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First off I have been reading and reading and reading and everything ive read ive tried within reason. I bought my new rig back in dec of 2011.
Asus P8z68-v pro. I5-2500k. Corsair vengeance 8gig (2 sticks of 4gb) Corsair GS600 psu. Cooler is cooler master 212+ I have it clocked to 4.5 ghz with vcore 1.32 Mem set to 1600 9-9-9-24 LLC set to extreme. All the C1,3,6 are disabled. A few other random things like speed stepping off cpu current usage set to 110% These are my current settings. When I first got it I used the boards OC auto tuner and it set it to 4.3 and that was that. prime95 and intel both passed. And the pc ran fine for about 3 months. Then it randomly started freezing. So i decided to take the plunge and manually OC it after reading multiple times that the auto tuner was not the best option. Anyways over the last three days ive been playing around with 4.3-4.5ghz trying to get it stable. Prime95 passes every single time after 4,6,12 hour intervals. As soon as i stop prime 95 and start up say firefox it freezes before i even get to type in a search. Im really at a loss here becuase prime95 and IBT both pass no matter how long i run them, and then the pc freezes within minutes of stopping 95. Ive tried searching the problem but all i get is results based on prime95 freezing not after closing prime95. Sorry for the long winded post here and I hope I have covered all the info you will need. Im not really set on having it at 4.5 though it would be nice. 4.3 ws excelent first three months it was running on auto. Thanks again for any help or pointers you can give me smile.gif

P.S. Forgot to mention it has froze once on me and would not even post after that. Had to completely reset cmos and remove ram and put it back in then it actually turned back on. I have not had one test even hint my ram sticks are bad and it will post and boot with only one stick. Eiter one will work fine so i really dont know what is going on.
Edited by deltasrage - 3/19/12 at 2:23pm
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post #2 of 24
Sounds like the PC is hanging which is usually more of a Ram issue. Makes sure your Voltage to your ram is correct and timings arent to tight.

When you say freeze I am guessing you mean computer stops responding, not a BSOD?
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post #3 of 24
try a quick cinebench run...sounds like low volts somewhere. Like hawk said, no bsod / eventvwr entry?

and 32m pi run, that's nice for ram thumb.gif

edit re-read OP, psu? fill out yer sig bro!
Edited by Spacedinvader - 3/19/12 at 2:30pm
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Yes It completely freezes. No bsod or rebooting. As far as timing I entered what my ram packaging and the corsair web site said are correct timing. Its not even set above regular times. I did try it at 1333 but that froze as soon as windows loaded
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Ya the board should also be able to set those timings automatically. Maybe make sure the Voltage is set correctly for the ram?
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yea it says 1.5 volts and thats what i have set. Also looking for that ram program suggested. Ill fill out cig in a sec...sorry just signed up and wasnt expecting replies so fast smile.gif psu is corsair GS600.
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This is O C N !! medieval.gif
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Originally Posted by deltasrage View Post

yea it says 1.5 volts and thats what i have set. Also looking for that ram program suggested. Ill fill out cig in a sec...sorry just signed up and wasnt expecting replies so fast smile.gif psu is corsair GS600.
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This is O C N !! medieval.gif

^THIS

Always a ton of people here to overwhelm you with information and questions tongue.gif
Anyways goodluck overclocking i'm sure the people here can help you out. thumb.gif
    
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Well that is why i chose here instead of the other places. Most of my info was read from this site smile.gif Thank for the help. Ill run that SpuerPI and report back what i find. Hope its soon too lol. Sux having a 1,300$ machine that wants to act like an old dusty gameboy rofl
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ok running SuperPI right now what should I be watching for besides freezing lol
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