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Day after day after day of tweaking, testing, tweaking and testing I've decided to give up. I figure if my game crashes with a BSOD or Freeze then I'll back of a bit. Currently I have my 1055T running at 4.2ghz. With IBT, the system crashes on Max. With Prime 95, small FFT runs fine but Blend and Large tests crash a core. So I figure the CPU overclock is fine, and its something to do with my CPU-NB or memory. I've underclocked, over voltaged and still can't figure out the proper combo. Yet I can play Black-Ops, or do a fresh install of Win7 with no issues.
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What are the voltages at for the cpu-nb and ram? Those have a large effect on system stability. Also what is your northbridge running at speed wise? I've found sometimes cranking it up too high with certain ram speeds can cause bsods.
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The things you listed are ram intensive, my guess is something to do with ram (either the ram itself or your cpunb) is what is causing your instability.
    
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Please post your voltages, I have a very similar set up.
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I would loosen your ram timming up and get your cpu to run stable first, its all one step at a time After that do your n/b, than your ram, every system is different no matter if it is the same set up. And if your going to oc your ram you have to push volts on that too, just like your cpu or n/b. Too manny jump in and just oc everything at once and think it should run stable, it is never a good idea , no matter who tells you what.

I do cpu than n/b than ram. Best way as far as i,m concerned.
    
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4.2ghz takes a lot of time and testing. ive seen a lot of issues with it and unless your an amazing oc'er its going to take time. I want to shoot for 4.2 but im not in the mood for the upcoming headaches and lack of working PC that might follow.
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What's your NB OC?
Including CPU/NB and NB Voltages.
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Enjoy your random crashing at any time and possibility of data corruption. Sure it's probably not likely that you're going to crash, but it could happen and it could be at a very inopportune time.

The easiest way to stabilize is:
1)Run memtest86+ to test for memory stability
2)Either increase CPU-NB voltage or decrease NB frequency, or both if necessary
3)Run LinX on max memory for 20 passes, or you can run blend test which takes a whole 10 hours to pass all iterations on the default 15 minute interval
4)Sometimes a small bump in CPU voltage can stabilize you even if you pass small FFT but have one or more cores failing blend or a linpack test
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Here are my current settings

CPU: 14x300(4.2Ghz) @1.5v
CPU-NB: 3Ghz@1.325v
Memory: 1599mhz @1.63(7-8-7-24-1T)
HT Link: 2100mhz

Right now I am running 3 version of Prim95(64bit) at the same time(blend, large and small FFT). Temperature is currently 52oC according to HWinFO32(
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Here are my current settings

CPU: 14x300(4.2Ghz) @1.5v
CPU-NB: 3Ghz@1.325v
Memory: 1599mhz @1.63(7-8-7-24-1T)
HT Link: 2100mhz

Right now I am running 3 version of Prim95(64bit) at the same time(blend, large and small FFT). Temperature is currently 52oC according to HWinFO32(
pretty lofty OC for the CPU, I imagine a 300FSB is tough to get stable. I would have thought it would take more Voltage then 1.5 to get up to 4.2GHz. The NB, mem, and HT look okay but as mentioned before every mobo can be different. How hot is your NB running (Temp03)? I know mine runs pretty hot. I would do exactly as in the replies above, turn it all back to stock and tackle each component one piece at a time, starting with the CPU OC. Lower the multipliers on the rest of the components to keep them stock and see if you can get 4.2 stable. I prefer LinX, I run it for 25 minutes till I think I have it stable, then I run it 50 minutes to make sure. You can run it longer but I think this is a good mix of reliability and speed.
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