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    overclocking problems

    hi guys, my dream system i was supposed to get yesterday went to pot as scan had sweet FA in stock.. and i mean it.. hardly anything worth buying, so im having to wait till after christmas and im going to shop around wrather than using scan.

    i couldnt walk away empty handed though so i got an abit GD8 for my p4 775 - 3.4ghz, to replace my gigabyte.

    so here is what is running..

    p4 550 (3.4ghz)
    512mb corsair TwinX 4000 (500mhz)
    pci-e xfx 6600gt

    and that ****ty new abit mobo.

    when i originally got built this with the gigabyte motherboard (earlier this year) i had absolutly no problems hitting 4ghz on a decent hsf, but now, running a dual radiator watercooler system, i struggle to get above 3.65ghz

    i havnt overclocked for a while, so im expecting im totally missing somthing, oblivious to an obvious fact!

    the downside is that **** **** motherboard here doesnt up' the voltage by .25 value's at a time, but by 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% selections.. (5% more than stock vcore)

    the fsb, n/b and ddr however u can do at .5 value's

    has anyone got an idea what the problem could be??
    *edit* and before anyone says 'yeah ur using an intel' believe me.. i know
    cheers guys
    Last edited by Meleminii; 21-12-2005 at 07:19 PM.

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    Erm, can I ask why you bought something that you didn't really want?

    Also, did you check Scan's website before going, as this would have informed you of the (out of) stock situations.
    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 21-12-2005 at 07:59 PM.

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