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Think it may go a bit higher. Proc voltage is 1.392. Mem is 1.984. Biostar TA770+.
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I would imagine you would be able to overclock it alittle higher, but you're probably gonna have to increase your CPU voltage to 1.5V or higher. If I rememeber correctly, Tom's overclocked their 5000+ Black Edition to 3.6Ghz max, and around 3.4Ghz stable.

By the way, nice OC.
 

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I agree... I think you will get 3.3 stable around 1.4 volts dependent upon what mobo you have... that's pretty good. I would just raise the multi myself and leave the FSB at 200. I also wouldnt really try to stress the memory too much... just run tighter timings and you'll be good.
 

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Running at 15.5X210 now. Had to up the voltage to 1.5. I think I can drop voltage a step. (bumped it up two steps). Ran dualcore prime95 for 45mins before shutting down for the night last night. No errors. I think I will stick with 3.26. Thats a 25% OC which is A-OK with me.
 

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I get it to 3.3GHz onM57SLI-S4.Stable.You can get it to.Set voltage to 1.45v and try.Maybe you will get 3.3GHz.
 

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I can't seem to go stable beyond 3ghz on mine with the same board coa, and thats with 1.4v. It crashes in BF2142 and EVE Online is buggy. Temps are fine all around. I dont know how tom's guys get theres at 3.2, but maybe thats not running games. Maybe its my memory timings?
 

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<3 Eve Online!

Anyway, what I would do to help figure out why you are getting blue screens, is download "Orthos". It has options to Stress Ram, Stress CPU, or Blend (both). I would try stressing the ram first to see if you are having ram issues. You can usually defeat any errors with minor voltage increases, but be wary of going more than 10% over the recommended voltage on the ram.

The other thing you can try, is loosening the timings on the ram, if they are indeed ram problems. I.E. if you are running 5-5-5-15 you could go to 7-7-7-20.... although I've usually just put more voltage on the sticks, and the errors go away.

The only real downside to upping the voltage on your ram, is there's not a reliable way to monitor the heat on your sticks.... unless you have placed a sensor on them, or have a handy IR Thermohawk-400.

You can google your type of memory to find out what chips they use, and find the heat tolerances for them, although most are higher than I've seen mine get, and thats with almost 15% more voltage on them, and stressing for hours.