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Originally Posted by CloudCR;15147793 
In that case you sir got a golden chip I needed 1.54V to keep mine stable at 4.2Ghz running prime95 and BC2 as stability tests

Well I wouldn't say that just yet, I've still got more to learn here. I just ran Prime95 and instantly got a BSOD. I don't understand how I can play the most demanding games maxed out and not get a BSOD but prime95 crashes me instantly? Raised the Vcore from 1.4 to 1.45 and achieved stability. (No BSODs with a preliminary test running Prime95)

I tried out 4.5Ghz at 1.6v just for the adventure of it and I watched my temperatures soar past 50c with ease in the Bios and said no way...Better cooler plus shin etsu....Maybe so I'm just fine at 4.4Ghz. Might go back down to 4.2Ghz just to enjoy the cooler temperatures. o_0

EDIT:
I might do a torture run in prime 95 at 4.5Ghz ~ 1.6Vcore just to see what happens I'll be monitoring my temps and make sure they don't go past 70c. who thinks I should do it...
Edited by Fateful_Ikkou - 10/2/11 at 8:37am
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wink.gif a sound decision..imo
 
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wink.gif a sound decision..imo

Lol but you know what we here on OCN say... Push it till it blows thumb.gif
post #14 of 31
^^^ this you don't want to fry a chip on a 4.5ghz suicide run might as well strive to get it 24/7 stable what I did was running Intel burn test on max memory for like 30 passes then P95 for almost 24 hours and then played BFBC2 for another 3 hours. yeah I had a lot of time for it but I hate random crashes to desktop while gaming due to an unstable overclock and or BSOD's while I'm doing something.
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared;15146102 
So you don't play games often, don't need it stable for any cpu intensive tasks..

Can I ask why you would want to have a unstable system at 4.5Ghz to do pretty much nothing that would benefit from it?

You just asked why he wants to overclock more on OCN?

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You just asked why he wants to overclock more on OCN?

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^Lol at this... lachen.gif on another note...OCN is awesome
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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou;15147990 
^Lol at this... lachen.gif on another note...OCN is awesome

With going past 4.4Ghz I would play with the BClk btw.

I got my 965 to 4.6Ghz with just that, as the multi stopped at 22x.
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With going past 4.4Ghz I would play with the BClk btw.

I got my 965 to 4.6Ghz with just that, as the multi stopped at 22x.

Hmm you are right there, Earlier during my first attempt I did mess around with a combination of the two and did at least get it to enter windows for awhile longer. Will try in a little bit I'm currently watching a show called "Sliders" I know it's old but is now my favorite show ever.
post #19 of 31
drop your CPU/NB clock from 2600 to 2000. Try stabilize just the CPU first, and after is stable, raise your CPU/NB clock
In your first case, for CPU @ 4.4GHz, your CPU/NB is @ 2200, and for 4.5GHz is @ 2600.
Anyway, its better to do something like 4.2-4.3GHz and CPU/NB @ 2800-3000, than 4.5GHz and CPU/NB @ 2000-2200.
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drop your CPU/NB clock from 2600 to 2000. Try stabilize just the CPU first, and after is stable, raise your CPU/NB clock
In your first case, for CPU @ 4.4GHz, your CPU/NB is @ 2200, and for 4.5GHz is @ 2600.
Anyway, its better to do something like 4.2-4.3GHz and CPU/NB @ 2800-3000, than 4.5GHz and CPU/NB @ 2000-2200.

I thought it was the opposite? Raise NB with higher CPU clock and Lower with lesser clocks?
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