Originally Posted by Lord Xeb
A few months ago (I would say 4) I had to bump my voltage up by 2 notches because of burn in (had chip since december of last year). I went from 1.352v to 1.368v. Now I think my chip had degraded again as it suddenly became unstable.,...
Anyone else experience this>?
It happened 3-4 times with my i7 920 @ 4Ghz. It went from needing 1.262V to needing roughly 1.34V. Each time I bumped the voltage a little higher and stayed there for several months.
Now I have it at 1.29 only because I enabled LLC in the bios.
What also happened to me is that BSODs caused by too much overclocking corrupted system files which also caused more BSODs.
Here's what I did to fix the acute problem of BSODs:
- Run the Command Prompt as an Admin
- Type "sfc /scannow" to check for corrupted files. After it fixed them I no longer got blue screens and my system was stable.
- Also type "chkdsk /r" to check the health of the drive.
There are two issues to this situation:
Short term issues that cause more BSODs (ie. corrupted system files). These can be fixed.
Long term issues like actual chip degradation.
I suffer from both. I was able to fix my corrupted system files using "sfc /scannow" but I also noticed more instability months and months later. So while that command can fix immediate issues, you will probably deal with degradation in the future, as I have. Enabling LLC has fixed this problem for me for 8-9 months now, but be careful about using it and expect more degradation in the future, it's just part the game.