Hi guys, first let me comment, this is one nice and clean looking forum and i know its new, but hopefully it can stay this way as long as we dont get a lot of losers registering, anyhow...i have a question about overclocking. I am an intermediate user who built my first computer recently, yeah! lol. well when i registered for this forum i had to put my pc specs in but i dont know how u guys can see that so i will list them in this post.
-cpu: p4 540 3.2ghz ht with 800fsb and 1mb l2 cache lga 775
-gpu: geforce 6800 (not the gt or ultra : ( i was too poor for those but i can overclock this card from 325 gpu 600mhz memory to 440mhz gpu and 840mhz memory and have it run completely stable, i lucked out u could say although 12 instead of 16 pipes is a major limit, and it would be nice to have gddr3 memory but oh well)
-memory: dual channel Corsair XMS 3200 (2x512mb) i think the timings are 2-3-3-6
-mobo: Asus P5GDC-Deluxe
Those are my basic system components, i also have a MSI [email protected]
master tv tuner card and a seagate sata hard drive along with 2 western digital pata drives for a total of 400gigs.
Well the asus mobo comes with some nice built in overclocking features but I cannot seem to overclock over 5% without random crashes what gives! i spent tons on that Corsair XMS memory for this purpose, and can the Asus mobo handle much over 800FSB? i thought it could but maybe not my model, im sure my memory can get as high as 450mhz from 400 which is a 25 mhz increase on the FSB but pc crashes, temps are all fine as i have kickass after market cooling on everything. Ive read up on my cpu and it can get to the 4ghz range easily so Im really scratchin my head here about whats goin wrong. Sometimes after the PC crashes I get a msg that it was a system driver error and the system has recovered from a serious error (is this overclocking related?)
The asus mobo keeps my pci devices and my pci express graphics card seperate when i increase the fsb so its not a problem with those devices, im really stuck guys and would love to hear your input, i APOLOGIZE for this long ass message but I figured I would be as detailed as I could, thanks agian guys!