Overclocking problems w/ my amd 3000+
I've hit kind of a snag w/ my overclocking. I was getting it faster by cranking the multiplier, i went (slowly) from 10.5 to 11.5, for a result of 2305 mhz. I cant just increase the external frequency or it increases the ram speed too. so, i tried turning the external frequency down and the multiplier up to 12, so that the ram was underclocked and the proc was running at 2320mhz core. this creates some system instability. any ideas on how to get past this? does it hurt to overclock your ram a few mhz? or am i pushing my processor already? I know heat isn't a problem, since I monitor it closely with MBM5.
Also, is it possible to damage your chip by overclocking it like this, even if it isn't overheating? when i first got up to 2305 i was pcmarking about a 3690, now its averaging about 3660. don't know if this means much, just curious about it though.