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I've been overclocking the wonderful FX 8320 I bought 3 days ago, and whenever I start up Prime 1 or 2 of the "workers" stops within a minute or two due to a "fatal error". It's usually on the 5th and 6th cores, but I know they're not bad because I've had zero stability issues and CPU-Z detects all 8. I even locked the other 6 cores and my system ran just fine. I've tried deleting all of my Prime text files and using a newly downloaded exe, but the issue persisted. I was just wondering if anyone has had this problem and or if anyone knows a solution. Thanks in advance!


Edited by Mr357 - 10/27/12 at 9:44pm
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Your OC must not be "stable" as far as p95 is concerned. I had the same thing with my 1090t, never crashed in games or any other programs, but not "stable enough" for prime, maybe try more voltage?
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post #3 of 13
Yeah that's overclock instability. Raise VCore or lower clock.
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More vcore..
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Well then it looks like I won't be getting too far. I was running 4.2GHz with 1.34V, and my heat wall is probably going to be around 1.4V
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thast basically it, its just means your overclock is unstable so play around with voltages and clock until you get the right mix that is stable
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You probably will not need much more vcore because you are not getting a full on crash. In my experience, I would get the same problem when my vcore was slighlty too low, but woudl get a full on bsod if my vcore was far off.

Bump vcore up 1 notch and retry.

What are your temps like?
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You probably will not need much more vcore because you are not getting a full on crash. In my experience, I would get the same problem when my vcore was slighlty too low, but woudl get a full on bsod if my vcore was far off.
Bump vcore up 1 notch and retry.
What are your temps like?

Low 50's, and I don't want to go much higher. Regular load like games only takes it to about 48C though
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Well there are 2 options to solve the instability, increase the voltage or lower the clock. It looks like you are close, bumping it up one or 2 notches should make you stable, and should not increase the temps much. If you are not comfortable with that, just decrease the multiplier by 1.
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Like above said, one or two notches won't make a big diff, he'll my temps hardly raised up when I increased voltage on my 1090
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