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post #11 of 21
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Oh, well I ran 25 runs of IBT on standard stress level. Should that be enough?

Just remember to slap a fan on those VRM's and you will be fine.
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Just remember to slap a fan on those VRM's and you will be fine.

Alright, now I just need to find out how with the fan which came with the stock cooler. I ran another 50 test runs with Intel Burn test on standard stress level and it still passed all of its tests.
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Yeah for some reason I'm getting random lockups which require a hard reboot. I was playing Skyrim for a couple hours and when I tried to go into steam's in-game web browser it froze when i was trying to scroll down a link, I couldn't use the task manager to exit out so I had to do a hard reboot by holding down the power button. So I did another Intel Burn test, this time for 50 test runs (on standard stress level) and it still passed.

But for some reason I just get these lockups which require a hard reboot because I can't get into task manager. It even happens when I just open up Google Chrome or try and open up multiple tabs. I've noticed that when I open up Chrome and try and open more than one tab it will be REALLY slow and it will sometimes lockup. Like it just did now, I had to wait around a minute or two just so it would unfreeze and go back to normal.

I should mention that after I thought my overclock was successful i installed the Seasonic X650 I got in the mail today, could that be the culprit? Or is something causing my damn PC to ******* throttle when I don't want it to? Its either the VRM overheating or I need a better CPU cooler. I'm not sure so what's going on?
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post #14 of 21
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I just ran a Windows Memory Diagnostic and it said there were no errors so I can rule out the RAM. Also, my PC can just have lag. For example, I can click on Google Chrome and nothing will happen, for like half a minute and then it opens long after I thought my PC froze. Also, when I tried to restart when I couldn't open Chrome, there was also a delay so it took around half a minute for my PC to restart. What's going on? I'm about ready to just quit overclocking and reset my bios to its default settings.
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I had my RAM voltage set to auto instead of 1.5v. What's the chances f that bein the issue here? I thought it would be okay to leave it on auto because I wasn't overclocking my RAM.
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post #16 of 21
Hi again.
You may consider a Clear CMOS.
Write down your current OC settings, don't leave Vcore to Auto, set it manually.
The issues you encounter are most likely
a) CPU overheating
b) CPU high usage
c) RAM high usage
d) Disk/drive is full
e) Unstable OC
Revert to stock to do your troubleshooting.
And use only 2 sticks of RAM to see if it boots normally.
Everything else related to the OC issues has already been covered by the other members.
   
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post #17 of 21
If you want your system to be really stable 24 hour stress testing is the minimum. If you want it to be "stable" anything below 24h will do.
     
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post #18 of 21
With a gaming machine I don't bother with stress testing at all, because if it is gaming stable it is stable enough to me. For my current OC, after 6 hours of Arma2 one WHEA-error popped up, but after increasing the vcore one increment it's been rock solid ever since.

If you must keep the PC powered on 24/7 for folding or for something else, then you might want to do an extensive prime95 run, 24 hours or so.
post #19 of 21
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Hi again.
You may consider a Clear CMOS.
Write down your current OC settings, don't leave Vcore to Auto, set it manually.
The issues you encounter are most likely
a) CPU overheating
b) CPU high usage
c) RAM high usage
d) Disk/drive is full
e) Unstable OC
Revert to stock to do your troubleshooting.
And use only 2 sticks of RAM to see if it boots normally.
Everything else related to the OC issues has already been covered by the other members.

Yeah I reverted to stock and everything works fine. Maybe I have to bump up the core up one notch? I doubt I overheat during internet browsing but when I stress test my temperature gets to 61 degrees C.
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post #20 of 21
When I noticed CS lagging like that I did what he said by clearing the cmos. No idea why that game acts like that. Could pass all kinds of stressing programs but load that game up and it was lagging terribly.
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