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Hey everyone!

I'm getting random BSoD errors when my CPU is on idle. I think the issue is with my offset voltage, but I need to make sure.

My idle clock is 1.6GHz, with voltage around .968-.976. I know that is low, as when I was at stock settings, my voltage never dropped below 1V.

However, I am very stable at 4.5GHz at 1.325V. I can pass 50 cycles of IBT with max RAM and have done a few 10-12 hour Prime95 blends with no errors.

My offset is set at "-.045V". Should I add .05V ("-.040v") to that to get everything stable at idle, or is there another way to increase idle voltage while not increasing load voltage?

Thanks!
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Disable C3 and C6 report and enable C1E and EIST and that should do the trick, if it doesn't report back.
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post #3 of 10
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C3 and C6 are disabled. C1E is enabled. Not sure about EIST; I will reboot and check.

I originally thought the BSoDs were because of the RAM at 1600MHz (even though it is rated at that), but my last BSoD was at 1333MHz.

Be back in 5 minutes with some info on EIST.

Here is my BSoD code:



EDIT: Back. C3 and C6 are disabled. EIST is enabled. Changed C1E from Auto to Enabled. You think that was the problem (I don't understand the difference)?
Edited by rdfloyd - 10/29/11 at 7:48pm
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Right now, I am folding to keep my computer stable. I read somewhere on these forums (or maybe another) where they had some tips for people who were getting random BSoDs when overclocking. Does anyone have a link to that post?
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Try the link in my sig. Bsod 124 / freezing on sandy.
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Didn't notice that. Thanks!

Do you think that it would help to drop the LLC to High (currently at Ultra High)? How much vcore do you think I should add if I do that?
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Yes, lowering your LLC 1 or even 2 steps *might* fix the problem, as if you offset to get the same load voltage you have now, your idle voltage will be higher. AFAIK, we can't tell you how much offset that will be as every system is a little different, or, if there's a formula I don't know it. You might still be in 'negative offset' territory when done, but you're going to have to raise it some.
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post #8 of 10
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Alright, I've tried to fix the BSoDs that I get, but nothing is working.

What I tried first was to set the LLC to High (originally at Ultra High), and raised the offset to -.01 (originally at -.045. That worked to keep the idle voltage around 1.000V. When I stress tested, the voltage was anywhere between 1.312 and 1.328. Set a Prime95 blend to run during the night. Woke up and had a Stop: 124 BSoD.

Now I've decided to go back to manual voltage with my LLC set at High and restart tying to find the offset. However, when I stress test, my voltage falls between 1.288 and 1.296 (manually set to 1.325V, what I know is needed for stability).

I guess my question is now, do I need to ramp the Vcore all the way up to 1.35V to try and get the load voltage to be between 1.320 and 1.328?

Any help is appreciated.

EDIT: I will say this. Anytime I've ever had a VCore issue, I've always gotten a 124A BSoD code. Does anyone think I am barking up the wrong tree trying to fix this with changing around my vcore?
Edited by rdfloyd - 11/5/11 at 6:08pm
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post #9 of 10
It's possible that 124 can be caused by incorrect VTT (VCCIO) and PLL voltages. What are yours set at now? A good starting point for VCCIO is 1.05V and 1.7 for PLL.
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Currently, they are both set at AUTO. Going to start up a new thread with images of my BIOS settings.

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