View Full Version : OCZ PC4200 Issues?
05-17-04, 11:10 AM
I got the modules the other day, (3-4-4-8 spec) and did the Vdroop mod last night. However, I have serious trouble going above 3.36 without eclipsing 1.7Vcore. Currently I'm at 3.22 and 1.575 in the bios = 1.632 in windows. I bought this memory BECAUSE I wanted to break 250FSB on my 2.8C. Other people with similar configs are easily running 3.5 at 1.6-1.65. I am REALLY unstable IF it loads windows. WTF!!!. I'm aircooled, but plenty of. Aero4, 7 casefans, PCI blower 2 slots under VC. Hopefully someone has my exact setup and fill me in. If you have this memory and know the tricks... Let me know. Thanks in advance.
05-17-04, 11:33 AM
welcome to thre forums.. test out ur cpu at 3/2 ratio. u just might have a 2.8 that wont oc very hi.
05-17-04, 11:37 AM
It's your cpu. If your pushing that much vcore to get those cpu clocks then I'm almost certain its your cpu toping out. Don't forget that every computer component will oc differently than others. Just because someone gets 4Ghz on air doesn't mean that others will as well.
Try what flapper said and see how high the cpu goes 3/2
05-17-04, 02:43 PM
Judging by it's behavior, I'm starting to think I may need to bust out a Vdimm mod. My ram's spec voltage is 2.8; unfortunately, the ram's starting point is the boards ending point (Un-modded ;) ) So I think I'm gonna do the Vdimm mod and up the voltage to 2.9 or 3 and see where that takes me.
05-17-04, 03:58 PM
A VDIMM mod should not be necessary. Your board tops out at 2.85 VDIMM, which is more than enough for our PC-4000 or PC-4200 memory (I personally run mine at 2.75 all the time.)
I think your CPU is limiting you in this situation. Also, what kind of PSU are you using and are your voltages all steady, as it sounds like you have a lot of fans and components running.
05-17-04, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by SeanOMatic
Also, what kind of PSU are you using and are your voltages all steady, as it sounds like you have a lot of fans and components running.
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