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post #11 of 20
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Most likely a repackaged sample.
Return it if it comes with little or no cost at all, or just kill it and apply for standard RMA, if you don't know how to do it I'll help you.

What motherboard do you have and what are your other CPU voltage/llc/etc settings?(post a pic if you can)
Currently I'm running the Prime95 test just to see if anything happens, so I don't want to restart and go into BIOS to get the pics. Off the top of my head I'm at...

1.450 volts
LLC level 2 (was most stable without huge spikes in voltage)
PLL overvoltage enabled
VTT 1.013 volts I believe
PLL voltage around 1.8 volts

Motherboard is in my Sig. ASRock P67 extreme 4 gen 3

EDIT: It was packaged really well. Looked absolutely brand new, everything looked perfect.
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post #12 of 20
Just give it an extra notch or two of voltage. It's not rocket science. Computer unstable, try more CPU voltage. If that doesn't work, try more RAM voltage. If that doesn't work, ask someone who's better at overclocking.
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Just give it an extra notch or two of voltage. It's not rocket science. Computer unstable, try more CPU voltage. If that doesn't work, try more RAM voltage. If that doesn't work, ask someone who's better at overclocking.
I've been giving it more voltage since I started at like 1.35 volts. You realize I have one of the highest voltages in the entire sandy stable club? I cant just keep raising voltages, my max temps for the 12 hour test was 80*C, I'm not really willing to go over that and I don't want to keep pushing closer to 1.5 volts.

If my CPU requires that much voltage to be stable then I'd rather break the thing and return it for a new one.
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post #14 of 20
Then look at your RAM settings.

You should replace your PSU, as the GX is crap, but I can guarantee you'll still have the problem afterward, as it's an unstable clock somewhere. The clock may be unstable because of damage caused by the GX, but the GX is not the direct cause.
post #15 of 20
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LLC level 2 (was most stable without huge spikes in voltage)
PLL overvoltage enabled
VTT 1.013 volts I believe
PLL voltage around 1.8 volts
Everything looks stock except for the excessively tight LLC.

Read my previous post again, I think you missed half of it, and just kill it.
post #16 of 20
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I don't really know what to say to return it. What excuse do I tell them? Because I want another of the same processor...
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I don't really know what to say to return it. What excuse do I tell them? Because I want another of the same processor...
Then raise the voltage to 1.65/1.7v and leave it a few hours running Prime/LinX.
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Then raise the voltage to 1.65/1.7v and leave it a few hours running Prime/LinX.
1 more question. Is it possible that my power supply isnt delivering enough power, thats why I'm forced to run my CPU at higher voltages? Is it possible like that its just not giving enough juice to run the CPU properly?

EDIT: What I'm saying is there any use of me trying another power supply with a lower voltage on the CPU?
Edited by hahysera - 10/22/11 at 1:05pm
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1 more question. Is it possible that my power supply isnt delivering enough power, thats why I'm forced to run my CPU at higher voltages? Is it possible like that its just not giving enough juice to run the CPU properly?

EDIT: What I'm saying is there any use of me trying another power supply with a lower voltage on the CPU?
Nope. Other than to get one that won't cause further cumulative harm.
post #20 of 20
^this, the PSU has no bearing on all this, that doesn't mean you shouldn't get a better one.
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