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I have been having great pains trying to overclock my P4 past 3.3Ghz. I have a P4 3.0 Ghz, and I cant get it to go past 220Mhz in the BIOS, if i go past that, windows wont boot, it will get past the loading screen, but reboot before the welcome screen appears. Temps arent the problem, I've got a Big Typhoon keeping it under 40C at load. I'm starting to think its the motherboard thats the problem, its an AOpen AX4C Max II, does anyone have any ideas?
 

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I have been having great pains trying to overclock my P4 past 3.3Ghz. I have a P4 3.0 Ghz, and I cant get it to go past 220Mhz in the BIOS, if i go past that, windows wont boot, it will get past the loading screen, but reboot before the welcome screen appears. Temps arent the problem, I've got a Big Typhoon keeping it under 40C at load. I'm starting to think its the motherboard thats the problem, its an AOpen AX4C Max II, does anyone have any ideas?


Could be your RAM, what kind is it? pc-3200? Try a divider.
 

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Ok, I havent looked into the RAM much, how do you use a divider? I already have the timings at 3-4-4-8, thats the highest it will let me go.
 

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Ok, I havent looked into the RAM much, how do you use a divider? I already have the timings at 3-4-4-8, thats the highest it will let me go.

in the BIOS, you should see an option for it, i'm not too sure where it is tho.
 

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I found the RAM Frequency settings, and wow did that make a difference, now my CPU is clocked at 3.82 GHz, and memory timings are 2.5-3-3-7, that divider made a huge difference. I guess it wasnt my motherboard after all, even though I still wouldnt recommend AOpen.
 
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