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Way too much paste if it were me i would rub some onto the heatsink to fill the gaps between heatpipes and wipe away any excess.
Then i would put about a rice grain sized drop in the center of the cpu and then place the heatsink on.

This article gives a good explanation.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=170&Itemid=1&limit=1&limitstart=3
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Right I just posted this on the CPU forums, would really appreciate it if you guys could take a look as well. I'm stumped
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I have a phenom II x6 1045T, a Gigabyte 990FXA UD3 and a CM hyper 212 evo and I've been trying to overclock it to 3.6 GHZ but I've been getting an intermittent "boot failure due to overclocking" message, regardless of what I do. Here's a list of what I've tried so far,

Bought new RAM and underclocked it to 1080mhz. Ran it with my old RAM and also without my old RAM- no difference
Tried a million different RAM timings including stock, auto and also from the OC'ing guide from dolk
Tried upping the voltage on the RAM to 1.6v
Tried increasing the CPU voltage to 1.425
Increased NB voltage to 1.175
Ran HT link and NB at the same frequency, ran HT lower than NB and also tried HT below 2000.
Tried increasing and reducing the NB freq
Tried increasing LLC
Tried reducing my CPU FSB multi and booting
Re-applied thermal paste

What really gets me is that I seem to run into this problem when I cold boot. I was running a successful overclock of 3.5ghz before and when I changed it to 3.6 it booted without a problem the first time round. I even ran a 10 minute prime95 session, my temps were well within range, and I didn't get any rounding errors. But after I tried to push it to 3.7ghz, I've been getting that message since. I'm genuinely on the verge giving this up because this is extremely frustrating. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Originally Posted by Roadkill95 View Post

That's how I did it the first time round and look at how much gunk is in there! Anyway I'm buying more pk3 so I can always reapply if this doesn't work out. So far my temps seem a tad bit lower on idle but that doesn't really mean anything.

You applied to much per line then because that is by far the best method for the 212.
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Originally Posted by Roadkill95 View Post

Right I just posted this on the CPU forums, would really appreciate it if you guys could take a look as well. I'm stumped
frown.gif
I have a phenom II x6 1045T, a Gigabyte 990FXA UD3 and a CM hyper 212 evo and I've been trying to overclock it to 3.6 GHZ but I've been getting an intermittent "boot failure due to overclocking" message, regardless of what I do. Here's a list of what I've tried so far,
Bought new RAM and underclocked it to 1080mhz. Ran it with my old RAM and also without my old RAM- no difference
Tried a million different RAM timings including stock, auto and also from the OC'ing guide from dolk
Tried upping the voltage on the RAM to 1.6v
Tried increasing the CPU voltage to 1.425
Increased NB voltage to 1.175
Ran HT link and NB at the same frequency, ran HT lower than NB and also tried HT below 2000.
Tried increasing and reducing the NB freq
Tried increasing LLC
Tried reducing my CPU FSB multi and booting
Re-applied thermal paste
What really gets me is that I seem to run into this problem when I cold boot. I was running a successful overclock of 3.5ghz before and when I changed it to 3.6 it booted without a problem the first time round. I even ran a 10 minute prime95 session, my temps were well within range, and I didn't get any rounding errors. But after I tried to push it to 3.7ghz, I've been getting that message since. I'm genuinely on the verge giving this up because this is extremely frustrating. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

The only thing I can think of that could be causing that troubles is IF you updated your BIOS.
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Originally Posted by Roadkill95 View Post

Right I just posted this on the CPU forums, would really appreciate it if you guys could take a look as well. I'm stumped
frown.gif
I have a phenom II x6 1045T, a Gigabyte 990FXA UD3 and a CM hyper 212 evo and I've been trying to overclock it to 3.6 GHZ but I've been getting an intermittent "boot failure due to overclocking" message, regardless of what I do. Here's a list of what I've tried so far,
Bought new RAM and underclocked it to 1080mhz. Ran it with my old RAM and also without my old RAM- no difference
Tried a million different RAM timings including stock, auto and also from the OC'ing guide from dolk
Tried upping the voltage on the RAM to 1.6v
Tried increasing the CPU voltage to 1.425
Increased NB voltage to 1.175
Ran HT link and NB at the same frequency, ran HT lower than NB and also tried HT below 2000.
Tried increasing and reducing the NB freq
Tried increasing LLC
Tried reducing my CPU FSB multi and booting
Re-applied thermal paste
What really gets me is that I seem to run into this problem when I cold boot. I was running a successful overclock of 3.5ghz before and when I changed it to 3.6 it booted without a problem the first time round. I even ran a 10 minute prime95 session, my temps were well within range, and I didn't get any rounding errors. But after I tried to push it to 3.7ghz, I've been getting that message since. I'm genuinely on the verge giving this up because this is extremely frustrating. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

What BIOS version are you running. Some BIOS favor BD chips, other favor denab/thuban. its kind of hit and miss.
What are you power options set too? Things like AMD CnQ can have a dramatic affect on overclocking. For my Home Server I used a 1045t and overclocking was difficult on it, It required a lot of votlage and I had to remove the power options.
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I'm using F8, but it seems to be a common problem with gigabyte boards. Google "gigabyte cold boot problem"

http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php/topic,6308.0/wap2.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/251063-29-overclock-passes-torture-test-fails-boot

? not the same board but very similar to what I'm experiencing. I'm thinking of RMA'ing the board now, this is really annoying.

EDIT: Forget about getting a refund, it's too late I'm stuck with this board for good now.

^I've disabled all power saving options.
Edited by Roadkill95 - 12/24/12 at 9:57am
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Merry Christmas everyone biggrin.gif

I'll be celebrating my Christmas with my new-stable 3.6ghz OC on my CPU.
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Merry Christmas everyone biggrin.gif
I'll be celebrating my Christmas with my new-stable 3.6ghz OC on my CPU.

Details?
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Details?

I flashed the F9 bios, but the problem is still there. The trick is to reset everything to optimized defaults after your overclock fails/freezes/BSODs, and boot to windows. Then shutdown, power on, go back to bios and start from scratch over again. If that doesn't work I clear CMOS and start again.

It seems to be a popular problem with Gigabyte boards, surprised that no one told me about this before.
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I've had that a few odd times, but never randomly, and a BIOS flash way back cleared it up. Congrats on the new overclock and Merry Christmas to you, too!!
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