Normal OC of X2 3800 ..rebooting
While reading a post here about all those who ssem to OC this CPU ( I know it will and does ) , I have always wanted to get this CPU to a higher GHZ some since it will handle it.. and I seem to have enough on the ram and PSU specs. to do it ..so I did ( a poster here who is right on and knowledgable listed the steps for me to do it as we both have the same mobo and CPU.
Initially, the OC worked ..and for the most part operation and perormance all around were good and yes it was faster... but.... then I stated to get random reboots.. which is and were not an arbitrary thing but would always reboot after so long.. or running any intensive program or game. A couple of times while running one of these programs i got a big freeze and that horrible high pitched sound from my box. OH OH.. I thought.
Questions arise as to why this is doing this. Seems like it works fine ( the OC ) and so zI loaded SpeedFan and CPUz and looked at the PSU voltage readings and they were stable . Nothing abnormal there.
from my limited knowledge of such things.., I know eough that I believe it just might be the PSU or the votage settings which are set to 1.4V in the CPU bios section.
I also know that this is a typical thing that happens upon occasion to others or many and sometimes it works just fine.
Whatever is causing this is something very basic in OC circles. Nothing else is happening or is going wrong upon this OC. ( running at 2.4 GHZ )
Ok... Why is this doing this?? Is it the votage settings?? the Ram?? the PSU itself , or other settings??
I use an AGP card on a dual AGP /PCIE board and upon normal DDR400 settings at 2.0GHZ I never ever get a reboot. Plays any intensive high end program great.
An interesting question I have is that in the CPU settings ( bios ), i had to put the CPU on PCIE Async... and the 'lock PCIe to 100 and set the dram on DDR333 , along with upping the system bus to 240.
Now.. I am a completew novice at OC and it isn't needed, but still it should work fine without reboots.. that is unless the ram or PSU and votages are amiss. ( I have excellent ram ..but its old with very good timings 2-3-2-6 )
Virus porgram is runing and don't beleive its any viruses as i just updated and ran a scan earlier.
Excuse me for always being so lengthy in my writing.. as it must be my inherent writers nature to do that.
Please give some real answers rather than telling me to read some OC forum as I have those already.. Thks for any help here LOL
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