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Turn the vcore voltage up. run Prime 95. Watch your temps and make sure it doesn't go over 62c.
    
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It's a C2.

Will test all methods recommended in here tonight, at school now, lol.

Temps are not a concern, Ven X is cold, temps at the 3.8 in all applications I mentioned never broke 50 C.
 
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Ha, me and a buddy are having the same issues.
Our overclocks have been LinX, and Prime95 stable.
Then crash or error out during BC2. Both of use were on P2 955s too.

Now I run LinX, Bad Company 2, then p95 to get stable in that order.
Pretty messed up, but it is what it is.
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It's a C2.

Will test all methods recommended in here tonight, at school now, lol.

Temps are not a concern, Ven X is cold, temps at the 3.8 in all applications I mentioned never broke 50 C.
Oh sir I must correct you. Temps are always a concern when finding your maximum overclock regardless of your cooling method.

I don't let mine go above 55c (with my cooler 46c is the max in the summer though), but AMD can handle 62c max. Also AMD can handle 1.55vcore without any issues or degradation.
    
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Why run Prime for 10 hours if it crashes after 10mins in BC2? Sound like a massive waste of time. BC2 is brutal on my system too, definitely the most demanding.

You could try increasing your NB and/or Ram voltages a little. Maybe post them here and someone can help.

You could also try lowering your LLC too, that should allow you to run slightly lower core volts.
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LOL i need 1.52v on mine to keep it stable at 4Ghz. Just keep the chip cool.
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I know temps are a concern, but the airflow of my rig never heats it up, I use HW Monitor to track these temps as I play. I've got a wind tunnel going through the Ven X. Like I said before, the 3.8 GHz Crysis Warhead runs never broke low 50sC.

General consensus here says to up the voltages a bit. I have a sneaking suspicion it is the loading at 1.39 hurting the OC. I will try to put it up around 1.45-1.50. If that fails I will look into other issues.

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You could also try lowering your LLC too, that should allow you to run slightly lower core volts.
What? LLC means.....?

Bad Company 2 is definitely a very good "Seek n' Destroyer" of bad overclocks.
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