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what are your temperatures?

can you post a CPUz validation as well?
Attachment 208339

When running prime 95 its usually about 62 Celcius
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I'm getting really frustrated. hah. I undid all of my other overclocks and I'm just focusing on the CPU. I'm at 3.6ghz at 1.45 volts and prime 95 still crashes within an hour. it gets past the 10000 k and then crashes. What else should I be doing to make this stable? I feel like adding more volts is too many for 3.6ghz
What happens if you use the auto OC thing in bios? And forget the manual for now just to see what Voltages that sets things on, they have habit of over volting though but just to give an idea. I also think 1.45 is too much for 3600 but then again its a C2

You colud also test with OCCT that should put a spanner in the works quicker than Prime..
Edited by moonmanas - 5/1/11 at 9:01am
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I bumped up my voltage once again and now 3.6 seems to be stable. I'm just surprised that my voltage has to be so high for small overclockings...I'm at 2 hours with Prime 95. fingers crossed! If this works out, I think I'm just going to leave it at 3.6 and OC the NB, HT, and maybe the RAM a little bit. We'll see what happens!
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I bumped up my voltage once again and now 3.6 seems to be stable. I'm just surprised that my voltage has to be so high for small overclockings...I'm at 2 hours with Prime 95. fingers crossed! If this works out, I think I'm just going to leave it at 3.6 and OC the NB, HT, and maybe the RAM a little bit. We'll see what happens!
It,s those c2,s take a lot of V, and on the CPU/NB which is going to push your heat up. leave HT within 100 + or - of 2000
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Yup i had a c2 once and could not get it past 3.6 for nothing, now have a c3 in my other system, but am stuck at 3.9. Luck of the draw on cpu,s. But hope it works out for ya.
    
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Yup i had a c2 once and could not get it past 3.6 for nothing, now have a c3 in my other system, but am stuck at 3.9. Luck of the draw on cpu,s. But hope it works out for ya.
Agreed. This C2 stuff sucks. At least I know I'm not the only one that got shafted. hah.
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Agreed. This C2 stuff sucks. At least I know I'm not the only one that got shafted. hah.
Yep, same here. I could push to 3.9 or even 4.0 but the voltage required is just ridiculous. Wish I knew about the C2/C3 difference when i bought my 955.
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Yep, same here. I could push to 3.9 or even 4.0 but the voltage required is just ridiculous. Wish I knew about the C2/C3 difference when i bought my 955.
agreed man.
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