Dual channel memory question, with overclocked CPU
Posted on 2004-10-26
Hi, this is Ronald. I just happen to have some questions.
My system specs:
P4 2.8E Prescott
2 * 512mb Infernon PC3200 memory (dual channel)
DFI Infinity 865P mother board
Recently, I start to overclock my CPU to 3.2Ghz by increasing the FSB of the CPU. I have increased it from 200mhz to 230hz (equalling 920mhz FSB). I just notice that the memory frequency has also increased to 460mhz (by looking at the first screen when system is booting up). I just want to know if my system will be stable after this overclocking.
I am now testing my system with the stress test in Prime95, it gives no errors, it has been like for 15hrs. I have also tried with memtest86, but I get a instant reboot the moment it goes into the program with the bootup disk method. Is this a normal sign? Is the problem caused by the dual channel memory?
Also, is it possible to check the system if the dual channel function of the memory is working properly (ie, did the frequency of the two memory get combined?) ? will overclocking the memory screw up the dual channel function of the memory?
I have overclocked the system with Genie BIOS settings, I have done some research stating that I should change the CPU/RAM ratio, I couldn't find such function in the BIOS setting. I have tried changing the memory frequency from "auto" to "DDR400", but it doesn't seem to make a difference (the bootup screen is still showing 460mhz memory frequency).
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.