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This is an excellent question!

Whenever Windows has an improper shutdown for any reason whatsoever, whether it's a BSOD, lock-up, sudden shut down, etc. etc. It doesn't matter. Whenever it happens, boot it back up afterward, and then choose Restart from within Windows.

As long as you can do this each and every single time (as long as you can give Windows a proper restart after each improper shutdown), then you should avoid running into worse problems, like "Operating system not found".



Using Offset doesn't change the VID; you just use the VID to make it easy to know what Offset to use by calculating the difference between the VID and the core voltage you want.

Using an Offset is just about the last step. It's like putting the icing on the cake: the cake is done, so put the icing on it and then enjoy it. So using Offset is the same kind of concept. Therefore, stay with Manual until you are done baking this cake and are ready to eat it. Get it?
Ok. If it BSoD's, I'll raise the voltage enough to do a full reboot then drop it down and try again.

Ah, I see. I think I'm getting everything.

Now I'm dropping my Vcore until I can't pass the first test of prime95. I'll bump it back up .005V then stress test overnight.

Thanks for everyone's help. Going to go and give everyone REP for their help! I'll report back tomorrow with more info!
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Just as an update, I'm still at 4.5Ghz, but I've dropped my voltage down to 1.29V. It BSoD's at 1.28V, so I am going to stick with 1.29V.

Going to run prime95 through the night (do you think that leaving my computer unattended is ok?).

EDIT: There it went at 1.29V. Going back up to 1.3V.
Edited by rdfloyd - 10/14/11 at 8:49pm
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Just as an update, I'm still at 4.5Ghz, but I've dropped my voltage down to 1.29V. It BSoD's at 1.28V, so I am going to stick with 1.29V.

Going to run prime95 through the night (do you think that leaving my computer unattended is ok?).
It is far better to leave a computer alone while running Prime95 because anything you do steals CPU cycles away from Prime95 which makes it less "effective".

So this also includes things that might run automatically while the system is just sitting there.
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Leaving a computer on is perfectly fine, worst thing that could happen is it'll BSOD and restart or it'll be waiting for you to restart it.
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Leaving a computer on is perfectly fine, worst thing that could happen is it'll BSOD and restart or it'll be waiting for you to restart it.
If you want it to be waiting for you to restart so that you can see what the BSOD code is, then I can show how to set that up.
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It is far better to leave a computer alone while running Prime95 because anything you do steals CPU cycles away from Prime95 which makes it less "effective".

So this also includes things that might run automatically while the system is just sitting there.
Would it be best to run in Safe Mode? I figured I should have all the overhead that I will have on a day to day basis running. Plus, I'm not using the computer except for task manager, real temp, cpuz, and prime95. I'm using my laptop to surf the web right now.

I've set windows up to not restart on BSoD and thus far it's worked. I waiting about 5 mins for it to shut itself off, but I had to turn it off manually, so I assume it works.

EDIT: I will say this, one of my workers (#4) is not keeping up with the others. It's still running on test 4 while the others have moved onto test 8. Is this normal?
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Would it be best to run in Safe Mode? I figured I should have all the overhead that I will have on a day to day basis running. Plus, I'm not using the computer except for task manager, real temp, cpuz, and prime95. I'm using my laptop to surf the web right now.
I've never heard of anyone using Safe Mode for stress testing, but I think that this is a great question. However, I think it might be better to stay out of safe mode because it doesn't load all of our drivers and stuff.


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I've set windows up to not restart on BSoD and thus far it's worked. I waiting about 5 mins for it to shut itself off, but I had to turn it off manually, so I assume it works.
Yeah, as soon as you get a BSOD, it would reboot. With this option disabled, it will just stay there forever until you do something.


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EDIT: I will say this, one of my workers (#4) is not keeping up with the others. It's still running on test 4 while the others have moved onto test 8. Is this normal?
It sounds like it's slightly unstable. I mean as I was reading, I was expecting you to say that the rest are on test 5 or maybe even 6 but not 8!
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Now two are at 15 and the other two are at 20.

Also, my free system memory varies from 7-400MB. Should I make the amount of memory for prime 95 to use 3800? This won't leave enough for Windows though. Up until now, I've been running it at 2000MB.
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Now two are at 15 and the other two are at 20.

Also, my free system memory varies from 7-400MB. Should I make the amount of memory for prime 95 to use 3800? This won't leave enough for Windows though. Up until now, I've been running it at 2000MB.
Hmm, I don't know now.
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Hmm, I don't know now.
Is there a risk for giving too much Vcore?

Told you I would have a lot of questions: If just one core of my CPU runs at 100% (say I fold on only one core) is the load distributed such that each core only has 1/4 of the work?
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