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  3. Ok, so I'm guessing it's maybe not the PSU. Though, I'll test it with another one just to be sure. The temps are beginning to concern me now, since so may of you are saying they should be going higher. I did hit around 45/50 after about 4 hours of OCCT, but since it took that long, I just thought "wow, I'm awesome at this cooling lark"!! Apparently not!! As I said, I'm going to give this another go next week and will be back no doubt, with a million and one other issues!!
  4. Hi all. Thanks for your replies. I've recenly encountered a number of other problems with my overclock and had to drop it all back to stock speeds due to having important work to do. Speedstep and C1E are both already disabled. But I think I may be hitting a bit of a wall with my PSU. During gaming (even at stock speeds) I'm experiencing random restarts and BSOD. I think the GPU is in need of more power than what it's getting from the PSU. So that's an issue I need to fix first I think. I had thought a 550w psu would be enough, but apparently not!! But, I'm going to have another shot at it next week. I'll post some screens when I start too. @Verran I didn't think I'd have to raise the vcore that much myself, but it just wouldn't stabilize until then. As far as the low temps go, I figured it was possibly down to the fact that I've got 3 case fans in there. Plus the HSF is half decent, so I guess I just assumed it was all working as it should be.
  5. Ok, so I finally relented, and had a go with voltages. I've managed to get it to boot with an FSB of 310, but it seems no amount of raising the Vcore will stabilize it. I'm very reluctant to go over 1.4v, and I was reluctant to leave it at that for too long. But running OCCT gives me an error on one core, though it seems to be different each time. I also tried (I'm not sure why, I'd already established that it was unstable) the Intel Burn test, which threw up errors after about 90 seconds. How safe is it to raise the vcore further? Is there an upper limit? Temps are pretty stable at around 45/54, which I'm not everly concerned about, esp when the fans aren't even at full speed at that point.
  6. Hi Thanks for the quick reply. I understand that being able to boot into the OS isn't an indication of a stable overclock. Perhaps I worded it wrong, but my current overclock is stable (according to OCCT anyway). If I push the FSB up by a few mhz, then I run into problems, and if I go as high as an extra 10mhz, I can't even boot into the OS. Sorry, I should be better at phrasing things! I'm reluctant to play around with voltages because I'm likely to break something, and replacing parts isn't an option at the moment!! Thanks for your help.
  7. Hello all. I'm relatively new to all this. (The last time I attempted an overclock was on an Amiga, which involved soldering and oscillators!!) I've read through about a million guides and such on overclocking, and though I've managed to bump up my processor from 2.8Ghz to 3.15Gh (an abosolutely huge increase compared to my awesome Amiga over clock of about 10Mhz!!), I'm struggling to get it any higher. Erm, some details may help. Right, so. I've only touched the FSB so far, and if I can help it, I don't really want to start changing voltages. The multiplier is locked I believe (nothing in the BIOS seems to change this, so I'm presuming so) at 10.5. I pushed the FSB up to 300 in small amounts, and 300 is as far as I can push it and still boot into Windows (Vista x64). Temps sit at about (Core/System) 34
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