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does anyone have any suggestions for me to reach 2.6?<br><br>
all my system info is in my sig so look there. and here is cpuz.<br><br><a href="http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/9067/cpuznc9.jpg" target="_blank">http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/9067/cpuznc9.jpg</a><br><br>
also i think my memory timings are bad for DDR2 533mhz Ram. any advice is welcome.
 

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The timings drop as the RAMs default speed increases so don't be to worried about it.<br>
Set the HTT or memory multiplyer to 3 for now, that will cover a CPU bus of up to about 350, or use 4x up to about 260.<br>
2.5 currently, what is the CPU voltage (vcore) and your full load temp?<br>
BTW, the PS may hinder the high end OCing stability!
 

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Why is your CPUz reporting 1.4vcore then? Just try lowering HT multi to x3 liek Duke said and up the HTT to 260....ram should still be ok at that speed and those timings.
 
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Are you stable at this point?<br><br>
I'm thinking you may need to set the RAM on a divider, are you and if so what is it set at?<br><br>
Good call Judge, perhaps the PS is just not meeting the BIOS setting!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Why is your CPUz reporting 1.4vcore then? Just try lowering HT multi to x3 liek Duke said and up the HTT to 260....ram should still be ok at that speed and those timings.</div>
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cpuz is known for not reporting right voltage on this mobo. its 1.55 i assure you. and the htt is at 3.
 

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I like to up by 3MHz at about the point your at and test with OCCT which will error out rather quick if there is an issue... usually in the first 10 minutes.<br>
Have you tried to get the max out of each major component first? IE. CPU, MB, RAM.<br>
Underclock you RAM excessivly by droping the default speed so that it won't effect the CPU OCing.
 

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Have you upped the RAM's voltage any? If not make sure you determine a safe bump!
 

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hmm, what programs should i use to best determine if the oc is stable?<br />
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and memory voltage is on highest.
 

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so now u know the system bottleneck.. either loosen the timings.. which will defeit the entire overclock pretty much.. or buy some ram that can take the higher speeds.. unless u need that speed i would just stop where i was and say thats enough..
 

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well i dont really need 2.6 i just want it. 2.55 is ok, but 2.6 would be better, would it really hurt my system that much if i lossened the timings a little more?
 

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OCCT for a good and reasonably quick test. When you have reached a stable satisfying level that passes OCCT try prime 95 which I think can be a bit flaky <br />
Links in the link <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
<a href="http://www.overclock.net/faqs/38268-info-dfi-nf4-dr-motherboard-introduction.html" target="_blank">http://www.overclock.net/faqs/38268-...roduction.html</a><br />
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Either loosten the timings or drop down the RAM a notch with a divided one step from the default speed.
 

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i ran occt and 6 minutes in my system locked up =0[, so what should i do lower? the fbs and try again? if so how much shuld i lower by? 5?
 

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Several options here.<br />
1. Set the RAM on a divider.<br />
2. Relax the RAM timings <br />
3. increase the CPU voltage if possible and if full load temps allow.<br />
4. Reduce the OC. <br />
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Your doing well be patient and things will come your way.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Several options here.<br />
1. Set the RAM on a divider.<br />
2. Relax the RAM timings <br />
3. increase the CPU voltage if possible and if full load temps allow.<br />
4. Reduce the OC. <br />
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Your doing well be patient and things will come your way.</div>

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</div>i dont know how to do ram divders, do you mean like change it from 533mhz ram in bios to 400 mhz ram?<br />
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and what do you mean by relax? u mean loosen them more?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">i dont know how to do ram divders, do you mean like change it from 533mhz ram in bios to 400 mhz ram?</div>

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<div style="font-style:italic"> and what do you mean by relax? u mean loosen them more?</div>

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</div> Relax or lossening them is increasing the numbers.<br />
4-4-4-8, 4-4-4-10 and 4-4-4-12 seem to work well.<br />
Opps, BTW, not sure what will work foryou currenttimings that are in the CPU-Z shot but dropping to the 400MHz setting will give you more CPU ocing headroom with out having to loosen your timings.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">alright thanks ill try that now.<br />
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so do i drop to 400 and leave the same timings?</div>

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Actually, when OCing you want to use the default MBs RAM speed (and if necessary even a lower setting), and not set it at the RAM's speed. Unless of course the RAM can manage speeds that high but few if any can and those that can cost big bucks!<br />
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Some DDR2 800 can hit over 1100 but the $$$ factor is way up there!
 
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