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WATCH THE VCORE or yours will fail like mine did
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Here is what i think i was doing wrong....i left the vcore on auto and the values where far too high on auto. I am trying to get stable @ 4.2 at around 1.37 vcore...running a stress test now.
The thing is i was used to the behaviour of my q6600 so i thought that at high clock speeds i will need to get the vcore on the reading of auto or a bit higher....
I guess 1.37-1.38 will not hurt right?

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WATCH THE VCORE or yours will fail like mine did
What exactly happened to your CPU man?
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i have put 1.51 trew my E8400 for over an hour for benching before. nothing happened to it and it runs fine.
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post #14 of 41
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VID 1,050
Batch number (don't remember but it was made on the 30-31 January).

Today i got my 8500 so i have been checking it out and running various configurations on BIOS for a while...it seems that i am stable @4300 @1.43 (cpuz reading) at the moment, testing in progress...will keep you posted.
Please heed my warning! Tricky has FRIED an E8400 using 1.4vCore already after just two weeks of use. Most people can get a nice round 4GHz with 1.3625v and lower with the E8400, and the E8500 should only get better than that. Save yourself some money, pain, and time and don't go higher than the 1.3625v spec as listed by INTEL here:
http://processorfinder.intel.com/det...px?sSpec=SLAPK
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i have put 1.51 trew my E8400 for over an hour for benching before. nothing happened to it and it runs fine.
Yeah you can bench for an hour but wait for two weeks and you're screwed. There was a whole beef with Tricky about this in a thread where he argued it was okay. After two weeks at 1.4v it failed and won't go past 3.6GHz or something. He bought a Q6600 now instead and was bashed heavily for being wrong. Yes it's unfortunate and we all learned the hard way but now we know. 1.3625v and less is the SAFEST bet. 4GHz and 4.2GHz isn't a big difference.
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Here is what i think i was doing wrong....i left the vcore on auto and the values where far too high on auto. I am trying to get stable @ 4.2 at around 1.37 vcore...running a stress test now.
The thing is i was used to the behaviour of my q6600 so i thought that at high clock speeds i will need to get the vcore on the reading of auto or a bit higher....
I guess 1.37-1.38 will not hurt right?


What exactly happened to your CPU man?
Hey Yannis, have you tried bumping the vcore down from 1.37 and testing again?
I thought I needed more vcore than I did.
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Yeah, but who stresstests their cpu for only two hours now a days? If you plan on running the system for more than 8 hours at a time, then stress test that baby for 8 hours or more!! You don't run your system 24/7 if you don't know if it's stable or not right? I THINK problems could have been avoided if he stress tested longer than that and found out that the system wasn't stable at those OC's. Just my two cents..
    
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Yeah, but who stresstests their cpu for only two hours now a days? If you plan on running the system for more than 8 hours at a time, then stress test that baby for 8 hours or more!! You don't run your system 24/7 if you don't know if it's stable or not right? I THINK problems could have been avoided if he stress tested longer than that and found out that the system wasn't stable at those OC's. Just my two cents..
No that's just to see if you can go higher. I only stress test for 10-20 minutes to see if my temps go too high and then try going higher. Once you find a place that you think might be your upper limit then stress test for 8-24 hours.
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No that's just to see if you can go higher. I only stress test for 10-20 minutes to see if my temps go too high and then try going higher. Once you find a place that you think might be your upper limit then stress test for 8-24 hours.
Totally agree with you on that last one
...but did Tricky do that as well?
    
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Totally agree with you on that last one
...but did Tricky do that as well?
Tricky was running 24/7 at a 1.45 vcore. That's what killed his chip.
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