View Full Version : OC'in capability gone!

02-08-06, 10:24 PM
These problems have basically started happening ever since I got my new video card, my computer is sensitive and won't want to overclock that much, and then when it does it won't boot or it'll post saying there's an overclocking failure. I was able to overclock to 2.3Ghz stable before from 1.8Ghz just fine, now it's just being odd..
There seem to be no issues with ram either. I have switched power supply, seeing as last weekend I bought an Antec Sonata II with the SmartPower 2.0 450w, which is a lot better than my last power supply. Better voltages also. Any ideas, comments, etc, would be appreciated. :)

Btw, It won't even overclock to 2Ghz stable now. Temperatures are also good, in the range of 29C to 33C idle.

AMD 64 (Winchester) 3000+
Asus A8V-E Deluxe (Chipset is VIA K8T890)
1GB Ram (2x 512mb)
Antec Sonata II 450W SmartPower 2.0

Another question is about my video card, the overclockability on it is pretty low, and it shows the optimum clocks to be 520/1190.. I am also off by about 300 points, If I'm lucky in programs such as 3DMark05, but for those of you who may not like 3DMark, my performance in games isn't as good as I would hope either. Temperatures are low on the 6800gs, idling at about 40C GPU Core, if anyone was wondering about that. I am guessing this issue of lower than average performance may be my CPU limitation and/or my Chipset.

02-09-06, 06:10 PM
It's your pos psu.

02-09-06, 09:22 PM
I changed my ram timings from 2.5-3-3-7 to 2.5-4-4-8 and I can oc a bit more again, so far able to be at 2.25ghz stable.. pulling in 5200 in 3dmark05 also :)

02-09-06, 09:25 PM
have you tried a BIOS update?

02-09-06, 09:28 PM
I'm on the newest BIOS revision, 1011.