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I was wondering if CPU stability is affected by the temperature you are running it at. I had my window open during the night and was running orthos and i got an hour or so stable, but it got it got a little cold in my room, so i shut the window, and the core temps wen up about 5C and then next time i ran orthos(same overclock) i get an error at like 5 minuites?
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Try putting more voltage into it, i had mine at 2.5 stock volts and temperature was ok and i was unstable so i upped the voltages and voila i am 11Hrs stable
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Temps can definitely affect stability. This is where physics comes into play (physics majors, feel free to speak up). According to Ohm's law, as the temperature of a conductor increases, the resistance will increase. As the resistance increases, that decreases the speeds at which the electrons flow in the circuit, slowing down the speeds that the transistors can switch. This is why phase cooling can dramatically increase clock speeds, since the chip is cooled well below zero, there is very little resistance.

This is also why there is a huge interest in developing optical chips where everything travels at the speed of light and is not as hampered by the temperature.
    
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