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I finally found my overclock of 2.9 with completely safe temperatures. It is stable on orthos (cpu stress) for 12+hrs, and stable on memtest for 12+ tests.

However, when I run the orthos blend test, it fails anywhere between 10 minutes and 2 hrs. I raised the vcore a notch after it failed first and it actually caused orthos blend test to stop quicker.

Any ideas? For now, I will keep raising the vcore to see if that is the problem...
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meh. try a 5-10 hour gaming session first. if it doesnt crash/lock up you're perfectly stable. make sure to get a dual-core supporting game though.
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what would that be?
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post #4 of 19
most new games. some have a dual core patch, like Quake 4.
you could also play 2 games at the same time, and set affinity to the second core for the second game. doubt you're skilled enough though.
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yeah, you went over my head there... what about battlefield 2? Or CoH?
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yeah, you went over my head there... what about battlefield 2? Or CoH?
Those games are fine. Try it.

Personally, a stable overclock would be for me to do everything I do daily without any issues. If you have no errors or problems, even though Orthos is giving you an error, stay with it.

I dislike Orthos.
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post #7 of 19
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yeah, you went over my head there... what about battlefield 2? Or CoH?
to set affinity, run the app, goto task manager, right click on running app, choose set affinity. select your core(s).
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post #8 of 19
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Those games are fine. Try it.

Personally, a stable overclock would be for me to do everything I do daily without any issues. If you have no errors or problems, even though Orthos is giving you an error, stay with it.

I dislike Orthos.
To a point that is true. For a benchmark though, Orthos is pretty good.
I am completly Orthos stable @ 2.8GHz, but my daily use is up to 2.96 GHz no problems, but only Orthos for 4-5 hrs. I say 2.8GHz OC because of that.

For the OP, I have no idea.
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post #9 of 19
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Argghhh This is frustrating me!!!!!
I lowered my speed to 2935mhz

I am stable on memtest86 for 20+ Tests!!!!!

I am stable on orthos small fft test for 30+ hours

But as soon as I hit that blend test it craps out at 15 min! Ive tried everything including raising fsb and northbridge voltages to max, and it still won't be stable. (Its not stable gaming for 4+hours either. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP IM SOOOOOOOO FRUSTRATED


ALso Ill mention that my temps are fine, LOWER THAN 50C!!!!!!!!!!

What the heck is wrong, I have got to be missing something big, cause I just can't figure this out! HELP
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post #10 of 19
Sometimes memtest doesn't pick everything up. I remember that it means your subtimings are too tight.
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