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This is not a gaming rig or folding rig...just the "famn damily" all-in-one computer that dad (me) built to replace the old one that died from a nasty viral infection Mom uses Adobe Creative Suite, I use SolidWorks and the kids like to do video rendering for school projects (and youtube) so I thought I would try to get the most out of this machine without going hog cRaZy!

I have a Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 (updated to F8 bios), 16 Gb of G.Skill DDR3 1600 Ripjaws (9-9-9-24 T2), Corsair HX750 PSU, CM 212 Evo on top of an AMD 1100T BE processor. I was able to reach 4.0Ghz (actually 3.9999 Ghz, but its close enough...haha) by adjusting my bus speed and tweaking my voltage a tad. IBT passed at high stress settings. I ran Prime95 for over 6 hours until my daughter switched users and was doing God-knows-what when it bsod'd. I upped the NB voltage control +0.020V and its been running good ever since but I have yet to run P95 again. Like I said, this 'puter gets a lot of use and its hard to run a stress program without someone logging on and stressing the system even further. (I assume it is not a good idea to multitask while P95 is running?).

I've attached a .xlsx file of my bios settings. My max core temp during the IBT was 55*C. Here is a link to my CPU-Z validation report: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2055208

I would appreciate it if someone would look over my bios configuration and make sure my settings are safe. I've seen some people adjust their NB voltage control up to 1.320V but this seems really high. I have mine set to 1.120V which is only +20mV above default. The only other voltage adjustments I made were to the CPU NB Vid Control (+0.025V) and CPU Voltage Control (+0.075V).

All I'm looking for is "safe & stable". The misses will have my g'nads in a vice if this rig bosd's while she's working in Photoshop! Keep me out of trouble, gang!!

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That's crazy low voltage. I need like 1.5v (under load) just for 4ghz. I wouldn't recommend bumping the NB because it doesn't really do anything. CPU-NB on the other hand, you might need to increase that because it is responsible for the memory controller, and when you're populating all slots like that with high density memory it almost always needs more of a bump than what you have it. I would try like 1.3v. You always might need a bump in CPU vcore to stabilize. Just see if you can pass stress tests doing these things.

I like to load up prime95, press the blend button, then change the iteration time from 15 minutes to 10, then it will do the full pass of iterations in 6 hours 40 minutes instead of 10 hours. If you pass blend this way you're good.
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Here's a screen shot with P95 running in blend...(see attachment). I forgot to mention that the P95 log file showed 0 errors after 6+ hours. It just quit when the computer bsod'd after my daughter jumped on and switched users.

Hey Dopa, thanks for your reply. It looks like we have almost identical components. Your comments makes sense, even to a noob like me. Where in the bios do I adjust the CPU Vcore settings? Is it tied to the CPU voltage control? Also, what bios version are you using? Many thanks!

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I meant CPU voltage control by CPU vcore. Sorry about the mixed terminology. I'm on bios F5 just because I never bothered updating it further. I might flash to F9 tomorrow.

You very well could be stable, because when she switched users that could've been the reason for the BSOD. I would run prime95 blend with all the iterations once just to be safe though. Also I don't think I ever answered your original question- all your settings are safe and that CPU voltage is pretty good for 4ghz.
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I might flash to F9 tomorrow.
Don't flash to F9...some OCN members have reported OS failure with this version. F8 has the latest updates with no issues reported.

I changed the iteration time to 10 minutes and running P95 again. If everything stays stable I might try increasing my multiplier to 16.5 and raise my CPU voltage control by +25mV.

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I raised the multiplier to 16.5 and bumped my CPU voltage control to +0.100V (1.425V) for a core speed of 4.125 Ghz. Interestingly, CPU-Z shows my Vcore at 1.472V Max core temp reached 65*C while running IBT at high stress settings but only for a few seconds...most of the time is was a steady 62*C max. I'll run P95 again when I have more time by myself.

So am I still safe at these frequencies and voltages? Why does CPU-Z show a higher Vcore than my bios setting? I'm new to OC'ing so any input would be greatly appreciated (kudos to Dopa). Many thanks.

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Your voltage will increase under load due to Load Line Calibration. This is generally good for overclocking, unless your voltage under load exceeds the recommended limit, but it looks like you are fine. Don't exceed 60C Core for extended periods and you will be fine.
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Thanks for the LLC explanation, ALU.

Here's where the plot thickens...shortly after running IBT at high stress (yesterday's post) my reported core speed was reduced by half in my CPU-Z window. I figured it was due to being idle so I started Prime95 to load the processor but my core speed remained the same (about 2.063 Ghz). I opened HWInfo64 and just about s**t a Twinkie! The CPU usage bars for 3 of my 6 cores were RED!! I closed Prime95 immediately but the 3 cores remained pegged at 100% usage (still red). I shut down the computer and rebooted using the same settings (250 x 16.5 @ 4.125 Ghz). I opened HWInfo64 again and noticed the usage bars spiking more than normal, say 1% to 100% and back again, but would flicker between green and red...very nerve-racking.

I rebooted again and dropped my multiplier back to x16, hoping all along that the misses isn't catching wind of my anxiety attack! All is well now but I have yet to stress test the system so who's to say...I think I got more of a stress test than my processor did! haha!! On the brighter side, I have yet to experience another bsod.

Should I lower my Vcore and try again? Has anyone who uses HWInfo64 ever seen the core usage bars turn red? I'm using a CM 212 Evo with AS5 inside a CM 922 HAF case (stock fan setup). I'd like to get this system at 4.1 Ghz or better if only to satisfy my own obsessive tendencies. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Here is a screen shot of HWInfo64 with CoreTemp gadget in the background. Notice how my core usage jumps all over the place in CoreTemp (kinda like my youngest daughter on a sugar rush). I reduced my multiplier to x16 in bios but HWInfo64 still reports it as x16.5 @ 4.125 Ghz. I reset my bios to optimized settings and will start over again in the morning...

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