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im ocing a p4 rig i have and i need some advice, im almost a 4ghz but its very unstable it'll boot to windows but freezes alot and such so i backed it off, but i was wondering if adding more volts will stabalize it so i can keep going
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Firstly, run a 30min test of OCCT everytime you increase the FSB. Unfortunately, you are just using the fact that Windows works as a test for stability, which is NOT good enough.

Secondly, yes, raising the voltage will let you go that bit more stabily, but do keep an eye on your temps. However, make sure your memory isnt holding you back, your HTT isnt above 1000, and you've given the chipset voltage an increase.
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same here i try hitting 4ghz (3.96ghz ,251mhz in bios) loads up but hit prime for give or take 2 min the blue screen pops up and restarts so thealmightyone is right watch those temps when raising volts im at 1.55 with full load temps at 60 and idle temps of 25 -30
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Secondly, yes, raising the voltage will let you go that bit more stabily, but do keep an eye on your temps. However, make sure your memory isnt holding you back, your HTT isnt above 1000, and you've given the chipset voltage an increase.
i dont think he needs to worry about the htt above 1000 thing

but yeah bumb up coltage and make sure to check your temps while doing your stability test like prime or orthos or occt

edit: aloso you may have to play with the chipset and ram voltages, mainly the chipset nb sb and such when you start upping fsb alot
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Watch your voltages as well as your temps. Both are important as exceeding either will cause premature failure of the CPU. Too often people concentrate on the temperature guidelines and ignore the voltage ones. Makes no sense.

You should always ask yourself if getting that extra 5 or 10, or even 20FSB is worth shaving months off the CPU's life. I look at it logically....a 4.2Ghz CPU that lasts for 1 year, does less work than a 4Ghz CPU that lasts 3 years. I like to get my money's worth
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