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not quite sure if this is where i should post this but im freaking laughing so hard,im at my mates house and i brought my comp coz we were gonna do some overclocking the day before he called me saying he got 4ghz on it and he was all excited but he said the temps were too high so he lowered it to 3.8 and it worked then when i came over and i got to 4ghz no sweat but temps were pretty high (too high for my liking) so i put mine down to 3.6 and was happy THEN he said look ill show u mine at 4ghz it BSOD LOL,then he got pissed off and tried 3.8.. BSOD,THEN i told him to try stock.......BSOD LOLLLLL hes spewing,he finally got it working at 3.6 it was working fine with prime 95 after a while he put in his thumb drive and as soon as it went in...BSOD!! LOLLLLLLLLLLLLL,he was getting pretty angry with it and even i was getting abit annoyed with it,so now its at 3.3 and its working alright no problems but i wanted to share this pretty funny story (well atleast its funny to me) and also ask u guys if u have any idea why this happened i think he overvolted it and it couldnt handle it,also sorry that u have to read all this lol.
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Did he try resetting the CMOS? Some random little setting could be messing things up.. I had a similar problem last night. (Then I decided to just run at 3 Ghz until finals were over :-p )
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how many volts did he put though it.
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Sounds like fail.

What kind of cooler were you guys using?

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he reset the cmos and it still didnt work...we have cooler master 212+...he put 1.42 volts on the vcore and 1.500 volts on the vtt (his mobo wont go past 1.500 so thats why one of the 4ghz overclock was unstable)
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Is that HT on or off?

I can get 4.2gHz on a 930 @ <1.35v?

>1.4v = excessive.
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Is that HT on or off?

I can get 4.2gHz on a 930 @ <1.35v?

>1.4v = excessive.
HT on
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1) Reset CMOS

2) Double check RAM speed and timings. Leave them around stock until you get everything else situated.

3) Reduce VTT to stock and only increase when necessary. Too high can be just as unstable as too low. Keep it within 0.50V of your RAM voltage. Try to keep it under 1.35V if at all possible.

4) Small-ish increments. Jumping the gun on high settings without tweaking leaves you not knowing WTH to adjust.

5) It's easier to overclock with HT off, especially on a budget air cooler, since it can increase your temps 8-10*C and require more voltage. Unless you're encoding, you won't notice the difference and the higher core speeds will be of greater use.

6) Make sure your uncore is 2x RAM frequency and QPI is not too high.

7) Try to use odd multipliers. Even multipliers tend to need more tweaking from my experience. Some chips do like even multi's though.

8) Write down the BSOD codes and do some Google searching. I have a few posts around here explaining what to do if you get a certain code. Don't just reboot the computer without looking at the code. It can be very helpful in letting you know what you need to adjust.
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still got my backup i7 920 can do 4ghz on 1.28ghz all day .. bad luck for him
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You could try using some punctuation marks. Other than that- funny story, yeah, dead CPU. I lol so hard right now..









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