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Overclocking a Intel E8400 Freezing computer
Nov 9, 2008, 4:18 PM
so I built this rig:
Intel E8400 (3.0 Ghz)
Corsair TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF (5-5-5-15, 1066 Mhz)
with some other stuff thats not really related...
I have been trying to overclock my CPU to about 3.6 Ghz, however every time I even increase the FSB a little bit my computer freezes up about 1 minute after I logged in.
For example I just tried: 9 x 350 Mhz = 3.15 Ghz, and it froze after one and a half minutes... I raised the FSB by only 20 Mhz.
Has anyone encountered this problem before?
Nov 9, 2008
overclocking intel e8400 freezing computer
Nov 9, 2008, 10:45 PM
Unlink your memory to run at 1066mhz only or even better at 800mhz.
I think with your current ratio, a 20mhz increase will make your memory run at 1120mhz, which is probably why your system is locking up.
Nov 9, 2008, 10:51 PM
No that was not it, I finally figured it out
Some software from Nvidia was screwing with my overclock, so it crashed the entire system...
Now it is working perfectly, currently 4.1 Ghz @ 1.28V @ 63C
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Nov 9, 2008, 11:05 PM
just make sure its prime95 stable
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