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Overclock unstable with more pci e adapter cards.

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by chiLLZ, 11 Oct 2009.

  1. chiLLZ


    Joined: 2 Jan 2009

    Posts: 416

    Hey all,

    Just posting to see if any one else has noticed this on their system.

    I added a new Wi-Fi pcie card to replace a usb one and my system would not even boot, just got a bsod when windows was loading.

    When I tested the wifi card on another system it was fine. I then decided to remove all of the adapter cards except one videocard and try the wifi card again and it was completely stable with my normal overclock.

    The interesting thing is when I had all of the cards removed except one videocard I was able to reach 222 bclk with out even trying so my overclock actually increased.

    I used to be able to get to 210 with 3 videocards and a sound card, when i added the Wifi card on top of that it would bsod at 200 and 195 was unstable!

    So now all of the cards are in again and its at 21 X 191 which did 2 hours of prime 95 and its still going, i guess i will just have to settle for this.

    Is this normal for x58 motherboards? has any one else had this happen?

    I was quite surprised because i thought that you can add as many cards as there are slots with out this kind of problem :confused: