V on RAM voltage, but get some air on them with a fan. You can also try loosening timings (6-6-6-18 instead of 5-5-5-15).

It will be easier to get 1066.

once you know your RAM max, test 6 hrs with Prime95 Blend. Yea, that's a long time, and it sucks. If it passes, that is your FSB max. If it doesn't, back off 5MHz FSB and re-test/repeat till it's stable 6 hours.

Let me know what your RAM maxes at.
Thanks for this post. +rep!
I am finally starting to understand it.. Took me a while!

The reason I can't go above 400FSB is because of my RAM. You are right, I may be better off just buying DDR2 1066. I was thinking I should wait until my next build and get DDR3. I'll see if I can find out what my stock timings and voltages are at for my sig rig memory sticks, and see what I can do about getting the most performance out of my Q8400.

Thanks again!
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That OCZ should be good for 450 I'd guess.
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post #24 of 39
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If you want to try with yours, bump your CPU multiple to 6x, set your RAM timings to the factory set, add .05V of RAM voltage over STOCK (whatever that is for you) then start at 420FSB and test with 1hr of Prime95 Blend (for now). If it passes, bump another 10MHz FSB and re-test. Find the point where it fails, that will be your RAM failing. You can try then adding another .05V on RAM voltage, but get some air on them with a fan. You can also try loosening timings (6-6-6-18 instead of 5-5-5-15).
I set my RAM timings to factory (5-4-4-15), set tRFC to Auto and tried booting into Windows but it crashes at the loading screen and reboots.

Tried RAM at 5-5-5-15 without the 64 tRFC, it boots into windows a bit further and then crashes.

Something tells me the advanced timing control of 64 on tRFC is absolutely required?

Should I be setting it to something else for my sig rig RAM to enable higher overclocks or leave it as it is?
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Also, 5-4-4-15 factory timings with tRFC set to 64 crashes during Windows 7 loading screen as well. Not sure how to set my RAM timings to factory?

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post #26 of 39
Did you set the voltage per OCZ specs?

I still would advise starting with only 2 sticks, not 4.

Is this it?

http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-ddr...l-channel.html

If so 2.1 Volts on the VRAM voltage. That ram should be pretty capable at 5-5-5-15/2.1V
Edited by 2thAche - 4/22/11 at 5:09pm
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post #27 of 39
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I don't see VRAM but I do see DRAM - it has been set to 2.100V now (the first option in pink)

Boots up without a problem at 5-5-5-15
Gonna see if I can increase 400 to 410 now
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post #28 of 39
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Awesome! It's booted up
It's currently set at 450 (3.6GHz) and this is officially the fastest I have managed to OC my Q8400 now.
Gonna keep going to see how far I can take it with boot up
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Personally the best I could do stable on my current setup is 3.5ghz. And thats with the cpu voltage at it's maximum safe limit as well as the ram.
Edited by [\/]Paris - 4/22/11 at 5:32pm
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470 seems to be the highest I can take it with bootup. Gonna do a stress test on it now. 8 hours in Prime95 you say?
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