Ok, Im at Cpu freq 256 but nothing is running hot with my vcore from 1.2 volts to 1.375
For now I am going to stop at 256, play some COD4 then run Orthos is the morning for about an hour. Played COD4 for quite sometime and my temp didn't go up at all. Of course Im still going to run Orthos in the morning but I wanted to see if I could get it to 260. I can't my computer just restarts over and over right after all my drives are detected by the Bios. I tried turning it up to 1.4.. Is the restarting being caused by not getting enough power?
as long as the temps stay low 50's after 10-15 minutes let it go. at the final oc i let it run minimum of 12hr. i've had bust outs at 10hr.
sooner or later(adding more hds), your continued overclock and loads under gaming, your going to overload what you have. it can't keep up forever. it can take out your board or other hardware when it goes.
as with the ram, finish finding the cpu oc and work with the ram later. with your 533 ram you don't have the extra head room but who knows. mhz is king.