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Crash on Q6600 + P5N E-SLi please help?

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I ran prime95 for 8 hours with no error with Q6600 @ 2.70GHZ + P5N E-SLi and i thought it was stable .... And, suddently i try to convert sum movies and play some games at the same time and

************hardware malfunction************ appears


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reset motherboard i geuss and try agian
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post #3 of 4
in addition to prime95 tests, to be sure of stability you should also run 3dmark and pcmark at least about 3 times each. usually prime95 will come up with the error, but i've definately seen situations where I pass prime95 but fail somewhere else.

actually, the TRUE stability tester is completing 3 consecutive WUs without errors when SMP folding.

Keep in mind that the board you have is terrible for OCing quads. The 3-phase power regulation just can't keep up with how much juice a quad needs (power, not voltage), and it starts to draw power off of other components when you OC a quad. We've only had 3 succesful q6600 OCs at 3GHz or more in the P5N-E thread (the one stickied at the top of the board).
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I have the P5N-E in addition to a P5E3. I can say that up to 2.8GHz it was stable with the memory set to linked. This was with an older BIOS though. When I upgraded the BIOS I couldn't even get the quad to 2.7GHz. Which BIOS are you using and what are the complete BIOS settings you've set? Also what are your exact OCZ RAM specifications? If running linked the timings may have to go down to 5-5-5-15 2T.

There's a thread on the P5N-E at the top and you'll probably get better answers there.
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