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Old 08-26-2006, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just recently overclocked my amd athlon 64 3700+ cpu to match up with my x1900xt graphics card's performance. I changed nothing about the ram, which is a pair of corsair dual channel value select ram, and upped the FSB to 228 with a multiplier of 11. I've heard that it's almost impossible to raise the FSB much without changing ram settings, but that's what I did, and so far I haven't had any issues. Will instability with the cpu be extremely obvious if it exists or can it be very subtle? Does anyone know of any symptoms that indicate instability?
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Old 08-26-2006, 01:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Prime 95. 12+ Hours is supposedly stable enough for a OC entry, but 8 hours should be fine.
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Old 08-26-2006, 01:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh, I did it for about an hour. Maybe i'll run it for longer.
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Old 08-26-2006, 01:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah just run it over night.


If it fails after 7 or so hours dont be so concerned about it as I dont think you will be doing any OC database entrys or Running your system to the extreme for 7 hours.



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