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Old November 1, 2008, 11:53 PM
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It's not the Ram... it's the 480FSB. You're pushing that QX9650, and stability at those speeds is very difficult to reach. 450 is usually tops.

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It's not the Ram... it's the 480FSB. You're pushing that QX9650, and stability at those speeds is very difficult to reach. 450 is usually tops.

I know, I had one too.
Agreed, 480x9 is pushing too far. Most will settle with 480-500x8 for 4 GHz. Above this, it's a crapshoot.
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Thirded. The RAM isn't the problem here. You're just banging the uppers limits of your processor, especially for Prime95 stability. That 4.1 is quite nice, but anything beyond that is going to paid for in heat and processor life expectancy. For now, drop your FSB and raise your multi - your FSB is almost certainly maxed out, but you might have a little more headroom in the processor.
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It's not the Ram... it's the 480FSB. You're pushing that QX9650, and stability at those speeds is very difficult to reach. 450 is usually tops.

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Thirded. The RAM isn't the problem here. You're just banging the uppers limits of your processor, especially for Prime95 stability. That 4.1 is quite nice, but anything beyond that is going to paid for in heat and processor life expectancy. For now, drop your FSB and raise your multi - your FSB is almost certainly maxed out, but you might have a little more headroom in the processor.
Then I'll stick with 410 x 10 running 1649 stable. Keep in mind 480 x 8 was totally stable.

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I'll add a fifth to agree.

Keep in mind also that 480FSB with 8 signals is less work that nine signals...

But I would up the FSB term votlage, as that board undervolts a tad, and PLL could go up as well. Altohugh, I highly doubt these will have any effect.
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I'll add a fifth to agree.

Keep in mind also that 480FSB with 8 signals is less work that nine signals...

But I would up the FSB term votlage, as that board undervolts a tad, and PLL could go up as well. Altohugh, I highly doubt these will have any effect.
What would be better? Place your bets on gaming, 3dmark, PI:

410x10 at 1600mhz or
500x7 at 1600mhz

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lol 7x500 is 3.5ghz, 410x10 is 4.1ghz...4.1 should be better, but it kinda depends on a few things other than just FSB and cpu speed...
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it's not stable at 500 for forget it:)
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