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    The Conroe865PE thread... for AGP users... stock and mod

    Thanks TRWOV ---- You are wise in the ways of the 865PE! I'm trying to run my new X6800 at 300x10= 3GHz. It's not a big overclock from 2.93 but I'd like to run my DDR400 RAM at the optimal speed. I'm having an issue though....whenever I select the above, I get a corrupted winload.exe file...
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    The Conroe865PE thread... for AGP users... stock and mod

    Conroe865PE Experts - help wanted please. I just upgraded my CPU from an E6600 to the X6800. The system boots and works fine but I don't have the options to change the CPU multiplier. Under CPU Configuration / Ratio Status, the X6800 multiplier is identified as unlocked, but I don't get the...
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    The Conroe865PE thread... for AGP users... stock and mod

    I'm not sure if the extra 0.5 GB of usable RAM would translate into any real-world performance improvement on W8. I thought the Corsair Platinum RAM was going to do the trick, however it was disingenuously marked as CL2 at DDR400 when it clearly isn't. I'm not sure I want to roll the dice on...
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    The Conroe865PE thread... for AGP users... stock and mod

    Windows 8 W8 has actually worked very well on my system (a big improvement over XP). All my games are running fine. It's pretty amazing considering the vintage of the MB and the fact that the 865PE was never intended to run Conroe CPUs in the 1st place. I did have to disable Fast-Startup in...
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    The Conroe865PE thread... for AGP users... stock and mod

    I wanted to replace an old AthlonXP system to upgrade to Windows 8. To save money, I bought the ConRoe865PE + C2D E6600 and used my original peripherals (PC3200 DDR RAM, Radeon 3850 AGP, IDE HDDs). I bought some more RAM off ebay to go from 2 GB to 3 GB. My original RAM (1 GB x 2) GSkill...
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    The Conroe865PE thread... for AGP users... stock and mod

    I tried the 5:4_1.6 BIOS :wtf: In order to set the 5:4 memory divider, you must disable "Compatibility Mode" under the advanced memory settings in the BIOS. I'm getting all sorts of issues when I do this (crashes etc.). It might be one of my pairs of RAM (Corsair). I'll remove them...
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    The Conroe865PE thread... for AGP users... stock and mod

    5:4 ratio Bios b1gt1m / TRWOV: What BIOS are you using with your ConRoe865PE? I'm using a C2D E6600 and I'd like to have my PC3200 RAM running at 200 instead of 177. I've tried OCing, but I haven't found it to be very stable. I have good CL2 RAM, so I think the culprit is the...