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Hey guys, I wanted to get your opinions on my gaming PC. I am running 2 3gb version gtx 580 cards in sli, and a 2600K cpu. The CPU is currently running at 4.2 ghz, as I have been having windows start up issues, (windows 7 pro / random, not frequent), blue screen of death while playing games, and have had Rage and Battlefield 3 crash on me a few times now. (I am running the newest nvidia drivers, and latest version of steam/origin) I was wondering if my cpu voltage had anything to do with this. I was running 4.6 ghz, at 1.38 volts, and was wondering if that was enough for that speed. Also, is 4.2 ghz fast enough to not bottleneck the gpu's? I run all my games at a very high resolution (5760x1080 when playing my games, and set them all to ultra settings. I checked the GPU temps under load, and they never go above 70 degrees, and the cpu never goes above 65 degrees. I'm trying to trouble shoot this issue, as its very aggravating to be immersed in killing stuff, and then CRASH!!!! FU%$#@!! computer! If anyone could shed some light on this, I would really appreciate it. I have some more specs (voltage, ghz, temps) available if it would help any.
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No bottleneck. You're overclocking so it sounds like you need more voltage for that CPU.
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Seems like you're trying to do to much with hardware you did not even need.
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sOUNDS LIKE YOUR BOARD IS GONNA CRY MAN LOL!
More Jiggawatts!!!!!!!!!!
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Bottleneck? Probably not. As for the crashing have you tried running everyhing on stock? It could be an unstable OC.
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No bottleneck. You're overclocking so it sounds like you need more voltage for that CPU.
I know that every chip is different, but is there a "safe" margin to stay within? I was asking about the bottleneck issue because of some articles I read on sli configurations. I'm still a noob at this stuff.
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Bottleneck? Probably not. As for the crashing have you tried running everyhing on stock? It could be an unstable OC.
The overclock was done through the Asus ROG bio screen. Most of the settings are set to auto, with the exception of PLL Overvoltage set to enabled. Everyone seems to have a different opinion when I ask what should the voltage be.
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The BSOD code?

How much Vcore are you using?

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Quote:
Originally Posted by PROBN4LYFE View Post
sOUNDS LIKE YOUR BOARD IS GONNA CRY MAN LOL!
More Jiggawatts!!!!!!!!!!
That's what I was thinking.
post #10 of 15
set that 2600k free 1.5 try 5 ghz
50 x 100 i got a sabertooth with a northbridge fan pushin 5.25 all day but ram is a huge factor in overclocking 50 x 105 @ 5.25 ive been at 1.5 since day one
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