Guys, it's not the RAM.
The 3 GHz D 925 has a 200 MHz FSB frequency and an X15 internal multiplier. At a 1:1 FSB:RAM ratio and stock speed, the RAM is loafing along at a DDR2-400
speed. So if the CPU and the rest of the system could do it, you'd need to be above 4.5 GHz before you outstripped the RAM.
You can totally eliminate the RAM by running the RAM at half speed. If you have the typical nVidia BIOS, it will be a simple matter to adjust the RAM clock to half speed or the same frequency as the FSB frequency. In other words, if the FSB frequency is 200 MHz (FSB clock
at 800 MHz - note the distinction), set the RAM clock to 200 MHz also.
Also make sure that you set the RAM voltage to suggested factory values or even one or two tenths higher as long as you do not exceed 2.2 volts. To further reduce the chances of the RAM affecting your OC, relax the timings. If it's 4-4-4-12 or 5-5-5-15, change to 5's-15 or 6's-18 respectively.
it sucks to say that your ram is causing you trouble since your cpu is running to fast for your ram.
1) buy faster ram such as 800 mhz ddr2
Wrong. He does not need faster RAM.
2) change your fsb:ram ratio to something like 3:5 or 2:5
In other circumstances, you have the right idea - slow down the RAM. But your numbers are backwards. Here, you are showing overclocked RAM. What you mean is 5:3
. And 2:1 is actually more simple.
3) leave it at 3ghz
That'd work, but what's the fun?
----------Overclocking since 1978 - Z80 (TRS-80) from 1.77 MHz to 2.01 MHz