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By the way, you'll want to watch your temps in LinX. It's probably the most stressful program you could ever run on a CPU, it will get hotter than any other time.
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Originally Posted by The Sandman View Post

Where is your Dram voltage currently set (stock)?
You may need a slight increase which is common on AMD platforms.

It is set to auto, which I believe is 1.5V. Came across this guide and I figure I'll go set everything manually. I've avoided messing with RAM settings in the BIOS because honestly I don't know too much about memory timings and/or overclocking. I generally try to avoid messing with settings unless I feel like I know what I'm doing, but I suppose I can't screw anything up if I just set things to their default or slower values. I'll try giving it 1.6V once I get my OC back to 4 GHz (currently making sure 3.8 is stable on both prime95 and linX runs) if there is any instability.

This is my RAM - Kingston HyperX.

Temps seem fine under linX stress... saw slightly higher socket temp than prime95 but the jump was just to 52C max from 50C max previously.
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Quick question - is it OK to leave an OC setting 24/7 if it is stable for gaming but not prime95/linX? I think I got 3.8 GHz cpu + 2.6 GHz NB stable for LinX and Prime95, but I can't get 4 GHz stable at all for linX...

I can, however, loop 3dmark06 for 12 hours at 4 GHz with 2.8 GHz NB without any problems. I'm thinking of just leaving it there unless I ever run into any problems gaming. I have an older 8800GTS right now but a 7970 on the way from newegg, so I'll test again with that in a couple days just in case my weak graphics card is preventing a load from going to the CPU.

Current (final?) settings:
cpu = 200x20 with all 6 cores unlocked
nb = 200x14
voltages:
cpu: 1.45
cpu-nb: 1.25
ram: 1.6

It will run prime95 anywhere from 1 to 6 hours so far; haven't had opportunity to test it more than that. LinX absolutely destroys it... current record for running LinX is about 45 minutes at this setting, but it often crashes within 15 minutes testing all memory.

When looping 3dmark06, I'm not seeing any of the troubling signs that I get when testing linX/p95... the cpu vcore stays more stable and the max temps are across the board 10C cooler.

Is there a way to load OC settings in the operating system effectively? I've avoided anything on the OS end, since I really only trust the BIOS, but I've heard there are programs that will let you save/load BIOS OC profiles from Windows. Would be nice to only have these settings active for gaming, since they are unnecessary for general computing.
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post #14 of 14
Bump your CPUnb voltages, or lower your CPUnb speeds and give it another shot for stability, the way you describe the issue it could be your problem.

If it isn't stable for LinX and/or P95, it may just randomly BSOD/Freeze on you. The only hardware that can really be damaged by random boots like that will be HDDs (Corrupted data mostly, but bad/damaged sectors are a possibility.)

Yes, there are programs that can OC inside of Windows, Bios is considered the best, but I use the software that came with my Crosshair V motherboard (TurboV Evo) when I get tired of rebooting, and just make notes on what I find and save that to bios later. I don't know about software for MSI boards.
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