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I got my memory running at XMP-1600 with baseline CPU speed, runs Prime95 for a few hours. I understand one of the tests it does to stress the NB is maybe 3 hours in.

Likewise, I got the CPU clocked at 20× (except for one core at 19.5×) stable.

Both together, Prime95 was running, and when I came back later the machine had rebooted.

First, is there a way to make it do the super NB stress on demand rather than waiting for it?

Second, is there a way to tell more about why it rebooted, if I wasn't looking at the screen when it happened?

Finally, what might I try next to make it more stable? I've heard references to increasing the NB voltage (is that NB VID or NB Core?) on these systems, or perhaps one of the other voltages? (Or maybe it just got too hot? I don't know how to tell after the fact.)

Thanks,
—John
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event viewer to look at recent bsod events
and for the p95 test use a custom blend and run 1740 max/min and if it passes 15 min you should be good
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I couldn't make out anything useful in the Event Viewer, other then telling when it stopped.

I looked through it again. Maybe I'm not looking far enough back...
"Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: Cache Hierarchy Error
Processor ID: 5"

That doesn't look good.
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some things that might help is changing vccio(vtt/qpi) and pll
not sure the limits but maybe searching on google for OCing with your baord and cpu names in the searxh terms
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event viewer to look at recent bsod events
and for the p95 test use a custom blend and run 1740 max/min and if it passes 15 min you should be good
1740 for both min and max complains that there are no legal values in range.

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