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post #11 of 14
CMOS reset for the win.
post #12 of 14
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One more question:

Right now everything's running stable after resetting CMOS. But then again, I never ran Prime 95 yet, just a couple games and IBT. I'm curious if transistors actually get damaged when accidently overvolted. Just a bit worried, not having a problem right now. Strange enough, even after that incident my stock vcore is running the same as it was before, so that's a plus. Just wondering if anything inside the CPU could actually get damaged if it was overvolted to the point of where I accidently overvolted at. I'm that type of person who enjoys perfection. tongue.gif Also, other question is, I always attempt to undervolt the CPU just to hit the lowest point of voltage it could go to. Everytime I hit that point Windows would BSOD or lock up in the middle of IBT(somehow it could even boot at really low voltages, and go unstable on stress). So I would occasionally hard reset my PC. Would hard resetting the PC occasionally safe for the computer?
post #13 of 14
It could but you said you didnt apply stress to the processor so you should be fine. I have done this once myself and it is still chugging along nicely at 4.7GHz 24/7.
post #14 of 14
I don't have any suicide run experience, but from what I've heard, electromigration is a relatively slow process. Running at 1.65V for three minutes before the system crashed/overheated, not at full load, should not degrade the processor significantly.
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