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03-01-07, 11:59 AM
It looks like I might have to push my Striker's northbridge to 1.6v to get it to run stable at a 1600 MHz FSB with four sticks of RAM. I'm a little hesitant to this (I've got "Danger Will Robinson" going off in my head). I'm not going to nuke anything doing this?

Xion X2
03-01-07, 12:25 PM
Have you tried running your RAM/FSB at a 1:1 ratio first? Try running your RAM speed at half your FSB and see if that fixes your stability issues. 1.6v is a lot of voltage for the NB.

03-01-07, 01:56 PM
I'll try that. Hopefully I can tighten the timings up (4-4-4-12-2T at least) and put my NB back to 1.50v or lower.

03-01-07, 06:24 PM
1.6v won't work anyway; it fails to POST. 1.55v is probably the max I'll be able to do.

Anyone have any suggestions to get my system stable at the sigg'ed specs in the Orthos Large FFT test? Right now it fails, crashs, locks or BSODs if I try to use my 400 MHz FSB using 1066MHz and 800 MHz RAM at 5-5-5-15-2t.

Edit: It looks like this is a problem is a bug in the Large FFT test. Blend test runs fine with my overclock settings, and both start with the 1024k tests.

Edit 2: And right after I posted my edit, my system hangs. FRAK!