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For the past 10mins my PC is randomly just turning off.

Is that from a bad overclock? Bad RAM clock? Bad cpu clock? or because I unlocked a core?

Just trying to get some info b4 i test, see if this happened to anyone else.
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If you "re-lock" the cores does it still do it ?

The things you described are possible from bad cores when unlocked. Its possible not not definite. I've seen many people with a just one bad core and maybe you could see if you could try that. Best bet is to return to stock .

When did this start happening ?
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Ask TwoCables! thumb.gifthinking.gif Whatever happened to that guy??
IMO..could be because of the unlock..
could be be not..I'd lock it back and make sure the RAM is uber-stable..then try unlocking again
 
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Pc is just turning off? no blue screen, no lockup?

I had the same issue when i tryed to unlock the l3 cache on my athlon ii x4

I'd say it's the unlocked core, either it's completely **** or it needs more volts.
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If you "re-lock" the cores does it still do it ?
The things you described are possible from bad cores when unlocked. Its possible not not definite. I've seen many people with a just one bad core and maybe you could see if you could try that. Best bet is to return to stock .
When did this start happening ?
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Ask TwoCables! thumb.gifthinking.gif Whatever happened to that guy??
IMO..could be because of the unlock..
could be be not..I'd lock it back and make sure the RAM is uber-stable..then try unlocking again
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Pc is just turning off? no blue screen, no lockup?
I had the same issue when i tryed to unlock the l3 cache on my athlon ii x4
I'd say it's the unlocked core, either it's completely **** or it needs more volts.

Well, I downgraded my OC to 3.0ghz, took the ram over-voltage off and left the 4th core unlock. No issues so far.

What should i bench with?make sure shes stable? SuperPI?


On a side note, APPARENTLY when i OC my ram my board compensates with higher timings and more voltage? BRILLIANT.
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For the past 10mins my PC is randomly just turning off.
Is that from a bad overclock? Bad RAM clock? Bad cpu clock? or because I unlocked a core?
Just trying to get some info b4 i test, see if this happened to anyone else.

I'm not really sure what answer you expect to get.

Unlocking a core is always a crap shot. If it was working before, and it's now, then it probably is the core. They do sometimes disable them because they are actually bad.

However, as is the case with my 6 core unlock, to gain the same overclock as 4 cores, I need significantly higher voltage, so it's probably the same deal with your.

Start the overclocking process again.
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I'm not really sure what answer you expect to get.
Unlocking a core is always a crap shot. If it was working before, and it's now, then it probably is the core. They do sometimes disable them because they are actually bad.
However, as is the case with my 6 core unlock, to gain the same overclock as 4 cores, I need significantly higher voltage, so it's probably the same deal with your.
Start the overclocking process again.

I ran windows experience index and it failed the OC and failed stock clocks with 1.5250v... and 4 cores unlocked.

I just shut down the 4th core, oced back to my norm on the 3 cores and ran the tests, and i passed fine. going to try setting multi to 13 and re-unlocking 4th core.


Would it be better to run my CPU as a quad at 2.5-2.7ghz? or as a triple at 3.42ghz?
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Then your core is just not stable.
Quad at 2.5-2.7 vs triple at 3.42.... that depends on what loads you place on the chip.  Loads that favour multithreaded scenarios? 4 core.  In any case, if your BIOS uses save-able OC profiles, you could be able to quickly switch between the two profiles with a restart whenever you need a certain level of performance.

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i vote for triple core @ 3.4!
yah..save profiles,d00d\
what xd said
..then you can have the best of both worlds! biggrin.gif
 
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