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Well I am currently on 3.9GHz with 1.6v. Just trying to get it stable. I don't want to add anymore volts to the processor so I am adding volts to the IMC and RAM to try and get things stable.

Ah, I wouldn't push it further if I were you... 4Ghz is a sweet mark, but not worth the risk.

Also, would you really enjoy playing, knowing your poor hardware is being tormented inside? biggrin.gif
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This is where I got it. It was back when I was looking for help on overclocking my chip. I am thinking about pushing up my voltage to 1.6v to try and push out 4Ghz. But I get a 0.1v of vboost from my motherboard. So if I push to 1.6v I'll actually be getting 1.7v. I am trying to work out if It is worth it. My temps are at good at the moment at 1.55v. But I really want that extra speed... I dunno... Thinking hard!

Are you saying that you send 1.55v and is actually sending 1.65 through? What does cpu z say?

And as Ronnin sayed, I went down as I didnt loose any noticible fps. I noticed the loadtime goes up alittle at 3.5GHz vs 3.875GHz, my highest clock, but not worth it as it is not many seconds we are talking about here.

Try setting it at around 3.6GHz and test how fast it manage to do things, how many fps you get etc, then see how mutch you gain going up to 4GHz, I belive you would be supprised over the result you will get wink.gif
If you doesn't have l3 cache you do not gain as mutch oc past 3.6Ghz vs an phenom whit l3 cache.

Mine doesn't have l3 cache mad.gif
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Ag I'm not getting this thing stable. I'm going back to 3.8 where I am 100% stable!
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Prob. the smart ting to do biggrin.gif I just went up 120MHz
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That's a healthy little bump.
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Guys I need some help ASAP. I reset my machine to underclocked values. Firstly to see where the limits of my ram were. So I installed MSI control Center which is an overclocking utility that came with my mobo. I ran it. And it wanted to apply some funny voltages to ram and northbridge. In the negative values. So I set those straight and I went along my merry way. I upped the Base clock and hit apply and my machine BSOD and now won't start. And funny smells I know in the PC world is NOT a good sign! Is it possible this software input a value that wasn't correct that I didn't pick up or was buggy and its killed something?
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Sorry, cant help you. But you tried reseting cmos on mb?
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No I just like unplugged everything and pulled my pc apart to find the source of the smell...
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No I just like unplugged everything and pulled my pc apart to find the source of the smell...

Oh, then its hope actually. Try clearing cmos and try turning it on again. What mb do you have? Just do a google searth of how you clear cmos on your mb, and I will belive you will be ok. The strange smell, well what can I say. Not good, but perhaps its just a cable witch touthing something hot inside your case... It better not be the mosfet witch are making the smell,hehe.

Lets hope for the best! thumb.gif

I belive most mb has a jumper witch you use to clear cmos. I have never needed to do it myself,hehe, so im not 100%sure
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After the blue screen my pc's power light was flashing as if my pc had gone to sleep. And I had a burning smell.
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Samsung 850 PRO 1TB WD Blue 500GB WD Blue 1 TB Samsung Spinpoint HD502HI 
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XSPC D5 Bay Res 3x CoolerMaster Storm Force 200's 2x EK-FC Fury X fullcovers EK-FC Terminal Dual Parallel 
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2x EK-FC Fury X Backplates XSPC Raystorm CPU Block EKWB Coolstream CE280 EKWB Coolstream PE360 
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3x CoolerMaster Jetflo's 120mm 6 Corsair ML140's  Laing D5 Vario Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit 
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LG E2341V Roccat Ryos MK Pro Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1300W NZXT Phantom 820 Black 
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Mionix Naos 7000 Mionix Alioth GX Gaming SW-G2.1 3000 Kingston Hyper X Cloud Core 
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AMD Athlon 2 X4 645 MSI 990FXA-GD65 2x ATI 5770 1GB  Corsair Vengeance LP 8Gb (4Gb X2) 1640Mhz 9-8-7... 
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Samsung HD502HI and Samsung HD502IJ LG DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 home premium 64bit 
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LG E2341V Microsoft Wired 600 FSP ATX 700-82GHN Aerocool PGS-V series VX-9 Pro Battle Edition 
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Verbatim Rapier V2 Creative SBS 370 
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Intel Celeron G1840 MSI Z97-Guard Pro Gigabyte RX580 Gaming 4G Gigabyte RX570 Gaming 4G 
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XFX RX480 reference edition 8G Gigabyte RX570 Gaming 4g Gigabyte RX570 Gaming 4G G-Skill Ares F3-1600C9D 
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Samsung 750 Evo 120GB Stock  Windows 10 Pro  Gigabyte XP1200M 
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