Overclocking requires a totally different attitude, the minimum requirement is patience. There are just too many variables that could go "wrong" which impacts the result. No difference than a golf game, don't blame anyone if you can't play well. Why did I say this? Because, I could not get Prime95 run stable the next day with the same settings.
As a casual overclocker and being the first time in owning A64, I have a lot to catch up to. After hours of looking over my shoulders, I noticed from HERE
that there are many Beta BIOS to consider depending on memory used. After reading some of the BETA BIOS detail, I realized the reason when I encountered CPUZ not reading properly at times. Using BIOS 510-3, I rechecked CPUZ reading and found timing requirement is different than what the memory stated.
CPUZ showed totally different timing requirements than what the memory stated.
See the difference? PC3200 2-2-2-5 and PC4400 2.5-4-4-8 while CPUZ shows much higher timings.
While I was able to run Prime95 over one hour yesterday using 3-4-8-4, 1:1 ratio and 1T setting, it simply could not be repeated. Since, I did not check if the timing listed in CPUZ and still don't know if it is valid, I proceeded to set the timing accordingly (3-5-11-5).
Prime95 ran for 9 hours without stopping at the relaxed timing. Again, I re-ran SuperPI, nothing change. I contacted GSkill, and hopefully they could explain more.
Next, the economy class 6200 graphic card. Would I be disappointed as with the memory? Let's find out.