Run Small FFTs first for ~8 hours. That's going to focus on the cpu. After it gets stable enough to pass that you run BLEND. If you fail Small FFTs you know the cpu oc is unstable. If you fail blend you know it's the NB or RAM.
One thing at a time.
You should do it while you are near the pc to make sure the temps aren't getting away from you.
Here's a few things I forgot to mention last night, forgot, sorry.1)
Turn OFF all throttling options in your BIOS such as C1, EIST and such.
Should look like this:
Advanced Bios Features:
Limit CPUID: disabled
CPU Thermal Monitor: disabled
CPU EIST: disabled
Virtualization: Enabled (this can be disabled safely)
Initial display: PEG
If you are running a graphics card, this should be set like this: Initial display: PEG
this means your BIOS will skip the step of initializing onboard graphics and go straight to the card.2)
You may need to bump your vcore up a bit because I notice your BIOS doesn't have Load Line Calibration as an option for the cpu voltages. This means your cpu may need a touch more vcore than other 9550's because you'll get vdroop when it's under load.
So bump your vcore up to 1.34/1.35 or there abouts and try Small FFTs again for ~8 hours watching the temps--only bump the vcore nothing else. You want
to stay under 70c. The fact that you are so close to 3.8 at that vcore with no LLC shows that chip has some good potential but, I still say you should invest in a tower cooler. I'd bet a dollar you'll get 4GHz with about 1.4 vcore with a good cooler.Hyper 212+
30 bucks with free shipping. I'm positive that's all you need to get that chip as far as it'll go.Edited by crashdummy35 - 6/21/12 at 10:59am