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I recently got a new motherboard, ASRock Extreme3, and a new CPU, Phenom II 965 BE, so I put it under my H80 and overclocked it to what seems like a stable, cool 4.2GHz, however; Windows sometimes fails to coopoerate, as in, it doesn't boot up occasionally, it loads the glowing orbs, then it looks like it's going to boot, but it just stays on a black screen, I also get occasional freezes, but it generally snaps out of those in less than 15 seconds. I'm not sure if this is the right section, because it may not be the CPU that's causing the trouble here, as it runs well below safe temperature and is at 1.4 vcore, I've also never gotten a BSOD.

I installed Windows in IDE on my Samsung 830 SSD (120GB), so that may be the cause as well.

Some specs:
AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE (OC'd to 4.2 GHz at 1.4 vcore)
Corsair H80 Cooler
ASRock 990FX Extreme3
Kingston HyperX 1333MHz 8GB (2 x 4GB) RAM (OC'd to 1600 MHz)
PNY GTX 560 Ti
Corsair TX750 750W Power Supply
post #2 of 4
hello,
your cpu is not stable.
try finding the max multiplier with just the stock voltage and then get that stable.
idea is if you can boot in to windows, then the multiplier works, you keep going up till fails to get into windows.
do the same with bus, then add voltage to stabilize it.
mines 23ish and 4.6ghz is about right.

sorry cant help with your voltages as I have never had a 965, I got an Athlon II rolleyes.gif

jasons got one though, has his rigged up to 4ghz with 1.5 volts I think, seems a bit exteme though.
Edited by MrPerforations - 7/17/13 at 7:25pm
    
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hello,
your cpu is not stable.
try finding the max multiplier with just the stock voltage and then get that stable.
idea is if you can boot in to windows, then the multiplier works, you keep going up till fails to get into windows.
do the same with bus, then add voltage to stabilize it.
mines 23ish and 4.6ghz is about right.

sorry cant help with your voltages as I have never had a 965, I got an Athlon II rolleyes.gif

jasons got one though, has his rigged up to 4ghz with 1.5 volts I think, seems a bit exteme though.

It does get into Windows most of the time, sometimes it just fails, but when I reboot it works.
post #4 of 4
By the sounds of it, you have an unstable OC.

If increasing voltage does not help, lower it a bit. Just remember if altering your bus, it will alter your ram speed. This then introduces more things to consider and check.

For simplicity, just use your multi, then increase your vCore. Run Prime 95 to check for stability. I go for about 2-3 hours, then go higher. But for final testing, I run over night, 12+ hours.

Hope this helps.
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