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Ok, I didnt think about it. And I didnt mean that the whole line is bugged, I meant that I have read quite a few problems and just saying that it could be a bug. I will try the latest BIOS update.
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I just updated the BIOS. I changed most of the stuff. Im going to go back and change the rest. The one wierd thing is that my RAM is now at 679 or something, when it's DDR2 800. It was at 816 OC'd I dont know how to change it back
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To be honest, I feel that many people have been too impatient with this board in the past... Just let the board do a number of boot cycles, it seems odd at first and I was worried for the first time as well.

The one wierd thing is that my RAM is now at 679 or something, when it's DDR2 800. It was at 816 OC'd I dont know how to change it back

Adjust the Memory Multiplier to resolve this.
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Edited by james_8970, 22 May 2008 - 05:08 PM.

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Okay so I just overclocked it. I let it do about 20 or so boot cycles and still nothing. I dont see some of these things ur telling me to click in the M.I.T. I got the RAM to normal but I didnt find that Memory Multiplier, or C1E, NB Voltage, or Enhanced Speed Step.
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Once you enter the BIOS, you must click and hold CTRL+F1 to view additional settings.
C1E and Enhanced Speed Step are located under advance settings if I remember correctly, the rest will be found under M.I.T.
20 boot cycles is a way to long..... time to start fooling around with some settings.

If the above doesn't work, I want you to do the following (be sure to have increased the NB voltage to +0.1V).
Drop the CPU multiplier to 6x and see how high you can get the FSB. This will rule out the possibility of the motherboard being the limiting factor. If you can achieve a high FSB (~450MHz or greater), then it's likely that you got a "bad" CPU that requires more juice to overclock and will not overclock quite as well as other similar CPUs.

When doing these adjustments, be sure you have adequate air flow and to watch temperatures closely. We cannot be held responsible if any damage occur. That being said, what we have suggest shouldn't be outside of the cooling boundaries of your stock setup.
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Where is NB voltage located. I havent found it. So if it takes a high FSB to overclock then my CPU is bad and I should get a new one.
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I tested it at 450 FSB, and it didnt work. Im going to try others but I just want to make sure I have all the settings correct so I dont mess anything up. The only thing I havent found is Enhanced Speed Step and NB Voltage.
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So if it takes a high FSB to overclock then my CPU is bad and I should get a new one.

I wouldn't personally, but this is your call to make and not mine.

The north bridge is called (G)MCH overvoltage control under M.I.T.
Please don't do such a big jump, increase it by 20MHz increments at the very MOST. Without increasing the NB voltage, there would be no way your motherboard would boot with a FSB at that frequency.
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Edited by james_8970, 22 May 2008 - 07:14 PM.

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Okay. Illdo that now. If I set the NB to +0.1 do u think that it will overclock by just raising the FSB and keeping the multiplier.
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Just upping the FSB was a failure. Ill attempt the multiplier thing later tonight. I may just give up. Its not that big of a deal, as time goes on I may look into it more. It really depends on my mood tonight, its just a pain to keep reseting the CMOS but thats computers. Thanks for your help, and if the FSB thing doesnt work well go from there.
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You need to drop the Multiplier to 6x and raise the FSB in 20MHz increments. If you don't drop the multiplier on the CPU then we wouldn't get getting anywhere as your overclocking the CPU and not isolating the issue. In addition be sure that your memory has a multiplier of 2 and timings of 5-5-5-15.
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Edited by james_8970, 22 May 2008 - 09:11 PM.

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I did all the memory stuff. I will try that later on today. It's just a big pain to do cause if it doesnt work I have to reset my CMOS again.
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