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I understand the maintenance idea, but why would TIM have anything to do with it? My temperatures are more than satisfactory at both load and idle? I'm sitting at 30 idle and 70 load in IBT on Very High, even 60 load in Prime (@ 4.8GHz @ 1.46v).
So I'm guessing nobody has any idea what it is?
Main idea is to reset/resit processor! (you can't do that without TIM) biggrin.gif
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Main idea is to reset/resit processor! (you can't do that without TIM) biggrin.gif

I understand it, and was actually planning on doing it post Black Friday. Along with some other upgrades I was planning on doing. However, it doesn't explain the weirdness of it acting up strangely all of a sudden. Then putting me through that whole rigmarole, until I finally put the Ram into different slots. Where then it all finally stops (acting up - restarting - freezing - etc.). This doesn't exactly translate to, "Oh you need to reseat your CPU." That doesn't exactly make sense to me. Sure maintenance is required, but the two don't appear to be interrelated.

Later tonight, I'm going to try to update the bios and try reverting my old settings maybe perhaps lowering the VVT down significantly - in case it was memory related.
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So this is what I ended up doing tonight.

Cleaned out H100 Radiator. Cleaned up the ram DIMS and Slots (accumulated a decent amount of dust.). Clean all the fans. Gave the PSU a good spraying with compressed air.

Then I wrote down all my old settings for 4.8. Reset CMOS. Updated Bios to newest version. Re-input my old settings for 4.8 except I changed a few things around (following the updated ASRock Overclocking Guide). Main thing being VVT is a lot lower than it was before (was in the 1.1+ range) now 1.08, even PLL is lower. Thing is now, it's passing IBT Very High run at lower volts than before with lower PLL and lower DRAM voltage too.

Tried playing Medal of Honor Warfighter. No freezes or restarts.

Going to do any overnight Prime run at 90% memory utilization and see if I get any 101 BOSDs or any errors at all.

Question still that remains unanswered, is what could have possibly went wrong in the first place?
Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 11/18/12 at 9:28pm
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test your system with EVERYTHING at stock first!
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test your system with EVERYTHING at stock first!

I did, no errors.
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Apart from a overclock gone wrong there are just two possibilities. Ram related or HDD. I see you have a Seagate Barracuda, i had the same one,mine was 500GB. I started having your problem and blamed my ram when i found out that my HDD was failing. Now it may not be the same for you but it's not a bad place to start. Does your pc hang when opening applications? Have load times increased? Does it freeze for a second or two while gaming? Download HD Tune,click on the health tab and upload a screenshot here.
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Question still that remains unanswered, is what could have possibly went wrong in the first place?
Dust !
What people do not understand is that quality of cooling system is not how much degrees will take down temperature but how fast. If you have dust between fan and heat stick (radiator) cooler will work but need the time to break this barrier. Most common sign for situation like that is freezing when load is changing (while starting an app or service). Lots of users report that just moving mouse make trouble which is quite normal because windows starts lot of services to prepare him self for your next move (guess based on mouse position)

In your case weakness of your cooling system was reflected on most weak part of your system -> bad placing of memory sticks
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Here you go, says ok

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Dust !
What people do not understand is that quality of cooling system is not how much degrees will take down temperature but how fast. If you have dust between fan and heat stick (radiator) cooler will work but need the time to break this barrier. Most common sign for situation like that is freezing when load is changing (while starting an app or service). Lots of users report that just moving mouse make trouble which is quite normal because windows starts lot of services to prepare him self for your next move (guess based on mouse position)
In your case weakness of your cooling system was reflected on most weak part of your system -> bad placing of memory sticks

That's what I'm thinking, simple dust problem. I've given it decent spray downs with compressed air, but haven't broken out the Q-Tips in a long time.

Here's temps, as they stand after decent dust cleaning:

IBT4.8.jpg 278k .jpg file
Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 11/19/12 at 1:53am
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Could be dust. But freezing at boot screen does imply that the mobo is detecting an error. If all is fine now then just don't think about it smile.gif
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dude, had the same problem. i had my overclock stable at 4.3ghz at 1.28v, passed 14hours p95 and ibt very high at 20 runs. no blue screens, no whea error logs. I usually keep my case off because of my bad case airflow. one day i decide to see if performance would be affected with my case on. 20 minutes into crysis it crashes unexpectedly. I mean I had a stable overclock, but with my case on, there was nowhere for the heat to go, so it was the heat that caused the crash. im going to get a new case soon, but im guessing the dust build up was building up heat in your system.
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