Originally Posted by munaim1;14454981
Overclocking is all about patience. Work your way up slowly from stock to get the best reults.
Have you tried lowering those voltages? those are a little on the high side for 4.5ghz, the lowest 4.5ghz stable overclock I have seen is with 1.272v. I would try and see if I can get the voltage lower first before determining temps.
I say that because nothing will get your cpu hotter than stress testing and that is the whole point of it. your LOAD temps aint actually that high for stress testing, in everday usage or gaming it woudn't really go higher than 75c. Try lowering vcore first.
Well I just finished a 1 hour and 3 minute Blend session with my vcore at 1.35v (a little less due to vdroop, more like 1.344) and I got the same error I've been
getting "FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4"
So now what? increase vcore some more? If I back off even more from what it was, there is no way-jose I'm going to get stable.
Also @ what you said about working your way up, so then I assume all the settings like Turbo boost power limit and core current limit I can leave the same all the way through?
If you didn't see above, here's what I have now:
Turbo boost power limit long: 255
Turbo boost power limit short: 255
Core current limit: 250
*EDIT* I don't think I've told anyone this yet, I actually OC'd to 4.5GHz 2 weeks ago. It was a 1.328v with core current limit at the default 150, and the turbo boost power limit short/long at 180/140.
Yes... yes... I'm guilty. I only ran Prime95 for about an hour (no errors...) and got too impatient. Here's the funny part, it ran for 2 weeks solid gaming, Photoshop, HD video editing, internet, etc. 0 BSOD's. Then like 4 days ago I got a BSOD with the 0x124 error. Now, from what I've read, that is a generic hardware error, it doesn't necessarily mean it's the OC, right?
Well I'm using a borrowed semi-broken 5770 just as a temporary card until I got my new one, it gives snow and heavy artifacts during game play but I knew that beforehand. From what I can recall the first 2 BSOD's happened a day apart, both times during gameplay when I was trying to run a flaky hack/hacked Starcraft (1) with a mounted ISO, the hack was to make the game run in widescreen..
So, could this be after all, a problem with the graphics card? I ordered a new GTX 560 Ti and it should be coming soon. I saved that OC as one of the presets, should I just revert back to that, run with the new graphics card and see how it plays out?
Granted, yes, I think after I did run Prime95 with those clock settings I got that same rounding 0.5 error, but no BSOD.... What do you think?
People say that you get that rounding error when the system isn't quite 100% stable, but you're close just add a little more vcore. Well yes, some other settings are different now, but here I am at 1.35v and still getting rounding errors in Blend.Edited by EliteGamer83 - 8/3/11 at 7:42pm