cpu spread spectrum for some reason was not disabled, but i did disable it. unfortunately, nothing changed.
maybe my cpu is just not very overclockable, or it could be my mobo.. anyways, i'm no longer interested in overclocking, hehe. just not worth the hassle.
thx every1 for all your help. maybe in the summer when i don't have school i'll put more time into it, hehe.
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