Originally Posted by justanoldman
Originally Posted by Swag
Ok, so you have a multimeter/voltmeter to check your voltage directly? This will make things easier.
Slowly increase the vcore until you are stable, check the voltage via the voltmeter. Listen to what the voltmeter says! Also, look at core temp, not CPU temp. So, 95C is the highest I would go during stress-testing. On normal load, highest would be 85C for me.
So far a manual 1.27 with a real of 1.295 was unstable, and a 1.275 with a real vCore of 1.305 or so is the best I can do. I haven't had time for 12 hours but it lasted a couple before I had to shut it down and install the GTX 670, it is nice to be back at 2560x1600. I will try the 12 hours overnight.
So if I understand correctly, if my highest of 4 core temps under Prime95 maxes out at 87c then I am good?
Yea, the highest coretemp is what you look at. If any of them go higher than 95C on prime95, then stop the test and opt for a better HSF or lower your OC. Good luck sir.
Originally Posted by morta
i havent overclocked the memory its rated at 1600mhz and i havent touched the timing or anything. how do i test it?
So what you do is put it at stock speed and stock timings. Get memtest64 (newest one and 64-bit) and get the instructions on how to run it. Run the memtest64 (both DIMMs installed) for 1 - 2 hours. If you pass with no errors, your RAM is 100% good to go! If you want to make sure it is 100% stable and good, do what I do and run memtest64 for 8 hours. I do the crazy version of that and run memtest64 for each DIMM, so one DIMM at a time.
And I run 4 hours on each DIMM slot.