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I used to be able to run 1.35v at 3.32Ghz and 1.05v at 1.866Ghz...but now I need 1.325v for stock and 1.425v for 3.32Ghz. :***:

Dying?
My Sempron did the same thing before it croaked, but it kept up for a while...so I unno...
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Hmmm, it could, but I'm not sure.

What about other subsystems that more CPU voltage is just masking the problem. Are temps the same with the summer heat. What about RAM, still running well?
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Usualy on older cpus im not sure on c2d but when they need more voltage thier going bad slowly i remmber northwoods did that would need alot more vcore then normaly after awhile.
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Are you sure it's not some other bios setting you have changed lately?
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It might be dying which would suck

I've always wondered how these 7X chips managed to cope with the rediculious FSB. Hopefully this doesn't turn into something like sudden northwood death syndrome, only now it's triggered by FSB.

EDIT: Also make sure it's not something like your ram even though it isn't logical because changing the voltage on the CPU makes it stable. I've seen wierder
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I ran a huge divider on my RAM to eliminate it. Same problem.
I didn't touch any other BIOS setting either.
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post #7 of 9
Maybe its not that board of yours, then? There are alot of e series flying around lately, you could grab one really cheap if you had to.
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I ran a huge divider on my RAM to eliminate it. Same problem.
I didn't touch any other BIOS setting either.
In that case, it could still be the motherboard. If it were me I would probably run it at stock for a day or so and then see if the volt requirements go back down.
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post #9 of 9
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@ Kopi
It's the board (regarding the FSB problem.)
With a buddies E6400 it won't do past the same FSB at 6x.

Anywho, I'm gunna try to reseat. Temps are "only" about 5-6C higher, but I guess it's worth a shot.

Plus using my old 3000+ computer for the time being brings back memories.


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***.
Just kidding guys.
Guess when my computer restarted (ended a M$ process by mistake >.>), the motherboard decided to change ONLY the LDT setting to 8x from 4x and change the time, but leave everything else the same. Corrupted my OC profiles too. :***:
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