-amd 3500+ Error ????
I have an Asus A8n-sli deluxe mobo, and an AMD 3500+. Every time I try to overclock the cpu, either by manually picking the settings, or using the built in NOS AI overclocking that comes with the board, the system becomes very unstable and often crashes. It then will not let me even get back into windows without going into the CMOS and resetting all defaults (which I assume includes clock speeds etc..) It is not a temp. issue because it will happen seconds after I overclock before the temp has time to rise. And I'm not doing anything wrong because even If I use AMD's built in overclocking mechanism the same problem happens. Is the core on the 3500 just terrible with overclocking?? You guys have any suggestions?
Also, I have dual 6800 gt's running in SLI. I use coolbits to overclock them but it is extremely limited. Like 402/1015 is all I can get out of them before they become unstable in games. They will run, but I can see weird pixels or geometric errors in graphics rendering. I hear the term "Unlocking the pipelines" often. Am I already doing that by using coolbits or am I missing something.
Thank you to all that respond.