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post #11 of 20
Maybe bump up the Vcore and NB voltage a little? You're right though, that is strange that you got a BSOD. Have you tried Intel Burn Test? It might be good, just to try something different.

My guess is that BFBC2 just gave your CPU it didn't know how to handle without a little more juice, but I'm no expert.
post #12 of 20
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I am going to give BFBC2 another shot and see if I cannot reproduce the event.
post #13 of 20
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BFBC2 just crashed to desktop. Still waiting for the BSOD.

Edit: Took 10 minutes for BFBC2 to crash to desktop. Windows 7 never BSOD like the first time.
post #14 of 20
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I cannot figure this out for the life of me. A completely stable 12 hours of Small FFT and I cannot even play BFBC2 for more than 30 minutes at a time. When BFBC2 crashes it goes straight to desktop like I just hit Alt + F4. The system is totally responsive once this happens. I have been unable to reproduce the BSOD of Windows following a BFBC2 crash.

Here are what my hardware volts/stats look like while playing BFBC2:



Here are my OC settings, still really simple. I have not adjusted my voltages yet.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Internets
AI overclock tuner: manual
CPU ratio setting: x9.0
FSB Freq: 380

DRAM Static Read Control: Auto
DRAM Read Training: Auto

CPU Voltage: Auto
CPU GTL Reference: Auto
CPU PPL Voltage: Auto
FSB Termination Voltage: Auto
NB Voltage: Auto

CPU Spread Spectrum: disable
C1E Support: disable
If a 3D application is crashing straight to desktop with no errors does that sound like something related to my NB and FSB not playing well?
Edited by Internets - 8/11/11 at 9:25pm
post #15 of 20
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I just got another BSOD using the below settings. The bolded settings are what changed since last post.

Here are my last 2 BSOD minidump logs:

1. SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED caused by driver dxgmms1.sys
2. PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA caused by driver nvlddmkm.sys

These 2 sys files appear to be associated with Nvidia and GPU related functions. Is it possible my FSB, NB, thus PCIe are not communicating at correct speeds?

Windows Event Viewer lists an error of "kernel-power"

Quote:
AI overclock tuner: manual
CPU ratio setting: x9.0
FSB Freq: 380

DRAM Static Read Control: disable
DRAM Read Training: disable


CPU Voltage: Auto
CPU GTL Reference: Auto
CPU PPL Voltage: Auto
FSB Termination Voltage: Auto
NB Voltage: 1.30v

CPU Spread Spectrum: disable
C1E Support: disable
I am going to increase the vcore from "auto" to 1.45v
Edited by Internets - 8/12/11 at 1:33am
post #16 of 20
Restore everything to default.
Then manually key in all the values in Bios.
Increase as required. Whats the BSOD code you're getting?

Bump your MCH and vCore one notch up. Run Intel Burn Test for 2 hours, its more than enough.I find it way better than Prime.

Even increase your termination voltage a bit and see.
Just to be sure, check whether the PCI-E is at 100.

Cheers.
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post #17 of 20
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Just suffered an odd BSOD. I was playing BFBC2 on 1920x1080 @ max settings. BFBC2 crashes to desktop. I open Real Temp and see my hottest recorded temperature was 66C. About 30 seconds after BFBC2 crashed Windows 7 crashes to BSOD.

What could be the cause of such a strange series of crashes? Windows 7 was completely responsive as soon as BFBC2 crashed.

I was completely stable during 12-hours of Prime95 Small FFTs. I have been using my computer all day as well as some light gaming such as Diablo II with no problems. It is not until I start playing BFBC2 that things get unstable.


I am still running these very simple BIOS settings.
It could even be that you just need to re-install the OS. I once had BSOD's randomly when the BIOS reset too. Re-installing the OS fixed it really.
post #18 of 20
Quote:
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I just got another BSOD using the below settings. The bolded settings are what changed since last post.

Here are my last 2 BSOD minidump logs:

1. SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED caused by driver dxgmms1.sys
2. PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA caused by driver nvlddmkm.sys

These 2 sys files appear to be associated with Nvidia and GPU related functions. Is it possible my FSB, NB, thus PCIe are not communicating at correct speeds?

Windows Event Viewer lists an error of "kernel-power"



I am going to increase the vcore from "auto" to 1.45v
It's most likely your PCI Latency Timer is over 100. Manually set it to 100.
post #19 of 20
Try running large ffts in prime95. Games stress the memory
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post #20 of 20
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I decided to return all BIOS settings to stock. My original intention for overclocking is to eliminate any bottleneck between my Q6600 and GTX 570.

I have decided to take an objective approach to this since I am not overclocking for bragging rights. I want to benchmark my hardware in 3 different configurations.

1. Stock Q6600
2. 3.2Ghz Q6600
3. 3.4Ghz Q6600

What benchmarking suite do you recommend that would accurately measure the performance of both CPU + GPU? I want to measure the performance between the 3 different clock speeds on my Q6600 when paired with my GTX 570.
Edited by Internets - 8/12/11 at 3:36pm
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