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Hi,
My 2600k was stable for 3 years until I changed my PSU 3 days ago from the Gigabyte Odin 800w to the Seasonic x-1050w Gold. Did the voltages really change that much for my CPU to not be able to survive a Prime stress test not even for 15 minutes? before I changed my power it was Prime stable for 15+ hours. Now I don't know what I should do as I get the 124 BSOD error after 15 minutes of Prime with my new Seasonic. I've tried to play with vcore and LLC but to no avail.
The rest of my System specs and OC settings are in my sig.

Thanks.! smile.gif
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Put the old PSU back in and test if the chip was really still stable.
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Put the old PSU back in and test if the chip was really still stable.

do this, it could have slowly degraded over time.
what CPU intensive things were you doing up to the change?
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do this, it could have slowly degraded over time.
what CPU intensive things were you doing up to the change?

I will do this later, Rig was mainly used for gaming. Thank you and to jasjeet to point this out, it could be that my CPU degraded but I didn't know it until I tested prime with my new Seasonic. Last time I stress tested with Prime with the old PSU was several months ago.

Edit: Also, why I hear an electrical coil whine from my new Seasonic PSU when I stress test with prime, is this common with Seasonic's X series? as I've read that some people are having this issue.
Edited by megahmad - 4/17/14 at 5:11am
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Thanks guys, I tried Prime95 with my old PSU and the I got the same BSOD problem, the thing is that my CPU degraded over time but I didn't notice it until I changed my PSU to the Seasonic and then I thought the Seasonic was causing the BSOD.

Thanks jasjeet and t00sl0w for the tip. smile.gif
To fix the BSOD all I did was to decrease the multiplier from 45 to 44 (4.4GGHz) with the same old vcore and now everything seems OK so far. I hope for no more degradation on the CPU.
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Its obviously not nice to have degredation, but for archival purposes, it would be really nice to know your settings.

Exactly what Vcore? VTT voltage? Average temps? Load temps? Load Vcore? Idle Vcore? Offset or Fixed Vcore? Speedstep enabled? Ram speeds and Voltage?

Please be as detailed as possible.
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Originally Posted by jasjeet View Post

Its obviously not nice to have degredation, but for archival purposes, it would be really nice to know your settings.

Exactly what Vcore? VTT voltage? Average temps? Load temps? Load Vcore? Idle Vcore? Offset or Fixed Vcore? Speedstep enabled? Ram speeds and Voltage?

Please be as detailed as possible.

Vcore = Set @ 1.365 in bios, Prime95 vcore = 1.40V, gaming vcore is 1.42v and idle (fixed) vcore is 1.38v (all these voltage fluctuations are because of LLC (Load line calibration) (set @ level 5))

VTT voltage: Auto (Never played with that)
Average Temps: 69 MAX in summer (room temp 27c) using Prime95 for 5 hours and Corsair a70 dual fan with stock corsair Themal Paste and average is 40-49C (while gaming) and the minumum is 22 (all these temps are core temps).


Speed step enabled = Yes

Ram speed = 1600MHz and 1.575 voltage (stock was 1.65v)

All the rest is @ auto.

And yes, I have one of the worst 2600k CPUs ever so that I think why I have degradation because of the high vcores.
I hope this was detailed enough for you. smile.gif
Edited by megahmad - 4/19/14 at 6:12am
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Thanks thats very useful. There is a good chance the using an offset Vcore could have prolonged the chip, maybe someone with similar OC/Volts with offset can chime in.
I always believed that using fixed vcore with speedstep wouldnt help much, apart from power consumption.
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i used to have a 2500k that needed similar vcore as your 2600k to become stable at 4.4, i used offset at 1.4v for a year and a half before getting my 3820. the 2500k is now being used by a friend of mine at the same clock/vcore and he hasnt seen degradation yet, but he also doesnt use the CPU terribly much....thats all i can share about SB at 1.4 with offset.
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