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This is weird and making me angry...

I've been stable @ 1700fsb with voltage tweaks and set timings. Been fine for 2 weeks without any crashes or anything... Suddenly today things are crashing and disappearing ugh! Does this happen to anyone?
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post #2 of 8
I've had two processors degrade on me in terms of overclockability, but both were over longer time spans, like a few months. 2 weeks seems a bit short, so it could be your system wasn't quite stable in the first place. And realize that overnight stress testing doesn't mean you're 100% stable.
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post #3 of 8
Yup.

Probably chip degradation, have you tried upping the fsb and all that to try and get it stable again?
 
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Parts on this are about 3 years old. I just upped CPU voltage a bit. It's at 1.31 in windows.

Stress testing over-night is fail? Stress testing is fail in the first place it never tell me anything always passes lol. Best just to use the computer game, multitask and anything odd will tell me it's messed up. It's been running for 3 weeks without any issues that tells me it's fine kind sir!

Degradation makes since.. Will it keep degrading quickly or will it be fine for still quite awhile?
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Originally Posted by emeraldage View Post
Parts on this are about 3 years old. I just upped CPU voltage a bit. It's at 1.31 in windows.

Stress testing over-night is fail? Stress testing is fail in the first place it never tell me anything always passes lol. Best just to use the computer game, multitask and anything odd will tell me it's messed up. It's been running for 3 weeks without any issues that tells me it's fine kind sir!

Degradation makes since.. Will it keep degrading quickly or will it be fine for still quite awhile?
It depends if your going to try and sustain another overclock of the same or higher speed. If so, then probably, yes.

However, if you keep it stock or just use a mild to low OC then you should be fine for a while.
 
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It's about 4ghz with 1.31v and runs around 50c.

Has only been running an OC for a month through it's lifetime I think.
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post #7 of 8
Degradation makes sense but have you tried:

Have you tried reseating the CPU in the motherboard?

also saving (or writing down) your settings and clearing your cmos and then re-applying your settings?

I had one OC "e6400" where it just went mental but after talking with the motherboard manufacturer they said " reset/clear the bios and re-apply setting" Worked a treat !
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Okay we'll see. Probably need to just copmletely power off the comp as it could be electrical weirdness who knows. Upping voltage didn't help, tried a random FSB a little bit lower now.
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