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Overclock and windows wont load.

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January 7, 2010 10:05:58 PM

I've got my E8200 to 3.5GHz and could have gone higher, however Windows does not load, it's not that it crashes or anything it just sits ther with a blinking dot like it can't see the hdd or find the operating system or something.

Once I bring it down to 3.2 it works fine.

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January 7, 2010 10:37:08 PM

What you have done looks pretty good. Sounds like you hit the wall for your hardware on those BIOS settings. Your options include:
-- increasing voltage to RAM
-- changing the strap to reduce the RAM frequency
-- increasing RAM latency timings,
-- maybe increasing voltage to CPU
-- maybe increasing voltage to northbridge

Or you could try increasing the FSB frequency a few MHz, attempt to boot to windows, then:
-- changing the strap to reduce the RAM frequency
-- increasing RAM latencies
-- increasing voltage to CPU
-- maybe increasing voltage to northbridge

OCing isn't successful unless you can work within your operating system. OCing to get the very highest performance from your hardware usually involves trying numerous combinations of the settings your BIOS allows.
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January 8, 2010 3:24:14 PM

Give the cpu more volts..
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January 8, 2010 4:00:03 PM

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