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:eek.gif: 32.5c under load? you live in alaska? anway..give it more NB juice for stability..1.3-1.4 ..and set your vcore higher..up to 1.58-sh or so..after that..eh..it might not be stable no matter how much voltage..
 
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Lol I had just started it out on prime blend. Been running for about 30 minutes now and highest core temp was 36.5c. So far stable with just 1.4 vcore hitting 1.456 under full load. biggrin.gif
    
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Crap. No go with that voltage 124 bsod when it got to the 5300k iterations at 35 minutes.
    
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Crap. No go with that voltage 124 bsod when it got to the 5300k iterations at 35 minutes.

I wouldn't use Prime95 to start testing an overclock, get Intel Burn test, and try to get 5 runs on high first, it'll tell you a lot faster and save you a lot of time, but once you think youve got it stable, then move over to Prime95


Bump your voltage up to around 1.47 and try again, that ought to do it
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Gotcha. I'll try that with my vcore at 1.425. Gonna inch it up lol.
    
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Two other q's. What exactly is "spread spectrum"? And does the speed that ibt makes passes at matter? At 4ghz the passes were at 60 seconds and now they're running at 66. Just curious is all. Thanks you guys are awesome for all your help!
    
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Two other q's. What exactly is "spread spectrum"? And does the speed that ibt makes passes at matter? At 4ghz the passes were at 60 seconds and now they're running at 66. Just curious is all. Thanks you guys are awesome for all your help!

Spread spectrum is a feature on motherboards that makes the clock generator give off less electromagnetic interference, but 99% of the time, all that really does is makes your overclock less stable, and i mean a LOT less stable. It's usually somewhere around your voltages in the BIOS

Nah, the speed doesnt really matter as long as it can get through it without crashing

i usually just push my overclock a bit, then run it on standard, if it passes, ill push it a bit more, and ill just keep going until it crashes, then add more voltage until its stable, then run prime95
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I couldn't find spread spectrum in my bios at all. Passed 5 max passes of ibt with 1.425 vcore. Think I'm ready for prime or should I try and find spread spectrum and disable it first?
    
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And I can't find spread spectrum anywhere in my bios. Would there be any different names for it?
    
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post #20 of 29
I don't know of any other names for it... =\
I would definitely keep looking though

If its stable so far, go ahead and bump your cpu multiplier up a notch and try again
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