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I need some help, guys. Well, since I put this PC together about six-eight months ago I OC'd it up to where it currently is and left it at that. I have OCCT and prime95. OCCT has it's own CPU stress as well as built-in linpak. I ran both seperately for a combined 5 hours then ran prime95 while I went to work(bout 9 hours). Didn't have any issues.

I play BFBC2, civ5, and FFXIV mostly these days. I also use this pc to record gameplay vids and do video editing for my sister. Never had any problems with anything in the past, with the most intense punishment being nonstop FFXIV for a 10 hr period once or twice. >.>


However, I finally decided I could take the hit to the electric bill and start folding. Thought the chimp challenge would be a good time to get started. HOWEVER, I keep getting an error anywhere from 20 minutes in to one hour into folding. After this 'glitch'- the SMP client is unable to continue the WU no matter how many times it attempts to. I also get reverb audio glitches in multiple audio files played via VLC. The only way to solve both issues is to reboot the computer.

Am I unstable or is there some sort of issue with the folding setup?

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Once the initial crash has occurred, even if i just click the red X on "faha3 core.exe has stopped working"- the program will continue and will always reproduce the "stopped working" dialog box every time it reaches the Mapping NT 6 to 6 line.





Again, I haven't been able to fix the issue w/o rebooting so I'm not really sure what's going on here. I -DO- have the -smp flag turned on. Otherwise I just followed the SMP client guide and fahmon guides that I found after visiting the chimpin' main thread.
Edited by FenrirXIII - 5/8/11 at 5:03pm
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You should've posted this in the folding forum , you would get more help there. Bump for you though, for help.
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Doh. Can a mod move me over to folding?
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Yup, gonna go right ahead and say it's unstable. Especially since it fails mid-WU.
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Unstable OC for folding. Dial back the OC or up the vcore.
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Solved! Thanks for the tips. I enjoyed spending the morning re-tooling the OC. My options are limited due to the mobo' bios options. I can only up the vcore by +.75 (it's a list of pre-determined +s or -'s). It doesn't give me live updates on memory speed or NB speed so I have to reboot and jump back in to bios to see the changes made to overall CPU speed and NB speed and to check my memory I have to go all the way into windows...but I got it set up even better than before I think!

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