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So I've been pushing my CPU a lot and ended up staying at 4.5Ghz.

Anyway, I've been running 3D Mark 11 a bit and I keep getting a physics score of ~p6700 where the average score should be p8000...
Obviously I started panicking because at this kind of overclock it should be this bad right? =/
After going over the BIOS for a while I couldn't find anything that could be the direct cause of this.

The thing that worried me the most is that I keep getting roughly the same score regardless of the clock speed...
I tried at stock speeds, mobo preset OC profile (3.8) and keep hitting that same low score...

Think my CPU fried or something?
I'm kinda worried as you can imagine redface.gif
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I doubt there's anything wrong with the cpu itself, do you have HT enabled?
    
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yes.
Tried with & without HT.
Edited by amputate - 5/9/12 at 3:32am
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Ok so I've been going over some saved BIOS profiles I had saved up.
Atm I'm getting P8100+ durning physics tests.

The only thing that MAY have changed is the C3/C6 and maybe the overvoltage protection rolleyes.gif

Hope I never get a scare like that again...
But then again, I'm about to watercool for the first time... *yaiks*
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You should always verify your overclock using cpu-z under a load such as prime. Monitor for at least a few minutes and make sure the clocks and volts remain where you intend.
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Forgot to post this yesterday but I managed to find the real problem that caused this...
I'd been cleaning out computer and ended up sticking my 2nd stick of RAM in the wrong slot... -_-
After swapping it my physics score went over 10k.

Really really stupid of me but ye...

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