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Old 12-29-09, 02:01 AM   #4
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Default Re: Does this look okay?

Originally Posted by CaptNKILL View Post
It could be related to your motherboard.

My gigabyte P45 board overclocks much more easily than my P35 did. It had a lot to do with voltages.

Also, thoroughly test your system with memtest to see if you have a bad stick of ram. I had a stick that was screwy and removing it allowed me to crank my Q9550 from 3.6 to 4.25 with no problems (other than having to use an uncomfortable amount of voltage). I had no idea that one of my sticks was bad until I did this.
Thanks. I think I may have a bad stick of RAM. It gave me fits before, but I've never had a crash other then the occasional freeze here and there, which I thought could be narrowed down to my CPU clock speed. It could very well be the fact I am using a 780i board, but I know people have had a lot better luck out of this processor, mind you I got mine stable at 3.6GHz at its current voltage.

If I wasn't overclocking my RAM though, can it still cause this? Im going to run memtest and see again here in a few.
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