Originally posted by The General
I need to figure out wtf I'm doing before I start messing with ram timings again. So I'll post back in a day or so with the results.
I ordered some new cooling stuff, so I'll probably wait until then to mess with it. I think it will show up tomorrow or the day after.
A few tips:
What BIOS are you using? Early BIOS (F1/F2) reported/set cas 3 even though it shouldn't be. If you haven't already, flash to F4.
If cas 3 is actually set, change it to 4 or 5 depending on your sticks, cas 3 is too low for any decent OC and DDR2.
See what you can get with an 8x multi. If you running in the 3.2 -3.4 range, it would be beneficial running 400-425 x 8 1:1 over 350 to 375 FSB if your board/RAM can do it.
When you manually set the timings, I recommend just setting the first 4, leave the last 3 set to Auto. From top down they order from left to right in the context of : 4-4-4-12 for example. You might want to start with something like 5-5-5-15 until you get the clock you want and then try bringing them back down a bit and see if its still stable.