I got it stable at email@example.com (ran Small FFT's for 8.5 hr's before I shut it off)
firstname.lastname@example.org seems okay. Ran Small FFT for 30 min and 3Dmark06. Will run this tonight to verify that it's stable.
But once I go to 3.45ghz or higher, it crashes usually within a few minutes regardless of vcore (I tried all the way up to 1.5v). It crashes like clockwork.
Could it be the FSB can't handle anything higher than ~380mhz? Do I need to tweak the FSB voltage?
I didn't list the temps but they're all fine. At 1.5v the cores are getting close to 70C, not great but not reason for crashing right? There is one strange thing with the core temps (even on stable OC). They'll heat up to a max value (example 65C), and then immediately fall ~7C. Sometimes they'll stay at the new low level for ~hr, sometimes they'll climb back up and fall again repeatedly. Only the 2 hottest cores do this. The other 2 will stay constant (+/- 1C).
With the Freezer Pro, the hottest cores were always 0 and 1.
With the Xigmatek, the hottest cores are always 0 and 3.
Hmmm. Havent I seen alot of people using that board? I am pretty sure it should go over 380.
You need to make sure your NB is at 1.4 for 400, watch your CPU PLL Voltage, Give it at least .1 over the VCore. So if your VCore is 1.40, make it 1.5, or 1.6.
FSB Termination voltage needs to be somewhere near 1.50 as well.
Believe it or not, I have something of a similar problem. At 3.8, I always bomb out when Prime goes to switch from 1st pass test 3 to 4. KBooom! No matter the VCore. From 1.5 where it should/is stable. To 1.6. No effect.
However, I have never crashed, not one time at this speed, and my daily core temps stay well in the 50c unless I test stuff. The TRUE is impressive!
Glad to see ya got it cranking. You will not get much more heat to hit 3.6, so that part is good!
While people recommend keeping the FSB lower, by using the x 9 multi, the higher the FSB, the higher you can sync your RAM. I would recommend also looking for any info on fsb holes for that board. Sometimes you cant pull off a 400 fsb, but 405 will work, hehe. Thats just how it goes.
But, as you have seen, all that trial and error is the best! Get some quality time sticking your fingers around in your computer, and all over her keys!
Gotta have that quality time to get to know her, inside and out!