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Looking good so far, now it the time for patience and stability testing ... temps are GREAT too!
You may have to up the RAM divider very soon being up to DDR500 speeds now so keep an eye out for memory instability too!
 

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woohoo, i get my cooling fixed and another problem comes up,

i hav my vcore set at 1.500v in the bios, but it wont go above 1.440v, and it switches between that and 1.424v

wat should i do here?

Edit: i just read the overclocking guide, i think i may have hit a wall on my psu
i think ill drop to 2.5ghz and try and hold it stable there
 

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your ram is overclocking ram just not ddr500 you should be fine if you keep it around DDR450 speeds. I think that is what pc3500 is rated at. You might be able to handle tighter timings once you have found the overclock you want, thats another way to squeeze more performnace from your system. Some ram even if not rated for higher speeds can still handle it but like overclocking it can take alot of experimenting till you find the right adjustments. And your PSU should be up for your overclock I have a Antec smartpower 500w and I can go 2853mhz on my opty 165 prime stable.
 

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Never heard the brand real power actually. Maybe I'm just a n00b like that. I've hard those Asus boards aren't the greatest OCer but I think you should be able to get another 20Mhz out of it.
 

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You should be getting better results than 2.4GHz at 1.44V.

Have you plugged a molex and floppy power connector into the motherboard? Helps supply more juice. Put your memory on a more aggresive divider (bring memory back up when you finish oc-ing CPU). I take it you know about the HT multiplier and chipset voltages.
 

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yeah, if i set the vcore at 1.5v, it wil fluctuate between 1.408, 1.424, and 1.440, and i have the extra cord plugged into the m/b, i put a post in power supplies, and im gonna get the OCZ GameXStream 600w fer christmas

im prolly also gettin another 6800gs fer christmas too if i can find a pny one =D

Edit: btw im sittin bak at 2.4ghz so my vcore is stable
 

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Might be your motherboard too. My asus board undervolts the VCore at load...
 

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Your psu is almost definately holding you back.

Its Possible yes..sufficient wattage yes However Im not sure of his amperage on the 12v rails...Whats your amperage mate ( On the +12v rail )
 

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well as of right now im reinstallin windows xp, but if i cant figure out the voltage thing, i mite as well get the new power supply and ill never kno unless i try,

btw if anyone can look up the a8n32-sli cuz theres some overvoltage thing and 8-phase power that makes a difference w/ this board
 

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woohoo, i get my cooling fixed and another problem comes up,

i hav my vcore set at 1.500v in the bios, but it wont go above 1.440v, and it switches between that and 1.424v

wat should i do here?

Edit: i just read the overclocking guide, i think i may have hit a wall on my psu
i think ill drop to 2.5ghz and try and hold it stable there

If your bios is like mine you should have a vcore overvoltage option, set it to +100mv I believe it is, and the vcore setting at 1.4 and it will give you 1.5. I had this same problem with my board at 1.45 Dropped it down to 1.4 + 100mv = 1.5
 

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You should be getting better results than 2.4GHz at 1.44V.

Have you plugged a molex and floppy power connector into the motherboard? Helps supply more juice. Put your memory on a more aggresive divider (bring memory back up when you finish oc-ing CPU). I take it you know about the HT multiplier and chipset voltages.

Agreed. I can hit 2.4GHz at 1.375v stable.
 

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I'm getting 2.82 on 1.52V. Try burning in the CPU! [email protected] seems to do the trick for me for burn-ins.
 
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