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Odd issue with phenom 9500 at stock clocks.

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Have a rig that is running a gigabyte mobo and a phenom 9500. I purchased the chip from a forum member who had it for a long time, did not OC it and was running it fine in an asus board.

The issue I am having is that in order for the chip to be stable at stock clocks I have to bump the voltage ever so slightly to get it to not BSOD from a stress test. I have never seen a cpu at stock clocks need a voltage bump. Is there something else maybe causing the issue?

I know about the tlb bug the CPU has. That has already been accounted for.
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The Phenom 1s were pretty awful chips as far as I'm concerned. I'd guess that the processor has simply lost some of its tolerance.

How many sticks of ram is the machine running? Try removing all but one and seeing if it still locks up.
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The Phenom 1s were pretty awful chips as far as I'm concerned. I'd guess that the processor has simply lost some of its tolerance.

How many sticks of ram is the machine running? Try removing all but one and seeing if it still locks up.
Not sure how a CPU that was not OC'd could degrade. Also it does it no matter how much ram is installed in the system. It's not locking up either its bsod'ing
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