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what type of pencil?

and link me to exact mod plz, Im not a believer of these things after my mishap last time .... VDroop got worse and made my OC unstable as well as gave me massive memory prob.
Did it cause you an IRQL error?!?!?!?! Thats what happened with my first two, and on this last one, I didnt have it vdrooped, it died all on its own.
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Did it cause you an IRQL error?!?!?!?! Thats what happened with my first two, and on this last one, I didnt have it vdrooped, it died all on its own.
Thats just lame

yeah after I Pencil modded it, i started to get IRQL errors within the day

I got things like NTFS errors, USB.sys errors, and BSOD's with no errors..

When I got the one with no error, I said its time to RMA lol
    
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hmmmmmmmmmm, maybe these things, at least in my case, are not liking to be pencilmodded, but graphite is graphite so I dont see why I keep getting cursed.
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I say you leave your next board alone.

I am not touching this new board, I have no reason to. Vdroop is terrilbe yes, but right now I have 1.356 set in BIOS. Windows idle is 1.310, Windows Load is 1.278-1.281...... Stable at 4.28 Ghz running 1900 FSB with 1.4 on the SPP and 1.2 on CPU FSB...... Can't ask for more.. I have no interest in getting more Mhz seeing as I am content with the ridiculous speed of everything and I like being able to turn down the fans on my radiator... keeps the room quiet
    
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Okay well the past two days I have had a couple problems and hopefully you guys can help me out here..

first, when I boot in the morning i turn computer on but it does not make that "reassuring noise" that it is posting so the screen stays black(same on different video cards), so I press restart button and it works fine.

then after I restart it the computer goes into the loading screen and gives me a blank screen after, so I restart button again. i am using the overclocking settings that Rob suggested in the first post and i notice that all of a sudden the logo screen is not there anymore and it is default. So the past few days the bios resets itself and I am just hoping nothing major is happening.
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Okay well the past two days I have had a couple problems and hopefully you guys can help me out here..

first, when I boot in the morning i turn computer on but it does not make that "reassuring noise" that it is posting so the screen stays black(same on different video cards), so I press restart button and it works fine.

then after I restart it the computer goes into the loading screen and gives me a blank screen after, so I restart button again. i am using the overclocking settings that Rob suggested in the first post and i notice that all of a sudden the logo screen is not there anymore and it is default. So the past few days the bios resets itself and I am just hoping nothing major is happening.
Every motherboard I have had Ive just been able to immediately OC straight to 3.2 with those settings, but perhaps your board needs a little bit more voltage here or there.

You could try raising all of your voltages one spot, see if that fixed it, and then lower each one(one by one) until you run into the one that causes you problems, then raise it back up and go from there.
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I've never been a fan of vdroop mods personally. I've tried them on a number of boards of the years with mixed results.

If its such an issue to you, buy the asus 780i board. It has loadline calibration in the bios that eliminates vdroop (their 790i board has the same feature).
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Well i have an eVGA board and am in the process of stepping up to the 790i board.. can you do me a favor and go check out my last post in the 790i board i put 20 mins ago. Trying to see if that ram is good for it I already ordered it becuase it was on the compatibility list.

Edit: Also I know that the stock NB cooler for the 780i completely sucks so do you think it would be worth it to use my NB watercooling block and the Thermalright HR-04 on the mosfets? If the stock cooling is good on the 790i then I can make a CPU only loop and get good temperatures. What do you guys think?
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All you really need to make the default cooler shine is a better fan, I put a new one on mine and temps dropped 10C.
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Well I have already invested so much time and effort in this thing, so I am in it through the long haul, my case is kind of flimsy where the mobo screws in, so I am going to try tranferring the mobo to another case with an extremely strong mobo tray that has zero flex and hope that might help.


I too am going to put another fan on, I am going a different route which I will show off when I get the mobo back, Lets just say I am going with a 70mm fan.
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