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Weird ... my 955 boots at 1.55V no problem, load temps are 48C with an A70 [aircooler]

Is it a C3 stepping ? title

What are all your BIOS settings at? Cool'n'quiet disabled and such ?
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Cool and quiet disabled. I actually downclocked my OC to 3.570 ghz since previous OC got 1 core failure in my 24 hr stress test. Im currently at 3.570 ghz passing 24 hrs prime95 @ max 60 degrees celsius. You think I could still push it? Im hitting the wall pretty bad.
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That's just hard to accept redface.gif I've owned both a 925 and 955 and had no problem overclocking either. It sucks that your CPU won't go any farther ...

My only advice is don't be afraid to push it, but know the limits. I picked up an A70 for $25 [new] for my 955, and I run it at 1.55v 24/7, max load is at 50C approximately... I guess you might have just had bad luck frown.gif
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Yeah Im still bummed out on how I cant push it any farther. I even went out upgrading the MOBO (which I dont regret since I can upgrade my core in the future). Bad chip I guess. frown.gif

Here are my settings
FSB: 238
Multiplier x15
Voltage 1.3625v
NB multi x10 2380mhz
NB volts 1.2000
Ram: downclocked DDR3-1268 (DDR3-1333) havent messed with the timings yet
Ram volts: default 1.5v

Other voltages all default

Can you suggest a good 6-8 Overclocking chip? I'll be considering replacing along the way. Im looking at the FX-6100 BE in the future.
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