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i7 2600k Constant Restarting

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I didn't want to post this, because I've seen all the many i7 2600k problems thread, but I'm very desperate and trying to finish some video projects for a company asap.

My temps stay around 32-39C and my core voltage is usually 1.1-1.36 when doing editing work.

My computer keeps restarting, a lot of the time when very little to no work is happening, like internet browsing, idle, or when I start basic editing.

The computer usually runs at 4.7GHz, but I've also go between 4.4-7 and I get the same results every so often. The problem is that this has happened 6 times in the past few hours now things are getting tedious. Before it was a blue screen, but I stopped getting those a a week or two ago, things were getting better I thought, but now I've been getting sudden complete restarts, no blue screen or anything.

Any way to direct me in the right path in fixing this would be appreciative, and if you need any more info from me, ask! My stats are below.
    
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post #2 of 6
Does it restart at stock clocks? Just sounds like an unstable overclock.

But you should also run a memtest86+ to verify there aren't any errors with the memory. Constant restarts and blue screens are synonymous with bad memory or memory issues.

Since your computer keeps restarting and bluescreening, you could also have some OS corruption. You might need to run an sfc scan ("sfc /scannow" in command prompt) or do a repair install.
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I just ran sfc scan and everything was okay. Going to try memtest86+ right now. I just don't see how it's so unstable, because everything looks okay in temps and voltage. Or am I missing something?
    
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have you even tested stablity with a stress test?
    
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yea I'd run OCCT or prime95 to verify if it's stable as well
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You using windows XP or windows 7?
XP is far more likely to just restart with CPU related BSOD's than windows 7, even with automatic restart disabled...driver related BSOD's will work correctly...it's like the stop errors that windows 7 handles aren't handled the same in XP.

And definitely test your overclock with prime blend at LEAST for 1 hour.
Are you using C3/C6? If you are, try to disable it and test, as some people have to raise their offsets for stability with C3/C6 enabled (the voltages don't ramp up as fast with this enabled; 1.33v with C states enabled could be like 4.7 ghz 1.36v with c states disabled on 1 core/light load (assuming something like full load is 5 ghz 1.45v)...C states aren't required for using offsets+downclocking...all C3/C6 do is allow some cores to turn off when idle rather than downclock...unless you want to save 10 cents a month on electricity, having a few cores turn off at idle instead of running at 15W isn't going to do anything beneficial.

The only thing that is required for downclocking/downvolting when idle is C1E (hardware/bios based-NOT controllable by OS, but can be toggled off with a MSR) or EIST (controlled by OS's power profiles)
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