biagshooter1965

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I bought this board with no regard to overclocking, but thought I would try it out. I am running an E8400 (stepping E0) and 4GB of PC2-6400 OCZ Vista Platinum memory 2.1v, a GeForce 7950GT video card and Vista Ultimate, with just the stock heatsink and fan for the CPU. As soon as I use the Overclock profile to even change it to a 5% increase, I get a blue screen just after Windows loads. I am going to try changing my power supply to a 700watt from BestBuy (Rocketfish) not for any other reason than I can buy one from a friend for $20. Currently I am running a 420watt. Is it the Memory causing the problem? I have read that OCZ isn't the best of brands.
I have never overclocked before but I have read that people can get this CPU up to 4Ghz stable. I would think I would need a butter CPU cooler than the stock one for that, although I am running a couple of fans in the case to help pump out the warm air.
Any help would be appreciated.
 

greenbrucelee

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Don't use the auto overclocking on Asus boards because it's crap, unless it's cpu level up but even cpu level up doesn't beat doing it manually.