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Q9400 on 780i overclock freezes without a BSOD

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Well, I've been having this issue constantly while I overclock. I keep getting freezing (everything freezes, including sound) at least once a day during every day use. The computer just locks up and nothing happens and I have to do a hard reset - no BSOD or anything. Is there possibly something else that's a bigger issue? I've never had a problem running stock.
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How high of an overclock are you trying to achieve? Did you lower your RAM speed a bit as well?
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Probably some voltage is to low, either cpuv and mch(north bridge), and if you OC dont forget to raise FSB voltage(vtt).. Could be also ram timing issue (test it with windows mem diagnostic tool)
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...tics-tool.html
use default mode and at least 10 repeats (press F1 while in diagnostic tool, navigate with tab)


I need around 1.3250v for 8x442mhz fsb, fsb v +0.10v and mch +0.250v.
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Stock of 2.66 GHz, overclock of 3.2 GHz. A reasonably modest overclock, I think. The RAM ran default at 800 MHz so I just unlinked the FSB and memory clocks and pushed the FSB to 400 MHz. I've no idea what to do for voltages, to be honest. The only BSOD error I've gotten is "0x116", which apparently means that you need to feed more voltage to the PCIe controller or something (in x58.. I couldn't find a BSOD code list for LGA775).

It runs just fine for quite a decent period of time but it's quite jarring to be just surfing the internet and have the computer start screeching at you. Any help's appreciated, I just want to be able to play Dolphin properly.
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post #5 of 7
just bump up cpu voltage a little, idk if stock v is 1.25v then try 1.268v, and you might want to raise north bridge voltage to ~ +0.50 - 0.100v from default.


And check what's up with ram - more precisely static tRead (performance level), with 1:1 ram:fsb ratio you will need 8 or even 9, otherwise its ok at 7 up to 450mhz with 1066mhz ram.
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Static tRead? Which memory setting is that?
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post #7 of 7
its performance level or static tRead.


try memset4.3
http://www.tweakers.fr/memset.html
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