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Thread Starter 
My primary concern here is voltages, I finally found a 4.221Ghz clock that is stable after a long night, and I want to check with you guys if i'm going to damage anything with these voltages.







Here are some CPUZ reports:
http://valid.x86.fr/59l80b
(Idle)
http://valid.canardpc.com/i14ide
(During prime95)

Am I assigning the correct voltages?
post #2 of 8
Yeah. CPU Voltage Looks fine. I would leave CPU EIST and Intel C-States enabled. There is really no need to leave CPU Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology off, it saves power and doesn't negative affect your computer's performance. It's really a waste of power, temperature and life-span of a CPU when leaving it overclocked 24/7. CPU EIST downclocks your CPU depending on load. Such as idle it would go to a lower CPU clock and voltage. C-States is also another power saving feature. I don't really see a problem with leaving it enabled.

Did you manually set the QPI frequency to the lowest? There should be 3 settings available to choose from. (If theres more or less, choose the lowest available QPI frequency anyway.) A lower QPI frequency helps with the stability of a CPU / RAM overclock.

Also disable Spread Spectrum, leave it enabled unless you're on a high altitude area such as the peak of a mountain or in a airplane (Which is extremely unlikely). Having this disabled also helps with the stability of a CPU overclock.

Power supply are you using? Just curious. Nice motherboard by the way, MSI X58A-GD45. As long as you keep the temperatures under 70°C and the CPU will run great for 24/7 use.
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What about the IOH voltage? The BIOS reads it as beyond safety limits. In any case, I turned off spectrum, turned on ESIT and C-states (Which caused crashes until I UN enabled turbo boost) and I am currently runing prime 95 to test it, I have a 750W power supply (that feeds a 770 and 550).
post #4 of 8
I forgot that I overclocked my i5 760 without turbo boost. Yeah ioh voltage is fine for 24/7 use. Just don't go higher than that. Sometimes a higher ioh voltage can have negative effects.
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So to clerify, I should have turboboost OFF.
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Yes.
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Thanks... everything is running well now... except when I press restart I get a black screen and need to do a hard reboot. Shutdown comand works as normal... Is this a problem with my OC or voltages?
post #8 of 8
This issue can happen due to a number of things such as :
  • Corrupted or Missing Operating System Files
  • Bad Drivers
  • Unstable Overclock

First, I'd want you to try typing this Command in the Elevated Command Prompt

"SFC /SCANNOW"

This command scans your system files for file integrity, missing or corrupted files. It will attempt to fix them. It may take several minutes. Took me like 15-30 minutes on average on my computer.

Microsoft also has a hotfix for this: It may fix the issue:

Microsoft Support - You cannot make a computer that is running Windows 7 shut down or sleep
Edited by benjamen50 - 3/20/14 at 10:56pm
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